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Nadia Reid + Flora Knight (The Eastern) National June Tour

Nadia Reid + Flora Knight (The Eastern) National June Tour

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  • Sat 23 Jun ’12, 8:00pm


Wine Cellar, 183 Karangahape Road, Newton



Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $10.00
  • Un-waged: $5.00


Tour Diaries

Nadia Reid has been forging a low-flying pathway in song writing and live performance with her unique brand of understated charm for a while now. Nadia embarks on an extensive three-week tour starting in Christchurch on 8 June with a collection of new and much loved songs. This second national tour sees Reid return to her acoustic roots and is joined by fiddle player, and The Eastern's, Flora Knight. Together Reid and Knight play fifteen venues on a whirlwind trip to major centres and smaller towns like Oamaru and Wairau Valley, featuring the odd local guest or two.

Adam McGrath, from The Eastern, describes Nadia’s music. “Sometimes the Song is the Easy Part. Listening to Nadia it seems that way, they appear (on stage and on record) fully formed, alive in the world, born and crafted with a weight that belies an author’s young age. Maybe it’s because Nadia sounds more than a singer and more than a songwriter. She sounds like a worker, one who cares for her craft and the path in which she intends to take it. Her songs shape and turn and lie carved in the air, they carry your ear and lift your eye to the back of the room, the corner of your heart and the world outside your window but sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes the song is the easy part. To make them live you have to give them out, send or carry them into the world. That's the hard work, and that's where you find a writer's gift, their true worth. Nadia carries those songs and the moments they create, like water from a well, like a thing to care about. If you’re a listener then you can trust her, it helps to know she refuses to take it lightly and will work as hard as she wants you listen.”

In 2011, Reid released her debut EP Letters I Wrote And Never Sent, ventured out on her first national tour, and had her song ‘Rise and Fall’ feature in Gerard Smythes’ film When a City Falls. The documentary film of the Christchurch earthquakes was shown in over 40 cinemas nationwide throughout the summer and is now due for international release. A pretty big year by all accounts, for someone only twenty years of age. After a two-year stint in Christchurch, the Dunedin-raised musician is now based in Auckland and is set for the next stage in her career.

“Nadia Reid possesses a measured melancholia that speaks eloquently of the smoldering embers of life's firestorms.” Jeff Harford, (source).

“Self-styled “New folk” singer Nadia Reid has a rich sultry voice, which on her Letters I Wrote And Never Sent EP, she drapes languidly over ornate folk and alt-country instrumentation. Reid sings about relationships, but not strictly relationships of romantic love, also relationships with friends, places, events and ideas.” Martyn Pepperell, (source).

“’Rise and Fall’ has already etched itself into many people's hearts and that's in no small part to its hushed cadence, beautiful vocal performance and glistening acoustics; a gorgeous song on its own.” Music Hype.

All tour dates in June:

Friday 8
Darkroom, Christchurch
Support From Happiness Stan
8pm / Free show

Saturday 9
The National, Dunedin
Support From Matt Langley
8pm / $10 ($5 un-waged)

Sunday 10
New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin
7.30pm / $10 ($5 members)

Wednesday 13
Harbour Street Theatrette, Oamaru
Support From Marla-jean + the Carpet Floor
8pm / Koha entry

Thursday 14
Wunderbar, Lyttelton Harbour
Support From the Tiny Lies + Aldous Harding
8pm / $10

Friday 15
Dharma Bums Club, Wairau Valley
8pm / Koha entry

Saturday 16
Everyman Records Live In Store - Day Show
The Freehouse, Nelson
8pm / Free show

Wednesday 20
Le Cafe, Picton
8pm / $10 ($5 un-waged)

Thursday 21
Meow, Wellington
Support From Eb + Sparrow
8pm / $10 ($5 un-waged)

Friday 22
Matinee, New Plymouth
Support From Diarmuid Cahill
8pm / $10 ($5 un-waged)

Saturday 23
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Support From Tono
8pm / $10

Sunday 24
Golden Dawn, Auckland
Gypsy Fair + DJ Set
12pm / Free entry

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