Thursday 22nd August 2013
With: Fran Smith
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £17.50 / £19.50
Melting Vinyl are thrilled to welcome back the glorious Martha Wainwright for a beautifully intimate show at Komedia after a sold out show at St George’s Church last year.
With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling entertainer, and a refreshing, different, new force in music. Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and often performing with her parents. She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed her song “Year of the Dragon” to her mother and aunt’s album The McGarrigle Hour. The same year she started singing back-up for her brother both live and on record.
Martha Wainwright released her eagerly anticipated new album ‘Come Home To Mama’ on October 15th, on V2. Written by Martha and produced by Cibo Matto’s Yuka C. Honda, highlights include dramatic opener ‘I Am Sorry’, the perky melodic pop of ‘Can You Believe It’ and the beautiful ‘Proserpina’, written by her late mother, Kate McGarrigle.
Undoubtedly her own person, with her own sense of style, Martha creates her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice.