Martin Harley – Sorry this event has been postponed
Sunday 31st January 2021
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm


This event has been postponed, further updates to follow.
Modern Age Music Roots Music proudly presents as part of Independent Venue Week 2021: Martin Harley + special guests Holly Carter
Socially Distanced – Limited Tickets: (matinee) www.fatsoma.com (evening) www.fatsoma.com  £18.50 available in groups of 2-4, Age restriction: 18+
This show will be socially distanced, operating with a limited, reduced capacity. All guests will be seated for the performance, and tickets are available to purchase in groups of 2-4.
Safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all performers, staff and guests:
COVID SAFETY
Due to social distancing, we are selling tables of 2-4 instead of individual tickets (groups who purchase together will be seated together). Please arrive with all guests for the table together, and with your e-ticket either printed out or on your phone. All guests will be temperature checked at the entrance. There will be hand sanitizers at various points around the venue and you can use these upon arrival. Track and trace will be in operation upon arrival.
IMPORTANT – if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact recently with anyone who has, please do not attend this event.

 

Martin Harley – In 2019 British guitarist and songwriter Martin Harley is making a change. Having created a deep impression on the acoustic blues roots and Americana scene with his last two Nashville recorded albums, his highly anticipated new record finds a new and exciting sound. An Intimate and gritty analogue album, recorded in a remote chapel deep in the wilds of Pembrokeshire. Taking county blues riffs to the electric bottleneck slide guitar, served with sweet vocal harmonies over the driving rhythms of co producer and drummer Harry Harding (Yola Carter/William the Conquerer) Award winning Australian bassist Rex Horan finalises the line up. He has recorded and performed with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and Laura Marling.

Through Harley’s road worn songwriting style this record explores hopes and fears for fast changing times, offering gospel like comfort and consolation. The song ‘Roll with the Punches’ implores the listener not to get dragged down when challenges seem unsurmountable. ‘Coming Home’ asks questions beyond the end of life and ruminates on freedom from worldly desires.

If success can be measured by growing global demand to attend Martins dynamic life performances then perhaps his touring schedule is proof of that. (He recently played to full house at the Union Chapel in Islington and has appeared at Edmonton, Vancouver, Canmore and Calgary folk festivals in Canada, Glastonbury, Bestival, Beautiful days in the UK, numerous European and US tours and events including the AMAs, The Bluebird in Nashville and Tønder in Denmark) In 2018 Total guitar ranked him #16 in the worlds greatest acoustic guitarist poll and he was nominated as Instrumentalist of the year at the Americana music awards.

“Harley offers the listener a masterclass in taste, style and roots blues” – Guitarist Magazine

“No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business” – Roots Magazine

“Spellbinding” – The Guardian

“Quite simply a great live act” – Time Out London