With her critically-acclaimed new album, A Dark Murmuration of Words, being included in Rough Trade’s Top 100 Albums of the 2020 and nominations for Best UK Artist & Best UK Album at the UK Americana Music Awards 2021, Emily Barker has announced a very special live stream show with Frank Turner, ‘Barker-Turner Overdrive’, on the 8th April. The show will be streamed from Tunbridge Wells Forum at 21:00 BST.
On Saturday 19th August 2006, as every Saturday back then, bands, fans and friends gathered inside the sweaty darkness of Brixton’s beloved Windmill music venue, as part of the regular “Sadder Days” night, organised by London alt-country heroes, The Tailors. Emily played a set with her band, The Red Clay Halo; Frank was in the crowd, glued to the performances. Emily thinks that Frank offered her a tour support straight after; Frank remembers not being popular enough even to share the stage with her back then. But if you can remember, you weren’t really there, right? Either way, a bond was formed, a collaboration and a friendship started that’s now nearly old enough to buy a drink.
Over the years, many of you will have seen them perform ‘Fields of June’ or ‘Old Flames’ together, but for the first time, they’ll share an entire set of duets ranging from country classics to glam pop, with some rare originals, and a brand new song–written together and debuted at the livestream–thrown into the mix.
Accompaniment is from Matt Nasir, Lukas Drinkwater, Jess Guise, and one of the UK’s finest string quartets, Carducci Strings (with arrangements by Joe Duddell). Performed live from Tunbridge Wells Forum with full production, we hope you’ll join us for the ‘Barker-Turner Overdrive – An evening of duets’ because you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
Ticket available from here: https://link.dice.fm/