A series of compilations of emerging artists from Cambridge which has been curated by Dave Hammond whose fortnightly show on Cambridge 105 Radio, The Smelly Flowerpot, is a mainstay of the cities music scene. The first compilation will be released on 17th March 2017 by German Shepherd Records and such is the current scene in the Cambridge area, there are already enough tracks donated for a second compilation, which will follow in the summer of 2017.
What started out as a vague idea to pull a few tracks together soon snowballed into the current multi genre epic, fired by the enthusiasm of the artists involved. The more the perpetrator scratched at the surface of the local music scene, the more it became apparent how much excellent music was out there.
Aside from putting some superb music out there, the aim is also to raise money for deserving charities.
For volume 1, the participating bands have nominated the Arthur Rank Hospice, which is dedicated to providing specialist palliative care and support to adult patients and their family, friends and carers.
The diversity of the music on this first volume is impressive, covering rock, hip hop, folk, indie, punk, psychedelia, pop, jazz, Americana, garage and electronica with nods to all eras of popular and contemporary music. Artists range from those in the first flush of youth and already developing sounds that bode well for the future to more experienced souls continually developing their craft. Acts R*E*P*E*A*T readers may recognise include Broadway Danny Rose, Gavin Chappell-Bates, The Scissors, Bouquet of Dead Crows with many more (including Beverley Kills) pencilled in for Volume 2.
The rather incredible Broadway Danny Rose
For around the price of a couple of pints you can have a lasting legacy of the flourishing scene in a City as diverse and thrilling as the music it has inspired, while at the same time providing some much needed funds for a very deserving local charity.
For more info and to order Cambridge Calling, go to https://germanshepherdrecords.com/artists/cambridge-calling/