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  The Living Room

Last Updated: Mar 2013 [Update This Listing]
PAY MonitorsY Open MicN FloorspotsY Disabled AccessN
When: First friday of the month
Where: CB2 Cafe Bistro
  5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2LD
Transport: car, walk, bike, bus, train
To get a gig: Live video of performance sent to e-mail above please
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The Living Room (TLR) is an acoustic night organised by Hope Street Music. TLR started in Cambridge in 2004 and has been described by NME as “…the premier acoustic night in Cambridge”. Bands and singer/songwriters are invited to perform their work in stripped-down acoustic format. This gives the audience a chance to hear artists perform their songs in a way perhaps not usually heard, although for many it is how the songs were originally written…perhaps even in their own living room! TLR Cambridge is normally held on the first Friday of each month in the basement of CB2 Café, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD and TLR Ipswich is normally held on the first Thursday in The Blue Room at the vibrant music venue of PJ McGintys, 15 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3BY. In the case of both venues regularly check this page for gig dates. There is a relaxed atmosphere at each TLR night and the audience sit on rugs and cushions strewn around the floor, although seats are available if needed. The room is lit only by muted stage lighting and candles to create an atmosphere conducive to listening to good music. TLR has a homely, chilled-out atmosphere and is very laid-back but the quality of the evening is second to none. It’s also perhaps unique in that the audience remain silent while artists perform, other than applauding at the end of each song of course. TLR has now been running in Cambridge for six years. It has a reputation as a must-play night and as a result we get hundreds of requests from artists, both from the UK and abroad, to play thus ensuring we only select and book quality artists. We look forward to an equally successful time in Ipswich and showcasing great acts. The Living Room has now featured at a number of music festivals, for example Hope Street Music has booked and run The Living Room stage at Secret Garden Party for several years, organises the booking and running of the acoustic stage at Strawberry Fair (Europe’s biggest free festival), and ran a TLR stage at the UK Festival Awards. We plan our festival line-ups throughout the year and many acts appearing at TLR gigs get the opportunity to perform on our “festival tour”.

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