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Tiny Pieces of Eight CD Release and Tour

Tiny Pieces of Eight CD Release and Tour

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  • Sun 20 Oct ’13, 2:00pm


Chicks Hotel, 2 Mount Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin


All Ages Licensed

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  • General Admission: $10.00

Tiny Peices of Eight – a Musical Cry for Help

After a two-year journey of musical rediscovery and regrowth, Deirdre Newall is delighted to announce the release of her much anticipated first solo album “Tiny Pieces of Eight” and a three-centre national tour. The launch starts at Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers at 2pm on Sunday 20 October and continues to the Darkroom in Christchurch on the 26th, and finishes at Puppies, Wellington on the 27t October.

“Tiny Pieces of Eight” will be the first recording since Delgirl. Newall is best known for her decade-long involvement with the Tui Award winning Dunedin-based group, but left two years ago to explore a different musical path. During that time, Newall has been busy working and performing with an eclectic array of musicians in no less than four different band formations: The Forty Winks, SCUD, Olabelle and Swampy, D and Five Pint, and it was these projects which lead Newall to work with many of the musicans on her lastest album.

“Tiny Pieces of Eight” is a collage of songs, sounds and words made with the spicy collaborative mix of musicians that include: Grant Ramsay (Swampy), Chris Heazlewood (King Loser), Elise Allen (Skybus) and Sam Wilkinson (Von Klap). Forbes Williams, of Studio Otoitu, engineered and produced the album, which “took all of two days and nights to record and helped along by the full moon, pizza and some nasty red wine!” says Newall.

Newall puts the album in the style of Psychedelic Folk meets Hillbilly Blues meets electric sound bracket, while Radio New Zealand host, Nick Bollinger, describes the 9-track album as “Delta Swamp Blues with a touch of improv Jazz”.

Newall is joined on tour by Ramsay and Heazlewood, who will also be performing many of their own songs, along with special guest A. J. Sharma (“You Are A Traveller” on Powertool Records).

All artists will be selling their own CDs on tour, along with limited copies of “Tiny Pieces of Eight”, which reflects the collaborative nature of Newall's project and mini expedition.

Meanwhile, you can sample two of the tracks on the “Tiny Pieces of Eight” facebook page: www.facebook.com/tinypiecesof8.

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