Emily Barker is a compelling songwriter with a gift for weaving melody and words. Her talent is perfectly complemented by the magnificent arrangements of her band The Red Clay Halo, whose rootsy ensemble playing underpins her agile vocal blend of strength and fragility.
February 2011 saw the release of ‘Almanac,’ immediately attracting strong support from BBC radio with sessions for Cerys Matthews on 6 Music and Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and single Little Deaths picked as record of the week on Nemone’s 6 Music show.
The achingly beautiful ‘Pause’ from the album is the theme tune to BBC 2’s gripping TV drama The Shadow Line, and ‘Nostalgia’, from Emily’s second album is the Bafta-winning theme tune to BBC1’s Wallander. Both Wallander and The Shadow Line have seen Emily collaborating with Novello award recipient Martin Phipps, leading Dermot O’Leary to jokingly suggest that Emily is the Dennis Waterman of dark crime thrillers!
Ticket Prices: £17, Swindon Card £16, Party Booking £15.50, Music Madness £15
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