Sally Barker is to conclude her UK tour with a performance at The Fishpond in Matlock Bath on Friday, October 16.
Sally was a finalist on BBC TV’s The Voice last year and reduced Sir Tom Jones and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on the popular TV show.
The tour has been promoting her new six-track EP Love Rat, which features four new songs (Love Rat, Kissing a Stranger, Jealous Bones and Heart & the Shell and two songs from The Voice (Walk on By and Don’t Let me be Misunderstood).
As a young widow, Sally’s music career had taken a back seat in favour of bringing up her two sons, who later persuaded her to enter the competition.
Whether she is singing to seven million on TV or to 70 people in a club Sally is the consummate professional.
It is in live performance that Sally thrives and excels.
She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time, revealing their true meaning.
A seasoned performer, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk group The Poozies.
Sally’s years of touring have included countless support slots, including for Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom Jones.
The show at The Fishpond starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £15. Call 01629 581529 or you can go online to www.thefishpondmatlockbath.co.uk
Photo by Philip J Vernon