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Cam:Unity Presents – Solo Gig, Cambridge

Feb 08, 2014 at 20:00

Promoter’s info:

It’s winter and sometimes winter is miserable so we decided to bring all our favourite acts from last summer to Cambridge to cheer ourselves up. Boooo winter.

We should also point out that this event is held in support of the CamUnity campaign for a new music venue in Cambridge –https://www.facebook.com/communityvenue. If you believe that Cambridge would benefit from a mid-sized venue/arts facility to enable the people of our city to fulfil their potential and express themselves, pop along and find out what we’re all about and what we’ve been up to, there will be an info stall on the night.

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY

We’ve been dying to bring Billy Rowan (AKA The Undercover Hippy) to Cambridge for ages now as he’s a been a firm festie favourite of ours for a long time and we’re lucky enough to be getting a rare intimate solo show! His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc while his hard-hitting political lyrics combined with an infectiously entertaining stage presence provide food for thought on top of the beats for ya feets. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Since then he has stormed the festival circuit performing at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, The Big Chill, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Sunrise Celebration, Ireland’s Electric Picnic and many more.

www.billyrowan.co.uk/
Boyfriend – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2usp5M1380
Why We Fight – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3kQosVThcM

PETE THE TEMP

Poetry’s answer to Mark Thomas delivers high octane spoken word and musical comedy made with loop pedal, beatbox, guitar and melodica with loads of audience participation covering subjects ranging from the political to the personal with a wickedly sharp sense of humour.

http://www.petethetemp.co.uk/
http://vimeo.com/70237260
http://vimeo.com/43463474

CORNEILIUS

Stalwart of the Small World festival and solar stage and veteran of countless gigs, squat parties and raves, Corneilius uses a loop pedal to layer guitar and vocals, creating complex psychedelic folk-funk soundscapes for protest songs and ballads alike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-3x7MxpbU

PLUS! Smyley Jay banging out Vintage Remix, Electro Swing, Balkan and Gypsy Glitch on the decks!

Hosted by Little Rizla and Alex Iamb of Verbal Remedies-Cambridge

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