From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 23 June 2006 15:24
Cc: MSLBradley_at_aol_dot_com
Subject: SEFAN:2006-06-23:04. Carla Ulbrich Tour in Autumn ?
Dear Network Folk

As Carla is pretty unknown in the UK, Martin has been unsuccessful getting her onto Village Hall Touring Schemes this year.
He tells me they are now looking to get some introductory gigs together to tie in with a couple of club dates lined up for around November.

Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested in booking Carla
and get in touch with Martin direct for further information.

luv 1d x

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From: MSLBradley_at_aol_dot_com
Date: 22 June 2006 14:17:07 BDT
Subject: Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich 

Carla comes from South Carolina, has a BA in Music and is now resident near New York. She has built a reputation around the coffee house, festival and house concert circuit all over the US, performing her (mostly) comic compositions.
Song topics include such socially relevant themes as dating for the food, the Guinness Book of Records and Star Wars. In 2002 she suffered two strokes and kidney failure (she talks about it in her act). Undeterred, she re-learned the guitar from scratch, spending many hours in doctors' waiting rooms penning funny parodies about her maladies and the absurdity of the American medical system. The result was her third CD, "Sick Humor: The Lighter Side Of Illness".
Carla has taught guitar at several colleges, Hummingbird Music Camp and the National Guitar Workshop, and published a book of music theory for children. She is in demand at such major folk and acoustic festivals as Kerrville and Falcon Ridge, medical conventions (thanks to Sick Humor!), science fiction conventions (known as filk festivals) and radio and TV shows local and national. She lists a highlight of her career as sharing the bill with Twiggy The Waterskiing Squirrel (which is where you will begin to realise she doesn't take herself too seriously, though when she wants, she can deliver a beautiful love song).
Her now notorious protest song against swearing, "If I Had The Copyright (The F-Word Song)" will be raising her profile in the States shortly, as it opens a documentary film on the subject of that epithet which features such disparate contributors as Billy Connolly, Pat Boone (!) and in one of his last interviews, writer Hunter S Thompson. For a family-friendly rendition of this song, visit, scroll the home page to Live Streaming Videos, and click F-Word. How she self-censors live is a hoot.
She has scored in many song contest awards at events such as South Carolina Folk Festival, the afore-mentioned Kerrville and Falcon Ridge (Most Wanted Emerging Artist) and has appeared in well-known music venues across the USA from Kuumbwa Jazz Centre, Santa Cruz, California, to the legendary Bitter End, where the folk boom of the 50s and early 60s began, in New York City.
The latter is where I saw Carla delight the crowd (and me) with her wit and warmth, and I decided it would be fun to help with her desire to perform in the UK, providing as I do the technical (PA & lights) side of performance, together offering a complete professional presentation, including good quality posters and flyers, and of course full commitment to obtaining maximum publicity via radio and press.

At the time of writing I anticipate/suggest some dates in the autumn, and welcome enquiries from potential venues and promoters.
Best wishes
Martin Bradley
69a Broad Lane,
Middlesex TW12 3AX  
Tel: 0208 979-0672
Mobile: 07973 331451


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