Tim O'Connor & Suzy Martell

Tuesday 8th October 2002

Its been a very busy start to the The Heart Of Lincolnshire Folk, Roots & Blues Club's Autumn season, with three gigs in as many weeks. Hot on the heels of Alien Folklife who impressed the audience with their superb songs and delightful harmonies, and the ever popular folk artist Bram Taylor, comes another duo act, Tim O'Connor and Suzy Martell.

Tim O'Connor is a singer/songwriter/guitarist, mainly working in the acoustic field. Tim's songs have a strong melodic and lyrical sense and he has a strong and sensitive voice. He is a very experienced performer with a strong stage presence. Tim is from an Irish musical background and his father was a musician and entertainer. He began playing and writing songs at a very early age playing with school bands and as a solo artist, performing in the north of England. He then formed his own band, "Blue John Mines" which received critical acclaim, before joining leading Celtic/rock band, "Citizen Swing" where his songs were an important factor that led to the band being described as the "Best live roots band" in England by Folk/Roots magazine.

Solo tours of France and the USA followed, whilst in the US he met and later recorded with renowned Irish guitarist/producer Arty McGynn (Van Morrison's guitarist for years). Tim has also toured Denmark and played at CBGB's in New York. He has supported a number of top acts during his band and solo career, including Richard Thompson, Kirsty McCall and The Christians at the at the Heineken Big Top Festival and Capercaille and Wolfstone at the Scottish Highland Festival.

For his appearance at the Heart Of Lincolnshire Club Tim teams up with Suzy Martell who has won the hearts of local audiences following appearances at the club as a supporting artist and as a headlining act in her own right. Suzy is a remarkable performer in her own right, once told following a serious illness that she would never speak again, she confounded the doctors, by not only learning to talk again after hours of speech therapy, but also reviving her career as a country singer! Following her illness Yorkshire based Suzy released her debut CD 'Broken Hearts In Nashville' which was recorded in Nashville in 2001.

The duo will be performing songs with a country, folk and blues flavour, including some of Tim's original songs when they appear at the Eagle Lodge Hotel, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa on Tuesday 8th October. Doors open 8pm, with music from 8.30pm (approx.)

Tickets priced at £4.00