Gig review: JAKE BUGG – Cambridge Corn Exchange, 5 March 2020

A cold Thursday night at the start of March with the country gripped in panic bog roll and hand wash buying, cowering with the media wiped up fear of the Coronavirus. A 26-year-old young man from Nottingham steps out onto the stage of the Cambridge Corn Exchange to packed house, it is very clear no-one cares about these matters right now.

Jake’s vocals have even more of his trademarked twang (I heard a guy walking past the venue declare “That sounds a lot like Jake Bugg oh the poster says he’s playing, wish I’d known!”).

The band are pretty together and the front row sing every word and are hanging on every line. He doesn’t exactly jump around the stage, delivering most lines with his eyes close. At the end of the day such stage antics are not suited to his style of singer/song writing genre and everything fits just nicely.

A recommended night out. It appears it from the audience that there is one Bugg they are not frightened of getting (sorry, I could not resist!).

Review by Martin David Porter



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09:00-12:00 INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT V – Life Motion (Intelligent Music)
12:00-13:00 HOUSE OF LORDS New World, New Eyes (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 BEN HEMMING Broken Road (indie)

Power Plays w/c 22 June (Mon-Fri)

SKYFEVER Is This The End Of The World (indie)
JD SIMO One Of Those Days (Crows Feets Records)
JAMES WARREN Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime (Singsong Music)
THE BLACK MOODS Sunshine (indie)
EKKO PARK All Eyes On Me (Dinner For Wolves)
LARKIN POE Holy Ghost Fire (Tricki-Woo Records)
GILBY CLARKE (Golden Robot Records)



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