CC Smugglers are on a rapid rise that has elicited plaudits from critics and audiences alike, boasting Seasick Steve, Bob Harris and Cerys Matthews amongst their legion of fans.
With a host of sold out venues and headline stealing gigs at Cambridge, Cornbury and Glastonbury Festivals under their belts - as well as playing further afield at some of Europe’s biggest festivals - this 6-piece outfit from Bedfordshire play good, original music with showmanship, swagger and suave.
Listen to CC Smugglers and you’ll hear the ghosts of American folk music, swing, jazz, country, ragtime and bluegrass. Listen more closely and you’ll hear contemporary touchstones such as hip hop, metal, dubstep, house and dancehall. Nothing is off limits!
“Great live. Just brilliant” Bob Harris, BBC Radio2
“The best live band on the scene at the moment” Cerys Matthews, BBC6 Music
“Hugely engaging live performance” Paul Sexton, The Sunday Times
“Besides the infectious joy they exude while playing, their understanding of the music is so deep as to make it sound effortless” Alex Petropoulos, Songlines Magazine
Read more here: www.ccsmugglers.co.uk
EMMA McGRATH: CC Smugglers' support act is rising star Emma McGrath who is fast attracting the attention of the public, media and record industry. Her 2015 single Sit With Me was ‘Track Of The Week’ for BBC Introducing, and was featured on Dermot O’Leary and Bob Harris’ playlists on Radio 2. She also has a 2017 Women Make Music grant from the PRS Foundation under her belt. She has since worked with Grammy Award winner Jimmy Hogarth and Brit School alumni Jackson on her single Love You Better. Emma’s EP Silent Minds is scheduled for release on 13 April 2018.
Date & Time 24 July 2018, 7.45pm
Venue The Spiegeltent, Festival Central, Campbell Park MK9 4AD
Tickets Tickets £16.50
All standing/dancing with limited unreserved seating
Sold subject to licence
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