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Music News - Elvis Costello Announces NZ Support For Auckland Show

23 April 2014 - 0 Comments

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Elvis Costello will play just one show in Auckland on Sunday 27th April with his band The Imposters at The Civic, following performances at Deni Blues & Roots in Deniliquin and Byron Bay’s Bluesfest in Australia and the inaugural Queenstown Blues and Roots Festival. 

“A geek before it was chic, Costello's showmanship and love of performing shines through. Despite his bookish, bespectacled exterior the raw energy of his punk days still lurks just beneath the surface.

The ballads Everyday I Write the Book and Alison are still tender and rich.” - The Guardian.com

Elvis and The Imposters (Steve Nieve, Pete Thomas and Davey Faragher) will present an incredible night of entertainment, taking their audience through the Costello musical encyclopedia refresher course with a selection of songs from the past, present and future.

Again it was hits all the way as Costello kicked off his set with Pump It Up and Oliver’s Army. He was joined by Doobie Brother John McFee for Alison and ended his impressive set, perhaps one of his finest in a while, with (What’s So Funny About) Peace Love and Understanding. - Jay Hanna, Perth Now

Opening for Elvis in Auckland is young Christchurch singer Tom Lark, who has an ear for a melody and a penchant for transforming noise into revolutionary tunes. With a sound described as “a million school kids singing" Tom Lark's unconventional - yet timeless - pop tunes are sweet candy to the ears of an alternative audience bored of feel good folk music.  His songs marry ricocheting samples with folk guitar work, a plaintive voice and a deft sense of storytelling, revealing the ingenuity of unconventional sounds blended with unadulterated pop melodies.

Over the last few months, Tom has been writing and recording in his Auckland based studio, completing work on his highly anticipated debut album and taking on a production role for fellow NZ artists.  

Being asked to support an artist of Elvis Costello’s calibre is a great reflection on Tom's talent, and the perfect opportunity to showcase tracks off his soon to be released debut album.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Sunday 27th April  The Civic, Auckland (ALL AGES)
http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/  09 970 9700 / 0800 111 999

http://www.chuggentertainment.com/
http://www.bluesfest.com.au/
http://www.denibluesfestival.com/


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