We present concerts in Saltburn three or four times a year. Generally, our policy is to showcase artists from the North East and Yorkshire although we are not averse to feature those from elsewhere. As we run on a non profit basis we do need to keep costs within sensible boundaries so we do ask that any artists who contact us keep this in mind.
Our concerts are held at Saltburn Golf Club which has stunning views of Saltburn. It also boasts ample car parking and excellent disability access. Tickets for our concerts are priced at £8.00 in advance for members (up to 2 tickets) or £12.00 on the door for non-members. We operate on a not for profit basis in respect of our concerts but you can help us to break even by spreading the word to your friends and buying lots and lots of raffle tickets on the night! Tickets for our concerts can be purchased at Book Corner, Milton St. in Saltburn. Alternatively you can contact us by telephone or email (see the home page) to book tickets which can be paid for on the night of the show, or even better get them from the club on a Monday night at The Marine whilst enjoying the club atmosphere.
We are planning to hold four concerts this year commencing on Friday April 12th with Hull based singer-songwriter Carrie Martin supported by local duo Gary Bliss & Ronnie Brown .
Carrie is a true born and bred Yorkshire lass, born in Hull. She first picked up a guitar at the age of four and made her first public performance at the tender age of nine, playing at a school concert. She later played clubs alongside her father, who worked the circuit as a guitarist and vocalist. In her teens she made a name for herself locally, with her songs played on local radio and performing live. After marrying she had twin boys and abandoned the guitar to the loft, where it gathered dust for two decades.
In 2011 came the real turning point when she attended a Gordon Giltrap concert only to be invited to step in as support act when the opening act backed out. Encouraged enormously by Gordon, she played and sang a short set of cover versions, from this, and with Gordon’s support, she began to rebuild her musical career.
She quite soon put out her first release, a seven-track EP entitled Luna, which gathered some favourable attention. When she sent a copy to Gordon, he responded with amazement at the quality of her song writing, saying that he had no idea she was such a strong writer as well as performer. It was at this point that he really stepped in to become her chief mentor and an extremely close friend, and she puts a great deal of the success she has had down to his friendship and unflagging support.
Three years later, in 2014, she finally put out her first full album ‘proper’, entitled “What If”, on which she was joined as guest musicians by not only Gordon but also Oliver Wakeman (son of Rick) and Ric Sanders from Fairport Convention.
Seductive Sky was her next release in 2018 . Once again there were guest players, Gordon Giltrap MBE, Oliver Wakeman and Elliott Randall. Entity followed Seductive Sky in 2020. Evergreen followed three years later and managed to be Carrie’s most eclectic and varied collection yet.
Carrie will be supported by well known local duo Gary Bliss & Ronnie Brown. Garys' gentle guitar playing and vocal renditions of contemporary songs are well accompanied by Ronnies' skilled harmonica playing.