Delaney Davidson's 'Magic Lightbox' Tour Oct/Dec 2017

Published: Thu 12 Oct 2017 09:18 AM
Delaney Davidson in carnival mode – AOTNZ ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour Oct/Dec 2017
Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? See these old-time images combined with evocative music in Delaney Davidson’s homage to lost ways of storytelling.
Blending live music and film, Arts Laureate Delaney gives us a glimpse of a forgotten time - dusty highways, old Europe, the ‘new world’ of the USA and New Zealand as you’ve never seen it before…..
Fresh from the success of his recent European tour, Delaney presents ‘Magic Lightbox’. Catch him before he disappears again for parts unknown.
Friday 27 Saturday 28 October 10.30pm Christchurch
Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
Adults $35, Concessions/Groups 6+ $30 (booking fees apply) Book: 0800 TICKETEK
Wednesday 1 November 7pm Roxburgh
Town Hall
$20 Book: Roxburgh iSite or door sales
Thursday 2 November 7.30pm Cromwell
Lowburn Church
Adults $25, SuperGold $20, Student/Child $5
Book: Cromwell iSite
Friday 3 November 8pm Gore
Eastern Southland Gallery
$25 (concessions available)
Book: Eastern Southland Gallery
Saturday 4 November 8.45pm Invercargill
Invercargill Brewery
$27 Book: or
Southland Chamber of Commerce SIT Arcade
Sunday 5 November 7.30pm for 8pm start Dunedin
Plato Restaurant
Monday 6 November 7.30pmfor 8pm Queenstown
Sherwood Hotel
Wednesday 8 November 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre
$20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre
Thursday 9 November 8pm Barrytown
Barrytown Hall
$20 Door sales
Friday 10 November 8pm Reefton
Reefton Club
Adults $20, Students $10, Family $50
Door sales or phone 03 732 8542 or 03 732 8111
Saturday 11 November 8pm Onekaka
The Mussel Inn
$15 Door sales on the night
Sunday 12 November 7.30pm Mapua
The Playhouse Theatre
$20 Book: The Playhouse
Monday 13 November 7pm Lincoln
The Laboratory
$15 Over the bar at the Lab
Friday 17 November 7.30pm for 8.30pm Paekakariki
St Peters Hall
Saturday 18 November 7.30pm for 8pm Wellington
Sunday 19 November 6.30pm Featherston
Kiwi Hall, Bell St
$18, $12.50 concessions FOK, Students, Unwaged
Book: Eventfinda, Mr Feather’s Den
Tuesday 21 November 7.30pm Opotiki
Deluxe Theatre
$20 Book: Opotiki Library or at the door
Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm Hamilton
The Meteor Theatre
General admission $25, Concessions $20, Family $60 Book:
Thursday 23 November 7pm Whitianga
Town Hall
$20, Under 18 $10
Book: Whitianga Paper Plus
Friday 24 November 8pm Coromandel
The Club Woollams Ave
$25, Concessions $20
Book: Coromandel Information Centre
Saturday 25 November 7.30pm Kauaeranga
Kauaeranga Hall
$20 on the door, $18 pre book
Book: 021 912 993
or Lotus Realm Thames
Sunday 26 November 7.30pm Onewhero
St Stephen’s Church
$25Book: 09 232 8805
Monday 27 November7.30pm for 8pm Auckland
Freida Margolis
Tuesday 28 November 7.30pm Putaruru
The Plaza
$20 Book The Plaza, iSite Tokoroa,
Diamond Jewellers Matamata
Wednesday 29 November 8pm Gisborne
PBC In Cahoots with the Dome Room
$20 Book: The Aviary
Friday 1 December 7.30pm New Plymouth
4th Wall Theatre
$25 Book:
Bio - Delaney Davidson
Artist Laureate of New Zealand 2015, three times winner of the NZ Country Music Song of the Year Award, awarded NZ Country Music Album Of The Year, finalist for the coveted NZ Apra Silver Scroll Award, and Winner of One Man Band Competition in Zurich, Delaney Davidson has earned great praise from the media and huge respect amongst his peers.
Forging his own identity on the European tour circuit, he has been a strong part of the Voodoo Rhythm Family of Switzerland since 2003 and is building a name for himself in the USA. Initially inspired by the songs of Hank Williams and the Birthday Party, together with the performance styles of Johnny Cash and Buster Keaton, Delaney has synthesized his own unique persona. The guitar and harmonica have become his trademark, a small battered suitcase a props table for his magic show, looping sounds over each other to achieve that old-fashioned carnival tent sound.
Delaney’s lyrical content ranges from classic murder ballads to songs with a deeper insight into human frailties, and a sympathy and acceptance of the quirks of life.
Receiver of Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2015
Nominated for The Taite Music Prize 2015
Producer of the 2015 Country Music Album of the Year - Tami Neilson’s “Dynamite”.
Winner of the 2013 New Zealand Music Awards Country Music Album Of The Year for “Sad But True, The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol One”. A collaboration with Marlon Williams.
Three times winner of the APRA New Zealand Country Music Song Of The Year:
• 2014: “Whiskey and Kisses” co-written with Tami Neilson and taken from Tami’s album “Dynamite”, also produced by Delaney Davidson.
• 2013: Bloodletter cowritten with Marlon Williams and taken from the album Sad But True, The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol One.
• 2012: You're a Loser, from the album Bad Luck Man.
One Man Band Champion - Zurich 2011.
Saddest Song Competition Winner Berlin 2010.
Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand, support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.

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