Saturday 10th August
Mouse, Moses and Christena Maloney
Opening the evening were Christena Maloney and Richard Hudspith who joined us from Cambridge, the Eastern Region's home of all things acoustic. Having met while studying music at Cambridge Regional College they found they connected very quickly and a songwriting partnership was born. Christena's voice is very powerful with a rich vibrato and the confidence to turn to a number of songwriting styles underpinned by Richard's rhythmic guitar. A colchester debut, hopefully they will return in the future, but check out dates in Cambridgeshire too.
Closing the first half was a stripped back three piece version of London based Moses largely centred around the songwriting and vocal talents of brothers Paul & David Mosley. Literally playlisted for BBC Radio 2 the week they played for us, they went down a storm with the AcoustiCity crowd. Not only were the songs so well performed, but the hilarious banter with the audience between tracks had the whole venue in uproar, quite an achievement!
We have invited them back for a headline set early in the new year so look out for a full six piece with percussion, cello and much much more.
Please visit the various artists' websites and check out their releases and upcoming gigs. If CD sales at the end of the gigs are any judge of quality, you will not be disappointed.