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Upcoming shows: PowerSolo... Martha Tilston... The Umbrellas... Nick Harper... Chris Brain... Mr Ben & the Bens... Daudi Matsiko... Jolie Holland... Christof van der Ven + Niamh Regan... Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom... Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... Memorial... His Lordship... Florry... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... Rain Parade...

When: 7.30pm on Tuesday 5 March 2024
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be working with Martha Tilston for the first time!

With a pure silken voice and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha Tilston has developed a successful musical career with a large and loyal following. She has performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and festivals, recorded and released several critically acclaimed albums, gained a nomination for BBC best newcomer, appeared as a guest vocalist for Zero 7, toured internationally and worked with the some of the world’s most inspiring performers including Damien Rice, Nick Harper, Kate Tempest, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera) and Zero 7.

The past few years have seen Martha venture into the world of film making, gaining nominations for best arts film for The Clifftop Sessions and recently releasing her first feature film (with an accompanying soundtrack album) – The Tape – which is garnering much praise and excitement. With her long-time collaborators and musicians Matt Tweed and Matt Kelly, among others, they entwine raw vocals, sparkling melodies and thought- provoking lyrics with filmic movements and earthy baselines. To see them live is to connect with longed-for parts of ourselves.

‘She has the power to draw an audience into her world, leaving all those present with a smile, and a few issues to ponder, too’ – Time Out

‘Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life’ – The Guardian

Special guest is Nathan Ball, who collaborated with Martha on her film, The Tape. Nathan Ball’s beautifully crafted songs and virtuoso guitar playing reveal a unique and uncompromising approach to song-writing. Frequently compared to folk legends Nick Drake and John Martyn, Nathan has been declared a ‘rising star of the acoustic music scene’ (Folking.com). As a professional Luthier by day, Nathan performs with instruments he builds himself and whilst his guitar work could easily stand alone, his gentle interweaving of enchanting melodies combined with poetic lyrics that make contemporary comment on the issues of the day, make for a genuinely raw and spine-tingling performance.

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