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Cambridge Leisure park, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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.
Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK seven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has received considerable recognition from her live shows, as well as both her debut album, «Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names» (2011), her EP «East Twenties» (April 2013). Dressner's second in-studio album with producer Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore) was released 26 October 2018. It has been receiving rave revues, such as Shire Folk calling it «one of the freshest and most enjoyable releases of the year.»
Her songs have been played on Radio 2 and 6 music, among other local BBC radio stations and has been frequently played on the Caffe Nero playlist.
Dressner's songs are delivered with a such conversational ease, it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music. She has been compared to an up-tempo Mazzy Star 'Fade Into You,' or Jenny Lewis.
While in New York, Annie played a variety of clubs and bars since 2009, including Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, The Bitter End and Brooklyn's Jalopy. Since arriving in the UK, Annie has played at Festivals & venues throughout England, such as the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, O2 Academy Islington, Norwich Arts Centre, Night & Day, and has opened for Emily Barker, Simone Felice, Kirsty McGee, Juan Zelada, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective.
She is also one half of The Pollyanna Band (the other half is Polly Paulusma).
Camisayo is an alternative roots band formed around a kitchen table in Cambridge in December 2017. Initially as a means for friends to get together, Camisayo swiftly began to write original material. The diverse influences and backgrounds of its members results in an alternative take on roots music.
Plus floor spots TBC