New Routes: Katherine Priddy + Sophie Frear

Date:Sat 14 Dec
Time:Doors 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

Another installment in the New Routes series, an evening of acoustic, folk and roots artists. 

Set out cabaret style with candles on tables, it’s a comfortable and intimate space to listen to the best emerging and established artists from the area.


Katherine Priddy 

Since releasing her debut EP ‘Wolf’ back in September 2018, Katherine Priddy has been quietly gaining notoriety and turning all the right heads. The EP quickly amassed radio plays from an array of DJ’s including Gideon Coe, Mark Radcliffe, Janice Long & Tom Robinson, all jumping on-board and championing the release. The great Richard Thompson named it as his ‘Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year’ in MOJO Magazine and chose Katherine as his tour support in Ireland this August. The release has led to packed out headline shows all around the UK as well as appearances at various festivals including Underneath the Stars, Towersey and Cambridge Folk Festival where she was awarded the Christian Raphael Prize after leaving the audience enthralled. 

Now, after repressing the EP three times to fulfil demand, Katherine is set to answer the call for more music with her new single, ‘Letters From a Travelling Man’. The upbeat, Americana style track takes its inspiration from Katherine’s personal experiences of living on the road and the struggles of trying to maintain relationships alongside an unsettled lifestyle. The single will be beautifully complemented by a much mellower B-Side, ‘Come and Go’, a simple, stripped back duet with Northern folk singer-songwriter George Boomsma. This song takes a different approach to the same theme of travelling, this time a longing cry for a solid place to call home but an acceptance that everything must inevitably pass. 

Teaming up with prestigious independent label, Static Caravan, ‘Letters From A Travelling Man’ will be released on a limited run of collectable coloured vinyl alongside a postcard urging the listener to rediscover the lost art of letter-writing. It will also be released digitally alongside a music video. The release will marked by a tour in December.



Sophie Frear

Sophie Frear is an 18 year old Singer/songwriter/guitarist from Cambridgeshire. She’s been performing for 6 years in a range of musical styles. Her original song ‘Beautiful Disaster’ went viral when she was 13 and reached number 34 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts when released earlier this year.

Plus floor spots.


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If you would like to book a floor spot, please get in touch. Occasionally it will be possible to turn up and play, but to guarantee you have your space it is advisable to book. Please contact Clare if you are interested in playing or would like further information.

On Will Robert:

“A spellbinding mastery of the guitar, with soulful folk tones his vocal straddles beautiful melodies that will ring in the ears for days to come”  Nova Music London

“Beautifully crafted lyrics and a fascinating array of guitar techniques, one of the undiscovered gems of the U.K. music scene”  Tom Simkins BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Box Office & Bar open 1 hour before event start time.