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Martin Harley In Concert

Show Details

Presented by Martin Harley

Performance date and time
Saturday, 27th May 2017
7:30 PM

An 'awesome' (BBC Radio 2) solo acoustic performance by a supremely talented roots blues singer-songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. A slide guitar master and devotee to the music of yesteryear's Mississippi Delta troubadours, Harley is quite simply a great live act.

'Intricate playing yoked to passionate vocals… spellbinding.' The Observer

★★★★ 'A class act. Massively accomplished stuff.' Classic Rock Magazine ______________________________________________________________________

Martin Harley grew up on the Thames delta (Woking), though you wouldn’t guess so from the Tennessee drawl of his vocals. Having learned to play slide guitar on a warped 12-string guitar while living in the back of a Holden station in Australia, he has released five albums, the last two recorded in Texas and Nashville.

This is a handsome showcase for Harley's talents as acoustic and slide guitarist, writer and performer, his relaxed, Ry Cooder-esque grooves - on intricate originals and clever Lead Belly and Tom Waits covers - spellbinding.

Martin's shows have struck a big chord in the US roots / Americana / blues scenes, resulting in coast to coast touring with ZZ Ward, Delta Rae openers for Bruce Hornsby, Iron and Wine, and many others, and his music to be placed in hit US TV shows such as 'Banshee' and 'The Vampire Diaries'.

He tours regularly in the UK and has had multiple festival appearances - including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Chagstock and more - and played the Roundhouse, London, Rock City, Nottingham, The Ritz, Manchester and the Royal Albert Hall. ______________________________________________________________________

'A mature and intelligent masterpiece of American roots music.' Maverick Magazine

'Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues.' Guitarist Magazine

'No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business.' Roots Magazine

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Running time
90 mins + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard / £9.00 Over 60 / £8.00 Under 16

Main Box Office Telephone Number
0121 447 7455

Available From
0121 445 2607, 0121 445 2802 or 0121 447 7455

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This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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