As part of the Cambridge City Roots festival in February, I went along to Cambridge Junction to see Mad Dog McRea. I’d reviewed their Almost Home album when I was writing for Bright Young Folk and loved it, so I was really keen to see them in action. A band with a reputation for being an instant party – what’s not to like?
And all due respect to their support act on the night, Noble Jacks, who got things off to a rollicking good start, warming up the audience like a furnace. (And they were also really lovely lads, too).
How did it go? Read my review, for folking.com, to find out.
A review of Martin Green’s (Lau) most recent project Flit, performed live at Cambridge Junction, October 2016. Flit is based on stories of migration, initially inspired by Green’s own grandparents’ experience, and featuring other collected tales.
Mark Lanegan, Cambridge Junction, 03 September 2015
It’s a last-minute decision to see Mark Lanegan at the Junction. Much as I love his work, I’d never yet seen him live and wondered what it might be like. In the end, serendipity decided for me: as I hesitated, one of his songs suddenly came on the radio. That voice was irresistible and I find I must see the man who can make such a sound. Continue reading →