Will Varley

Date:Sat 14 May 2022
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:£19.50 adv

Singer-songwriter Will Varley has come a long way since his early days haunting the open mics of South London and busking around on The Underground. His latest, and 6th artist album ‘The Hole Around My Head’ was released in October 2021 via Yellow Cake, a label established by veteran producer Cameron McVey and showcases the raw folk artist at his most potent and exposed whilst simultaneously becoming his most critically acclaimed work.

Varley honed his talents through to close to 20 years of relentless performances. He has toured across Europe and America as a headliner artist as well as alongside Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Valerie June and The Proclaimers. He's sold out his own headline shows in cities as far afield as Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam and Vienna. High praise from the likes of Tim Minchin and Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention have helped fan the flames, as his audience continues to grow both on the road and online. His self-made music videos have clocked up millions of views on YouTube and his songs streamed over twenty million times on Spotify.

There is a depth to his songwriting that sets Will apart, and has propelled his music far and wide. From songs like 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' which tells the heart-wrenching story of an Angolan immigrant attempting to enter the UK, to the hyper-engaging 'Weddings and Wars' in which he attempts a history of the world in under four minutes, Varley's songs seem to transcend themselves, marrying vivid imagery, politics, emotion and surrealism to capture his musing. The prophetic ‘We Don’t Believe You’ challenged the elite’s endless fabrications, society’s polarisation and foretold a pandemic as early as 2015. As time goes by more and more people are discovering Will Varley, joining the ranks, and finding a true artist, a poet and a source of truth and fire in a world gone mad.

May 2022 will see Will Varley visit some of his favourite venues in the UK and bring his unique and spell binding one-man-show to stage with him each and every night.

“One of the best songwriters in the UK”
Frank Turner

“A serious new talent”
Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention

“At his lyrical best”
The Times

“Evokes the likes of Bright Eyes, Springsteen and Dylan effortlessly”
Clash Magazine

“Powerful, political & pertinent”
The Independent

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

 

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Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE

J2 has flat floor access. 

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