Addenbrookes Neurosurgery Fundraiser: Kepler + The Scruff + The Lost Volts

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

The second of our fundraisers for Addenbrooke's Neurosurgery ward, who have treated our booker Simon on several occasions. We hope you can make it and help us raise some cash, but if you can't make it you can donate at www.justgiving.com/greenmindgigs

All proceeds will go the ward via Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust - Making a Difference for Patients

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KEPLER

www.facebook.com/theoneandonlyKepler

Angular and insistent post punk, in the vein of Gang Of Four, Wire et al

THE SCRUFF

www.facebook.com/scruffstuff

steeped in the English tradition of quirky guitar-pop, evoking the classic song writing of The Kinks and The Jam and the prime Brit-Pop hooks of Blur and Supergrass

THE LOST VOLTS

www.facebook.com/TheLostVolts

Indie lads The Lost Volts channel the spirit of The Arctic Monkeys at their prime with a big dollop of the Libertines and other mid 00s indie heroes.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Steve Adams & The French Drops

http://www.stevenjamesadams.com

Under 18s welcome with an adult

Former singer/songwriter with Cambridge's legendary Broken Family Band returns. In the wake of critically acclaimed solo album, 2016's intimate 'Old Magick', and several years of one man shows, Adams has a new band.

He's joined by Daniel Fordham and David Stewart, rhythm section with psych-folk oddballs The Drink, guitarist Michael Wood (Singing Adams/The Leaf Library/Hayman Kupa Band) and a rotating cast of guest musicians.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Diet Cig + Spook School

https://www.facebook.com/dietcigmusic/

"The New York boy/girl duo specialize in lovesick fuzz-pop on their fantastic debut album Swear I'm Good At This. Guitar-toting firecracker Alex Luciano keeps tripping over her own reluctant sentimental streak in these sardonic modern-love vignettes as she sings, "It's hard to be punk while wearing a skirt." Even when her melodies get sugary, Luciano never wusses out as she contemplates the anxieties of youth, the terror of adulthood and the ever-astonishing lameness of the male. " Rolling Stone

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Steven Page

https://www.stevenpage.com/

For twenty years, Steven Page was the lead singer and songwriter with Barenaked Ladies, the Toronto-based band he formed in 1988 with Ed Robertson.

Known for his dynamic, physically exuberant performances, his powerful tenor, quick wit, and an arsenal of songs that span the gamut between humour and pathos, Steven and the band toured the world, selling out venues ranging from Madison Square Garden to the Royal Albert Hall; sold nearly 15 million albums and won numerous Juno awards as well as two Grammy nominations, and two Gemini awards for their work on Canadian television.

VIP Experience available - A special soundcheck experience. A unique chance to catch Steven before doors open for his show with a small number of fellow fans.

Doors 7pm

Steven Page 8pm.

No support.

Please note there are 2 tickets available - gig only and VIP only

Cambridge Emmanuel United Reform Church, Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Steven Page

https://www.stevenpage.com/

For twenty years, Steven Page was the lead singer and songwriter with Barenaked Ladies, the Toronto-based band he formed in 1988 with Ed Robertson.

Known for his dynamic, physically exuberant performances, his powerful tenor, quick wit, and an arsenal of songs that span the gamut between humour and pathos, Steven and the band toured the world, selling out venues ranging from Madison Square Garden to the Royal Albert Hall; sold nearly 15 million albums and won numerous Juno awards as well as two Grammy nominations, and two Gemini awards for their work on Canadian television.

VIP Experience available - A special soundcheck experience. A unique chance to catch Steven before doors open for his show with a small number of fellow fans.

Please note there are 2 tickets available - gig only and VIP only

Cambridge Emmanuel United Reform Church, Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at 5:30pm buy tickets

Itch (the King Blues Unplugged) + Louise Distras

https://www.facebook.com/thekingblues/

Jonny 'Itch' Fox is a London-based MC, from Camden punks The King Blues. He will be a playing a mix of King Blues material, his solo work and also poetry. His solo material takes in a massive array of styles, yet maintaining iTCH's unique delivery, fire and integrity. Known for his cutting and honest lyrical approach, his energy never lets up, creating a varied, sonic journey from one of the UK's finest creative talents.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

(sandy) Alex G

https://www.facebook.com/sandyalexg/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"...Most of the songs have one-word titles and the lyrics are both vague and evocative. These traits come together best in the haunting and sweet "Mud". For this track, Giannascoli reaches beyond the pitch-shifter and gets an actual additional human being, Emily Yacina, to harmonize with him. When the pair repetitively whisper-sing, "I know something you don't know," your mind leaps to the worst conclusions of what this "something" could be, as nauseous keys creep into the arrangement and overtake the sounds of fingers skating up and down the frets of an acoustic guitar.

Some of the songs also feature the slightly atonal jangle that Pavement eventually claimed as their sound when they became a full band. What is remarkable about Beach Music is that some of these arrangements beg for you to dismiss them, the way you might have the very first time you heard Pavement, but what at first feels sloppy and clogged is actually intricate upon closer inspection. Complicated arrangements and gorgeous melodies reveal themselves to you as rewards for your patience. Over time, even the alien voices begin to sound natural, even inviting. " Pitchfork

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 25 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Bloody Knees + Newts

BLOODY KNEES

Cambridge/London based four-piece, playing indie/punk/grunge/slacker rock.

http://www.facebook.com/bloodyknees

NEWTS

Three-piece playing blistering post-punk/hardcore, ex/current members of Econoline, Model Village and Hey Colossus

http://www.facebook.com/newtsband

GAFFA TAPE SANDY

Bury St Edmunds garage/indie three-piece, fresh off a slew of radio play and appearances at Glastonbury.

http://www.gaffatapesandy.co.uk

Presented by Aaahh!!! Real Records & Green Mind
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Cambridge The Blue Moon, Thu, 26 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Noga Erez

"Her lyrics, as Erez told Jezebel, are typically improvised on the spot after every other element of the song has been built, and they indeed possess the power of immediacy and urgency. On tracks like Off the Radar and Hit U, this results in mantras of sortshear me no one sees me no one, I'm off the radarthat can serve as repetitive vocal talismans. On Pity, the stream of consciousness style borders on therapeutic free association, with words sharing sonic similarity and thematic significance to produce something dizzying and gutting: Smart, sharp, witty/But oh so weary/skinny, skinny, skinny, skinny/skinny cat in a dog's land.

Erez has delivered a record filled with hits that remains at all times vital. In its cohesion and crispness, its innovative approach, and perhaps most significantly the astuteness and clarity with which it engages in the frantic, threatening, vibrant world that surrounds Erez, Off the Radar is galvanizing." Paste Magazine

Cambridge The Blue Moon, Fri, 27 Oct 2017 at 8:00pm buy tickets

The Lovely Eggs

https://www.facebook.com/thelovelyeggs/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"First lines are important. A strong incipit should command attention instantly. But there are strong opening gambits, and then there's the brash hilarity of people are twats. Difficult to argue with, huh? The Lovely Eggs are That Sort Of Band.

Naturally, their splendidly oddball lyrics are the hook, incorporating subjects as universally important as obsessive worrying, crappy jobs and agreeing to another pint even though it's late and you're up early for work the next day. No-one likes a smartarse, of course, but these engagingly witty songs are packed full of enough punchlines and razor-sharp non-sequiturs to have Half Man Half Biscuit quaking in their Dukla Prague away kits. Like the Wirralian wonders, the Eggs are too clever and too damn good to be written off as a comedy act.

The music itself is pretty great, in any case. There are splashes of rickety old indie, a dash of US punk rock and even a whiff of cuddlecore bands like Cub, resulting in a sound that's frequently off-kilter yet never unsettling. Holly Ross' wide-eyed delivery helps, of course her insistent yelp on the garage rush of 'Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It)' is more paint-stripper than polish, and weirdly beguiling with it.

The Lovely Eggs cut directly to the same part of your brain that knows that finding a forgotten fiver is better than spending a fortune, that Emo Philips is funnier than Bill Hicks, and that Shonen Knife understand pop music better than Kings Of Leon ever possibly can. They'll make you grin and laugh so hard that you'll spray every mouthful of beer over the back of whoever's unfortunate enough to stand in front of you, before that guy turns round, nods in understanding and cackles right back atcha. Not convinced? Hey, every story's gotta start somewhere." The Fly

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 30 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Pigeon Detectives + Little Comets

www.thepigeondetectives.com
www.dancetotheradio.com
www.facebook.com/thepigeondetectives
www.twitter.com/pigeonsofficial

The Pigeon Detectives - Wait for Me (10th Anniversary Tour) Autumn 2017 The Pigeon Detectives Announce Anniversary Tour for debut Record Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back touring this Autumn to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of platinum selling debut album ' Wait For Me' . Formed in 2002 The Pigeon Detectives are Matt Bowman on lead vocals, Oliver Main and Ryan Wilson on guitars, Dave Best on Bass, and Jimmi Naylor on drums. The band enjoyed a meteoric rise starting in Leeds where they released their first single in 2005 with Leeds label Dance to the Radio, then growing into the UK Music scene rapidly with ' Wait for Me' which celebrates it' s 10th Birthday in May 2017. Within a year of release singles from the album such as ' Take her Back' , ' I' m Not Sorry' and ' I Found Out' had dominated the national airwaves. The band saw their live shows grow from DIY tours in small venues to 2 sell-out shows at Leeds Millenium Square and a headline show at Alexandra Palace in London. This special anniversary tour will see the album played in full, and is accompanied by a special double 12 vinyl re-release of the album with B-Sides and previously unheard tracks, as well as a digital re-release of the album and all it' s B-sides out on Dance to the Radio on 26th May. Speaking about the re-release and tour singer Matt Bowman said: We will forever be grateful for the opportunities and adventures that our debut album provided us with. For anyone that's ever been to see us live, you know the connection we have with our fanbase is a special one. So we thought what better way to pay homage to the album on it's 10th birthday than to take it on tour and play it in FULL for the first time ever!

Cambridge The Junction, Mon, 30 Oct 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Ghostpoet

https://www.facebook.com/ghostpoetfb/

Immigrant Boogie marks the first new material from Ghostpoet since the release of his third and much lauded, Mercury-nominated Shedding Skin album in 2015. The track also heralds news of a full UK / Irish tour in the Autumn see below for full itinerary.

Swathed in post-punk virtuosity, Immigrant Boogie is a narrative only too pertinent in 2017.

Cambridge The Junction, Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Hugh Cornwell (stranglers)

https://www.facebook.com/hughcornwellofficial/

Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK's finest song-writing talents and accomplished live performers. The original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers enjoyed massive UK and European success with ten hit albums and twenty-one top forty singles, etching himself into the UK's musical psyche with Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Always the Sun, Grip, Nice N Sleazy, Duchess, Walk on By, Strange Little Girl and Skin Deep.

Cambridge The Junction, Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Pins

https://www.facebook.com/wearepins/

Bella Union signings PINS are a girl four-piece from Manchester playing gloriously fuzzy guitar pop with strident vocals and attitude to spare. For fans of Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Best Coast.

Norwich Green Mind @ Norwich Waterfront Studio, Mon, 6 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Martin Simpson

http://www.martinsimpson.com/

This event is fully seated. Please note there will be no bar. Please bring your own refreshments.

One of the best acoustic, finger-style guitarists in the world and a multi-award winning artist, including 6 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Martin has worked with Jackson Browne, David Lindley, Steve Miller, Richard Hawley, June Tabor, Martin Taylor and more

Cambridge St Phillip's Church, Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Weaves + Dama Scout + Grieving

https://www.facebook.com/weavesmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/damascout/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"It's infused with enough rhythmical disturbances and difficult time signatures that it ends up straying far from that path. It's still full of joy and wonder, but there's an extra element of wilful confusion. While it makes these songs less accessible at first, in the long run, if you stick with it, it actually adds to their clout." Record Collector

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 13 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Jared & The Mill

https://www.facebook.com/jaredandthemill/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"All signs indicate the nouveau folk renaissance isn't losing steam anytime soon, with new bands joining in the fray at an exponential level. Of course, the inherent challenge of any upcoming group is to assert their individuality and present what it is about them that warrants more attention than is received by the rest, and this is especially true in a lucrative and popular genre. The Phoenix sextet Jared & The Mill manages to be one of those outfits to stamp their distinctiveness, employing and expanding upon previously understated textures in Americana folk." Popmatters

Cambridge Portland Arms, Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Yonaka

www.facebook.com/weareyonaka

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

A four piece, dark pop / alt rock band from Brighton.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 16 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Model Aeroplanes

https://www.facebook.com/modelaeroplanes/

Since forming in January 2013, Model Aeroplanes have released a string of singles that have seen them work their way into the nation's pop psyche. After only eight gigs the band were hand picked to perform at their first T in the Park in 2013 and have since been on an epic rollercoaster of tours and festivals, gaining fans from around the country very early on in their career.

The band have been on a journey that has seen them support some of their favourite bands such as The View, Twin Atlantic, Little Comets and hotly tipped newcomer Saint Raymond as well as their own sold out headline tour. The band have also been busy at other festivals winning crowds over at places like Dot-to-Dot, The Great Escape and Live at Leeds.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Lucy Rose

"it's a voice that increasingly reminds me of the young Suzanne Vega: there's the same gentle, folky, confidential tone, undershot by a similar coolness of intelligence and self possession. Like Vega, she's very interested in the twitch of time signatures and she likes to combine the warmth of acoustic instrumentation with the dreamy-drifty blue washes of electric guitar work. Although she doesn't quite have Vega's tightly sprung lyrical concision, she does share the air of a solitary woman, observing an urban world, making up songs by humming under her breath as she documents events and characters around her." Telegraph

Cambridge The Junction, Thu, 23 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Trope

In association with Green Mind Gigs

Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm | End 11pm

Birmingham-based five-piece band, TROPE is fronted by charismatic singer Cherise Adams Burnett, with Andy Bunting, the chief composer, on piano and keyboards.

They started out life reworking and pulling around the music of Stevie Wonder, playing their debut at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival before the mighty Nile Rodgers & Chic. 2015 saw TROPE recorded their first EP 'Butterflies & Dragons' - a heady mix of Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop saw comparisons made to the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Brotherly and Heritage Orchestra.

They have been featured on BBC Introducing, made the Bandcamp New & Notable Records section and were recently nominated for 'Best New Artist' alongside The Internet, Dayme Arocena and Kamasi Washington at the 2016 JAJ Awards in Japan. TROPE are currently preparing a mini album for release so get ready for some fresh, new sounds coming your way very soon!

Supporting Trope is 5-piece talented DIY five piece gangster funk band POCKET DRAGON from London bridging neo-soul with fusion funk.

Cherise Adams Burnett - Voice
Andy Bunting - Keyboards
Thomas Seminar - Ford Guitar
Nick Jurd - Bass
Jonathan Silk - Drums

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Trope

In association with Green Mind Gigs

Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm | End 11pm

Birmingham-based five-piece band, TROPE is fronted by charismatic singer Cherise Adams Burnett, with Andy Bunting, the chief composer, on piano and keyboards.

They started out life reworking and pulling around the music of Stevie Wonder, playing their debut at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival before the mighty Nile Rodgers & Chic. 2015 saw TROPE recorded their first EP 'Butterflies & Dragons' - a heady mix of Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop saw comparisons made to the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Brotherly and Heritage Orchestra.

They have been featured on BBC Introducing, made the Bandcamp New & Notable Records section and were recently nominated for 'Best New Artist' alongside The Internet, Dayme Arocena and Kamasi Washington at the 2016 JAJ Awards in Japan. TROPE are currently preparing a mini album for release so get ready for some fresh, new sounds coming your way very soon!

Supporting Trope is 5-piece talented DIY five piece gangster funk band POCKET DRAGON from London bridging neo-soul with fusion funk.

Cherise Adams Burnett - Voice
Andy Bunting - Keyboards
Thomas Seminar - Ford Guitar
Nick Jurd - Bass
Jonathan Silk - Drums

Cambridge Portland Arms, Fri, 24 Nov 2017 at 7:30pm buy tickets

Hunter And The Bear + Oscar Corney

https://www.facebook.com/HunterAndTheBear

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. Their highly anticipated debut album is set for release in May and the band will be touring their thunderous live show throughout the UK and Europe to support the record.

"The heroes British rock needs right now" The Huffington Post.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 29 Nov 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Sweet Baboo

https://www.facebook.com/sweetbaboomusic/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"...a beautifully judged (electronic) psych-pop record that hums with warmth, quiet eccentricity and gentle wryness, recalling Robert Wyatt, '60s French pop and Gruff Rhys' solo fare." Uncut

' a markedly ethereal romp beyond the traditional boundaries of pop, as its comic hints of electronica and rolling melodies lend it a profoundly cosmic air.' The Skinny

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 4 Dec 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Jordan Allen

https://www.facebook.com/jordanallenuk/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

"A remarkable and inspirational young man..." - This Feeling

"Unsigned - but probably not for long!" - Fred Perry Subculture

"Intelligent, articulate lyrics laced with an ascerbic wit observing people and situations around them married to robust tunes that already show a rich diversity of sound." - Even The Stars

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sun, 10 Dec 2017 at 6:00pm buy tickets

Wooden Arms + Special Guests

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/Woodenarmsband/

Wooden Arms are a genre-fluid contemporary quintet from the UK who draw from Alternative, Classical, and Trip-Hop music. Enthused with the rhythmic sensibilities of Portishead, blended with the ethereal melodies of Sigur Ros, Wooden Arms' first full length album "Trick of the Light" (due for release October 6th 2017) sees the band shift to a more contemporary palette. Which can be heard on their 2nd single Lost in Your Own Home. (Due for release September 1st 2017)

Lost in Your Own Home (Soundcloud): http://hyperurl.co/6vjwio
Lost in Your Own Home (YouTube): http://hyperurl.co/6u8hah

LIYOH is a concise little amble through the mind of a once 21 year old Alex Carson first experimenting with psychotropic drugs in a confined space after unceremoniously leaving the familial home due to religious differences. Carson was living in 10 foot by 10 foot by 10 foot room. A perfect cube, in a converted mental hospital in central Norwich, and felt this was the best time to experiment with psychedelics. Carson writes: My 21st Birthday being a culmination of all those things. I remember being haunted by shadows at night, not quite knowing what was reality and what was a dream. I wasn't on quite that self-destructive a path as the scenario suggests, But this song epitomises the banality of real life mixed with my juvenile attempts at trying to come to terms with a massive life change whilst also taking drugs and losing my mind.

The song features an off kilter 7/4 time signature (Think the bass line from Pink Floyd's Money and you're on the right path) which was honed by drummer Alex Mackenzie when both Alex's sat at a piano and used 4 hands to make 1 piano part. It's one of those songs that doesn't make much sense on paper with its unresolved, asymmetric rhythm tripping you up at every turn. Yet it feels natural and organic and culminates in a thick percussive crescendo that epitomises the chaotic lyrical content.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Wed, 13 Dec 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Uk Subs

https://www.facebook.com/UKSubs/

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Back for their yearly visit to The Portland, punk legends UK Subs are always vital and always superb. See you down the front!

Cambridge Portland Arms, Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at 7:00pm buy tickets

This Is The Kit

https://thisisthekit.co.uk

"Listened to loud, these songs drift warmly away on the air, but up close, Stables' voice burrows into the ears, sounding direct and sweet, like a dear old friend you're reconnecting with, or a more grounded Cat Power. Her banjo has a similar urgency when it breaks through, especially on the stirring Empty No Teeth, but the rougher, indie-guitar tracks are the best. Take the title track, its staggered harmonies juddering infectiously against softly shuffled drums, or Hotter Colder, guiding us through a spirit world playfully yet uneasily a mood that suits Stables well." The Guardian

Cambridge The Junction, Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Dead!

www.facebook.com/wearedeaduk/

Forming in early 2012 after bonding over their love of Roger Daltrey, broken guitars and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet, DEAD! are five lost boys from Southampton, today living in London. They make a lot of noise.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 5 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Amazons

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

https://www.facebook.com/theamazonsforever/

The Amazons are a blistering, melodic rock quartet from Reading. Fusing the sheer force of Nineties punk and grunge (Nirvana and Rage Against The Machine) with the melodic sensibilities of more contemporary acts like Bombay Bicycle Club and Tame Impala, The Amazons are beauty and aggression wrapped together harmony.

Cambridge The Junction, Thu, 8 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Orphan Colours + Fred's House

https://www.facebook.com/orphancolours/

After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of UK alt country outfit Ahab, song writer Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of Ahab originator Dave Burn.

Being firmly a part of the London country scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, whose drummer Steve Brookes, already having toured heavily with Ahab, became a permanent member of Orphan Colours in 2014.

A contact of Brookes later lead to a meeting between Llewellyn and Noah & The Whale guitarist Fred Abbott. The lead guitarist was in the midst of auditioning lead singers for his solo project and the two found common ground in their appreciation of Tom Petty and Jason Isbell. When Abbott heard Llewellyn's demo's for the new Orphan Colours project he immediately signed up.

Graham Knight was quickly drafted in on bass and vocals, having already played shows with ahab throughout 2012, he was an obvious fit.

The band have some impressive credentials with Llewellyn and Burn having already honed their songwriting craft during their tenure with Ahab, who swiftly built a reputation as an unmissable live act after their performance at the Cropredy Festival 2010. That performance paved the way for a collaboration with legendary producer John Leckie and being championed by BBC 2 DJ 'Whispering' Bob Harris. The band went on to play many successful tours in UK, Denmark, Germany and Australia as well as notable festivals; Bestival, Green Man, Wilderness and Board Masters amongst others.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 10 Feb 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

Gengahr

https://www.facebook.com/gengahrband/

Gengahr create effortlessly smooth and melodic indie-rock that journeys along a laidback sun-kissed path with a sound that could easily stem from influences drawn from icons such as The Smiths and Modest Mouse, to the more recently revered Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Youth Lagoon.

Cambridge Portland Arms, Mon, 30 Apr 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets

The Monochrome Set

https://www.facebook.com/themonochromeset/

Under 18s welcome with an adult

Andy Warren and Bid went to school together, Lester Square and Adam Ant both attended Hornsey School of Art. The latter two formed a band called "The B-Sides", which Andy joined sometime in 1976. Bid also joined a couple of months later, and Adam left shortly after. Lester, Andy and Bid occasionally continued to write and rehearse together (it was around this time that some of the songs later to be used by The Monochrome Set were written, e.g., Goodbye Joe, He's Frank, Puerto-Rican Fence Climber, Lester Leaps In), until Adam formed The Ants with Lester and Andy. Whilst Andy continued on with Adam to record the first Ants album, Lester left The Ants in 1977, to form, firstly The Zarbies & The Ectomorphs with Bid and Jeremy Harrington, and then The Monochrome Set with Bid (Jeremy joined later).
To quote the Asahi Evening News, 1993: "When B-Sides singer Adam Ant quit the band for an ill-fated solo career, The Monochrome Set was born."

Cambridge Portland Arms, Sat, 12 May 2018 at 7:00pm buy tickets