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Martha Tilston & Band
Fri 5 May 2017, 19:30 – 23:30 BST
Martha Tilston brings a sparky union of folk, acoustic, trip-hop and electronica, along with one of the most soothing and versatile voices you’re likely to hear. Martha and band have played on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals, from the acoustic stage at Glastonbury to touring the far reaches of the globe. She has also earned a nomination for Best Newcomer at the BBC Folk Awards while releasing six albums and featuring on the Zero 7 album 'Yeah Ghost'.
Tilston began her musical tenure in folk duo Mouse (alongside Nick Marshall) and built up a dedicated word of mouth audience playing the London underground music scene, often sharing stages with the likes of Kate Tempest, Damien Rice amongst others. Her first lo-fi solo album released in 2003 then accompanied extensive touring with Damien Rice.
Martha and band have played on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals. She has recorded and released several critically acclaimed albums, gained a nomination for BBC best newcomer, appeared as a guest vocalist for Zero 7, toured internationally and played with the some of the world’s most inspiring musicians.
In 2014 her highly acclaimed folk album 'The Sea' was named by BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews as her'Album of the Year.'
‘She has the power to draw an audience into her world, leaving all those present with a smile, and a few issues to ponder, too.’ Time Out
'Martha Tilston has carved her niche with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. It is an engrossing set.. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.’ The Guardian