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Holly Arrowsmith w/ Skyscraper Stan and Tom Cunliffe

Holly Arrowsmith w/ Skyscraper Stan and Tom Cunliffe

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When:

  • Sat 5 Sep ’15, 7:30pm

Where:

The Tuning Fork, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission Advance: $20.00

Website:

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Vector Arena presents Holly Arrowsmith in celebration of her debut album For The Weary Traveller, with special guests Skyscraper Stan and Tom Cunliffe

Holly Arrowsmith is the new name in folk worth keeping your eye on. This South Island songstress has been turning heads all over New Zealand, with her acoustically driven stirring sound, poetic, thought provoking lyrics, and distinctively haunting voice. Born in the desert city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arrowsmith's nostalgic style echoes Americana-Folk legends, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.

Arrowsmtih’s debut album is a collection of unique, beautifully crafted songs with tastefully restrained instrumentation. For The Weary Traveller was a title aptly chosen after Arrowsmith and her husband lived in a van for an entire summer, travelling around the country, taking in NZ’s beauty and meeting many colourful people - plenty of inspirational fodder for songs on the album.

Funded in part by an AMP scholarship and a successful Kickstarter campaign, the album was engineered at Tom Tom Productions in Queenstown by Steve Roberts and mastered at Sterling in NY.

At just 21 years old, Holly has already showcased The New Zealand Country Music Awards, Rhythm and Alps and Rhythm and Vines. Last year she delivered a TEDx talk on ‘Honest Music’, and has opened for internationally acclaimed folk artist Rodriguez, captivating crowds with songs from her EP The River.

"This is the kind of C&W meets folk that strips everything but the honesty away, and what you're left with will leave you trembling.” – The Source

Special guest for this show is Melbourne based, rock ‘n’ roll troubadour Skyscraper Stan. Stumble into the world according to Auckland born Skyscraper Stan - a hazy, sweat-soaked dream of sunburnt country towns, dirty inner-city intersections and hot, muggy bedrooms. Skyscraper Stan’s keenly observant lyricism has garnered him a reputation as an exciting songwriter-to-watch. A must-listen for fans of Nick Cave, Timber Timbre, Father John Misty, Old Crow Medicine Show and M. Ward.

“The energy is magnificent: Stan jumps across stage, he howls, he gestures with his hands to add emphasis to the story he is laying out before you.” - Tone Deaf

Local Auckland singer/storyteller Tom Cunliffe is also on the bill!

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