We welcome in the New Year with the return of Carrie Martin on February 5th at Hull Central Library. A singer songwriter fast becoming an audience favourite with moving acoustic numbers and vocals to melt the coldest of hearts. Open mic slots will be available and the return of the popular freewrite exercise, creating new work on the spot to share or take home.
Carrie Martin is a beautiful, true born and bred Yorkshire singer/songwriter. She has always loved singing, playing guitar and performing but she put her dreams on hold to have her children. In 2011 she returned to her true love – music. A turning point came when she was at a Gordon Giltrap concert and invited to step in for the support act when they backed out. With Gordon’s support, she began to make her dreams come true. Her first release was a seven-track EP called Luna with garnered incredible attention. Three years later, she released her first full album, What If. It cemented her growing reputation. Seductive Sky was released in 2017 and is unquestionably her definitive statement.
Gordon Giltrap described Carrie as ‘an outstanding vocalist with passion in each breath.’ RnR magazine said, ‘There is a touch of Kate Bush in the higher range of Martin’s voice and in her inflection.’ https://www.carriemartin.co.uk/
We will have the open mic slots available bookable on the day. Strictly five mins each (please time your piece and any intro beforehand) We will also have our popular live-writing exercise and sharing session.
Women of Words are an unfunded collective, so a hat will be passed around during the break to meet costs. Men welcome in the audience.
Who: Carrie Martin
Where: Hull Central Library (James Reckitt Reading Room) Albion Street Hull HU13TF
When: February 5th 2 – 4pm