This October - exciting new kid on the "Blues Block" Jack Broadbent makes his first appearances in New Zealand with three shows in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
This talented singer/songwriter started his career with humble beginnings busking and has since been leaving audiences spellbound with his live shows and unique style of slide guitar. Raised in rural England and with a musician father, Jack was brought up on a diet of music that could later be described as his main influences, including acts such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. In a modern day context, Jack draws inspiration from these blues legends but also adds a more current songwriting sensibility with a sound that sits comfortably amongst such acts as The Derek Trucks Band and Government Mule.
With both feet firmly planted in an authentic blues style, Jack Broadbent is now making waves globally as one of the most exciting modern bluesmen of our time. Jack’s slide performances are attracting millions of views online and a rapidly expanding fan base.
Saturday 15th October: Lyttelton Yacht Club*, Christchurch - Tickets via Under The Radar
Sunday 16th October: Bodega, Wellington - Tickets via Under The Radar
Wednesday 19th October: The Tuning Fork, Auckland - Tickets via Ticketmaster
Auckland songwriter Tom Cunliffe will open for Swamp King Tony Joe White at both Tuning Fork shows on Sunday 9 & Monday 10 April.
UK singer-songwriter Harry Pane has released the first track ‘Fletcher Bay’ from his upcoming EP The Wild Winds, due April 7.
Blind Boy Paxton is a modern day songster, minstrel and bluesman. His name is Jerron (say Jer-Ron as in Geronimo) but you call him Blind Boy.
By Jarred Tito
Artist: James Taylor
Date / Venue: Saturday February 4th, 2017 - Vector Arena, Auckland
Following on from recent news that the Louisiana-born, ‘King of Swamp Rock’, Tony Joe White’s show at The Tuning Fork on Sunday 9 April sold out, a new show date has been added
Louisiana born swamp rock legend Tony Joe White’s show at the Tuning Fork on Sunday 9 April has now sold out.
73 years old and still going strong, Louisiana-born Tony Joe White is nothing short of a musical treasure. A bona fide legend of the music game, White just keeps getting better.
By Poppy Tohill
Released Friday October 14th, 2016 - Mascot
Wellington band The Nudge have built themselves a solid reputation based on their phenomenal live shows.