Thursday 20th November 2014
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £16/£18 (U16s £12/£14)
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.
Since 2005, she has released three full length studio albums and various EPs that have been met with worldwide critical acclaim. In 2012, Martha released her latest studio album, Come Home To Mama, which Mojo Magazine stated was “a substantial and brilliantly sung career best.” Martha has been seen performing in Martin Scorsese’s film The Aviator, and also recently completed production as an actor in the upcoming HBO miniseries Olive Ketteridge to be released later this year. She is also currently writing her memoir, Stories I Might Regret Telling You, to be published by Flatiron Books, Winter 2016.
Undoubtedly her own person, with her own sense of style, Martha creates her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice.
“It’s another creative leap for an artist who explores difficult human emotions with a bravery and intensity few singers ever approach” – Magnet
“This is an album about a mother’s love, made by a mother, for a mother. And it also happens to be Martha Wainwright’s greatest artistic achievement to date.” – The Quietus
Support comes from Kansas-born Addie Brownlee, one of alt-country/Americana’s rising singer-songwriters. Reminiscent of Dusty Springfield, and influenced by Dolly Parton, Brownlee brings us a new spin on folk music. A new and engaging artist not to be missed.