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Harriet and the Matches, Ryan Prebble tour

Saturday 11th June

Harriet and the Matches and Ryan Prebble of Wellington take on the South Island in June with a winter tour. Their energetic and original style’s are well worked mixes of blues, traditional folk, reggae and soul inspired songs. With a busy two weeks of nine gigs in fourteen days, you can expect to see some polished performances of soulful melodies and foot stomping beats. A Harriet and the Matches and Ryan Prebble gig is sure to fill you with pride for Aotearoa’s many gifts.

You can catch them in

Dunedin: June 18th Arc 9pm

June 19th Flying Scotsman 4:30pm

June 19th Tull cafe 7:30pm

Invercargill: June 24th The Globe Entertainment Venue 9pm

Oamaru: June 25th The Penguin Club 8pm

Wanaka: June 26th Soulfood organic cafe 2pm

Christchurch: June 29th Dux de Lux 9pm

July 1st Mainstreet 9pm

July 3rd Chch folk club(at Christina's) 8pm


Harriet and the Matches

Harriet and the Matches formed in January 2005 after long-time musical companions Jessie Moss and Mea (Amiria Grenell) moved to Wellington to pursue music. Their energetic and original style is a delightful mix of ballad, traditional folk, reggae and soul inspired songs. Harriet and the Matches place a strong emphasis on beautiful vocal harmonies and driving rhythms pounded out with a traditional Irish Bodhran. After a stunning debut into the Wellington music scene, Harriet and the Matches have become regulars in well established venues such as Bodega and Indigo. Their exciting winter tour in June with Ryan Prebble consists of nine gigs in fourteen days, along with plans for touring Australia in December, this year is going to be a busy one for Harriet and the Matches. Harriet and the Matches are also pleased to be joined by the creative Clare McLennan-Kissel(percussion) throughout the tour.

Reviews of Harriet and the Matches:

“Their captivating lyrics were inspired by everything from social commentary to dreams and displayed the explicit pointed style of lyric writing that is historically linked to protest songs” – The Christchurch Package July 2004

“The most memorable part of their set was a cover of ‘Down to the River to pray’ which rang throughout Arc Café with emotive female harmonies” – Critic July 2004

“These up and coming young women will soon be recognised in the New Zealand music scene” – Harbour Light Highlights July 2004

“They offer soulful vocal performances and enchanting original tunes, accompanied by guitar, drums and stomping feet” – Dunedin Fringe Festival 2004

Ryan Prebble

Since he was knee high to a grasshopper, Ryan Prebble has been playing music. Starting on a tennis racquet, and progressing to the guitar, 13 years later he has developed a uniquely percussive style. He has captivated audiences around New Zealand with his powerful voice and stonking rhythms. Thanks to his diploma in sound engineering Ryan has independently produced his debut album “Fruits”, scheduled for release in August 2005. He has recently landed a deal with Scue records in London that will take him to the U.K and Australia later in the year.

Review: “Ryan Prebble is something else. A cold Wellington night did not deter enthusiastic music goers to pack out ‘Cake Shop’ and be treated to a night of the most smooth and solid voice I’ve heard. When performing, Ryan transcends to another place and takes you along…………..” – Simon Bailey(Coordinator) “Cake shop Venue” April 2005

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