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FRINGE '04: Leila Adu - Dig A Hole NZ Tour

LEILA ADU Dig A Hole NZ Tour - MARCH 2004

“Her voice is extraordinary…both tender and terrifying.”
Grant Smithies. SundayStar Times.

London born, New Zealand raised and of Ghanan heritage, Leila’s broad scope of influences is more than merely geographic. Her unique songs are informed by studies in modern composition, Javanese singing, Balinese gamelan and the passionate music of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker.

In the past 5 years Leila has performed in jazz and contemporary music festivals around New Zealand, Russia, Indonesia and Great Britain. With her compositions performed in galleries, concert halls and alternative music venues throughout New Zealand.

Her debut album ‘Dig A Hole’ has garnered rave reviews from all corners of the critical establishment, from contemporary music broadcaster William Dart exclaiming ‘Adu fearlessly goes where most local singer songwriters wouldn’t dare’ to The Sunday Star’s Grant Smithies calling her album ‘a challenge to a host of lesser pop contenders’.

The single ‘I’m calling’ has been on regular rotation on Radio Active and the film clip is being regularly featured on RTR.

Currently Leila is preparing for a 10 city tour of New Zealand as well as a series of concerts in Melbourne – including shows at ‘The Empress’ and ‘The Pony Club.’

“Don’t wait for her music to find you, go out and find it.”
William Dart. CFM.

Thursday 11th & Friday 12th -
as part of the FRINGE Festival
Leila plays at HAPPY, cnr Vivian & Tory St, Wellington

Thursday 18th -
The Odeon, 3 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland

Friday 19th -
Whittakers Musical Experience, Artworks, Waiheke

Saturday 20th -
Concert Chamber, University of Waikato, Hamilton

Thursday 25th -
The Great Hall, Arts Centre, Christchurch

Friday 26th -
The Penguin Club, Oamaru

Saturday 27th -
ARC cafe/bar, Dunedin

Wednesday 31st -
The Mussel Inn, Onekaka, Golden Bay

She will also be playing in Nelson (Tues 30th) but the venue is yet to be confirmed.

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