The family legacy is never far away. With a famous father, mother, aunt and brother, it was only a matter of time before one of them got a mention as Martha Wainwright became the latest performer at Q's monthly show. Faced by the hushed reverence of the crowd, the singer freshly flown in from Oxnard, California cracked, as the intimate event clearly reminded her of some sort of Q&A session. ³Does anybody have any questions? Yes, my mom¹s great thankyou, she quipped.
With her husky voice permanently teetering on the edge of cracking into a deliciously fragile whisper, Wainwright concentrated on material from her second album I Know You're Married But I Have Feelings Too with tracks such as I Wish I Were, Bleeding All Over You, Jesus And Mary and Comin' Tonight. Largely playing alone but occasionally accompanied by her husband Brad Albetta (to particularly striking effect as he played piano on Dis Quand Reviendras Tu), was on playful form, joking about the designer mini-dress she claimed she nabbed from a photoshoot: It wasn't free - it was stolen, and I haven¹t heard anything back.
Wainwright also dipped back into tracks from her debut, including Factory which she told the Q The Music Club Live At The Hospital Club crowd composed on Bob Dylan¹s old guitar, and rounding off the show with Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole.