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|
“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
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