Whether you’ve heard of Sally Barker from TV’s The Voice, or from her several albums over a checkered career, you will know of that wonderfully bewitching voice she possesses.
The Potteries Blues Club probably couldn’t believe their luck securing her for this Sunday’s gig (19th May), with the reformed local band Off The Wall supporting.
Accompanied only by her trusted Taylor GS-mini guitar, Sally brought the room alive with songs from her time on The Voice – Walk On By, Walking In Memphis and Olly Murs’ Dear Darlin, which she has made her own – plus some stunning songs of her own, old and new.
From her own back-catalogue she gave us Elephants, the thought-provoking Money’s Talking, and Pete Morton’s life-motivating Another Train, along with new songs such as Ghost Girl (title track of current album) and Two Hearts.
And she even finished the night joined by Off The Wall for a moving version of the Bee Gees’ To Love Somebody.
For those who missed her this weekend, Sally returns to the area to play The Leek Arts Festival on June 13th with her stunning folk trio IOTA. See https://leekartsfestival.co.uk/event/cuckoos-nest-folk-club-presents-iota/ for further details. It’ll be well worth the pilgrimage.