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the big, moving Bessie Smith-like sound of the chill-inducing Texas-born singer and actress Amber Martin
The New Yorker Hilton Als Best Performers of 2010
Her fullness of voice and spot-on characterizations put the show in another dimension. Martin is a powerful woman whose heightened sense of the ridiculous goes head to head with her distinctly American voice.
The New Yorker 2011
The pitch-perfect, multi-talented Martin seamlessly floats between multiple costumes, personae and skits, never once leaving the stage, and carrying the calm of a seasoned performer
The New York Times
I haven't laughed like that in I don't know when. Amber is the real deal, a fucking scream, like I Love Lucy on acid beyond the pale! I think she is brilliant!
This is one broad who has a voice and needs her own TV show.
Amber Martins hilarious characters and soulful voice bring me back to the New York City of my dreams, where the most talented ones rule. Where a girl with a voice and a heart of gold can make it on sheer talent alone. Amber is that girl.
James Kaliardos, co-founder of V Magazine
"Ms. Martin is an artistic brick shit-house of a performer. Her blend of rubber-faced, pitch perfect singing and backwoods showmanship make for a musical trip-out you wont easily forget."
Jake Shears, Scissor Sisters
Like watching Ruth Draper after shes come back from an acid trip during which she thought she was Janis Joplin... Fight for a ticket.
In the footsteps of comic character monologists such as Lily Tomlin, John Leguizamo, and Whoopi Goldberg, celebrated vocalist and comedic performance artist, Amber Martin premieres her award-winning chops on the New Orleans stage. Martin's recent sold out NYC performance series, Amber Alert! is an arousing, if not mind-altering hour of meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from Ambers strange and fascinating toy box of characters. Blending music, raunch, stories, movement, and acid-capped comedy with a pristine, multi-octave singing voice, Amber Alert! is Martins own serio-comic multiple-personality trip. In the past, Ms. Martin has seasoned each performance with rotating celebrity guests: Lee Kyle, Justin Bond, Casey Spooner, John Cameron Mitchell, Jake Shears and Karen Black, to name a few.
Noted as a performer of many faces and voices with boundless energy to burn, performer Amber Martin has three-times been headliner in The Gulf Coast Hall of Fames now legendary Janis Joplin Birthday Bash. The artist was acknowledged by The New Yorker in Hilton Als Top Performers of 2010,
Her performances have left such celebrity audience members as Joan Rivers (Ms. Rivers personally invited Amber to open her solo show run), William Hurt, Sandra Bernhard, Joyce Dewitt, Michael Stipe, Chuck Palanhuik and Todd Haynes howling with delirium. So put on your thinking caps for an old school downtown-style cocktail performance by one of the next sensations of thought-provoking musical comedy... Miss Amber Martin.
10 dollars presale, 15 at door.
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