Announces 5 November UK Dates
New Album ‘Lost and Found’ Out 11th August
New Single ‘Say I’m Not Alone’ Impacts 7th July
With the imminent release of her first album of original music in over 15 years, ‘Lost and Found’ (out 11th August on BMG) and her new single ‘Say I’m Not Alone’ flying at radio, Martine McCutcheon announces 5 UK dates for this autumn including a show at the Islington Assembly Hall November 14th.
Now 41, happily married, mother of a 2 year old, the time felt right to return to the studio. Martine has co-written most of the songs on the new album with her husband, the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jack McManus, and she has never sounded better!
New single ‘Say I’m Not Alone’, is a song like nothing Martine has ever recorded before; big, bold, brash, merging clanging guitars, thumping drums and a hard hitting lyric. Other album highlights include the rocky ‘Any Sign Of Life’, the beautiful ‘Stay With Me’ (which is a duet with Jack) and album closer ‘Rebellion’.
The album is a deeply personal record that deals with everything from relationships to Martine’s debilitating illness that saw her unable to work. “Life brought this album about very gradually,” explains Martine. “It was a really unconscious thing; I started writing the songs at a time in my life when I’d lost everything.”
Weds 8th Guildford, G Live
Fri 10th Gateshead, Sage 2
Sun 12th Warrington, Parr Hall
Mon 13th Birmingham, Town Hall
Tues 14th London, Islington Assembly Hall
Tickets go on sale Friday 16th June at 10am – http://gigst.rs/MMc
One of the nation’s original sweethearts, Martine McCutcheon, first found fame as Tiffany Mitchell in Eastenders, before releasing her platinum-selling debut solo album ‘You, Me & Us’ in 1999 which contained the Number 1 single ‘Perfect Moment’. In 2003, Martine memorably played Natalie in ‘Love Actually’ before reprising the role for a one-off Comic Relief special earlier this year.