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Singer-songwriters join forces for September nationwide tour

Published: Mon 5 Aug 2013 12:27 PM
Outstanding New Zealand singer-songwriters join forces for September nationwide tour
Outstanding singer-songwriters Paul Ubana Jones and Bryce Wastney are joining forces for a nationwide New Zealand tour in September. The “Songbook and Six String” tour will feature the two well-travelled performers collaborating on each other’s songs and sharing tales from their combined 50 years as professional musicians.
“We are really looking forward to travelling to perform for audiences in this exciting new format,” says Paul Ubana Jones. “People often ask me about the stories behind the songs and enjoy tales from the road. Sometimes when it’s your own journey you forget how unusual the life of a touring musician is for most people. I’m also looking forward to performing with Bryce. It really opens up different aspects to your songs when you have someone of his calibre playing them with you and I think audiences who may not yet heard of Bryce will really love his music.”
Ubana Jones is well known to New Zealand audiences, having chosen to live in New Zealand in last 1980s. His illustrious international career has seen him touring with Taj Mahal, Keb Mo’, Crowded House and Norah Jones and opening for Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.
Wastney returned to New Zealand last year after establishing his reputation on the indie music scene in Melbourne, Australia. He recently signed with major US label Musik and Film and his first single with the label, “Dead Man Walking” reached number two on New Zealand’s country music chart on iTunes in June.
“I am honoured to be sharing a stage with Paul,” says Wastney. “He is a genuine New Zealand icon and I think the “Songbook and Six String” format will offer a unique insight into his career and a great concert experience for our audiences.”
SONGBOOK & SIX STRING NZ TOUR DATES
Auckland - Vic Cinema Devonport / Thursday, 5 September / 7:30pm
New Plymouth - Okurukuru Winery / Friday, 6 September / 7:30pm
Tauranga - Omokoroa Boat Club / Sunday, 8 September / 7:30pm
Hamilton - Diggers Bar (back bar) / Tuesday, 10 September / 7pm
Nelson - Waimea College (private workshop) / Friday, 13 September
Nelson - Old St Johns (live DVD recording with a support choir)/ Saturday, 14 September / 7:30pm
Wellington - St Andrews on The Terrace / Sunday, 15 September / 7:30pm
Dunedin - Carey's Bay Hotel / Thursday, 19 September / 7:30pm
Wanaka – Edgewater Resort / Sunday, 22 September / 6pm
Waimate - Regent Theatre / Friday, 27 September / 8pm
Christchurch - Elevate Bar / Saturday, 28 September / 8:15pm
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