Cambridge’s Thursday’s Band playing tonight (Friday!) at Royston Folk Club gig

Thursday's Band.

Thursday's Band. - Credit: Archant

A harmonic acoustic band featuring guitar, fiddle, viola and mandolin, will be gracing the stage at The Old Bull Inn in the High Street for Royston Folk Club’s Showcase tonight.

Thursday’s Band, based in Cambridge, play a mix of string-driven folk music, with influences from both the UK and across the pond – the United States.

The band is made up of Mark Gamon on songs, voice, guitar, and mandolin, Nick Blishen on guitar, Matt Kelly on fiddle, mandolin, and voice and Lucinda Fudge on viola, fiddle, and voice.

Mark said: “We’ve been performing together for two years, released one EP with a full album nearing completion, and we’re steadily building a reputation all over London and East Anglia.

“Individually, we’ve played folk, rock, country, Cajun and orchestral music - together we like to think we’re a new take on acoustic music, influenced by both British and American styles.

“‘No Genre’ is our mantra - what you get is folk but not as you know it.

“Sometimes the songs tell tales from the distant past, sometimes they’re poignant and personal and sometimes they break out into wistful laments and exuberant tunes.”

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The evening of entertainment will also feature singer/songwriter Martin Kaszak, The Foxchasers, Amii Dawes – a 20-year-old singer/songwriter and instrumentalist, Trevor Bryant as well as Joint Venture.

The event, at which doors will open at 7pm for an 8pm start, is £4 and £2 for under 25s.

The next concert will be a triple header featuring Patrick Crilly with Greg Camburn – expect lots of guitars and sax music, Daniel Nestlerode – a singer and songwriter who writes and performs principally on mandolin.

Born in Pennsylvania, and raised in California, Daniel is now based in Cambridge, and has built a reputation for excellent vocal ability and original songs.

Singer/songwriter Liz Cotton will also be performing on the night to boot.

Tickets cost £12 – £10 in advance – and £2 for under 25s.

Find out more about what’s on at Royston Folk Club by visiting the website at