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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rising Star Emily Barker to Play The Met

The Met welcomes Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo on Tuesday 25 October at 8pm.

\”This is a dream of a record. A new Marling, then? No, Barker offers something else…\” BBC Music editor\’s choice (Feb 2011)

Hailing from Bridgetown, Western Australia, 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 Barker\’s 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 starring Christopher Ecclestone. And Nostalgia, from Emily\’s second album Despite The Snow, is the Bafta-winning theme tune to BBC1\’s Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh.

\”Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity\”
**** Q Magazine

Tickets for the show are £10. For more information or to book please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz