New Routes: Max Bianco & The BlueHearts + Clare Hayes

Date:Sat 09 Feb
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.


Max Bianco & The BlueHearts

Max Bianco is a singer songwriter born in the northeast of England. He is a former member of the once-hyped-band, The Jar Family, that ended early 2018. Max had already made a name for his self in the south of England and was already set on starting up with his new band, The BlueHearts. In 2018, Max won best acoustic act in Cambridge and East Anglia, and Best Song awarded by Kimberley Rew, landing the band in Kimberley’s studio to record their Debut EP. If you like thrashing guitars from the late 60s and captivating lyrics, you can only blame yourself if you miss them play. See them while you can. 

Clare Hayes

Born in London to a musical family, Clare’s style draws on her strong Irish and Scottish roots.  Performing a mixture of traditional songs and eclectic covers, much of her repertoire was collected during her time spent living on the west coast of Ireland - a year spent exploring the rich melodies, harmonies and song tradition of West Kerry.  More recently she has been exploring blues and country, singing songs written by her long-time friend and musical collaborator George Breakfast, which she will be recording next month on her upcoming EP.  She plays New Routes with guitar maestro Johnny Wright.


Plus floor spots from Afrika Simpson and Neil Graham                


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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.

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Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Box Office & Bar open from 7pm.


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