Hot on the heels of his newly released, critically acclaimed solo album, After What I Did Last Night, Australian renaissance man Henry Wagons will play a solo show at Auckland’s Great South Pacific Tuning Fork on Friday September 16.
Henry will be landing in New Zealand fresh from a month long tour of North America, loaded with an arsenal of new stories and songs. With his unique swagger reminiscent of a day when front men gave back bucket loads of charm and were shrouded in enigmatic mystery, Henry is unanimously lauded as one of Australia’s great entertainers.
Drawing on a broad range of influences, Henry’s show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis, to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazelwood. He can touch on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Roy Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Nick Cave.
As tends to be Henry’s way, he always has a huge amount on the boil. After many years fronting the floor-fracturing outlaw band Wagons, last seen here as part of the 2015 Southern Fork Americana Fest, Henry has recently recorded his first full length solo album in Nashville which was released in April this year.
After What I Did Last Night was recorded under the watchful gaze of ‘new Nashville’ lynchpin producer Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs) who has helped bring a unique musicality and depth. Prior to this, Henry released a mini album Expecting Company (including a duet with The Kills/Dead Weather’s Alison Mosshart, “Unwelcome Company”, which was a frequently played track on 95bFM and appeared on several occaasion in their Top 10), as well as a live all-analogue 45rpm 12” vinyl as part of the prestigious Upstairs at United series, recorded above the famous United Records pressing plant in Tennessee.
The past few years have seen Henry share stages around the world with Lucinda Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Calexico, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham, Okkervil River, John Hiatt plus more along with SXSW, Bonnaroo, Canadian Music Week and Americana showcases.
On top of all of this, Henry hosts Australia's biggest national Americana/roots music radio show 'Tower of Song', already a weekly institution, on national broadcaster Double J. Henry also keeps his insanely busy schedule packed as a television presenter, having worked on Australia's culture and arts show on ABC's 'Art Nation' for three years while also hosting interview series 'Rogue Tales' for James Squire and TV series 'Keepers of the Flame’.
With all this relentless and broad-ranging activity, it’s little surprise Henry Wagons was nominated by The Age as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Melbourne.
U.S. Americana musician, Sam Outlaw, is heading to New Zealand to play his first ever show here; along with special guest Courtney Marie Andrews who returns to our shores for the second time this year.
Known as the lead vocalist of Grammy-nominated indietronica act Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor will share his intimate piano work at The Tuning Fork on October 18th in a pared-down solo show featuring his critically acclaimed solo material along with a sprinkling of his favourite covers and reinterpretations of much-loved Hot Chip hits.
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Jacqueline Nalpant is a Booking Agent for the Paradigm Talent Agency, and is heading to New Zealand early next month where she'll be one of the speakers for the Going Global Music Summit (Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios, Auckland).
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Since forming in 1998, the Antwerp, Belgium based trio Triggerfinger have long become a mainstay on the rock scene, building a solid reputation across Europe, the US, Canada and beyond, as one of the hardest-driving and sharpest dressing bands around.
Popular metalcore group Northlane are on their way to New Zealand. The Sydney band are touring North America taking in countries like Chile and Mexico as they head our way down-under next month to play Wellington’s San Fran then Auckland at the iconic Kings Arms.
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
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Due to significant weekend rainfall, and the forecast of more rain over the next 72 hours, Coffs Harbour City Council, Frontier Touring, John Logan Entertainment and Midnight Oil management have met and reviewed the site for Midnight Oil’s show on Thursday 19 October.
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