UNITY CLUB, STANDISH
8 PM FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER 2014
£5 before, £6 on the door
Marie Little is a native of Salford and now lives in the North East of England. She has been around the folk scene for many years and has appeared at clubs and festivals all over the UK and Europe. A well-respected figure on the folk scene, her CV includes a number of albums as well as TV, radio and Festival appearances.
She is an acclaimed performer, drawing her extensive repertoire from many genres, including Folk, Country and Music Hall.
Her songs can be sad or thought-provoking one minute, and have you howling with laughter the next.
She has a natural ability for knowing when to 'lift' her audience, and her warm personality and natural Northern wit add to her charm.
This, combined with a tremendous talent, makes her an entertainer of the highest order, held in affection by her fans.
"An evening which is certainly guaranteed to leave you wanting more"
- Folk on Tap
"There's not much we can say about this lady (lady?) that people hereabouts don't already know. She's warm & friendly, she's funny, she's deadly serious, scandalously rude (and gets away with it), she has time for a word with everyone she meets, and she's got a great voice ......... it's wonderful to have her back again"
- Maghull Day of Music
"We are delighted to see Marie back with us at Fylde. She is without doubt one of the most popular singers in this area during the past twenty years"
- Alan Bell, Fylde Festival
"She has the sort of direct local ethnic approach that makes Jenny Beaching and Vin Garbutt so immediately appealing. What is remarkable and suprising is that when she sings she turns out to have the sort of rich, pure tones of which international folk superstars are made, if she were to care about such things, which I rather doubt."
- Karl Dallas, Melody Maker
"Most singers feel it important to include a high measure of 'topical' songs that show some social conscience. This has always been the case with singers like Marie, and yet it is obvious to her that entertainment is the name of the game. Hence her repertoire of songs veers through cotton songs, mining songs, music hall, country and pop songs, and judging by her popularity it is a winning combination, yet she manages to stamp her style on each song with ease"
- Jez Lowe. Singer, songwriter