Miriam Clancy Opens for Wilco
MIRIAM CLANCY opens for alt-country rock heroes, WILCO
Whammy Bar-St Kevin's Arcade,179 K Rd, Auckland -Wed 19th
Doors 8pm, an intimate show with Miriam Clancy and band on stage at 9pm sharp -10pm finish!
Special guest :Johnny Barker
Door Charge: only$10
Wilco support - Bruce Mason Centre - Auckland - 23rd March-Miriam Clancy with band: Chip Matthews and Chris O'Connor
Wilco support - Opera House - Wellington - 24th March- Miriam Clancy solo
Recently returned from a successful expedition to the U.S, Silver Scroll nominee Miriam Clancy is chosen to play support for double Grammy winning US band Wilco on their NZ shows at the end of the month.
While in the States, Miriam was interviewed and lauded as "the next biggest thing to hit Nashville" on nationwide G.A.C. TV show, Edge Of Country; her video for "Girl About Town" is in rotation and gaining great response, her music is playing on indie radio in New York - "The Indie Revolution Radio Show", and she has also been interviewed for Japanese and Australian Press and Radio as well as interest from journalists for Q and Mojo magazines in the UK.
In her short time back home a special Anzac Day documentary "Night After Night" featuring a song by Miriam Clancy and Whirimako Black will be aired, as well as her gorgeous vocals alongside Dave Dobbyn on his anthemic Welcome Home for a current TV commercial. The producer liked her voice so much they have asked her to sing on a new version of the song for Dave's forthcoming album.
Future plans include a return trip to the States around August to help keep momentum going there and a highly anticipated new record is in the pipeline.
Miriam has been compared to Feist and Martha Wainwright, and may blush at the suggestion but with her debut album 'Lucky One' she has earned accolades from some of this country's most seasoned music critics and the hearts of many new fans.
"a pearler of an album.....there are flashes of influence from artists as broad as Al Green and Ryan Adams. Clancy has a strong voice and a musical style that sits across the divide between alt-country and pop" Steven Shaw, spareroom.co.nz
"she's just as impressive brooding elegantly through another break-up or shouting the house down" - Russell Baillie, NZ Herald
"Concert Of The Year"and "New Zealand's answer to Martha Wainwright. She is destined to go places." - Steve Scott, Waikato Times.
"A girlie version of Elliot Smith or Jeff Buckley - a soul laid bare, but with a pretty twist"- Josie Steenhart, Pulp Magazine.
"A rare talent that will knock your socks off Live!" - Roger Marbeck, Ode Records.
MIRIAM CLANCY 'Lucky One' in stores now
www.miriamclancy.com | myspace.com/miriamclancy
'5/5 stars' Sunday Star Times | NZ Herald 'Best Sounds Of The Year' | Silver Scroll Award 07 nominee