New Routes: Three Years Younger, Dan Wilde & Seamus Mcloughlin

Date:Sat 18 Sep
Time:Doors 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.
Venue:J3 (seated show)

New Routes is back with an evening of acoustic, folk and roots artists.

Set out cabaret style with candles on tables, it’s a comfortable and intimate space to listen to the best emerging and established artists from the area.


Three Years Younger
Three Years Younger is a band made up of two emerging singer-songwriters from Suffolk. As sisters, they naturally began writing songs together, and collaboratively created their first single 'Ghost Ship' (a song that went on to win the Kimberley Rew Award, for best song last year).

Last year, Three Years Younger played at Camp Bestival, Strawberry Fair and the Big Weekend Stage in Cambridge, and this year they are focusing on producing and releasing new music (under the aliases ‘Charlie-Jo Simpson’ and ‘Megan Simpson’).

As sisters, partners and best friends, they feel as though music is what has tied them together. Up to this point in their career, they have experienced everything together – the nerves before their first gig, and then before their first festival; the shared joy of winning the Under 18s Cambridge Band Competition and Kimberley Rew Award, and most importantly, the elation they have always felt when they sing together.


Dan Wilde
Dan Wilde has been performing his own brand of richly observant folk both in the UK and around the world for the past 10 years. And in that time, he’s developed a growing fan-base and a reputation amongst those who know as "a fantastic songwriting talent who without a doubt will deserve and demand your attention” (Eclectically Challenged).

Three studio albums in, the evidence is clear he’s an extraordinary songsmith, while his ‘stunning’ guitar playing (Maverick Magazine) has led to an endorsement from Fylde guitars. Previous releases, ’This Is The Place’ (2010, ’With Fire in Mind’ (2013) and ‘Rhythm on the City Wall’ (2017) have cemented his reputation as a fine songsmith. He currently working on his fourth studio album, due out in the Summer 2022.

It is his profound lyrics, melded with a unique melodic sensibility, which shows the writer maturing into a poetic commentator and keen observer of everyday life’s patterns and tapestries have led to comparisons with the likes of Paul Simon, Richard Thompson and Ron Sexsmith. Dan’s words have been described as “deeply personal and introspective but engrossing and charismatic” (Folkwords) and they reflect his peripatetic restlessness.

Originally from Blackpool, Dan now lives in Cambridge — but his wanderlust has taken him touring through the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and the Czech Republic. He has recently returned from a six-month stint in Russia, where he recorded large chunks of his forthcoming release.

Dan has supported Ethan Johns, Foy Vance, Cara Dillon, Karine Polwart, Sam Carter, John Smith and Martin Taylor to name a few, and performed at some of the UK’s best-loved folk festivals — Cambridge Folk Festival, Kendal Calling, Beverley Festival and Galtres. Intimate and moving, Wilde’s work has a lyrical grace which is hard to match. Allow the song ‘Pieces’ to pin you to the wall and you won’t want to come back down.


Seamus Mcloughlin
Seamus Mcloughlin is based in Preston, Lancashire and is a touring singer and songwriter, he is also a member of the Seattle based band 'Great and Small'. Seamus has played major venues such as Sheperds Bush Empire in London, to the Rockwood Music Hall in New York and festivals world wide, opening for and playing with bands and artists such as The Alarm, The Wonder Stuff, Andrew Bird, Kasey Chambers, Starsailor, Ocean Colour Scene, Karima Francis, Rae Morris, Mark Geary, and many others. He has performed many times at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas and at the CMJ conference in New York and has toured the USA extensively. Playing from Los Angeles to NYC from Chicago. Seamus also fronts the alternative rock band The Capital who have released two EPs ‘hummingbird’ and ‘This place Matters’ which are available on all good download platforms. 

No floor spots. 

New Routes









For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

On Dan Wilde:

“engrossing and charismatic” — FOLKWORDS 

“love it, love it, love it” - JEREMY VINE BBC RADIO 2

“simply beautiful” - CLARE BALDING BBC RADIO 2


For the safety of artists, audiences, and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19. For details on COVID-19 entry requirements please CLICK HERE

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown inlcude booking fees. 

Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J3 has flat floor access. 

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.


Annie Dressner

Sat 24 Sep