Sally soars to success

PUBLISHED: 10:36 08 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:36 08 October 2015

Sally Barker. Photo by philip J Vernon.

Sally Barker. Photo by philip J Vernon.

© 2015 Philip J Vernon. All Rights Reserved

After reducing Welsh music legend Tom Jones – and most viewers – to tears with a string of sensational performances on BBC One talent show The Voice, Sally Barker realised she had come a long way from her previous life as a stay-at-home mum of two sons.

Having turned down an opportunity to release a covers album under the Universal label, Sally began working on her own material, as her solo career re-ignites after years in the musical doldrums.

She is on tour to promote her new six-track LP Love Rat.

The mini-album features four new songs as well as two she sang on The Voice.

Sally’s ascent to fame is the product of persistence, hard work and raw talent and she is now a seasoned pro on the music scene, having recorded six solo albums to date and straddling genres that range from folk to soul.

With Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue among the plethora of self-confessed fans of the singer-songwriter, Sally can be sure of a great reception when she arrives at The Lantern at Bristol’s Colston Hall, starting at 7.30pm on October 13.

Stars of The Voice have so far failed to break into the national consciousness but Sally will be looking to break that trend on this tour.

Tickets, priced £16.13 including a booking fee, are available from the Colston Hall box office on 08448 871500 or by visiting www.colstonhall.org/shows/sally-barker

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