w/ Steak&Honour serving 6-9pm
As part of #BBCMusicDay, coffee shops up and down the country are putting on free live concerts celebrating local talent. To make this day special, we've chosen 3 fantastic singer songwriters to share with you.
Music starts at 7pm - arrive early to avoid missing out!
Edmund Stubbs writes folk songs with a dreamy, epic, quality that you might associate with large indie bands. He has always been inspired by groups with a ‘big sound’ (the type you might easily imagine playing a huge stadium) but at the same believes it is hard to keep the presence of a lot of personality and intimacy when you make that kind of music. Bands like the Maccabees, Alt J, Radiohead and The Verve have been huge influence on the type of music he makes, but he also admires folk artists such as Johnny Flynn, Shakey Graves and Folk-Indie bands such as the Cave Singers and The Shins. It feels they are speaking to you a lot more directly; like they are sitting in your living room.He has set out to see if he can meet the two sounds in the middle, conveying how my tiny personal experiences, which mean nothing to anyone else, seem huge to himself as is certainly the case for absolutely everyone. Individual experiences are epic to each of us.
Rachel Clark is an award winning singer songwriter from Cambridge, UK. Her original songs are written and performed with a maturity and complexity beyond her years, capturing the interests of BBC Introducing, Radio 1 and 6 Music who along with the critics are tipping her as one to watch in 2016.
Last summer Rachel performed for Burberry Acoustic, Cambridge Folk Festival and Secret Garden Party, reinforcing her position as an emerging British talent. In October, she won Best Solo Artist 18 + under in the NMG Awards for the second year running.
“If Rachel Clark’s debut EP Invasion was to break into the charts, the songs on it could be universally adored by people regardless of age” Drunken Werewolf
“Comparing her to a modern day Joni Mitchell, these songs aren’t hiding any gloomy undertones Joni is known for, but that’s to Rachel Clark’s credit, she is one of the most genuinely easy to like songwriters I’ve heard in a long while - her voice is the prettiest thing you’ll hear today” Raw Meat