Cambridge Folk Festival 2022
It's our third year hosting a session in the Club Tent at Cambridge Folk Festival and we're delighted to introduce these exceptional performers!
Jasmine Watkiss and Zoё Wren started Roswell after an impromptu open mic in 2018. Within a few months, they had won Purbeck Rising 2018 and released their debut EP ‘Remedy’, which won Fatea EP of the Year 2019. The folk/Americana duo have supported John Smith and Gilmore & Roberts, and played main stage shows at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and Fête de la Musique Genève 2019. Their second EP, ‘Come Home’ was released in February 2020.
Odette is an award-winning British folk singer-songwriter, guitarist and bouzouki player with a bold new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and traditional song with genuine craftsmanship.
Jez Hellard and the Djukella Orchestra
A singer of potent songs, fine guitarist and stunning harmonica player - accompanied by a band that plays traditional and contemporary folk music - from jigs, reels and ballads to tango, rumba, and even reggae. It's a blend of virtuoso musicianship, witty political comment and a deep repertoire that never fails to turn heads. Jez has played over a thousand gigs, from Glastonbury to the North Country Fair, New York to Taipei, Istanbul to the Iberian Penisula.
Luke James WIlliams
Drawing on a wide range of musical influences, Luke has crafted a unique sound; painting pictures with words and singing them in his own distinctly English voice. Played by BBC6 Music and BBC Introducing, 6Music's Tom Robinson said "The songwriting and vocal delivery are just so raw, heartfelt and beautiful that I find it irresistible".
Kelvin Davies and Gary Jones
'Kelvin Davies already has an amazing portfolio of work behind him, including several plays on the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show. The great guitar work and singing of this young country blues artist brings songs of the 20's and 30's to life, as well as an increasing selection of wonderful self penned numbers. Ably backed by veteran harmonica player Gary Jones.’