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Friday, April 19, 2013


Delightful UK singer/songwriter Carrie Tree will give a concert at Neil’s Backpacker’s on April 20 in the Sundowner session.

“Carrie Tree is coming to add some finishing touches to her soon to be released album in Durban at The Headroom Studios and we felt that we could not pass up the chance of getting her to perform some of her music to a local audience,” say the organisers. “So good that she was agreeable for a once off performance on her last day here!”

Carrie has toured and/or collaborated with the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Duke Special, Martha Tilston, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Rumer - even the prog rock band Marillion! She has been a known name on the UK alternative/green festival scene for several years playing regularly at festivals like Glastonbury, Sunrise, Shambala, Buddhafields and the Green Gathering.

Her collaboration with Andy Barlow from Lamb called Compassion has been broadcast globally since 2010 on the Korean Air advert which has garnered more than 250,000 listens on Youtube. She will be the featured vocalist on Andy Barlow's new project called Lowb which will be released by Distiller Records in May. The first single is a Carrie Tree/Andy Barlow collaboration called Inward Outburst.

In 2013, Carrie will be releasing a solo project EP in May, another in July and a full album in October which will be accompanied by an extensive touring schedule from May-September in the UK, across Europe and all the way to Latvia! She is deeply passionate about the planet and human rights and is involved with causes such as Amnesty International, Eradicating Ecocide and No Fracking.

The performance takes place on April 20 at 16h30 with the music starting at 17h00 at Neil’s Backpackers, on the roof top; 210 Grosvenor Road/ 30 Kinmont Crescent (two entrances), Glenmore, Durban. Light catering will be provided.

Directions: Up Francois Road (Bram Fischer Road), past Nando’s/KFC /Debonairs, straight over traffic lights intersection. 30m further, Left into Grosvenor Road. About 1km further are houses on the RHS of the road, it’s the fifth house on the right #210). If parking is full on Grosvenor Road side, go round the block to 30 Kinmont Crescent. More information at