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I am turning into a Christina Martin Groupie – a dangerous thing to do in my job, you get strange looks and PR companies start not returning your calls!
It was while I was involved with the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket that I first became aware of this tiny Canadian songstress with the powerful voice. If you take the time to listen, her lyrics too, are powerful.
I am delighted to say that Christina Martin is touring the UK again this year with gigs in our region in Ipswich, Ardleigh, Cambridge, Norwich and Gt Finborough… I kid you not, Great Finborough – but that is a house concert, so it may be off limits. I am delighted to see that she is playing in the fabulous Little Rabbit Barn in Ardleigh – oh, is she in for a treat there!
To be fair, I had thought that Ipswich’s St Peters by the Waterfront would be THE place to see Christina and husband Dale play but looking at the schedule it is a tough call.
The 2016 tour is the duo version of the 2015 It’ll Be Alright tour which featured her full band. And whilst the full band brings power and punch to the numbers there is an air of intimacy about the duo. “You Ran From Me” is the third single taken from the album “It’ll Be Alright” and it looks and sound like this:
UK Tour 2016
|4 March||Ort Cafe||Birmingham|
|5 March||Fuel Cafe||Manchester|
|6 March||Dog & partridge||Uttoxeter|
|8 March||Percy's Coffee & Curios||Whitchurch|
|9 March||The Rogue Saint||Lincoln|
|11 March||Coyote Whisky Bar||Glasgow|
|12 & 13 March||The Bluebird Cafe||Edinburgh|
|14 March||The Robin 2||Wolverhampton|
|15 March||Stag & Hounds||Bristol|
|16 March||The Green Note||London|
|17 March||Portland Arms||Cambridge|
|18 March||St Peters by the Waterfront||Ipswich|
|19 March||Little Rabbit Barn||Ardleigh|
|20 March||House Concert||Gt Finborough|
|21 March||The Bicycle Shop||Norwich|
|22 March||The Old Ship Inn||Lowdham|
|23 March||The Square Chaple||Halifax|