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Saturday 15th December 2018: 8:00 PM - doors open at 7:00 PM

We are delighted to present a truly unique and intimate solo concert with Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award - winning singer and song writer KT Tunstall prior to her 2019 spring UK tour on Saturday 15th December at the stunning setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye.

*** Demand for this concert has been exceptionally high and only a handful of standing tickets remain ***

This is an exceptional opportunity to hear and experience one of the most acclaimed, distinctive and respected British singer song writers who has sold over 7 million albums in her career to date.

KT has recently released the lead single The River, taken from her 6th studio album WAX, which was released on October 5th on Virgin Records and brings the same energy and powerful voice that scored her a pair of top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits more than a decade ago: “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree” in 2006 and “Suddenly I See” in 2007. “The River” builds up with rocking, rhythmic guitar textures and a catchy chorus that is signature of her work.

Following the success of 2016’s Top 10 album KIN, forthcoming album WAX is the 2nd of a trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body, and mind. This album focuses on the body, and our complex relationships with physicality. WAX was entirely self/co-written and is produced by Nick McCarthy, founding member of multimillion selling band Franz Ferdinand, with co-production from duo MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy). The album also features co-writing contributions from her frequent creative collaborator Martin Terefe and Kings Of Leon and producer/ mentor Angelo Petraglia. Drumming duties from seasoned LA-based musician Denny Weston Jnr, and guitar from longstanding friend and collaborator Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, with KT on guitar, synths and vocals throughout.

Recently KT has been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. She was chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week parade. In May she and Mike McCready, of legendary multimillion selling Pearl Jam, also released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single I Won’t Back Down with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation. KT has spent the summer touring worldwide with superb artists including, The Pretenders, Simple Minds and Barenaked Ladies.

Supporting KT Tunstall on the evening will be festival favourite Joe Corbin. He’ll be armed with his beaten up Fender Stratocaster, stomping on the stage with a boot-clad foot, singing the blues. A man of passion, he bears all when he plays and seems to be at home on any stage including supporting Wilco Johnson back in 2015 and many festival appearances since. Joe will perform from 8pm with KT following after a short interval.

The festival acknowledges and extends its gratitude to Future Climate Info, CLS Property Insight and StoneRock Dental Care for kindly partnering the KT Tunstall concert.

We are delighted to be working with local charity The Music Well for this concert series. Please dig deep at this time of year to support this wonderful cause.

This is a wonderful opportunity to treat someone special at Christmas or why not get a group of friends together to experience a truly unforgettable concert.

£60 Unreserved Seated SOLD OUT
£40 Standing
£40 Restricted View
£30 Ambience - No view

If you have purchased an Ambience - No View ticket you will be behind a pillar but still able to enjoy the sound and lighting there’s just no view of KT Tunstall on stage.

Demand for this concert will be exceptionally high so we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Artist: KT Tunstall

Listen to KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall emerged in 2004 with Eye To The Telescope scoring worldwide acclaim and selling in excess of 5 million albums. She has since released a further four critically acclaimed albums and her songs have been used everywhere from the opening credits of The Devil Wears Prada to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme. Her last album KIN, released in 2016, received rave reviews and debuted at No.7 on the official UK Album Charts.

Following the success of 2016’s Top 10 album KIN, forthcoming album WAX is the 2nd of a trilogy which explores themes of spirit, body, and mind. This album focuses on the body, and our complex relationships with physicality. WAX was entirely self/co-written and is produced by Nick McCarthy, founding member of multi-million selling band Franz Ferdinand, with co-production from duo MyRiot (London Grammar, Birdy). The album also features co-writing contributions from her frequent creative collaborator Martin Terefe and Kings Of Leon producer/mentor Angelo Petraglia. Drumming duties from seasoned LA-based musician Denny Weston Jnr, and guitar from longstanding friend and collaborator Charlotte Hatherley amongst others, with KT on guitar, synths and vocals throughout.

Recently KT has been awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at the Women In Music Awards. She was chosen as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week parade. In May she and Mike McCready, of legendary multimillion selling Pearl Jam, also released a cover of Tom Petty’s huge hit single I Won’t Back Down with proceeds going to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation. KT has spent the summer touring worldwide with superb artists including, The Pretenders, Simple Minds and Barenaked Ladies.

Artist: Joe Corbin

Listen to Joe Corbin

On any given night, one might find Joe Corbin playing a London bar, armed with a beaten up Fender Stratocaster, stomping on the stage with a boot-clad foot, singing the blues. He bears all when he plays and seems to be at home on any stage. It also seems that his relentless gigging has begun to turn heads on the London Music Scene.

Classic Rock’s Blues Magazine named him ‘one to watch’ in 2015. Yet despite being a born performer, song writing may be one of his biggest strengths. A lifelong fan of folk legends like John Martyn and James Taylor; and soul greats like Al Green and Otis Redding, simply “Blues” won’t quite do Corbin’s melancholic, melodic musical offerings much justice. However you hear it, Joe Corbin might just be a Blues voice for the 21st century.”

As a songwriter, Joe’s music, rather than falling straight into the Blues Genre, is probably better described as Melodic, Melancholic, and Modern Blues. The songs have taken a different harmonic shape under the subtle influence of Jazz and early Soul music. Laced with tasteful harmonies and some
moody guitar work, the music is honest and introspective.

Selected as ‘One to watch 2015’ by Blues Magazine, Joe has been building up a strong live reputation around London and consistently delivers a captivating live performance that suggests ‘talent’ is a far overused term.

“Smooth Neo-soul with a wicked twist of Blues” – Blues Magazine

“Dirty Blues guitar skills and a voice to match” – The Bedford

Venue: St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church

Situated in the heart of old Rye, and providing marvelous views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle. St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our live events throughout the festival and has hosted artists including Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris, Ian Shaw and Ola Onabule.

Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes.

  • Licensed bar during performances
  • Unreserved theatre style seating
  • Wheelchair access

Address
St Mary’s Church
Church Square
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7HF

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