30 March 2010 - 0 Comments
Nationally acclaimed alt-folk trio Forbidden Joe are touring their debut album In Mourning for the Pride of Petravore throughout New Zealand during April, May and June 2010 and are coming to a venue near you!
In Mourning for the Pride of Petravore is a natural follow on from their light and quirky EP, the independently released Oh, What a Queer Sensation(2008) which is representative of their earlier work, and shows how the trio's sound has progressed to encompass a darker, more mysterious cabaret sound. Their repertoire makes for an energy laden night of quirky, mysterious and unusual folk.
The Auckland based group released their full length album on April 16th, heralding the first performance at the Victoria Theatre in Devonport, Auckland, open to the public since the building fell into disrepair. Their tour covers 15 towns, stopping at some favourite haunts and some new along the way.
Gigs will feature their signature intimate, cabaret-style performances where the Joes delve into anything from dark mysterious ballads and driving tune sets to humorous, bawdy jazz numbers that showcase their unique take on folk in all its forms.
The much anticipated album was recorded in the historic theatre during February 2010. Set against the polarities of lush back-lit stage curtains, peeling plaster, great chandelier and vast acoustics, and surrounded by relics of yesterday's screenings, the trio worked intensively to produce an album that captured their own unique take on folk music, with acclaimed sound engineer Steve Garden of Rattle Records and talented musical guests to complement their sound. In Mourning for the Pride of Petravore showcases the band's musical journey from their earliest works through to their latest most driving set of tunes and songs.
April 23rd – Hamilton Acoustic Music Club
April 24th – King Street Studio, New Plymouth
April 25th – Orca Bar, Raglan
April 30th – Harbour Light, Lyttleton, Christchurch
May 1st – The Penguin Club, Oamaru
May 2nd – New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin
May 6th – NBS Theatre, Westport
May 7th – The Boathouse, Nelson
May 8th – Le Cafe, Picton
May 9th – The Mussel Inn, Takaka
May 21st – Whangarei Folk Club
May 23rd – Waterline Cafe, Kohukohu
June 10th – The Ruby Lounge, Wellington
June 11th – Levin Folk Club
June 12th – The Bent Horseshoe Cafe, Palmerston North