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Darren Eedens and The Slim Pickin's *Change of Line Up*

Friday 2 March 2018
Unfortunately due to poor weather conditions Darren Eedens will be unable to perform tonight at The Portland Arms. However, the show will go on! SJ & The Flying Pigs will now headline tonight and we have also added local singer songwriter and guitarist Chris Fox and Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood to the bill. Tonight will be a brilliant blend of American and local folk and we would delighted if you could still join us at The Portland Arms.
For full updated event information please click here.
If you can no longer attend please let us know by contacting us on 01223 357851 and we will arrange a refund for you.
Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this may cause.


Artists set to perform:

SJ Mortimer:

SJ is a country singer songwriter from Cambridge. Since recording her debut solo album 'Nashville Sessions' in 2014 in Tennessee; SJ (nicknamed "Stevie Ray Nicks") has been gigging frequently across the UK and even performed in Europe and China.

Through the Cambridge live music scene she has developed her own backing band - The Flying Pigs! Named after the prestigious pub The Flying Pig, where the band joined forces; SJ lead vocals and guitar, Kieran Morgan on banjo, Nicky Terry on fiddle & Ian Griffith on drums. With their fresh new country roots sound, this soulful band are quickly taking Cambridge by storm with their debut EP 'Fireball'! The band have played many festivals including headlining The Den stage at Cambridge Folk Festival. In 2017 they won best 'Acoustic, Country & Folk' act in the NMG Awards. The band are currently recording their album which is set to be released this year.

"Catchy tunes, awesome vocals. One to watch" - Guitarist Magazine

''A fantastic emerging act from Cambridgeshire putting her own spin on country sounds" - BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire

Alden, Patterson & Dashwood:

Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album ‘Call Me Home’ was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home.

‘It’s lovely stuff’  –  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016

★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice – fROOTS Magazine 2016
★★★★ Songlines  –  ‘Obviously something of enormous promise’
★★★★ R2  –  ‘Talented and poetic triumvirate’


Above: Alden, Patterson and Dashwood

Chris Fox:

Chris Fox is a professional musician living and working in Cambridge England. Singer songwriter, Guitarist, Performer and session musician Chris has been a full time musician since May 2016 when he left the corporate world behind to pursue a career in music. To date his accomplishments are plentiful including an interview and performance live on BBC radio Cambridgeshire, support for Two Coats Colder at Royston Folk club, a guest spot at the LoveFolk festival in Southport via FATEA magazine and invites to perform at Ely and Cambridge folk festivals emerging talent showcases in 2017.

"A Fresh new talent from the Cambridge music scene.....This young man is relentless; he just keeps writing songs and they are all great!

Sue Merchant BBC Cambridgeshire