We are delighted to announce that Music on the River is about to rock the Cam this summer – four magical events on the punts showcasing five talented musicians and of course, the beauty of the College Backs.
Live Music on the Cam
Cambridge is well-known from it’s fantastic musical events – live music takes place at many local venues including Cambridge Junction, The Corn Exchange, and pubs such as The Portland’s Arms or The Corner House. Music also holds a key role when it comes to outdoor events in town, such as the Strawberry Fair, Cambridge Folk Festival or The Big Weekend…
And here comes our genius idea; Music on the River! Punting is a must-do and a number one activity in town. The acoustics of the Cam are just perfect and the scenery is spectacular. In addition, thanks to The Punt & Pole, this year, our guests can enjoy a chilled glass of Prosecco, Beer, Wine, G & T or some soft drinks on board – they are offering our customers a generous 20% off drinks on the night. Live music, breathtaking view, nature and a cold drink in your hand on a stunning summer evening… what else do you need on a summer night?
Music on the River is the perfect activity for families with children, romantic couples, friends and for all of those who love music and who are brave enough to sing along with the musician on board.
What type of music will be played and when are the events going to take place?
Music on the River will take place on 19 July, 9 August, 23 August and 30 August 2019 (all Fridays).
19th July – Joe Bailey
A Cambridgeshire based Foot-stomping covers musician
‘As of 2019, I have over 5 years of experience in the wedding & events entertainment industry. Having performed at almost 400 weddings alone, you can rest assured that I will deliver an unforgettable show with professional service.’
Joe’s repertoire is packed with a fresh mix of modern and classic hits – just check out some of his videos and you’ll get the idea!
9th August – Max Bianco
A Cambridge based Singer – Songwriter – Traveller – Artist
You might have already met Max performing near to our check-in desk in The Punt Yard. He looks and sounds like he was born in the wrong decade. He is an absolute rock n’ roll figure who sings from his heart – classic!
His band called Max Bianco and the BlueHearts is pretty amazing: click here to check their originals out on SoundCloud!
23rd August Ukulele Simon
A Singing / Beatboxing Ukulele Entertainer
‘ I feel very lucky to be able to entertain people for a living and I enjoy every moment that I play music.’
Simon is a colourful character who grabs people’s attention with his awesome beatboxing, singing and ukulele skills. He has years of experience playing in function bands up and down the country and have been fortunate enough to visit Abbey Road studios and perform with finalists from ‘The Voice’ – an absolute win!
30th August – Roswell
A harmony-obsessed Americana/ Folk duo
‘Roswell is a combination of our love of intricate vocal harmonies and acoustic music, and we hope you enjoy what we do.’
Since their first gig together in March 2018, they’ve won Purbeck Valley Folk Festival’s new artist competition Purbeck Rising 2018, had their debut single ‘Heaven Knows’ selected for Fatea’s Winter Showcase Session, and recorded their debut EP Remedy at the Roundhouse in London, which was released in March.
For more information, check out their official website here.
All About Punting
During your tour, you will see all the ‘College Backs’ have to offer, including seven beautiful riverside colleges and 11 famous bridges of Cambridge. Your Tour Guides will be there to do the hard work and to answer any questions you might have about the creation of Cambridge University.
We really hope that a beautiful location like the River Cam is the perfect place to enjoy some fantastic melodies and sing along with other people on the punt. Music on the River is showcasing arts, history, architecture and nature in Cambridge.
Tickets and Availability
If you would like to book a Private Tour for up to 6 or 12 people, please give us a call on 01223 651 659.
If you have any questions regarding to the event, feel free to contact us here.
Don’t miss out this amazing opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the glide!