ANNOUNCES DEBUT UK TOUR
NEW SINGLE ‘WATER IT’ OUT 10 FEBRUARY 2014
Taken from the album Sleeping with a Stranger – UK Impact date February 24
‘Sleeping with a Stranger does all the right things in all the right places’
Tim Merricks – Americana UK.com
Christina Martin has been developing her reputation in Canada for strong song-writing and timeless story-telling via her melodic Americana/Country-pop songs over the last several years. Winner of the 2012 ‘Female Recording of the Year’ at the Nova Scotia Music Awards and an East Coast Music Award Winning artist, her song-writing reflects the emotional highs and lows that we all experience as we travel the road of life. Christina’s vocal style is romantic yet ultimately wistful, reminiscent of the music she grew up with including Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks and Wilco.
Water It, is the lead single from her award winning album and the perfect song to introduce UK audiences to one of Nova Scotia’s most beloved musical exports. Water It reflects on the light and shade of loving relationships in its lyrics and is typical of an artist who makes observations of life her stock in trade. It’s also the perfect song to inspire us as we head into the new year with its message of ‘Come On, Step Up’ Telling us that we ‘can do anything we want to in this life!’
Christina lives out the inspiration offered in her music too, by stepping up and taking her music around the world independently. As Americana UKrecently noted, ‘she is in demand – increasingly noticeable this side of the Atlantic.’ Christina has really earned her stripes with tireless touring across Canada and more recently in Europe where audiences and publications such as Rolling Stone (Germany) have taken to her alt -country inspired kitchen table confessions.
The UK gets its first chance to see and hear Christina Martin live in concert early in 2014 when she tours in England for the first time including aLondon show at The Slaughtered Lamb. Travelling with her on this run of dates is respected guitar and lap/pedal steel player Dale Murray (The Guthries, Cuff The Duke). Murray’s playing can be heard throughout Martin’s recordings and he is an acknowledged virtuoso of the guitar as evidenced by his playing and a sponsorship from Dusenberg Guitars.
The February dates will be an ethereal acoustic/electric affair taking Christina Martin to Brighton, Cambridge and Sheffield along with other dates – 11 shows in all.
UK Tour Dates:
Wed 05-Feb Slaughtered Lamb London
Thu 06-Feb The Latest Bar Brighton
Fri 07-Feb The Stables Milton Keynes
Sat 08-Feb The Dolphin Hotel St Ives – Cambridge
Sun 09-Feb Farnham Maltings Farnham
Tue 11-Feb The Old Ship Inn Lowdham
Wed 12-Feb The Fishpond Matlock Bath
Thu 13-Feb The Met Bury
Fri 14-Feb The Launderette Durham
Sat 15-Feb The Square Chapel Halifax
Sun 16-Feb John Peel Centre Stowmarket
ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT RADKEY ON UK TOUR
LONDON-BASED punk rockers, Turbogeist, will join Radkey on their 8-date UK tour starting on Feb 24th in Birmingham and finishing at the world renowned 100 Club in London. In the lead up to this, Turbogeist have been confirmed to play London Barfly as part of the Camden Rocks festival.
Dates as follows:-
18 London, Barfly (Camden Rocks)
24 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
25 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26 Leeds, Cockpit
28 Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
01 Newcastle, Cluny 2
03 Manchester, Night And Day
04 Bristol, Louisiana
05 London, 100 Club
Details of a new single and video for Turbogeist will be revealed shortly. A debut album from the band will be released in the autumn.
THE ENGLISH BEAT
ANNOUNCE MARCH UK TOUR
*STARRING ORIGINAL LEAD-SINGER DAVE WAKELING*
“…the band’s secret weapon was pop, the ear-candy tunes and sharp-fanged lyrics of frontman Dave Wakeling – at his finest, a singer-songwriter as savagely witty as Elvis Costello.” ROLLING STONE
Dave Wakeling – the songwriter and lead-singer of The Beat - returns for his first UK tour, this March, after several years living in the USA.
The singer, songwriter and guitarist behind the biggest 1980’s 2-Tone Band, The Beat, now known as The English Beat, Dave Wakeling is the consummate showman, touring the world with an all-star line-up, performing all the hits of The Beat, General Public and his new songs.
The English Beat will play an extensive run of UK dates in March 2014 including shows at O2 Academy venues in Liverpool, Glasgow, London, Oxford, Bristol and Dave’s hometown and the birthplace of many Beat lyrics and classics, Birmingham.
With a unique energy, pure melody, passion and politics, it’s impossible to forget the genius of UK Top 10 singles, ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Hands Off She’s Mine’ and ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, before The Beat disbanded in 1983.
1980 TOP OF THE POPS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY98T36ZC60
“I am extremely excited to be back in the UK on home soil” says Dave Wakeling. “Thanks to the O2 Academy venues and Skamouth Festival for making this happen, it is like totally going to be a blast dudes!”
Friday 7th March – Holmfirth, Picturedome
Saturday 8th March – Liverpool, O2 Academy2
Sunday 9th March – Birmingham, O2 Academy2
Monday 10th March – Glasgow, O2 ABC2
Wednesday 12th March – London, O2 Academy Islington
Thursday 13th March – Oxford, O2 Academy
Friday 14th March – Bristol, O2 Academy
Sunday 16th March – Skamouth, Great Yarmouth
Tickets £16.00 adv
ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000 or venue box office
As the US ambassador for Specialized, a charity project set up to help raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust, Dave has created an all-star two tone line up including Specials, Selecter, Bad Manners, Body Snatchers and Bellestars to record a cover version of Madness OUR HOUSE for Specalized 3 – Mad Not Cancer album. Last year Specialized released an album of 28 BEAT covers for Teenage Cancer Trust.
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