Friday, November 6, 2009

Exclusive Martha Wainwright Limited Ticket Opportunity


As an Edith Piaf fan since the age of eight, Martha Wainwright's music has been heavily influenced by the French cultural icon. In her stunning new album - released November 9 - she has added her own unique stamp to a beautiful collection of rare and acclaimed Piaf songs.

The album was recorded over three emotive performances in New York during the summer, and on November 15 those shows are being intimately recreated at The Pigalle Club in London.


To buy tickets for this intimate Times+ performance please go to and insert the code word 'MARTHATIMESPLUS'.

This show is an exclusive to Times + members but we have been given a limited number of tickets for our mailing list. Early booking is strongly advised.

(includes a 3 course meal and special signed limited edition of the new album)

SHOW TICKET: 40 pounds
(includes a special signed limited edition of the new album) For more information please go to or

Pre-Order Martha Wainwright's new album, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris. Martha Wainwrights Piaf Record on and

Amazon: Studio Version and DVD -

Amazon: Live version (CD Only) - Studio Version and DVD -

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Martha Wainwright Sings Piaf... 'Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris. Martha Wainwright's Piaf Record'

Album Of Rare, Edith Piaf Songs Out November 9th

'Martha Wainwright Sings Piaf', Barbican Centre, November 11th

Martha Wainwright stamps her je ne sais quoi on a beautiful selection of rare and acclaimed Edith Piaf songs, passionately sung and romantically interpreted by Martha on her stunning album 'Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris. Martha Wainwright's Piaf Record' out November 9th in the UK/Europe.

The album was recorded over three intimate performances in New York's Dixon Place Theatre in June. Produced by Hal Willner, Martha Wainwright assembled a unique band of musicians including long-time collaborator Brad Albetta, who produced Martha's first two albums, pianist Thomas Bartlett and electric guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Doug Wieselman to capture the French chanteuse's venerable catalogue, beautifully coupled with Martha's incredible, evocative and characterful voice.

Cautious of avoiding the cliché of looking sad, pretending to be drunk with a glass of absinthe on the table, Martha creates tension and urgency on this charming 12-track record - delivered with paralleled emotion conveying Edith Piaf's mystical vulnerability. Highlights include 'Adieu Mon Coeur', 'Vieux Piano', 'Une Enfant' and a transfixing version of 'Le Foule'.

Growing up in Montreal and speaking French at school, Martha was totally influenced and captivated by Piaf as a child, having listened to her music since the age of eight. “There are certain things about her that I have always been influenced by,” says Martha. “The emotive sensibility of her voice. She's an incredibly emotional singer and I've always been an incredibly emotional singer and pained singer.”

Martha Wainwright will recreate the show at the Barbican, November 11th when she comes to town for a special one-off performance.'

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wainwright/McGarrigle Family Christmas Concert - Special Guests Announced!

Wainwright/McGarrigle Family Christmas Concert

Special Guests Announced!

*Boy George * Dawn French * Guy Garvey *Jennifer Saunders* Teddy Thompson*

Plus Many More

‘A Not So Silent Night’ Featuring Kate McGarrigle,
Rufus & Martha Wainwright at Royal Albert Hall, December 9th

Boy George, Dawn French, Guy Garvey, Jennifer Saunders, and The Thompsons (Teddy, Kami, Linda) are just a few of the special guests and friends announced for the hotly anticipated first London, UK Wainwright/McGarrigle Family Christmas concert, ‘A Not So Silent Night’ at the Royal Albert Hall, December 9th.

This special seasonal Royal Albert Hall show will also include performances by Ed Harcourt, International soprano and ‘Prima Donna’ star Janis Kelly, Jenni Muldaur plus human beatbox Shlomo.

In the US, Christmas has practically become synonymous with the bi-annual Wainwright/McGarrigle Carnegie Hall shows. The New York Times has called the show an “enactment of a family gathering: motley, full of overlapping agendas, a little sentimental, a little fractious but harmonious in the end.”

“It is an off-the-cuff evening of friends and family kind of popping on and off stage as if the stage was our living room,” said Rufus

Tickets are on sale now priced from £35-£70. The concert will be presented by Artist Ticket. Tickets are available online from by phone on 0871 230 0333 and to personal callers to the Royal Albert Hall Box Office.

A limited number of exclusive A Not So Silent Night VIP Packages are available. They include excellent seats for the concert, entry to an intimate post-show cocktail with the performers, and unique gift bags.

These packages can be obtained by making a donation of £500 to benefit cancer research through the Kate McGarrigle Fund.

For more information, call Cléa Desjardins at the McGill University Health Centre Foundation on 00-1-514-931-5656 or visit the A Not So Silent Night website at
or email Clea at This is organised by the McGarrigle/Wainwright family and friends, a supporter of Cancer Research UK.

The Kate McGarrigle Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to cancer care and research and affiliated with the McGill University teaching hospitals and Cedars Cancer Institute in Montreal, Canada.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vote for me in Song Quest!

Hey everyone!

I want to let all of you know that earlier today, CBC announced that I was one of five artists chosen to represent Quebec in their “The Great Canadian Song Quest” competition!

Song Quest, in case you don’t already know, is a contest designed to create thirteen songs based on locations (nominated by listeners) throughout Canada. For each province, listeners nominated a place that they wanted to have a song written about. The five most nominated locations from each province were then selected to move on. Right now, the top five are being voted on to determine the winning location.

Now, here’s the exciting part. You can also vote for ME to be the one to create the song for Quebec! I really want to do this, but I NEED YOUR HELP! Go to and VOTE for me! Get on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter and tell your friends and family to do the same! If you REALLY want to help me win, I have been told that the best thing to do is use Song Quest’s custom template to make a blog supporting me in this contest. You can create the blog directly from Song Quest’s “Share Quest With the Rest” page on the site. You can also upload images, videos, or anything else that you can think of to help make the case for me to be the one to make a song about Quebec!

You can vote for only ONE location and artist per day, so make sure that you vote for me each and every day! Voting started today and ends at midnight E.T. on October 23rd and the winner will be announced at noon on the 24th.

Also, all throughout the voting period, my music will be played frequently on Radio 2 Morning and Radio 2 Drive, so be sure to listen in!

To Vote:
To start your blog:
Even more info:

Friday, August 28, 2009

Martha Nominated for a GAMIQ Award. Your Vote Counts!!

Martha has been nominated for a GAMIQ Award (Quebec Indie Awards) for Singer Songwriter Album of the Year. Fans make 50% of the vote. You may vote until Sept. 17 using this link:


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

FREE download of Marth & Liam Frost's "Your Hand In Mine"

Martha and Liam Frost's duet "Your Hand In Mine" is available as a FREE download for the next 7 days thru Liam's MySpace!!! Get it here:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Win seats to see Martha on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Thursday, June 11!

Attention all Martha Wainwright fans:

On June 11th, 2009 Martha Wainwright will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Here is where you come in…

How would you like a chance to be close to Martha Wainwright’s performance on the show?

Click on the link below and you will be directed to our “Band Bench” Sweepstakes entry form. Enter for a chance to win seats on our band benches and an opportunity to surround the stage during Martha Wainwright’s performance.

Please make sure you include the following band code: MWA, in your entry form.

Monday, May 11, 2009


please join us at dixon place on the 14th (@ 8pm) and 15th of june (@ 8pm and 10pm) for an evening of french song.

martha wainwright and hal willner are pairing together to make a live record of rare piaf songs featuring doug weiselman, brad albetta and thomas bartlett.

buy tickets HERE.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Not So Silent Night 2009

We're happy to announce information on this year's holiday show...

"A Not So Silent Night" featuring Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Kate McGarrigle, Family & Friends

This special show will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on Wednesday, December 9th. The presale for tickets will start on April 8th at 9am BST (British Summer Time). Click HERE to purchase tickets.

A limited number of exclusive A Not So Silent Night VIP Packages include excellent seats for the concert, entry to an intimate post-show cocktail with the performers, and unique gift bags. These packages can be obtained by making a donation of $1,000 CAD, $750 USD, or £500 GPB to the Kate McGarrigle Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to cancer care and research and affiliated with the McGill University teaching hospitals and Cedars Cancer Institute in Montreal, Canada. Proceeds from the sales of these VIP packages will benefit cancer care and research in Canada and the UK. For more information, call Cléa Desjardins at the McGill University Health Centre Foundation, toll-free at 1-877-601-4536 (1-514-931-5656 from outside North America), email, and visit

Monday, March 16, 2009

Vinyl Now Available!

You can get Martha's new record on Vinyl now! Check out all the details in the STORE section of the website.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Opening for Simply Red this Sunday

Martha will be opening for Simply Red this Sunday March.15 at Radio City Music Hall, come out and see the show!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Secret San Fran Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Suzanne G. and Reem T. who have both won tickets to see Martha's private secret show on San Fran tomorrow night! Stay tuned for more contests and events.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Secret San Fran Show

Martha will be playing an intimate secret show in San Francisco Weds Feb.25 and we're giving away 4 passes! To enter for your chance to attend this super exclusive event, just email us your ticket purchase confirmation to Martha's show Feb.26 @ Slims, or your Noisepop Wristband purchase confirmation, to We'll be announcing the winners the week of Feb.22.

We've also added another West Coast show in Bellingham, WA, so make out to check out the tour section for all the latest.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

hello all.

martha here. i've been in london for the last three weeks working at the royal opera house. it's been great but i can't wait to get to the west coast for some shows and the california sun, the washington backdrop and the portland fun. we will be a power rock trio for the cali dates and then brad and i will continue up the coast to do a more stripped down set in seattle and portland. it feels like an eternity since my last visit and i cant wait to hang out with some of you after the shows. i'll be signing merch and am excited to finally be selling vinyl!

i've been here in the uk doing a piece called seven deadly sins. it's a ballet opera put on by the royal opera house here in london. i have a great apartment on drury lane that they have rented for me and it's felt very grown up and fun going to work monday to friday with the dancers - sometimes taking ballet class - and singing kurt weill. what an experience. it's snowing and they are not equipped. the city is at a stand still. i'm off now to eat some oysters and have a pint of guinness. see you soon!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Martha Live @ The Getty Center- LA- FREE!

Martha will be playing a special concert at the fabulous Getty Center in Los Angeles Feb.28, 2009. Tickets are free and become available at 9:00 am PST Jan.22, 2009. If you would like to attend please call Getty's reservation line at 310-440-7300 or you may visit the Getty's website at