** FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS ** DRAMA AT GATWICK AIRPORT ** SHOW WENT ON **
following the impassioned electronic intervention of cb1 poetry on saturday 30th
october the uk border agency has finally released fugitives brendan mcleod and
barbara adler from the detention in which they had been held since their arrival in
the uk a day earlier. brendan and barbara are now safe in canada and are expected
to make a full recovery however fugitives adrian glynn and ben rogers remain at large
in the uk following an incident at honey hill.
Our second special event for 2010 is the Cambridge leg of the UK tour of Vancouver's amazing The Fugitives -- the chance to hear them perform an acoustic set of their brilliant mix of contemporary folk and performance poetry.
'Wildly talented' (Georgia Straight)
Fresh from the release of their new album Eccentrically We Love (available from iTunes, all good record stores and of course The Punter on Mon 1st Nov) this group of multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, poets and novelists, each with burgeoning solo careers, have won individual accolades as diverse as the Canadian SLAM poetry championship, CBC poet laureate, and a place in the Peak performance songwriting series. But their primary focus lies in banding together to integrate their sensibilities into a dynamic mix of modern folk.
'whether you go for the poetry, the music, or both, this show is simply brilliant' (CBC)
Formed four years ago on Vancouver’s East Side, The Fugitives have made mainstage appearances on the Canadian folk festival circuit and sold out headlining shows at venues as diverse as the Vienna Literary Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Chutzpah Dance Festival. The Fugitives previous release, In Streetlight Communion, was nominated for a 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award for pushing the boundaries of contemporary folk music. They returned with a five song EP, Find Me, followed by their latest full length release of 2010. Website with sample audio tracks: www.fugitives.ca
'A hypnotic and swirling mix of voice and music that straddles the line between traditional songwriting and poetry' (Vue Weekly)
Monday 1st November, The Punter, Doors 7.30pm Performance 8pm. Tickets £5 in advance at prior readings or on the door (first come first served).