31st March 2019: Oakleas Rise
Graham Cleaver / Camisayo
Camisayo is an alternative roots band formed around a kitchen table in Cambridge in December 2017. Initially as a means for friends to get together, Camisayo swiftly began to write original material. The diverse influences and backgrounds of its members results in an alternative take on roots music.
Cutting their teeth on the open mic scene, they rapidly emerged as a part of Cambridge's flourishing music community.
After the success of their first EP release in September 2018, they are now preparing their second EP release for April 2019, along with a single and a music video mid-March 2019.
Camisayo plays regularly in Cambridgeshire and are now sharing their sound further, with gigs planned in London, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
You can also catch them in the Summer in local festivals like 'Reepham Festival' or further afield like 'How the light gets in' in South Wales.
Graham has been performing at open mics for over 3 years now. He also hosts 3 local open mic sessions at The Millstone Barnack, The Blue Boar Eye and more recently at The Bull Newborough. The open mic performances have led to previous Glassshouse performances as well as The Peterborough Beer Festival and Firework Fiesta as well as other local festivals.
Graham’s style is mainly blues based and is mainly developed from his love of Delta Blues. Graham also plays acoustic cover songs from artists who have been influenced by the same style such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Eric Clapton. Graham, like a lot of other local musicians, has played for many years and the local open mic circuit has given him a platform to perform and to also showcase other local talent.
Oakleas Rise are singer- songwriters Lesley Curtis and Stuart Mcleod.
They have been writing and performing together for the last three years creating their own unique blend of music drawing influences from modern pop, folk and country genres.
They have recently just finished recording their debut album together which is due for release early in 2019.