Singer-songwriter Laurel Martell releases debut album ‘When it Rains’

April 28, 2012

Not resting on her laurels

 Lartell is planning to hold an official CD release event Aug. 4  at an outdoor, all-ages show on theSydneyboardwalk as part of Action Week. But the CD is available now for purchase at the Cape Breton Curiosity Shop onCharlotte StreetinSydney, online on iTunes and CD Baby, and at Martell’s performances

In addition to her new album, Martell said she’s also excited about the success of another new project — The Carpenters tribute show she and local musicians Aaron Lewis, Richard Burke, Allie Bennett, Dave McKeough, Stephen Muise, Jennifer Sheppard, Brian Talbot and Fred Lavery debuted in March at the Savoy Theatre.

Due to popular demand, the Savoy Theatre has added a second show of the tribute for May 13, which is Mother’s Day.

“The response has been just incredible,” said Martell.

She said it’s a dream come true to be part of the tribute to the legendary brother-and-sister duo, Richard and Karen Carpenter, whose hits she listened to from a young age. 

Tickets to The Carpenters tribute are $30.50 and are available through theSavoybox office at 842-1577, or online at


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