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'O.G.' Grenell: Moving On NZ tour announced

May 20, 2008

Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell: Moving On NZ tour announced

New Zealand's freshest hip-hop talent Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell today announced a trans-Tasman tour of his latest sounds from his critically-acclaimed album Moving On.

The tour begins this Friday at Wellington's Sandwiches before heading to Christchurch, two performances in Auckland, a southern trip to Wanaka before concluding in Queenstown. Please refer to specific dates listed below in the tour schedule.

The album Moving On showcases Grenell's beat-making talent with collaborations with exciting new talents and celebrated vocalists from across the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The single Moving On reached No. 2 on the New Zealand alternative charts April 24 and is currently at No. 4 for the second successive week.

Joining O.G. are singers Mark Vanilau, Mara TK, LA Mitchell, Spikey Tee, Charmed 1 and MCs Dynamite MC, KP, Switch, Wacklar and Voodoo Child. The album was mastered by UK Grammy Award winner George Lambert (Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest) and mixed by b-Net award winner The Nomad.

The reviews for O.G.'s Moving On have been very positive, including the following:

"Grenell's sophomore album is bursting at the seams with variety and creativity … the album has a truly international flavour."
Matt Risley, Groove Guide ****

"No second solo problems for [Grenell] judging by this excellent album… To quote Spikey Tee you'll fall in 'Love, Love' with this album with each listen."
Vicki Anderson, Christchurch Press ****1/2

"Probably the best Aotearoa release this year, Grenell may be a largely underground producer but he's one of the shining lights of his musical generation. More impressive work from a man with plenty of strings to his bow."
Jeff Neems, Waikato Times ****1/2

"Grenell is a clever writer and talented producer… It's a nice slice of mood tunes for the end of the night."
Simon Sweetman, The Dominion Post ***1/2

Oakley 'O.G.' Grenell: Moving On Tour 2008
May 24: Sandwiches, Wellington w/ The Nomad
June 6: Double Happy, Christchurch w/ Mark Vanilau, MC Switch & LA Mitchell
June 13: Bacco Room, Auckland (opening for touring international act Yes King) w/ MCs KP and Switch
June 14: Khuja Lounge, Auckland w/ MC’s KP and Switch
July 11: Red Rocks, Wanaka w/ MC Switch
July 12: Sub Culture, Queenstown w/ MC Switch

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