Fulbourn Arts

Arts events in Fulbourn Cambridgeshire

Music – Concerts and Bands

The Fulbourn Arts music performance by Brooks Williams on 3rd Sept in the Six Bells was warmly received by the enthusiastic audience, with Brooks himself saying how great it was to be finally performing a live gig in front of a real audience. He covered material from both his past repertoire and also some wonderful new material from his latest album called ‘Ghost Owl’ which was made in collaboration with ace fiddler Aaron Catlow during lockdown and released just this month. A real treat for everyone there

About Brooks Williams:

Cambridge UK-based, Statesboro, Georgia US-born guitarist singer and songwriter Brooks Williams is admired by both listeners and fellow musicians, and has been a leading light on the acoustic music scene for three decades.

His guitar skills are evident as he effortlessly slides in and out of folk, blues and country with a jazz player’s adroitness. It comes as no surprise he is listed in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Williams’ voice also takes centre stage and has been described as one you ‘melt into.’ His songs are rich narratives about guitar players, gamblers, dreamers, ne’er-do-wells and golden palominos.

Brooks Williams is ‘quite simply one of the most unassuming, natural performers on the circuit, and his easy, relaxed manner conceals the greatest level of true expertise.’ (Fatea Acoustic Music Magazine).

Brooks is making a welcome return to Fulbourn, this time playing solo. He’s bound to be popular so make sure of your tickets as soon as they’re made available in early August.

Joanna Eden‘s performance at the Six Bells on 20th August 2021:

Joanna Eden is no stranger to Fulbourn, having played here in the past several times, most recently with Jazz at the Movies presenting a Christmas set two years ago. This time she was accompanied by on bass and guitar by Andres Lafone, a mainstay of the London jazz and Latin scene himself. The room was laid out in cabaret style around small tables, which gave it a relaxed comfortable feel.

Joanna seemed as delighted to be playing for a live audience again as we were to see her. She had chosen a mix of her own numbers along with standards of the singer-songwriter repertoire from the 1960s and 70s by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and James Taylor, all re-interpreted in Joanna’s mellow style. These were classic songs that many in the audience knew well, but Joanna’s own compositions stood up confidently beside them as classy adult pop songs.

For our first gig after lockdown the show was a great success and we are all looking forward to Joanna visiting again in one of her other incarnations, perhaps with her full band next time.

Look out for adverts in The Mill, notices on the village Facebook pages, our monthly newsletter, this website, and posters around the village for more information about the forthcoming live gigs!

If you’re in a band and want to hold a music event in the village please contact us at fulbournarts@gmail.com as we may be able to help you with finding the right the venue and promoting the event.

Previous Articles about Music events in Fulbourn appear in the Archive section.

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Fulbourn Arts is a group set up to organise and promote arts events in the village of Fulbourn, Cambridge, UK. New members of the group are always welcome, as well as additional volunteers we can call on to help manage events.

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