Calling it the GRAND OLE HAYRIDE NZ TOUR – Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams (joined by multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan) are heading off on tour around the country in March.
All three artists have, in their own rights, were finalists at the APRA & New Zealand Music Awards 2012; and the collaborative performance is “bound to turn the country genre on its head.”
Tour dates :
16 March AUCKLAND : Victoria Palace Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Rd , Devonport
22 March GERALDINE : Geraldine Cinema, Talbot St Geraldine
23 March LYTTELTON : Wunderbar , 9 London St Wunderbar, Lyttelton
24 March OAMARU : The Grain Store,9 Tyne St, Oamaru
27 March AUCKLAND : The Wine Cellar, St Kevin’s Arcade , K’ Rd Auckland
28 March RAGLAN : Yot Club, 9 Bow St , Raglan
29 March WAIHEKE : Artworks Theatre,2 Korora Rd,Oneroa, Waiheke
30 March LEIGH : Leigh Sawmill, 142 Pakiri Rd , Leigh
About the artists (from the press release) :
“A POWERHOUSE THAT AT TIMES CHANNELS PATSY CLINE AT HER MOST SUBLIME…”
Canadian-born Tami Neilson has opened for the likes of Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, being hailed by critics as “The New Queen of Country” – Tom Cardy… The Dominion Post
Winning the New Zealand Music Awards’ Tui for Best Country Album three years in a row andthe New Zealand Country Music Awards’ Best Female Artist 2010 and 2011.
“A REAL TROUBADOUR WITH A DARK SENSE OF HUMOUR AND A DEEP STRIPPED BACK VOICE THAT RECALLS TOM WAITS …”
Country crooner Delaney Davidson is part-man-part-wheel, as he rolls his never-ending tour around Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Already this year, Delaney has won the APRA Best Country Song 2012, and 2011 saw him make the final five nominees for the APRA Silver Scrolls. Davidson has garnered stunning reviews for his album ‘Bad Luck Man’ including five stars from the UK’s Guardian newspaper.
“A WUNDERKIND WITH A VOICE THAT INVITES COMPARISONS TO ELVIS..”
Marlon Williams has been heralded as “the great young hope of country music”. His songwriting talent was applauded when his ‘Ghost of This Town’ was nominated for the APRA Best Country Song 2012 and he was also nominated in both “Best Country Album” and “Critics Choice” categories at the New Zealand Music Awards as lead singer of critically acclaimed band “The Unfaithful Ways”.
Delaney and Marlon released their highly anticipated ,critically lauded collaborative album,Sad but True in November 2012