MarthaGunn, a five piece band made up of members Abi woodman, Max Hunter, Humphrey Luck, Ally Mackay and Frankie Sparrowhawk came on stage, and immediately went straight into their set with a power and emotion (or love & emotion – see what i did there?) that told me that we would be in for something special. This is Indie that you can dance to and the crowd immediately got into the spirit.
MarthaGunn formed in 2015, after they had all come to live together and you can see their is a chemistry on stage that can only come from deep seated friendships, delivering an outstanding performance throughout – mostly songs from their love and emotion EP, alongside some new material, which was a real treat to hear. Love & Emotion and Saint Cecelia are particular favourites of mine, and MarthaGunn’s huge live sound did them proud – Abi’s powerful vocals cutting through the songs like a blade. This is a band that would be at home on a bigger stage, and have the presence to fill it with ease.
After the show, the band came and mingled with the crowd, chatting with the people who had come to support them, getting photos for their photo wall of fans. This was so heartwarming to see that they would make time for their fans, and genuinely seemed to love the conversations they had, almost like they were surprised we can come to see them live. Humble and awesome, this band have it all!
Their MIlton Keynes show was the last in their Love & Emotion tour, before they head off on their european leg supporting Palace. This is an fantastic band, and i cannot wait to see them live again.
Check them out on Spotify and decide for yourself!