Martha Hill is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter from Scotland who fuses elements of folk, blues, pop and reggae into one big melting pot of rhythmic guitar and soulful vocals.
After three years of travelling around Europe sharing music with strangers and sleeping in weird places, Martha Hill has returned to Newcastle to enjoy a period of collaboration with local cellist/vocalist Ceitidh Mac. Known partially as a trombonist with the brilliant gypsy folk ‘n’roll group Holy Moly & The Crackers, Martha Hill has ventured back out on her own with the launch of a brand new single, the stupendously affecting Blue Moon. Blue Moon was launched to a sold out audience in Newcastle, and was met with great enthusiasm by press and fans alike.
Having previously released material under the name of Martha Wheatley, her 2014 EP “At First Glance” was a schizophrenic affair, morphing from reggae to rap, folk to flamenco. the low-fi intimacy conjures up images of a girl with wanderlust, highly influenced by her time spent busking and travelling abroad.
With a UK tour on the horizon for February, Martha Hill continues to play at venues all over the country, supporting bands like Holy Moly and the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners and The Urban Voodoo Machine. She continues to draw influences from everything from Tom Waits to Alabama Shakes, a must-see artist if you;re in the market for honestly beautiful music with genuine soul and a voice that’ll knock you sideways.
“Caressed by delicately spaced chords, the track’s simplicity allows Martha’s enthralling voice to flourish; backed by gentle guitar, which weaves around Martha’s enthralling voice – at once exotically jazzy and soulfully sensual – it’s a chilled out track which carries the listener on a wave of atmospheric nostalgia.” – review of Blue Moon, NARC magazine
“Her set is so simple, yet feels like a bigger production. Martha Hill excited me, and I think she will excite you too. It is no wonder the sold out crowd were not going anywhere with an encore.” – NE:MM magazine
Pip Fluteman, of Manchester, UK is a troubadour, mixing his love for writing music with his love for travel, drawing inspiration from the latter to enrich his songs with sounds he picks up along the way and his observations and his beliefs are hidden under his surreal lyrics. Hitting sounds similar to Folk, Latin and Classical styles, Pip will beckon you to join his musical journey.