TOM RUSSELL ANNOUNCES 2015 UK & IRISH TOUR DATES
NEW DOUBLE ALBUM ‘THE ROSE OF ROSCRAE’ OUT APRIL 13TH ON PROPER RECORDS
Sat 26th PORTSTEWART (Co. Londonderry) – The Real Music Club @ The Flowerfield Arts Centre (028 7083 1400 /www.flowerfield.org / www.realmusicclub.com) £TBC + booking fee adv / £TBC door, 7.30pm doors
Sun 27: DUBLIN – Whelan’s (01 478 0766 / www.whelanslive.com) €22 euros adv / €TBC euros door, TBC doors early show
Thu 1: LONDON – NTSOBC @ The 100 Club (020 7636 0933 / www.the100club.co.uk) £18 adv / £20 door, 7.30pm doors
Fri 2: FARNCOMBE (Surrey) – Farncombe Music Club (FMC) at St. John’s Church (01483 421520 /www.wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic) £18 adv / £22 door, 7.00pm doors / 7.45pm show
Sat 3: FARNCOMBE (Surrey) – Farncombe Music Club (FMC) at St. John’s Church (01483 421520 /www.wegottickets.com/julianlewrymusic) £18 adv / £22 door, 7.00pm doors / 7.45pm show
Mon 5: BRIGHTON (East Sussex) – Brighthelmstone Promotions @ Komedia (0845 293 8480 /www.brighthelmstonepromotions.co.uk) £18 adv / £TBC door, doors 7.30pm
Tue 6: POCKLINGTON (East Yorkshire) – Pocklington Arts Centre (01759 301547 / www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk) £18 adv / £TBC door, 7.15pm doors
Thu 8: GATESHEAD (Tyne & Wear) – Jumpin’ Hot Club @ Caedmon Hall (0191 230 4474 or 0191 433 6965 /www.jumpinhot.com) £17 adv / door, doors 8pm
Sun 11th: LEEDS – The Brudenell Social Club (0113 275 2411 / www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk) £18 adv / £20 door, 7.30pm doors
NEW ALBUM ‘IT’LL BE ALRIGHT’ OUT APRIL 20
PLUS UK TOUR
Christina will be touring the UK with her full band, this April/May:
|Tuesday||28 April||London – Half Moon|
|Wednesday||29 April||Milton Keynes – The Stables|
|Thursday||30 April||Bury – The Met|
|Friday||1 May||Chester – Telfords Warehouse|
|Saturday||2 May||Stowmarket – John Peel Centre|
- Upcoming fifth album marks a major artistic breakthrough
- New single ‘It’ll Be Alright’ out March 30
- New UK tour dates from the Halifax-based singer
“Martin mixes her intense and intimate character writing with her toughest and strongest music to date. Always handy with pop melodies and arrangements, now she has more edge, and lots of blistering guitar moments to go with it.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC/Author The Top 100 Canadian Albums
Canada’s Christina Martin has announced she’ll be returning to the UK for 5 UK shows this Spring, to support the release of her fifth studio album, ‘It’ll Be Alright’ out April 20 on her own Come Undone Records
Experimentation is the lifeblood of any artist. But occasionally they experience moments when everything comes into focus, and suddenly they have opened a door to a limitless creative future. Christina Martin has reached that point on ‘It’ll Be Alright.’ The 10-song collection finds the Halifax-based singer-songwriter attaining what her music has always suggested, a place where the ghosts of her musical heroes freely mingle with pop-rock’s modern architects.
Born in Florida and raised in Canada’s Maritimes, Martin’s musical journey since her first release in 2002 has led to extended stays in Austin, Texas, as well as Germany, from where she has cultivated a substantial following across mainland Europe. Along the way, she has earned numerous East Coast and Music Nova Scotia Awards, and had songs placed in multiple television programs.
“With this album, I am able to say a lot more with my music than I ever have before,” Martin says. “There is growth because we are all reaching for something bigger for ourselves and the audience.” Working closely with her husband Dale Murray (Cuff The Duke, The Guthries), Martin made a conscious effort not to be bound by the expectations of those who have categorized her in the past as an alt-country artist. Although she will never shed those influences, ‘It’ll Be Alright’ utilizes far more sonic textures, allowing Martin to explore the many sides of her musical personality.
The album’s brilliance is its seamless blend of the past and present. The bridge between them is Martin’s voice, an instrument both haunting and immediate, traits that could also best describe ‘It’ll Be Alrights’ lyrical content. To say the album is Martin’s most accomplished effort to date is stating the obvious; what is remarkable is how her maturity has translated into her most accessible album to date as well.
‘It’ll Be Alright’ the single is out March 30
The album of the same name follows on April 20
- It’ll Be Alright
- Reaching Out
- I’ve Got A Gun
- Puppet Museum
- You Ran From Me
- Take Me Back In A Dream
- You Don’t Have To Leave Tonight
- Things You Can’t Tell By Looking Her Way
- Somewhere With You
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Praise for new album ‘Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour’:
‘A bold success’ – The Telegraph
‘Clarke and Walker stand out due to their originality……impressive stuff’ – The Guardian
‘Thoroughly remarkable and unique’ – Maverick
‘a wistful soundscape of longing….arresting stuff’ – Independent on Sunday
Fri 20th March Bridport Arts Centre
9 South Street, Bridport, Dorset , DT6 3NR
Sun 22nd March Riverhouse Arts Centre
Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road Walton-on-Thames, Surrey , KT12 2PF
Mon 23rd March Nettlebed Folk Club
Nettlebed Village Club, High Street, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Ox , RG9 5DD
Tue 24th March The Roses Theatre
Sun Street, Tewkesbury , GL20 5NX
Fri 27th March Witham Hall
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, County Durham , DL12 8LY
Sat 28th March Barnsley Civic
Hanson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S70 2HZ
Sun 29th March The Live Room
The Live Room at Saltaire, Caroline Street, Shipley , BD18 3JZ
Fri 10th April The Junction
Paradise Place, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire , DN14 5DL
Sun 12th April Henry Tudor House
Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury , SY1 1XA
Wed 15th April Cambridge Junction
J2, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge , CB1 7GX
Sat 18th April The Helmsley Arts Centre
Meeting House Ct, Helmsley, York , YO62 5DW
Thu 23rd April Garstang Unplugged
Kenlis Arms, Kenlis Road, Barnacre, Preston , PR3 1GD
Sat 25th April Halsway Manor
Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe. Somerset , TA4 4BD
Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments.
Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne’s jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben’s musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.
They met in July 2009 and together they have resolutely forged their own path through traditional music. The live performance is a thing of delight – enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound – and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades.
Critical recognition soon followed, along with the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Award for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Award for Best Duo.
In 2013 their debut release on Navigator Records – Fire and Fortune – reached No.1 on the Amazon folk chart within three months, garnered rave reviews and a constellation of stars across the board, and brought them coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo in 2014.
Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker’s new album Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour was one of the most anticipated releases of 2014 and reviews have been outstanding.
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