Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor today announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for two very special performances.
With a career spanning nearly 50 years since first signing to The Beatles’ Apple Records in 1968, James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms, resonating with people all over the world, while his warm baritone is among the most recognised voices in popular music
His songs have had a profound influence on both songwriters and music lovers of all generations and from all walks of life; Fire and Rain, Country Road, Something in the Way She Moves, Sweet Baby James, Carolina In My Mind and many more. In 1971 James scored his first #1 single with You’ve Got a Friend, written by long time friend Carole King and earning him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal.
James reunited with Carole for the once-in-a-lifetime Troubadour Reunion tour - kicking off the world tour in Melbourne in 2010 – going on to become one of the most successful concert tours of the decade. The Australasian leg was marked by sold out shows and rave reviews.
In the summer of 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Recorded at his home studio The Barn, in Washington, MA, Before This World explores many of the themes that have absorbed Taylor throughout his career.
Saturday February 4th: Vector Arena, Auckland
Sunday February 5th: Church Road Winery, Napier
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Tickets go on sale midday Friday, October 28.
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Angus & Julia Stone have revealed their latest single 'Snow'. The song has been taken from their forthcoming album which is due out later this year.
By Janine Swail & Ben Doy
Artist: Graeme James
Date / Venue: Friday 23rd June - Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu
Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue will release her debut album, Perennial, on Friday July 21st. She has also shared the new video for her current single ‘Mended’ and announces details of what is becoming the most highly anticipated debut album of the year.
George Ezra makes his eagerly anticipated return with his first new single since the release of his record-breaking debut album Wanted On Voyage in 2014.
Brazilian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Rodrigo Amarante is heading to New Zealand this September to play shows in Auckland and Christchurch.
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Stretch has an intensity in his performance that burns up on any given night. From dark-hearted ballads to roof raising choruses with a boot-stomping backbeat, his songs encompass a NZ folk/rock landscape, somewhere between Highway 61 Revisited and State Highway 2.
Johnny Barker is back with the release of his latest album 'Sleepwalking'. Now known simply as BARKER, many Kiwis will recognise him from TV shows such as Cover Band, Go Girls and as the terrifying and iconic Shortland Street character, Joey Henderson aka The Ferndale Strangler.
Recorded live at The Wine Cellar in 2014, Reb Fountain is to release her latest album Hopeful and Hopeless on June 30th.
Aldous Harding has revealed a new video for the single ‘Blend’, plus details of her biggest UK and European tour yet.
Songwriter and musician Barker marks today's release of Sleepwalking with new single and video 'Censored Video' and the announcement of an album release show Auckland next month.