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Sally Barker


You will remember how Sally Barker made her mark in television by becoming a finalist in the BBC One talent contest ‘The Voice’ in 2014, finishing in joint second place. In the final she sang Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides. Now’ and duetted with Tom Jones ‘Walking in Memphis’). As a student at Loughborough in the early ‘80s she had joined several rock bands with fellow students and also during her early career supported acts which included Fairport Convention (and again in their Win-tour 2017 tour), Richard Thompson and Roy Harper. In the early ‘90s she also opened for both Bob Dylan and Robert Plant in Germany. In 1990, she became a founding member of The Poozies but her plans were shattered in 2003 when her husband died of cancer. She reunited with the Poozies in 2006 for a series of shows before rejoining the group until 2016 and was encouraged by her sons to enter ’The Voice’ competition. She then toured with Fotheringay and performed with Marion Fleetwood and Anna Ryder. The emotion and passion in Sally’s voice, the vulnerability and fragility of her enormous vocal range, is an art that not many singers can master and Sally’s voice just gets better with age. Now she has a new show doing Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny songs alongside some of her own.

Wednesday 13 7.15PMMay2020-05-13T19:15:00Z2020-05-13T21:05:00Z


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