What’s On: Your Guide to Live Music in Cambridge this Month

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Live Music in Cambridge

With a city as exciting and buzzing as Cambridge, there is no shortage of music venues to go around. Small, big and somewhere in the middle, Cambridge’s venues play host to well-known, big-name acts and smaller, emerging talent. That means there’s never a lack of music, whatever your preference.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best live music coming to Cambridge this month.

St. Vincent

Offbeat and blazing her own trail, St. Vincent has been a fixture of the music scene for years now, and her infectious brand of art-pop makes for a stellar night out. Playing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on the 29th of August, she’ll be bringing her danceable, arty tunes to full effect. Only a short journey from The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge, you’ll be ideally placed to dance the night away and then slump into bed, exhausted and exhilarated.

Like many modern performers, St. Vincent backs up her great music with a formidable stage presence, and it’s a joy to watch her prowl and dance her way through the setlist. She’s had her fair share of hits and accolades, so the Corn Exchange gig is the perfect place to see her in a – if not small – then more intimate environment than you might otherwise find her in.

Gwenifer Raymond

Dubbed “a profound talent” by the Guardian, Gwenifer Raymond is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist who is most definitely on the rise.

Playing at The Blue Moon and touring her debut album, Raymond is someone you will want to catch in a smaller venue before the wider world gets wind of her music. Once they do, she will undoubtedly be playing in much larger venues – and rightly so. Better yet, the Blue Moon is only a quick walk from hotels in Central Cambridge.

Vocally and musically talented, Gwenifer Raymond brings an earnest and heartfelt feel to her music, with her virtuoso guitar skills the perfect accompaniment. So, if you want to see an artist Mojo described as, “raw and virtuosic”, get yourself down to the gig.

The Drifters

Plying their trade for over fifty years, The Drifters have become one of the most well-known and beloved of the ‘first wave’ of rock and roll bands. As such, they’ve had a hugely successful and storied career, selling millions of albums and even playing for then-president Bill Clinton back in 1993. And, with the gig at the nearby Corn Exchange, you don’t have far to travel back to your room at The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge.

Playing on 11th of August at the Corn Exchange, The Drifters will bring all of their classic hits, even the ones you didn’t know where their songs, to Cambridge, and it promises to be a great night out. Lovers of classic, mellow rock and roll will love the show but anyone who enjoys good music should find something to wow them. The band are total pros – as you would expect with so many years dedicated to their craft – and you can be sure of an excellent night’s entertainment.

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