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Concerts start at 8pm at Thrive Cafe, 5 Norfolk St, Cambridge, CB1 2LD

Thrive serves excellent vegan food so we recommend having a meal before the concert.
To reserve a table phone 01223 464899 or email:
reservations@thrivecambridge.com

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Saturday 6 Nov, 8pm
THE JIGANTICS
RHYS WILSON

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THE JIGANTICS

One of the UK's most exciting bands, The Jigantics are part of a growing group of contemporary artists appealing to a wide range of music followers who are increasingly looking beyond conventional musical stereotypes, and just enjoying a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship. In this case its a genre defying mix of Roots, Blues, Traditional Country and then some.


One of The Jigantics great strengths is their ability to combine the power and energy of a four piece band and the vulnerable sound of a solo performance all in one show and make it work so well. Its a pretty neat trick and in live performance they carry the audience with them on a journey of foot stomping joy tempered with only the occasional heartbreak. Seeing them live it’s clear that this band believe having a good time is an essential ingredient to any gig, ensuring that the road travelled overwhelmingly ends in a smile.

"Fantastic music... The Jigantics were a highlight act" - The Daily Telegraph

"A fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class." - Steve Sheldon Folkicons
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RHYS WILSON

Rhys Wilson is a Cambridge based singer/songwriter who has been performing for many years and has been influenced greatly by the singer/songwriters of the 1970s. He is one of the organisers of Cambridge Acoustic Nights and having played with numerous acts over years including Taylor, Wilson & O'Neil, Steve Logan, John Meed and Thursday's Band, he is now focussing on his own songwriting. His current album is 'Moving Forward' and a new album called  'Diary Days' will be released soon.
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Saturday 4 Dec, 8pm
PETE ATKIN
BERNARD HOSKIN

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PETE ATKIN

Pete is a singer-songwriter and radio producer notable for his 1970s musical collaborations with Clive James. He was born in Cambridge in 1945 and in 1966 he joined Cambridge Footlights, for whom he became musical director of the revues. It was there that he met Clive and they began writing together. Pete Atkin and Clive James recorded six albums in the 1970s, as well as writing an album for Julie Covington, best known for her number one hit Don't Cry For Me Argentina in 1976.


The songwriting partnership of Atkin and James was held in high esteem by the British music press, yet commercial success proved much more elusive. Their unique attempt to fuse the discipline and craftsmanship of Tin Pan Alley with the self-expression of rock, while refusing to accept any limitation on what constituted appropriate subject matter for lyrics, inevitably set them on a collision course with their record companies' marketing departments. In the early 1980s Atkin became a radio producer while James went on to become a well-known television personality.

In 2001, 2003 and 2005 Atkin and James undertook national tours of the UK talking about, reading and singing their songs, poetry and prose. In 2003 the duo also toured Australia and a cd of new songs was released. Atkin has performed occasional concerts in folk clubs in recent years but this is a rare chance to see him live.
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Saturday 8 Jan, 8pm
LIZ SIMCOCK
TU-KAY AND RYAN
TERRY HISCOCK

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LIZ SIMCOCK

Liz Simcock is one of the country’s finest female singer songwriters.  Her songs – often autobiographical and highly personal – are immediately accessible to audiences and injected with poetry, emotion and splashes of humour.  In 1999 she featured on the Playpen  Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams.  Since then she has trodden an independent path, gaining a growing reputation as a performer and songwriter.  Liz counts Richard Thompson, Clive Gregson, Boo Hewerdine and Joni Mitchell amongst her songwriting influences. Liz has made five albums.  Friday Night Train Home, released in 2013, featured the virtuoso backing of Dave Ellis and Boo Howard.  In 2015 and 2017 Liz toured with Clive Gregson performing songs from the Gregson & Collister back catalogue and promoting an album of brand new Gregson songs. web site


TU-KAY AND RYAN

Tu-kay & Ryan are an acoustic duo blurring the lines between alt-folk, Americana and roots music.
They have become known for their lush harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. Their songs encourage a positive outlook on life, even when things may be tough. They are optimists at heart and believe there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how small or distant it may seem. web site


TERRY HISCOCK

It was back in 1969 that Terry Hiscock along with Chris George and Doug Morter formed the legendary folk/rock band Hunter Muskett playing the circuit alongside Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Steeleye Span.
The band has now reformed and Terry is also a regular feature on the Essex acoustic music scene as a solo act - oozing pure class wherever he plays. web site

COMING UP

Feb 5
Fred's House

Mar 12
Hicks & Goulbourn
Thursday's Band