Apr
13
Sat
Green Haze – Green Day Tribute
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Touring extensively across the UK, Europe & internationally, GREEN HAZE are the most in-demand tribute to one of the best rock bands the world has ever seen – Green Day.
GREEN HAZE go to every length to capture the raw power and dynamics of Green Day’s music and bring it to life on stage with a full 2+ hour stage show. With both the MUSIC and the LOOK, their energy packed show comes complete with costumes, fun crowd interaction, on-stage antics and all of the trimmings that make a Green Day live show so recognisable to their fans. It is this attention to detail that makes Green Haze the most authentic Green Day tribute band on the circuit today.
All of Green Day’s albums are well represented from the first to present day, covering all of the hits like Basket Case, When I Come Around, American Idiot, Holiday, Wake Me Up When September Ends to name but a few. Plus an extensive repertoire of fan favourites to satisfy even the most ardent of Green Day fans.
GREEN HAZE perform the songs with the same energy and passion that only true fans of the original band can, this is what makes Green Haze literally THE next best thing to Green Day themselves.

Reviews

“Headliner Green Haze whipped the wild Saturday night funsters in to an uncontrollable frenzy, replicating the Green Day sound to such a tee that you’d have been hard pressed to differentiate between the originals and the covers. All of the band’s usual suspect punk hits were nailed with impeccable, high octane, relentless accuracy” – 365Bristol.com
“WOW what a band, these guys had it all, the sound, the look and bundles of enthusiasm. For two whole hours they smashed out hit after hit, hardly stopping to take breath!” – The Patriot

Apr
14
Sun
TRASH Live presents SADPLANET + Orí + More
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Special guests SADPLANET, travelling from London are sure to rise in alternative music fashion, specialising in a meticulous electronic blend of Dreampop, indie and shoe gaze. Their captivating performance will blow you away. Joining them is the beautifully mad Ori, dissociating in the depths of the UK to bring you into their bewitchingly dark genius. Expect to hear originals and covers by: King Krule, The Wyches, Iggy Pop, Soft Play and Show me the body. + More bands for support!

SadPlanet
https://www.instagram.com/sadplanetdream
Ori
https://www.instagram.com/oriandtheshrikes

Apr
29
Mon
Green Mind presents EEVAH
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents EEVAH

Leeds based band EEVAH began 2019 in the form of a classic 80’s electro pop duo, weaving etherial guitars and catchy pop hooks around epic synths and pre-programmed beats.

Jun
5
Wed
Sweet Unrest +The Franks
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sweet Unrest +The Franks

London bands Sweet Unrest in the style of the Libertines/Oasis/Britpop-era and
The Franks, who are influenced by the Velvet Underground, Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Jun
8
Sat
Queenergy
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Bringing to you a night of Queen hits of their reign as musical royalty. Queenergy have quickly risen to great heights and reputation for being one of the most authentic sounding Queen tribute band that will guarantee a high energy and interactive performance to take you back to the glory days of Queen

Jun
16
Sun
THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Crushing Death & Grief present:

THE REDS, PINKS & PURPLES

The Reds, Pinks & Purples is the post-indie project of Glenn Donaldson, a man with a lengthy Discogs credits page. After many years on the fringe of acceptability, he decided to make some honest-to-god pop music, and since 2019 he has written over 100 songs and released 6 vinyl LPs on Slumberland [USA] and Tough Love [UK]. Live he appears with a five-piece band made up of musicians from the fertile San Francisco underground.

https://theredspinksandpurples.bandcamp.com/

Jul
6
Sat
Born Gaga – Lady Gaga tribute (TBC)
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Jul
21
Sun
Through The Floorboards – Charity fundraiser
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Connected to Hills Road project studying the effect of the loss of music venues on the communities they serve, and raising money for Ms Society, MVT and Strawberry fair, (Flying Pig stage)

Line up:
Kim and Lee
Oli Harris
29th Funktion

Sep
5
Thu
The Pad Presents: GAYE BYKERS ON ACID +Daemonik Force
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

GBOA , the psychedelic electro punk pop ‘grebo’ combo from LA & the Leicester Area are coming to The Portland Arms Cambridge for the very first time on Thursday 5th September.

Gaye Bykers on Acid were formed in late 1984 by Ian Reynolds (Robber) and Ian Hoxley (Mary). They were later joined by guitarist and art student Tony Horsfall and drummer Kevin Hyde. Their first gig was at The Princess Charlotte in Leicester in mid-1985.

Their first releases – the single Everythang’s Groovy and the Nosedive Karma EP – were both recorded in Leeds with Jon Langford of The Mekons, and released on the InTape label. They then signed to Virgin Records releasing the albums Drill Your Own Hole and Stewed to the Gills. Initial quantities of the vinyl version of Drill Your Own Hole were pressed without a hole in the centre, so it was necessary to drill your own hole to play it. The album spent one week at number 95 in the UK Albums Chart in November 1987.

They also played gigs (dressed in women’s clothing) under the name ‘Lesbian Dopeheads on Mopeds’, supporting themselves, and thus getting paid twice. They also performed as a fictitious East German thrash punk band “Rektüm” (they claimed to have jumped over the Berlin Wall), recording an LP Sakredanus and an EP Real Horror Show under the name.

However management problems and poor sales meant that they were dropped by Virgin in 1989. They subsequently released the album Cancer Planet Mission on their own record label, Naked Brain. They also recycled and used the band name ‘The Purple Fluid Exchange’ (PFX) to release their dance cross-over material. It was at this time that Rocket Ronnie joined the band as DJ, sample player and dance advisor.

In 1990 they released Pernicious Nonsense, their last studio album, recorded with Jon Langford at the Stone Room Studios and at Alaska St. Studios with house engineer Chelo Zambelli. After difficult tours in the US and UK the band broke up, the final blow being when the label Rough Trade, who distributed their Naked Brain recordings, went bankrupt owing them and many other bands considerable amounts of cash.

Two compilation albums were subsequently released on the Receiver record label, From the Tomb of the Near Legendary… (1992) and Gaye Bykers on Acid (1993). A further bootleg compilation of Virgin records studio demo’s was sold by their ex-manager (Tracy Lamott) to Cherry Red Records – Everything’s Groovy (2001).

Tony and Kev collaborated in 1993 to form ‘Steroid’, releasing a CD album entitled “Jism Harvester” on Clay Records, a crazy industrial mish mash of samples and guitar riffs. 25 years later they followed it up with “Scrotox Ulcer” in May 2018 and “Baptising The Alien” in September 2018.

On 22 February 2016, it was announced that Gaye Bykers on Acid would be reforming for a final performance at Indie Daze in October 2016 however the band have continued to tour with Mary Byker spending time between big GBOA and Pop Will Eat Itself, 2 bands, 1 great frontman.

 

Guest support comes from Daemonik Fonce.

Sep
13
Fri
Mardy Bums – Arctic Monkeys Tribute
Sep 13 @ 8:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Mardy Bums are an established Arctic Monkeys tribute band. Brought together by their shared passion for the music of Alex Turner & co, they have been busy building a reputation on the live venue and festival scenes. With their raw energy and authenticity, their sensational live performances have been rocking crowds of all ages all over the UK with the best hits from the AM extensive back catalogue.
With true dedication for the creation of an authentic Arctic Monkeys experience and playing all of your favourites with a few B sides thrown in for good measure….
Mardy Bums are coming. You’d better get on your dancing shoes!

Links:
www.themardybums.com
https://www.themardybums.com/videos
Facebook: MardyBumsUK/
Twitter/X: @mardybums2

Sep
18
Wed
Green Mind presents MELT-BANANA
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents MELT-BANANA

Japanese noise legends Melt-Banana make a very welcome return to Cambridge in September! Over the last 30 or so years they’ve ploughed their own distinct furrow and played with bands such as Wire, Mr.Bungle, Fantomas, Tool, MGMT, Napalm Death etc.

Oct
3
Thu
Mary Spender
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Combining her sultry voice and electric guitar to create rock songs infused with blues and soul, Mary Spender’s songwriting showcases her virtuosic style of guitar playing as well as her wide vocal range.

Mary has amassed over 79 million views on her YouTube channel with over 690k subscribers watching her weekly videos on life as a 21st century musician. Predominantly targeted towards guitarists and singer/songwriters, she both shares her own experiences and interviews prominent artists such as Cory Wong, Santana, KT Tunstall and James Valentine of Maroon 5. Mary has found an interactive community who are incredibly supportive of her work and allow her to release music as an independent artist – no label, no middlemen, just true fans.

In March 2021 Mary wrote, recorded and released John Mayer’s new track ‘Last Train Home’ before he did, responding to a snippet he released on Instagram. The video went viral and caught the attention of Mayer himself, who invited Mary to hear the finished track before anyone else.

In 2022 she released ‘Songbook Volumes 1 & 2’, a double album of new material funded by fans through Patreon.

A fully produced studio album of fan favourites, titled Super. Sexy. Heartbreak was released in October 2023.

Nov
2
Sat
Foo Fighterz
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
The Eye provisional
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Eye provisional

The Eye Band (TBC)

Dec
21
Sat
Sugarbeat Xmas Party
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sugarbeat Xmas Party

Annual charity fundraiser with Sugarbeat and guests.