Tim Guy NZ Tour Launch Party
Sat April 22nd
Tim Guy NZ Tour Launch
With special guests
Steve Abel and Dunc tha Funk
$10 doorsales only
Tim Guy Biography
Tim Guy's love affair with New Zealand began in 2002 when the Australian born songwriter passed NZ's Bic Runga a copy of his music to see if the award-winning artist would be interested in producing his work. Runga liked what she heard and soon enough they were in the studio recording what would become Guy's debut album 'Blazey'.
With the album (12 months in
the making) set for release, Tim was invited on a national
tour of New Zealand in support of Bic, on the Acoustic
Church Tour, performing 25 shows spanning the length and
breadth of the country, to over 15,000 people.
The pair performed a duet of Tim's song 'Question' throughout the tour, which as well as featuring on 'Blazey', was also included on the bonus disk of a re-packaged Bic Runga album which spent considerable time at the top of the New Zealand charts.
Tim is also lucky enough to hold the honour last year of supporting multiple grammy award winning American songwriter , Jimmy Webb, at the Sky City Theatre in Auckland and will be supporting Hothouse Flowers at their upcoming show in Auckland.
Tim Guy is a resident of Mt Eden, Auckland.
In April-June 2006 Tim will be undertaking an extensive solo tour around New Zealand.
Reviews of Blazey
Seemingly out of nowhere comes this top class debut from Australinewzealander Tim Guy. Yes, its produced by Bic Runga and she's all over the album, along with Ed Cake, Ben Maitland, Milan Borich, Brady Blade and many other genius talents. All of that aside, it’s a great album that Tim Guy wrote, so lets talk about the music.
Starting with a low-fi blues piece, Blazey soon achieves the extremely pleasant country tinged pop rock that it delivers consistently throughout. Guy has a head for melody & the emphasis is on keeping it relatively simple, laid back, and pretty. My picks are 'Different Feather', the toe tapper of the set, with cool harmonies and lyrics about trains, and 'In the News', just because it's really good. Oh, they’re all good.
Matthew Crawley, Pavement