House of Cards are thrilled to present a show by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo on Thursday 7th November 2013at Salford’s St Philip’s Church. Support comes from Chris T-T.
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo
Bafta and Ivor Novello award winning singer-songwriter Emily Barker and her band The Red Clay Halo are set to release their much-anticipated fourth studio album, ‘Dear River’ on the 8 July 2013 on Linn Records and are touring the UK in October and November.
UK based but hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, Emily Barker is a compelling singer-songwriter, who with her band The Red Clay Halo blends classical, rock, country and folk influences to stunning effect. Having released three critically acclaimed albums, played a string of sold-out UK dates, performed with Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and written the award winning themes to hit BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line, the ‘Dear River’ album is a major landmark that will surely take Emily to a whole new level.
‘Dear River’ was produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile) and marks a significant sonic move forward from the previous three albums, highlighting Barker’s agile vocal blend of strength and fragility, while lyrically exploring the meaning of Home and its related tangents of exile, displacement, and family. Blending her own story into the wider joys and sorrows gleaned from her rigorous researches into others’ experiences of travel and emigration, Emily has emerged with a compelling song cycle that makes her ‘Dear River’ album an unmistakable watershed in her rapidly burgeoning career.
‘A gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won’t let go’ – The Sun SFTW
‘Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity’ **** – Q Magazine
Since 1999, influential English alt-folk singer Chris T-T has released seven studio albums, one live CD and a pile of singles and EPs.
He’s written pieces for books and magazines and currently writes a weekly column on the arts for UK socialist newspaper The Morning Star.
T-T’s most recent album is ‘Love Is Not Rescue’ which was released in March 2010 by London label Xtra Mile Recordings.
Chris lives in Brighton on the UK south coast.
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