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Featuring

Adrian Nation

Adrian Nation appearing at this event

A singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist in the mould of Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Isaac Guillory, and Bruce Cockburn. His scintillating finger-picking is up there with the best, and his well-crafted songs stretch from melancholy to invigorating. Adrian has gigged around the UK for over 10 years, captivating audiences at festivals such as Cambridge Folk and Rock festivals, and in more intimate bars, clubs, and music venues. He has two albums under his belt, 'Sowing Seeds' and 'Fall Or Fly'.

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Bonafide

Bonafide appearing at this event

A four piece, hard rock band from Sweden who formed in 2006 with a mission to play hard rock the way it's supposed to be, true to it's roots in electric blues and RnB.

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Buster James

One of East Anglia’s most loved rock bands with their own brand of rock n’ roll. Expect lots of favourite rock classics mixed in with some amazing original tunes.

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Caravan

Caravan appearing at this event

Caravan are considered by many to be the undisputed, unsung heroes of the British Prog movement. Often quoted as being one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the '60s progressive rock scene, over the years they have managed to achieve cult status and have maintained a passionate and diehard following. Originally formed in Canterbury in 1968, Caravan were at the heart of the 1970s burgeoning Canterbury rock movement, and produced their own brand of "superior pop music, full of taste, craftsmanship and hard work" (NME) and packed venues worldwide. The current Caravan line-up includes Pye Hastings (1968 founding member: guitar, lead vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (joined 1972: viola, guitar, flute, vocals), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards), Jim Leverton (bass, vocals) and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).

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Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor appearing at this event

Imagine the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one.........then let me introduce Chantel McGregor, one of the most exciting rock-blues musicians in the UK! Chantel has won several awards, the latest being voted "Guitarist of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year" in the British Blues Awards 2013.

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Don Airey

Don Airey appearing at this event

Don Airey has been the keyboard player with Deep Purple since 2002. He plays classic tracks from his illustrious past career. As well as Deep Purple this includes – Rainbow, Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Wishbone Ash and many more. With a musical history as rich as that, it is no wonder that Don was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For lovers of Classic Rock, Prog Rock or just good music.

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Exhibit A

Exhibit A appearing at this event

When each new band appears on the scene, they inevitably fall prey to the dreaded concept that is music categorisation and Exhibit A are no different and have bee pigeon holed under every metal subgroup from Nirvana to Tool. With their own unique brand of bludgeoning metal, the Stoke sextet are rapidly collecting fans wherever they go. Their blend of hardcore riffs mixed with screaming yet melodic vocals and a touch of the unexpected certainly make them original yet not inaccessible. Their ability to retain originality without appearing contrived has not gone unnoticed.

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Flamborough Head

Classy Dutch progressive rock band.

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Focus

Focus appearing at this event

Classic rock Dutch-style as these unlikely 70s chart toppers ('Hocus Pocus' and 'Sylvia') reform to bring their virtuoso Hammonds, flutes and yodelling back to the stage. Still featuring founder member and Rock's only yodeller Thijs Van Leer and the world class drummer Pierre Van Der Linden,

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Heather Findlay

Heather Findlay appearing at this event

Heather Findlay fronted Mostly Autumn, taking them from fledgling local hopefuls to international Classic Rock giants. During this time she cemented a reputation as a celebrated songwriter, mesmerising performer and awesome vocalist, possessed of a keen ability to communicate heart, power and emotion in her singing.

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It Bites

It Bites appearing at this event

A prog-rock and pop fusion band who enjoyed limited chart success in the eighties but gained a massive fanbase who'll be pleased to hear the band have reformed to both record and tour. With founder member and lead singer Francis Dunnery now living and working in America, he has been replaced by Beck and Dalton's bandmate from Kino, John Mitchell.

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John Otway & The Little Big Band

John Otway & The Little Big Band appearing at this event

The Little Big Band are a bunch of musicians from Harlow who knew each other, and played together, before they met John Otway - they have been playing with him since the early '90s. The Big Band are Richard Holgarth (lead guitar), Seymour (bass guitar), Murray Torkildsen (guitar, songwriter), Adam Batterbee (drums).

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Kyrbgrinder

Heavy metal with an experimental edge. What really makes Kyrbgrinder unique is that it's led by seriously good drummer, Johanne James (voted drummer of the year 4 times by the Classic Rock Society) who, not content with being the engine room, also provides lead vocals! Try rubbing your belly and patting your head, then do Riverdance with your feet and you'll get the idea! Johanne will also be known to many as the drummer with legendary prog rockers Threshold.

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Marcus Malone

Marcus Malone appearing at this event

Detroit-born bluesman with his rhythm and blues band, highly rated within the blues scene. 'A star in the ascendancy, catch him while you can afford him!'.

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Mick Ralphs Blues Band

Mick Ralphs Blues Band appearing at this event

Mick Ralphs is one of Britain’s finest and probably most understated blues/rock guitarists whose career path spans almost five decades encompassing time with Mott The Hoople and Bad Company. The Mick Ralphs Blues Band is a band formed in the heat of a blues jam.

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Mostly Autumn

Mostly Autumn appearing at this event

Powerful atmospheric rock with a Celtic edge, influenced by Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Genesis, and reminiscent of '70s Fleetwood Mac and Fairport Convention - difficult to pigeonhole, and although Mostly Autumn wears its influences on its sleeve, the originality far outweighs this. Mostly Autumn's sound incorporates the uses of flute, low and penny whistles, violins and vocal harmonies - over a powerful band, existing of keyboards, two guitarists, bass and drums.

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Panic Room

Panic Room appearing at this event

Panic Room is a new band featuring ex-members of Karnataka, Mostly Autumn and Fish's band. While the music has progressive elements it will also appeal to a much broader audience with its melodic and powerful songwriting. Rock, folk and world music influences combine in a vibrant mix to produce a unique and very individual sound. Led by the soaring voice and magnetic stage-presence of frontwoman Anne-Marie Helder, expect music of epic grandeur, spine-tingling beauty and gutsy raw power, all delivered with the sheer passion and sense of genuine fun which has made Panic Room one of the best-loved live bands on the live music circuit today.

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Remus Down Boulevard

Featuring Dave Edwards and Dennis Stratton - formerly of Iron Maidon.

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Sankara

South Wales rock band formed by members of progressive rock band The Reasoning and folk-goth-psychedelic-metal band Bluehorses.

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Snakewater

Classic blues rock power trio hailing from Manchester.

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Sonic Blue

Sonic Blue appearing at this event

Sonic Blue are a band of seasoned musicians playing an exciting brand of blues-rock, with flashes of funk and phases of psychedelia. The band has a track record that covers festivals and gigs at every level, sessions, TV and recording. Featuring in their set a good dose of funk, rock and blues and playing classic blues and RnB along with some original numbers, Sonic Blue have been gigging hard and generating excitement.

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Steve Roux & The Brass Knuckle Blues Band

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Ben Poole

Ben Poole appearing at this event

Inspired by the Blues, infused with a hard hitting, 'in-yer-face' rock approach and topped-off by virtuoso musicianship, Ben Poole is being talked of as the new up-and-coming UK Blues guitarist; one of the finest to have emerged in Europe for years. Having already played with, and received critical acclaim from some of his heroes; legendary blues artists including Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and John Mayall, it appears that there is no stopping this young and incredibly gifted musician.

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The Mustangs

The Mustangs appearing at this event

The Mustangs are a breath of fresh air on the British blues scene. They combine the power and punch of traditional R n B with great original songs and a show-stopping stage set. They have established a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most charismatic bands in British blues. The band have been nominated Best Band multiple times at the prestigious British Blues Awards.

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The Simpletone

Low slung acoustic intelligent pop for fans of I Am Kloot.

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The ZZ Tops

The ZZ Tops appearing at this event

The world's number one ZZ Top tribute band. "They are the closest I've seen"- Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top. "They're great! Just like the real thing!" - Mick Taylor. The band nails the look, the sound and the overall vibe of the Texas trio with the beards, the cheap sunglasses, the fuzzy guitars, the outfits and all the moves! Performing Gimme All You Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man, Tush' Legs, Under Pressure, Cheap Sunglasses, Jesus Just Left Chicago, La Grange, Rough Boy, Just Got Paid, Blue Jean Blues, Waiting For The Bus and more.

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Touchstone

Touchstone are a five piece rock band based in Herts / Oxon. Their specific and unique brand of melodic rock was initially the brainchild of Rob Cottingham and Adam Hodgson. The band has developed in many ways since the early days, and morphed into the present lineup with Paul Moorghen on bass guitar, Alasdair Melville on drums and outstanding new vocalist, Kim Seviour - her beautiful voice has added a great deal to the existing soundscape.

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Twelve Clay Feet

Twelve Clay Feet appearing at this event

Cambridge’s premier indie folk psychedelic rockers. Alongside muscular bass lines and driving guitars, their sound is a boisterous, melody laden rock. The bands origins stretch back to the womb, with twins Ian Jeffs (lead vocals) and Jay Jeffs (lead guitar), who combined their talents with Ollie Porsa (bass) and Bob Radford (drums) and started the band in 2010.

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Tygers Of Pan Tang

Tygers Of Pan Tang appearing at this event

Hailing from the northeast town of Whitley Bay, The Tygers were one of the original 80s New Wave of British heavy metal bands signed to Neat Records - now reformed and building on their awesome reputation as a live band.

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Ultimate Eagles

Ultimate Eagles appearing at this event

Here is a group of musicians that take the music of The Eagles very seriously. From the pitch-perfect harmonies to the blazing guitar solos, you'll be amazed by the stunning recreation of some of the finest songs ever written. Each and every member is an outstanding musician in their own right - rock stars, BAFTA award winners and all well respected players with years of touring and recording experience. And make no mistake - this is a band that loves what it does. One look at the Ultimate Eagles’ collective experience, musicality and professionalism, and it’s easy to understand the band's simple yet bold mission statement: To play The Eagles’ music better than anybody, anywhere, second only to The Eagles themselves.

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Virgil and The Accelerators

Virgil and The Accelerators appearing at this event

Virgil and the Accelerators

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Winter In Eden

Winter In Eden appearing at this event

The bands second album 'Echoes Of Betrayal' out now available at all good record shops, iTunes and www.winterineden.com 'For Winter in Eden is fraught with despair' - A 5-piece Symphonic Metal band from Northern England. The band have a very simple ethos: To produce and perform the music they feel compelled to create. Winter in Eden have received airplay on several UK radio stations, including 'Radio Caroline', 'Top Rock Radio' and 'The Rock Show', as well as in Europe and North America.

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Cambridge Rock Festival

  • Grantchester Road
  • Coton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7PZ
Website:
cambridgerockfestival.co.uk
Enquiries:
0845 299 0845
Booking:
01353 749 749