Emily Barker

Two sets, with accompaniment from Lukas Drinkwater

Sunday 21st October, 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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The success of Emily Barker’s latest album Sweet Kind of Blue – a seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences – helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Year 2018 at the recent UK Americana Awards held at Hackney Empire in London.

Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players.

Emily Barker is perhaps best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, which was dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing her first feature film soundtrack (for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen).

Emily returns to The Waiting Room 5 years on from her first visit with The Red Clay Halo – this time with accompaniment from Lukas Drinkwater

Praise for Sweet Kind of Blue: “finally sets out her true claim for stardom” Q★★★★

“the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity” The Times★★★★

“the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems” UNCUT 8/10 Mojo ★★★★ Express ★★★★ RnR ★★★★★


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Sweet Kind of Blue (Official video) https://youtu.be/TUHMaTTZ17E
Sister Goodbye (Official video) https://youtu.be/8MRr8hi9BQc
Sunrise (Official video) https://youtu.be/WqHSGmpDyTw
Over My Shoulder (Official video) https://youtu.be/uD4oGY1oCMU

The Waiting Room
9 Station Road, Eaglescliffe,
Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0BU
01642 780465