Friday 3 December 7:00pm
Tom Thumb Theatre
2A Eastern Esplanade,
Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2LB
Marina Allen’s music is the stuff of legend for a voice that surfs many musical tangents, hovers and persists, that stings with honesty; morphing from Karen Carpenter’s gentle reverence to Laura Nyro’s soulful grit, moving through the phases like some possessed Dada performance artist before throwing in a melody from Joni Mitchell at her jazziest or from the close harmonies of the lamented Roches when they flipped out with Robert Fripp.
Her majestic debut album ‘Candlepower’, set for release 4th June on Fire Records, celebrates the magical flicker within, following it till it dims. Her voice is mercurial and wonderfully infectious, her songs are poetry in motion, cross etching the playful parts of experimental music with the plaintive cry of pure pop.