New Routes: Chris Fox + Clare Hayes Band

Date:Sat 12 Oct
Time:Doors 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

Another instalment 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.


Chris Fox

Inspired by roots, blues and folk music Chris Fox writes contemporary songs about the human experience. A true hound for bizarre and eclectic inspiration Chris has a murder Ballad inspired by Brad Pitt, a recruitment shanty for new Pirates and enough cowboy love songs to shake a stick at!

"This Guy is relentless.....He just keeps writing great songs" Sue Marchant BBC Radio Cambridgeshire    


Clare Hayes Band

London born singer and guitarist Clare Hayes moved to Cambridge in 2009 having spent 18 months living on the West coast of Ireland, tracing her roots and absorbing the rich heritage of folk songs and tunes that are woven into the fabric of that part of the world.

After playing in sessions and open mic nights, she met Cambridge musicians George Breakfast, Fabian Bonner and John Wright.  These meetings were to mark the start of her exploration of different genres – blues, country, soul and jazz – with bigger vocals and fuller band sounds.  The folk songs haven’t disappeared completely though… lots still remain, sitting alongside George’s originals and eclectic covers.

The Clare Hayes Band are… Clare Hayes (vocals/ guitar), George Breakfast (mandolin/ guitar/ vocals), Fabian Bonner (bass, vocals) John Wright (guitar/ vocals), Sean O’Hanarahan (piano) and Mal Hyde-Smith (drums).

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.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.

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


New Routes: Katherine Priddy + Sophie Frear

Sat 14 Dec

An evening of acoustic, folk and roots artists.