CC Smugglers - postponed

Date:Fri 12 Apr
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1
Price:£16 adv

Unfortunately this show is postponed due to a family bereavement. The band released the statement below. Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled date (which will be announced in due course). If you have any questions regarding your booking please contact our box office on 01223 511511.

Statement from CC Smugglers:
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that we will be rescheduling this tour. In Glasgow we received the heart-breaking news that Sam’s Dad Neil tragically passed. Neil is Sam’s Dad, Sam is our brother. Neil - the kindest, gentlest most caring man we’ve ever met. Our friend and role model to all those who met him and especially us in the band. One of the greats.

The only right thing to do is postpone and reschedule the dates when we are strong enough to stand up there as a team. We think anything less than this would be unfair on everyone involved including you as our audience.

Our amazing team are working towards new dates and we’ll announce as soon as possible. Thanks again for your patience and understanding x

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“There are buskers that will make you cry, they’re so good”, according to cult Americana artist Andrew Bird. “And then there are buskers that will take you to a place where sound and energy merge to create a kind of spiritual ecstasy, a joyful affirmation of life itself.” CC Smugglers, who have made the transition from the street to the stage with consummate ease and considerable acclaim, exemplify the latter, and then some.

The Bedfordshire-based band started out as “guerrilla buskers”, hijacking queues waiting to see other artists, or commandeering underground trains and escalators. They got their big break by playing outside every UK tour date of the two-time Grammy Award-winning Old Crow Medicine Show. Not even a severed artery on his finger could stop frontman Richie Prynne – he delayed surgery to lead the six-piece on the audacious escapade. So impressed were the Old Crow Medicine Show with a “hugely engaging performance” (Sunday Times), they invited them to share their platform on the remaining dates.

Last summer saw the band selling out venues in their own right, and stealing the headlines at the Cornbury, Glastonbury and Camden Rocks Festivals, among others. They went on to play further afield at some of Europe’s biggest festivals including sharing the bill with Bruce Springsteen at the prestigious Werchter Festival in Belgium along with dates in The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and more. 2017 started off with an appearance at the O2’s huge Country to Country (C2C) festival in London and a set at Eurosonic in The Netherlands, and they are confirmed for a run of festivals this summer including Cambridge Folk, Cropredy Festival, Montreaux Jazz and more.

Listen to CC Smugglers and you’ll hear the ghosts of American folk music, swing, jazz, country, ragtime and bluegrass. Listen more closely and you’ll hear contemporary touchstones such as hip hop, metal, dubstep, house and dancehall. Nothing is off limits for this outfit.

Great live. Just Brilliant.
Bob Harris, Radio2

The best live band on the scene at the moment.
Cerys Matthews, BBC6 Music

Hugely engaging live performance.
Paul Sexton, The Sunday Times

Doors price £18.50

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.

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