Music on the River 2019 – four magical summer events on the punts featuring five talented musicians and the beauty of the College Backs this summer.
Live Music on the River Cam
We all know Cambridge is well-known for it’s fine musical events – from live music that takes place in local venues such as The Cambridge Junction, The Corn Exchange, The Portland’s Arms or The Corner House – to outdoor events like the Strawberry Fair, Cambridge Folk Festival or the Big Weekend… In all walks of life music plays a key role and uplifts any occasion… So, here comes our genius idea; why not combine some of the best artists in the City with Cambridges number one activity – punting. The acoustics of the River Cam are just perfect and the scenery is beauteous, it is the perfect backdrop to some live music and an experience that you will never forget.
This year, with thanks to The Punt & Pole (the new floating pub of Cambridge), our guests can enjoy a glass of Prosecco, beer, wine, Gin & Tonic and soft drinks on board, all without having to move a muscle as you are served your beverage, from the next vessel. What’s more, they are offering an exclusive discounted rate for our events, so you can enjoy the finest beverage at a reasonable price… Live music, breathtaking views, nature and a cold drink in your hand on a stunning summer evening… tempting, isn’t it?
Music on the River 2019 is a perfect activity for families, romantic couples, friends and all of those with a love of music. You can even join in and sing along with a ballad or two.
What type of music will be played and when are the Music on the River 2019 events going to take place?
We have set up for different dates: 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!
To find out more about Joe, click here to take a look at his official website.
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!
Check out Simon’s website for more!
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 Cambridge
During your chauffeured punt ride, you will see all of what the ‘College Backs’ have to offer, including seven Riverside colleges and 11 famous Bridges of Cambridge. Your Tour Guides will be there to do the hard job and 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 musical talent, with like minded people, all aboard a traditional punt. Music on the River 2019 is showcasing arts, history, architecture and nature in Cambridge, as you glide along the calm water listening to some great harmonies.
Tickets & Availability
Tempted? Check out our availability and ticket prices here.
If you would like to book a Private Tour for up to 6 seater, please call us on 01223 782306.
If you have any questions regarding to the event, feel free to contact us.
Don’t miss out this amazing opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the night!