Touring

This is Tami Neilson! New Zealand tour dates announced!

Photo: Anna Lindqveist

Photo: Anna Lindqveist

Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction. Having become one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls.

Accompanied by Tami’s brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the road this October. With 7 dates across New Zealand in a rare, up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written. Tickets are on-sale now! See list of dates and ticketing info below.

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THIS IS TAMI NEILSON! WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST JAY NEILSON

NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
 

17 OCTOBER - MAYFAIR THEATRE, DUNEDIN [TICKETS]

18 OCTOBER - MEOW, WELLINGTON [TICKETS]

19 OCTOBER - THE PIANO, CHRISTCHURCH [TICKETS]

20 OCTOBER - THE TUNING FORK, AUCKLAND - STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

21 OCTOBER - NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL, NELSON THEATRE ROYAL, NELSON
[FESTIVAL TICKETS]

26 OCTOBER - THE SAWMILL, LEIGH [TICKETS]

28 OCTOBER - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL, TAURANGA [FESTIVAL TICKETS]
 

Don’t miss Tami and Jay when they’re in a town near you!

For more information and ticketing, head to tamineilson.com

Growing up on the road as two fifths of Canadian country group The Neilsons, Tami and Jay were supporting the likes of Johnny Cash from a very young age. With a wealth of stories from the road, the pair are set to bring some smiles, laughs and tears as they tell the tales behind some of Tami’s biggest songs, like their Silver Scroll Award-winningWalk Back to Your Arms’, as well as exclusively premiering brand new songs from Tami’s upcoming new album.

Neilson’s music has become synonymous with our lives, adored by those at home and around the world for her powerhouse voice and heart-pounding soul injected into every word and every note. Neilson’s 2014 record Dynamite! changed the game musically, attracting a storm of worldwide attention. The album was named one of The Guardian’s Top 10 Country Albums of the Year and climbed to #1 on the NZ Charts in a spine-chillingly exciting triumph for the hard-working, independent artist. It would later take out Best Country Music Album at the 2015 NZ Music Awards, and forge the name ‘Tami Neilson’ into the cultural fabric of New Zealand music forever.

Her recent internationally acclaimed record Sassafrass! (nominated for Album of the Year at the NZ Music Awards) secured a number of glowing accolades worldwide, from the likes of Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, Pop Matters and No Depression. Tami now plays to sold out crowds across North America, New Zealand and Europe, on a rigorous international touring schedule. Happy to be coming home, and bringing the magic of family with her; this is one charmer of a live experience not to be missed.

“Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms.” - ROLLING STONE

“A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.” -
RNZ

“A full-tilt badass monster of music.” -
SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC

"There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." -
HMV

Keep up with Tami and Jay Neilson as they whip around the country this October!

Tami Neilson online:
Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Website

Neil MacLeod announces supports for New Zealand Tour

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Wellington-based artist Neil MacLeod today announces the exciting support acts to appear on his upcoming ‘To Unfold’ tour, as he brings the music from his To Unfold EP (produced by Devin Abrams) to venues across New Zealand this June / July. Supported by Candice Milner in Christchurch, Edie in Wellington and Being. in Auckland, Neil will bring his soul-stirring and deeply introspective collection of songs to life for the very first time in a live setting.

Catch Neil MacLeod’s ‘To Unfold’ Tour in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland at the dates and venues below:

22nd June - Lyttelton Arts Factory, Christchurch

27th, 28th, 29th June - BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

6th July - LOT23, Auckland

Tickets available at www.neilmacleod.org/tour

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Audiences will be treated to an unforgettable live performance from Neil and his two-piece band, covering a fine curation of his portfolio with the addition of an audio-visual display unique to these shows.

A message from Neil:

“I can’t wait to take this project on the road. It has been a long time coming. I’m really excited to play Auckland for the first time, to bring this show to Christchurch where I grew up and started writing music and of course to play three intimate shows at the gorgeous BATS Theatre in my current hometown Wellington will be really special, too."

STREAM THE TO UNFOLD EP HERE

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Louis Baker shares new single 'So Lo'

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Just a few weeks ahead of sharing his debut album Open with the world,Louis Baker reveals a groove-heavy number off the nine track offering titled ‘So Lo’. Exploring the art of communication and disconnect in interpersonal relationships, Baker lends his signature rich vocals to the mix, riding a wave of organic old ‘soul’ flavour. Feeling ‘so low’ and ‘solo’ - to be solitary - Baker plays on themes of vulnerability and openness that weave their way into the album’s tapestry. Lending her vocal sweetness to the conversation, fellow kiwi artist Gee Clifford provides a fem flavour to the sultry track.

‘So Lo’ was co-written with Australian musicians Lanks and Plutonic Lab in Sydney, and later recorded and produced in collaboration with Grammy-nominated Engineer and Producer Steve Rusch (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Raphael Saadiq) at his home studio in Los Angeles. Vintage studio instruments and microphones used in the track’s production bring out undeniable warmth, presence and vibrancy to match Baker’s grounded, velveteen vocals.

Listen to ‘So Lo’Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Bandcamp

In speaking about the inspiration behind the new track, Baker shares: “Sometimes we feel shut out in a relationship. It's like you both take a back step because the communication isn't there, and you just seem to frustrate one another. I think finding the words to convey what you really feel to the other person isn't always easy, so you close off, and don't get it off your chest.”

Baker’s long-awaited full length album Open will be released on June 21st, supported by a nationwide New Zealand tour in August, covering 3 city centres, as well as select UK dates. The exclusive London pre-release show is SOLD OUT.

An album formulated around letting go of the past, accepting the present and feeling open to the future, this feeling threads itself around the project from beginning to end, hence the record’s suitable title, Open. Coming to life in studios across London, Los Angeles, and Sydney, to his humble home studio setup in Pōneke/Wellington, New Zealand, Open has seen the world and taken it in. The record was created with the input of friends and familiar faces from around the world, including Steve Rusch (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Raphael Saadiq), Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, James Arthur, Wilkinson), Jordan Rakei (Tom Misch, Disclosure) who co-produced the title track with Louis, multi-platinum selling songwriter Lindy Robbins (Andra Day, Chromeo), Josh Fountain (Bene, LEISURE, MAALA), and Laura Bettinson (FEMME).

Over the last 5 years, the world has watched in growing appreciation of the young singer-songwriter as he released a prolific volume of singles, which included ‘Rainbow’ (over 5 million streams on Spotify), ‘Fade’, ‘Gave It All Away’ (premiered on MTV), ‘Addict’, and APRA AMCOS Silver Scroll-nominated ‘Black Crow’.

LOUIS BAKER, OPEN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR DATES:

Thursday 8 August - Blue Smoke, Christchurch

Friday 9 August - Tuning Fork, Auckland

Saturday 10 August - San Fran, Wellington
 

UK SHOWS:

Sunday 2 June - All My People Festival, Buckinghamshire (UK)

Monday 17 June - Servant Jazz Quarters, London (SOLD OUT)


Ticketing and more details available at louisbaker.co.nz