FRIDAY | CLUB TENT
12:45pm - 2:45pm
George’s mother often related how he used to sing in French on the bus as a very young child… not something he remembers… but then who remembers everything? He’s been picking and scratching on stringed instruments since he was around thirteen... Canadian ukulele, guitars and onwards... bass, mandolin, bouzouki, always to the accompaniment of much singing. By his late teens he had begun writing and singing his own songs and has been doing so ever since; pubs, clubs, street corners, subways, festivals, theatres, radio shows, even a little TV... done so in most western European countries, and a fair amount of the USA, where he lived for nine years. Some of his songs have been covered by other artists, both in performance and on recordings. He has made a number of recordings himself, both solo, and as a member of all kinds of line-ups… ..there's a whole bunch of them here https://georgebreakfast.bandcamp.com
Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK seven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has received considerable recognition from her live shows, as well as both her debut album, "Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names" (2011) and her EP "East Twenties" (2013). Dressner's second in-studio album with producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore) was released late 2018. It has been receiving rave revues, such as Shire Folk calling it "one of the freshest and most enjoyable releases of the year." Dressner's songs are delivered with such conversational ease, it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music. She has been compared to an up-tempo Mazzy Star 'Fade Into You,' or Jenny Lewis.
Clare Hayes Trio
Clare Hayes is a Cambridge based singer and guitarist. Born in London to a musical family, her style draws on her strong Irish and Scottish roots, performing a mixture of traditional songs and eclectic covers. She uses different guitar tunings and a finger picking style to beautifully interpret songs she loves - whether written by friends, discovered during her time living on the west coast of Ireland, or absorbed from a childhood spent listening to American Folk and Country. She plays regularly with Johnny Wright (guitar) and Lucinda Fudge (viola/ violin). The trio produce a rich sound that sits somewhere between folk, acoustic and Americana.
Max Bianco & the Bluehearts
Max Bianco is a singer songwriter born in the northeast of England. He is a former member of the once-hyped-band, The Jar Family, that ended early early 2018. Max had already made a name for his self in the south of England and was already set on starting up with his new band, The BlueHearts. In 2018, Max won ‘Best Song’ in the Cambridge Band Competition, landing the band in Kimberley Rew’s studio to record their Debut EP. Max and the band will be playing a much-anticipated acoustic set at Cambridge Folk Festival 2019. One not to miss.