JULIE HUTCHINSON meets Brave Illusion, a four-piece blues band from Cambridge.
TabTV starts the new year with a beautiful song from the much talented Nick Mulvey.
JAMES MCNAMARA finds the best of old and new at a night of Folk in the Portland Arms.
LEORA TARATULA-LYONS was ambivalent, but found herself captivated by Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s engaging performance at the Junction.
KATIE FORSTER talks to Mercury Prize nominees ALT-J about festivals, illegal downloads and surprise encounters with Cambridge drinking societies.
COSMO GODFREE: The Staves are the best live band I’ve seen in Cambridge.
LUCY BUTTERFIELD is cynical about buskers, but The Tab encouraged her to grab a guitar and her best singing voice and become one of them by wooing the passers by of Cambridge with a ditty or two.
Review: HOLLY STEVENSON reviews Teddy Thompson: ‘Teddy is like Michael Buble with a dark side’.
EMERALD PASTON: ‘What began as a quiet fund-raising event developed into a night of original and diverse music.’
JENNA CORDEROY: feared that the performance would be more like listening to Magic FM, but was proved wrong by Justin Currie.
JENNA CORDEROY: “Thoroughly entertaining, energetic, and ridiculously funny; you should try to catch Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel on their UK tour this year.”
DAVID HOLLAND: “Guess what all of the bedders in Cambridge do when they’re not picking your pants up and emptying your bin? They watch Irish folk-rock bands and drink pints.”
‘The guy who wrote that sounds like… a bloody c**t who’s never had sex before.’ I AM KLOOT bassist PETER JOBSON sorts out his critics. STEPHEN YANG asks the questions.
KATIE FORSTER joins Hope Street Music for cake, candles and chilled out raga rock…