Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Plus Support - Emily Barker
Sunday 24 November, 7.00pm
Doors open at 7pm
Folk troubadour Frank Turner kicks off his eagerly anticipated UK tour at St David’s Hall on Sunday 24 November 2019.
The tour coincides with the release of his eighth studio album No Man’s Land – due for release on Friday 16 August – and sees Frank perform a solo set, whilst the second half is unplugged with his backing band The Sleeping Souls.
Produced by Catherine Marks, the record is dedicated to the fascinating stories of women whose incredible lives have been overlooked due to their gender. It is also supported by a 13-part podcast series, Tales from No Man's Land, which debuted at No.2 in the Apple UK Podcast Charts.
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Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the BBC's hugely successful 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, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing the soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen.
As a performer, Barker is captivating and accomplished, with an adept understanding of audiences that finds her equally at home touring with punk troubadour Frank Turner as she is with American multi-Grammy-winning musician Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Emily Barker’s 2017 album 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. The success of the album, with its seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences, and the globe-trotting tours to support it helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Year at the recent UK Americana Awards held at Hackney Empire in London.
Most recently, Barker has released an album of collaborations with English folk legend Marry Waterson. A Window to Other Ways is out now on One Little Indian Records.
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 ★★★★★