CAROUSEL + CHRIS FOX @ The Portland Arms
Doors // 19:30
— Carousel formed in 2015 after four established musicians and friends came together with one goal — to spread their stories and passion through their unique, captivating and emotional music. Their eclectic blend of Indie-Americana exudes influences such as the lyrical power of Bob Dylan and the energy and delivery of The Lone Bellow. Their brand of heartfelt, engaging music is breathing new life into venues all over the UK as the band begins to spread their gospel.
Carousel released their debut, self-titled EP in 2017, attracting attention from popular publications such as Maverick Magazine, RnR Magazine and The Mighty. Their prosperity is thickening into a gold of accolades — a productive year saw the band land them the reputable vote of ‘EP of the Year’ and ‘Favourite New Artist of the Year’ on Laurel Canyon Music as well as being named BBC Introducing in Essex ‘Sound of 2018’.
The start of 2018 saw Carousel continue to find success, supporting The Oh Hellos (USA) on their UK tour and seeing their single ‘Porcelain’ reach 100k streams on Spotify.
— «A Fresh new talent from the Cambridge music scene.....This young man is relentless; he just keeps writing songs and they are all great!
Sue Merchant BBC Cambridgeshire 2017
Chris Fox is a professional musician living and working in Cambridge, England. Singer songwriter, Guitarist, Performer and session musician Chris has been a full time artist since May 2016 when he left the corporate world behind to pursue a career in music. Chris has been playing guitar since his teens, but only started song writing and performing in early 2014. Starting out at open mic nights Chris has crafted his stage presence in and around Cambridge and increasingly now performing further afield. To date his accomplishments are plentiful including an interview and live performance on BBC radio Cambridgeshire, support for Boo Hewerdine, Sean Roberts & Kathryn Lakeman, Brookes Williams, Lucy Ward and Ange Hardy to name but a few.
A „seriously accomplished guitar player with a powerful yet expressive voice'“ Chris clearly transcribes songs of the human experience in an electic range of styles across the folk and roots spectrum; writing and performing songs using a new roots soundscape that encompasses a cultural whiplash of Folk (both trad & contemporary), Americana, Country, and Blues.
His song writing style is centered around contemporary stories reflecting life, love, loss, and humour. After releasing his debut album 'Parallel crossing' in May 2016 Chris followed up with 'Loose Ends' in 2017 released at Ely and Cambridge Folk Festivals.