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Dave Dobbyn You Got Heart Tour

7 September 2005

Dave Dobbyn You Got Heart Tour

When planning his November theatre tour, Dave Dobbyn¹s first call was to Warren Maxwell (Trinity Roots and Fat Freddy¹s Drop) to invite Maxwell¹s new band, Little Bushman, to open the show, having been Œblown away¹ by some early mixes of Bushman tracks.

The ŒYou Got Heart¹ tour sees Dobbyn adding to his solid rhythm section of Bones Hillman and Ross Burge with the addition of Christchurch singer/songwriter, Mark Vanilau on guitar and piano. And it will be a busy tour for Maxwell, who will also join Dobbyn on-stage to recreate the tracks they performed on Dobbyn¹s ŒAvailable Light¹ recording. The album has sold nearly 25,000 copies since its mid-June release. ŒWelcome Home¹ from the album has been nominated for a Silver Scroll songwriting award.

A Little Bushman performance combines elements of jazz improvisation, soul and psychedelic rock textures.

We hope to take people on a sonic journey that is both captivating and exhilarating² says drummer Rick Cranson. ³It¹s quite a mission to explain our sound but we feel it is uniquely Aotearoa, a reflection of life right here, in the now, in New Zealand

Prior to Little Bushman, all the members of the band have been working hard on original New Zealand music for some years. Warren is known for both Trinity Roots and Fat Freddy's Drop and double bass player Tom Callwood recorded bass tracks for both those acts¹ albums. Guitarist Joe Callwood leads his own ensemble including both Tom and Rick as the rhythm section.

The band members list a diverse range of individual influences: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, Art Blakey¹s Jazz Messengers and Shuggy Otis. Day Date Town Venue Tues Nov 8th Tauranga Baycourt Theatre Wed Nov 9th Hamilton Community Theatre Thurs Nov 10th Hamilton Community Theatre Fri Nov 11th Napier Municipal Theatre Sat Nov 12th Wellington Opera House Wed Nov 16th Invercargill Civic Centre Thurs Nov 17th Dunedin Regent Theatre Fri Nov 18th Timaru Theatre Royal Sat Nov 19th Christchurch Town Hall Sun Nov 20th Nelson School Of Music Tues Nov 22nd Putaruru The Plaza Theatre Wed Nov 23rd Taupo Great Lakes Centre Thurs Nov 24th Te Kuiti Civic Centre Fri Nov 25th New Plymouth TSB Showplace Sat Nov 26th Wanganui Opera House Fri Dec 2nd Whangarei Forum Nth Sat Dec 3rd Auckland Civic


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