Friday 17th May 2019 – we welcome Sally Barker to the Hinckley ACT for the first time.
“The emotion and passion in her voice, the vulnerability and fragility of her vocal is an art that not too many singers can master.” – Maverick Magazine.
Featuring Dillon Thomas.
About Sally Barker
In the early 90’s Sally opened for both Bob Dylan and Robert Plant in Germany and toured consistently in Europe during this time, both solo and with the Poozies, releasing albums along the way.
She was Tom Jones’ finalist on the BBC TV programme The Voice in 2014, reducing Sir Tom, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances. Sally subsequently turned down a large advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing to finish the Poozies’ album ‘Into the Well’ and work on songs for her new album, ‘Ghost Girl’ whilst continuing to tour both solo and with the Poozies.
A call from Jerry Donahue led to Sally also performing with the re-formed Fotheringay alongside original members Jerry, Pat Donaldson and Gerry Conway and newbies PJ Wright and Kathryn Roberts to promote the ‘Nothing More’ 2015 released box set.
Sally’s album ‘Ghost Girl’ was released to coincide with Fairport Convention’s tour as they celebrated their 50 years on the road with Sally as their support artist.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening was £14 for members and £15 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
The Hinckley ACT
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.