Australasia continues its lengthy love affair with Elvis Costello when the acclaimed singer-songwriter returns in January 2013 for a day on the green concerts in Australia and New Zealand.
The unabashed showman backed by the trusty Imposters – keyboardist Steve Nieve, drummer Pete Thomas and bassist Davey Faragher - will take audiences through the Costello musical encyclopaedia refresher course with a selection of classic hits.
Today’s announcement will be sweet news to Costello fans that missed out on seeing the performer when promoters cancelled the proposed Grass Roots festival in Auckland last year. Costello’s previous visit was 13 years ago so his return next January is long overdue!
His outstanding musical pedigree has inspired promoters to assemble a fantastic all-round bill. Check this out!
Don McGlashan and The Seven Sisters rounds out the bill. Don is an award winning singer-songwriter & former member of such seminal kiwi bands such as Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn and The Mutton Birds.
Costello toured a day on the green wineries in Australia in 2004, a tour which still rates as one of the event’s finest, so salivate indeed for this Villa Maria Winery concert promises to be one of the musical highlights of the summer.
Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than three decades. He is probably best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and his concert appearances with Steve Nieve. In 2003 The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while he has twice won the prestigious Ivor Novello Songwriting Award. The extensive list of performers that he has enjoyed collaborations with – including his wife, the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall - and that have covered his songs reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles. His internationally acclaimed music television series “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…. “perhaps best showcases this uniquely qualified musician, a songwriter and performer comfortable in almost every genre imaginable and a musicologist of formidable breadth and knowledge.
Don McGlashan & the Seven Sisters– From “Anchor Me” to the Hollie Smith sung hit “Bathe in the River”, Don McGlashan has penned some of New Zealand’s most loved songs. Don is showing no signs of slowing down. Don will be joined by his live backing band, The Seven Sisters.