Delgirl National Tour - 30 August – 12 October
Delgirl National Tour - 30 August – 12
Dunedin trio Delgirl begins a massive 29-date tour throughout New Zealand at the end of August.
With generous support from Creative New Zealand, the band will bring their unique blend of folk/swamp/roots music to a town near just about everyone.
This talented group of women weaves tight harmonies around the double bass, guitar, banjo, ukulele and percussion. Singing songs about love, murder, lonesome livestock and road rage, Delgirl have delighted audiences in Wellington and the South Island, as well as appearing on National Radio and TV One's Good Morning show.
"We had such a lot of people from around the country get in touch with us after our May tour to Wellington asking us to come and play for them. Receiving assistance from Creative NZ means this is now possible. We were totally blown away by their support, it is such a huge positive acknowledgment of our band and what we are trying to achieve musically."
Following the successful release of their debut album Two, Maybe Three, Days Ride in November 2007, the band has received great reviews from music critics and has repressed the album twice. Reviewers have compared them to The Be Good Tanyas and Tres Chicas, however noting a unique and distinctive Delgirl sound coming from heartland New Zealand via a Louisiana swamp.
...I was hooked
irretrievably from their opening song… Don’t miss out on
William Dart, New Horizons, Concert FM.
…Delgirl succeed in evoking the casual flavour of a
singalong while subtly crafting something more
complex…simultaneously evoking Flannery O’Connor’s
American South and New Zealand’s Southland. Nick
Bollinger. NZ Listener
Tour dates and venues:
30 Aug 2008 12 Below, Moray Place, Dunedin
3 Sep 2008 Redcliff Cafe Te Anau
4 Sep 2008 Cinema Paradiso Wanaka
5 Sep 2008 Revolver Queenstown
6 Sep 2008 Tillermans Invercargill
7 Sep 2008 The Old Post Cafe Gore
12 Sep 2008 Boat House Nelson
13 Sep 2008 The Mussel Inn Takaka
14 Sep 2008 Le Cafe Picton
15 Sep 2008 Interislander Ferry
16 Sep 2008 Kapiti Live Music Club Waikanae
17 Sep 2008 City Library Palmerston North
17 Sep 2008 Bar Mode Palmerston North
19 Sep 2008 The Lounge Carterton
20 Sep 2008 Mighty Mighty Wellington
21 Sep 2008 Lembas Cafe Raumati
22 Sep 2008 The Moorings Wellington
24 Sep 2008 Diggers Bar Hamilton
25 Sep 2008 Orange Zephyr Tauranga
26 Sep 2008 Cellar Bar Auckland
27 Sep 2008 Masonic Devonport Auckland
28 Sep 2008 Leigh Sawmill Cafe Leigh
29 Sep 2008 Salut Bar Whangarei
30 Sep 2008 Interislander Ferry
2 Oct 2008 Easyway Cafe Geraldine
3 Oct 2008 Dux De Lux Christchurch
10 Oct 2008 Art Gallery Ashburton
11 Oct 2008 Wunderbar Lyttleton
12 Oct 2008 Commerce Club Christchurch
information contact Delgirl: E:
W: www.delgirl.co.nz www.myspace.com/delgirl