Sally Barker

Fri 21st October, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Sally Barker

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New ‘Love Rat’ e.p. for Tom Jones’ Voice Finalist

Sally Barker reduced Tom Jones, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on BBC’s ‘The Voice’. As a young widow her music career took a back seat in favour of bringing up her two sons who later persuaded her to enter the competition. Tom Jones’ finalist on the programme, Sally turned down a £75,000 advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing instead to finish the Poozies’ album ‘Into the Well’ and work on her own material.

Whether she is singing to seven million on TV or to 70 people in a club Sally is the consummate professional. It is in live performance that Sally thrives and excels. She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time, revealing their true meaning.

A seasoned performer, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk group The Poozies.  Sally’s years of touring have included countless support slots; Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom amongst them.  She also channels the iconic and sadly departed Sandy Denny in the recently re-formed legendary folk-rock band Fotheringay.

After her appearance on The Voice, Sally’s back catalogue saw a resurgence of sales. Sally’s album ‘ANOTHER TRAIN’ featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs!

September 2015 and February/April 2016 brings Sally out on tour to promote her new 6 track ‘Love Rat’ e.p. which features 4 new songs (‘Love Rat’, ‘Kissing a Stranger’, ‘Jealous Bones’ and ‘Heart & the Shell’ and 2 songs from The Voice (‘Walk on By’ & ‘Don’t Let me be Misunderstood’). Sally’s current live set is a mix of songs from her ‘Love Rat’ e.p., from ‘Maid in England’, ‘Another Train’ and YouTube favourites such as ‘Dear Darlin’.

“Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings” BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans

“I have to say you sound amazing”

“That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop.” Kylie Minogue