30th April: CJ Hatt / Tara Pasveer / Oh Brother!
CJ Hatt has a passion for pure acoustic music and this shows in his performance. He plays a wide variety of music, from old classics to modern hits with some curve balls thrown in too. His different take on songs and ability make any song sound great acoustically makes him stand out as a unique & talented act. In addition, he also writes his own music too! You will see and hear why he stands out from the usual acoustic singers when you see him live! Not to be missed!
Tara Pasveer is a licorice- and animal loving singer and songwriter from a beautiful place in the Netherlands, called The Hague. Highly inspired by folky artists such as the Fleet Foxes, The Tallest Man on Earth and Laura Marling, Tara has written and performed her own songs on Dutch radio and at several gigs in the Netherlands and the UK.
She has also had the chance to test her musical talent through participating in various competitions since she was 15. Before she moved to the UK in 2016, Tara won a songwriting competition in her home country and took the first place in Rethink Your Mind’s competition for young musicians in March this year. Besides sharing her mutual love for music with other students at college, she is constantly working on own original pieces and cover songs, as well as being one of the notorious artists who regularly perform at open mic nights in Peterborough’s bar Puzzles.
Tara’s music incorporates elements from folk music as well as modern pop, and creates the perfect style that enables music lovers to even drag their full-blood metal friends to one of her live performances- with a good chance that they’ll gladly come back for more.
Oh Brother!, as the name implies, is a 3-piece line up of three brothers playing a mix of upbeat bluegrass music and melodic ballads, including some original numbers penned by band members. Whilst being accomplished instrumentalists (guitars, banjo, double bass, harmonicas and mandolin), we are known particularly for close harmony vocals.
Since the early years of learning and playing music for family, friends and schools, we have each gone on, over several decades, to perform in contexts ranging from clubs and pubs to music venues and festivals. Alan and Peter were half of The Bluegrass Brothers which for many years were one of the best known UK Bluegrass acts, having headlined at UK Bluegrass Festivals and having been the support band for several internationally known Nashville performers.
Oh Brother! came about in 2015 as a result of a long late night jam session when we re-discovered the uniqueness of sibling voices in harmony, and the sheer pleasure of making music again as family.