In 2019-2020 audiences in North America, Europe and the United Kingdom will be set for an added listening experience thanks to the release of CHRISTINA MARTIN’s seventh album, “Wonderful Lie”. Long known and lauded for her signature indie pop-to-rock style, “Wonderful Lie” finds Christina wading effortlessly into the roots rock and Americana sound pool. Among the album’s ten songs, four stand stellar as original Martin compositions.
Christina began recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene. A multi award-winning singer-songwriter, she has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and in the UK and Europe, building connections at venues big and small, singing songs about loss, love and perseverance. Her songs have been featured in films and television, and she’s performed at music festivals around the world (Rolling Stone Weekender Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, Folk Alliance International, Ottawa Bluesfest and Reeperbahn Festival).
Christina is joined by guitarist DALE MURRAY.
LACHLAN BRYAN and The Wildes have built their reputation on storytelling. Over the past eight years they have released four records, sold out venues across Australia, Europe and the USA, shared stages with Americana and country heavyweights and picked up a string of awards and accolades.
New album “Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music” is Lachlan and band’s most accomplished work to date, finding critical acclaim not just at home, but also in the UK and Europe. In the words of the Songwriting Magazine’s Lisa Redford, the record is a “ragged, poetic alt-country gem”. Opening track “I Hope that I’m Wrong” features what Three Chords and The Truth describes as “the most stunning line to open a track this year, easily surmounting to Isbell proportions”, setting the scene for 45 minutes of “absolutely majestic Country Folk”, including duets with Canada’s Lindi Ortega and New Zealand’s Shanley Del.
Live, the band fleshes out the record and their extensive back catalogue with an array of musicians including Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates (of The Weeping Willows), Imogen Clark, Shanley Del and James Gillard – as well as pedal steel player Seamus O’Sullivan. Whether appearing as a three piece or up to a seven piece, the band always delivers a compelling performance.
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes recently returned from a very successful second tour of the UK and Europe to perform at The Gympie Music Muster. In September they will appear at the Dashville Skyline Festival for the third time in four years before further touring in October and November. January will mark their tenth appearance at The Tamworth Country Music Festival, to be followed by a February USA tour with East-Nashville legend Amelia White.
“Lachlan Bryan is one of the best songwriters out there today” – Americana UK