Fam­ily of song­writ­ers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music - Tyler Brown

A CRUISE around the Caribbean sounds like a dream come true for many, but throw in the Wain­wright fam­ily and it’s a once-in-al­ife­time ex­pe­ri­ence for some.

Speak­ing from her home in cold Mon­treal, hav­ing wrapped up a tour of the win­try UK, Martha Wain­wright said she was prepar­ing to hit the warmer wa­ters of the Caribbean.

“I think it’s weird be­cause I’ve never done it but I guess peo­ple do it all the time – it’s a mu­sic cruise,” the singer-song­writer mu­si­cian said.

“So all these mu­si­cians and artists get on a boat and all these fans buy tick­ets and then you play gigs every night.

“My whole fam­ily are go­ing – the Wain­wrights – along with other artists too, but we’re go­ing as a pack so that’ll be re­ally great.”

Wain­wright said she had worked with her sis­ter Lucy Wain­wright Roche to put the show to­gether and pro­posed the fam­ily – in­clud­ing brother Ru­fus Wain­wright, father Loudon Wain­wright III and aunt Sloan Wain­wright – “do it as a group”.

When Wain­wright re­turns home, she will have lit­tle down­time be­fore she brings her tour to Aus­tralia.

She said her al­bum Good­night

City, re­leased in Novem­ber, was a first for her be­cause it fea­tured songs writ­ten by oth­ers as well as orig­i­nal works.

“This was the first time I’d asked other song­writ­ers to par­tic­i­pate,” she said.

“I was wor­ried af­ter hav­ing my sec­ond child that I wasn’t go­ing to have enough time to write a record.

“It was a way to think of a next project for me, without the pres­sure of hav­ing to come up with 14 or 15 songs to fill a whole record.

“So we asked friends and fam­ily to write songs with me in mind.

“It’s been four years since my last solo record.”

The Good­night City Tour kicks off at As­tor Theatre on March 8.

Martha Wain­wright

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.