with: Demi Marriner, Marzy + Elly
Thursday 26 May 2016
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£8 in advance £10 on the door
Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.”
6 international cd releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film/tv placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including 2010 Hamilton Music Awards), have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fan base that continues to stretch beyond demographics.
Tia’s latest cd release, Crazy Beautiful, was released in spring 2015, and immediately impressed Americana and Country radio programmers in the USA/Canada/ Europe, resulting in significant chart action.
Produced by Colorado native, Tommy Parham, Crazy Beautiful is being described as “Tia’s break- through album.”
Tommy moved to Nashville, TN in 1998, with a staff songwriter deal in hand, and soon became one of music row’s sought after hit melody makers. His catalog credits include cuts with major label artists, including Lee Greenwood (Rocks You Can’t Move), and film placements in movies starring Ashley Judd, etc.
After moving to Music City, USA in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his music publisher. They began songwriting together, broke their rule of “never date a co-writer,” and on June 4, 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. In Tia and Tommy fashion, they celebrated their wedding by performing a concert for their fans!
Their love and passion for each other- their music -their fans, continue to grow, win hearts, and make them one of Americana Music’s favorite sweethearts.
“Best new song I’ve heard this year – I mean, at all. Like, period.
“Baby’s Got A Banjo” just “fits” with what’s happening in country right now. Perfect timing for this sound.” — Craig Fox at Country 107.3
Demi Marriner is a bubbly, up and coming Pop/Country singer, songwriter and guitarist. She combines influences from the Nashville country scene and her UK midlands roots. Her voice perfectly compliments the story telling nature of country music. At the age of only 18, Demi has done everything from musical theatre, collaborating well with various bands and has been hired for numerous residency jobs all over the country. She has been successfully performing and building up a valued reputation in and around the UK for the last 3 years, playing hundreds of shows both in the UK and internationally; including multiple shows in Ireland and Venice. She has had recent success in the Netherlands which has lead to radio plays on several Dutch stations with performances in some of the most renowned venues in Amsterdam. Due to the popular demand Demi will be doing a follow up Summer Radio Tour in the Netherlands. Demi is currently in the studio recording her latest EP that will encompass a much anticipated launch party in her new hometown of Cheltenham in March and a follow up UK and European tour in Summer 2016. Demi enjoys covering all genres of music and ‘makes any song she sings into her own, giving it a whole new life and meaning’ as well as her own original work being described as ‘well written works of art’. Demi sets herself away from the crowd by reinventing herself constantly with her love for bold lipsticks, trilby hats and cowboy boots.