Cambridge Edition February 2019


KT TUNSTALL 14 MAR, JUNCTION, £27.50 Following the release of her sixth album Wax at the tail end of 2018, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall heads out on the road, stopping in Cambridge in spring.

HOT 8 BRASS BAND A riot of screaming trumpets and roaring horns will reverberate around Cambridge Junction this month when the Hot 8 Brass Band touch down on 19 February. Hailing from the rich musical landscape of New Orleans, this popular band are known for their boundless energy and raw, funky sound. They combine elements of a traditional marching brass band with hip hop, funk and jazz, and are known for covers of tracks like Snoop Dogg’s What’s My Name and The Temptations’ Papa Was A Rolling Stone . Most famous of all is their joyous take on Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing , which was the track responsible for getting their name out and securing them a record deal. They always put on a great show, and you can join the fun for £20 per ticket.

TOM WALKER 2 MAY, CORN EX, £20.50 A huge voice and minimalist, rap-style production have earned TomWalker an army of fans – catch him in Cambridge performing tracks including Leave a Light On in May.

SPOONFED RE TURNS Cambridge’s legendary drum and bass night Spoonfed returns this month, bringing a line-up of genre heavyweights to Fez Club on 7 February. The brainchild of local producer and DJ Logistics, aka Matt Gresham, and his older brother Dan (Nu:Tone), together with Saikon & In:Most, the night runs from 10pm until 3am and offers a chance to see some of the biggest names in DnB in an intimate setting. This month’s special guest is SpectraSoul. Snap up a third release ticket for £8.50.

JOHN GR ANT John Grant, known to shop at Mill Road’s Relevant Record Cafe when he’s been in town in the past, returns to play the Corn Exchange on 7 February. His latest album Love is Magic captures, says Grant, the closest sound yet to how he wants his records to be. His inventive, heartfelt, sometimes whimsical lyrics, mixed with a range of musical styles, have made him a must-see for many. Tickets from £28.

J IMMY CARR 7 JULY, CORN EX, £32.50 The sharp-tongued comedian is back in Cambridge for more witty one-liners and close-to- the-bone gags as part of his Terribly Funny tour, which also returns in December.


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