Emily Barker

Known locally as an amazing live music venue, Bellingen’s 5 Church Street is starting 2022 strong.

Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known for writing and performing the theme to the BBC’s hugely successful crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh.

She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands and collaborations including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae, Marry Waterson and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing the soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen.

Emily Barker’s new album A Dark Murmuration of Words was released in late 2020. 

A Dark Murmuration of Words takes Barker’s clear, expressive vocals and warm acoustic aesthetic and subtly shifts her sound in the direction of contemporaries such as Laura Marling and Phoebe Bridgers. Lyrically probing, by turns both dark and optimistic, Barker searches for meaning through the deafening clamour of fake news and algorithmically filtered conversation, delivering a timely exploration of the grand themes of our age through the lens of what it means to return “home.” On its release, A Dark Murmuration of Words hit number 1 on the Official Americana Album chart in the UK and has garnered widespread acclaim. 

Not a gig to miss, Emily Barker will be performing at 5 Church Street, Bellingen. 

WHAT Emily Barker
WHERE 5 Church St, Bellingen
WHEN SUN 16 JAN | 6pm
TIX trybooking.com/BVQJR or Ph: 6655 0873