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Having played festivals like Reading and Leeds and done promos for the likes of Burberry at barely 14 years old (not to mention getting recently playlisted on Radio 1), Billie Marten’s gently affecting acoustic songs offer a base for her whispering and sweet vocal. Ribbon, the titular track from her 2014 EP swells with mournful strings and demonstrates a precocious talent which has ensured she’s on every One To Watch list from here to kingdom come.

The North Yorkshire-born singer will bring her considerable talents to Independent in Sunderland on Thursday 6th August courtesy of promoters The Gathering Collective, who proudly proclaim to bring the cream of the North East’s aural talent to their monthly events. Offering a homely and respectful atmosphere in which to enjoy stunning acoustic music, The Gathering Collective’s line-ups are usually kept under wraps until the night, lending an air of mystery to proceedings. One thing you can be certain of, with this and any other event they programme, is a spellbinding performance.

Billie Marten plays Independent/Holmeside Coffee, Sunderland on Thursday 6th August.

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