Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kurt Shanks & Ted Brown touring NZ to showcase new releases

Kurt Shanks and Ted Brown touring NZ to showcase new releases

Ted Brown and Kurt Shanks are partners in song this month, touring the country to jointly celebrate new recordings and releases.

Los Angeles-based Brown will be previewing songs from his second solo album “An Unwide Road”, and Shanks is celebrating the vinyl release of his acclaimed solo debut “Blood Line Heart”.

The pair will play together and solo, kicking off a run of 11 shows tonight (Wednesday November 15), as part of Greg Johnson’s 20th Anniversary Tour., as well as their own release show their own release show at Auckland’s Whiskey Bar (with The Bads) on Wednesday November 28.

The Greg Johnson tour takes in Hamilton (Nov 14th), Devonport (15th), New Plymouth (16th), Auckland (17th), Wellington (22nd), Tauranga (23rd), Matakana (25th), Waiheke (29th), Lyttleton (30th), Christchurch (Dec 1st) and Auckland again (2nd). Full dates and details at plus1.co.nz

Variously described as rock, folk, country and everything in between, both Shanks and Brown are looking forward to performing their songs as a duo, and leaving the musical categorisation to others.

Shanks’ “Blood Line Heart” album was initially released in August on CD and digital download.

To coincide with the tour and excellent album reviews (see below)- a limited edition vinyl record of 120 was pressed at Rainbo Records in Los Angeles, for release this month.

The LP features an extra track “Seven Flights Up”, is pressed on juicy black 180 gram vinyl, and will be officially released at the Whiskey show, and also available at the Greg Johnson shows and independent records stores.

Ted Brown’s new “An Unwide Road” is his second solo album after his highly praised “Shaky’s Blessing” debut. The album is produced by Wayne Bell and recorded at Roundhead in Auckland.

Brown has called Los Angeles home for the past decade, and loves being able to play to audiences in the States and his native New Zealand.

Says Ted: “I’m really looking forward to trying out the new tune on Kiwi crowds. The new album is available worldwide in January but local audiences will have the chance to purchase pre-release CDs at the show.”

What the critics have said…

Kurt Shanks – Blood Line Heart
“Line him up alongside the likes of You Am I, or the Hoodoo Gurus. “Blood Line Heart” has an energy and tunefulness just begging to be heard live.” Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times.
“An impressive solo debut from the former Stellar* bassist… rises above the ruck thanks to quality tunes and good lyrics.” Nick Ward, Nelson Mail, August 10 2012.

Ted Brown
“Understated mid-tempo magic that's part country-rock, part singer-songwriter balladry…frequently it's just plain pop-lovely - great heart-on-sleeve tunes.” Russell Baillie, NZ Herald, review of Ted Brown’s Shaky’s Blessing
“Shaky’s Blessing’ an unassumingly fine album” – Tony Parker, NZ Musician

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Poroporoaki: Dr Apirana Tuahae Kaukapakapa Mahuika

Papa Api was a man of many great gifts and occupied a long list of roles including priest, teacher, scholar, politician, and leader. Chair of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, and a rangatira of his iwi... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news