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image for Music - Folk item typeAcoustic Strawbs at Colchester Arts Centre

Music - Folk, Thu 22 Jun 2017

Acoustic Strawbs

Acoustic Strawbs


Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900


Church Street,


From acoustic to electric and back again is a journey the Strawbs make with consummate musical ease. The band’s leading light Dave Cousins began his creative career by serving his apprenticeship in the reflective, accomplished world of British traditional folk.Back when they were known as The Strawberry Hill Boys, they enjoyed the eternal distinction of having the legendary vocalist Sandy Denny in the line-up. Decades on, the Strawbs are among the best purveyors of this musical heritage around today.

Acoustic performance demands a level of seasoned harmonic craftsmanship and the band’s unplugged versatility and energy, gained over decades of rich experience have earned the Strawbs the kind of accolades most acoustic groups can only dream of. For example, Dave Cousins has been described by the prominent All Music Guide as ‘the most talented Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of England’. Plaudits such as this are rare, reserved for only the elite, a category the Strawbs inhabit naturally. With terrific songs, sublime melodies, a true feel for tradition and superlative vocal harmonies, they occupy a special place in British acoustic music. What has gained the Strawbs such international respect today is the originality, substance and social relevance of their lyrics.

Acoustic music on this level can be encapsulated in two words; visionary talent, and when you hear such songs as Tell Me What You See it becomes obvious that Dave Cousins, guitar and vocals, Dave Lambert, guitar and vocals, underpinned by superb bassist Chas Cronk have that quality in abundance. An acoustic Strawbs gig is an event to treasure. Imagination, passion, emotion and exquisite vocal harmonies. If you enjoy great music, the Strawbs deliver.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 22 Jun 2017 19:30


Tickets £17 / £15 concessions.g.



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality