The sun will rise on up and coming acts

Ethan Ash
Ethan Ash

There is a Cambridge theme for the first Performers and Pints event of the year held on Saturday March 5.

The Rising Sun in Potton hosts the event and the events aim to give the local audience the chance to experience amazing performers right on the doorstep rathen than travelling elsewhere.

All of the performers at the event won an award in October last year at the The New Music Generator Award Ceremony in Cambridge.

First up is Oscar Corney who won the NMG award for Breakthrough Act of 2015, he is an aspiring independent singer songwriter musician from Cambridge, writing, recording and gigging original acoustic material.

Second up is Rachel Clark who won the NMG award for Best Solo Artist 18 and under of 2015, she is an up and coming singer songwriter, who is also from Cambridge.

She is already catching the attention of Radio 1, 6 Music and BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire and has been described by one critic as a modern day Joni Mitchell. Rachel played at the Cambridge music festival, Lodestar in September last year.

Third up is Ethan Ash who won the NMG award for Best Male Solo Artist 2015, he was born in the North East and has spent a large part of his life living in Cambridge. He describes his music as soul infused folk pop. He started playing music at the early age of six and played his first solo gig at the age of twelve. His music has been catching the attention of Huw Stephens from Radio 1 and CBC Canada as well. He has played many solo gigs and festivals and has supported Ed Sheeran on one of his sell out UK tours, plus he has supported Passenger and Seth Lakeman to name but a few. Earlier this year he was touring solo in Canada to great acclaim.

Doors open at 8.30pm for a 9pm start. Entrance to the event is free, but donations are welcomed which goes directly to the musician’s. For more info go to www.facebook.com/performerspints.