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The Bads to Join Joan Armatrading for Auckland Show

THE BADS TO JOIN JOAN ARMATRADING FOR AUCKLAND SHOW

For immediate release: Tue 19 March

Joining Joan for her Auckland show only is alt-country duo The Bads. Two of New Zealand’s most talented and accomplished performers, Brett Adams and Dianne Swann have just released their third album “Travel Light” and are currently touring NZ in support of its release last week. The Bads are relishing the addition of the new songs into their live repertoire and still feel that child-like thrill at composing a song and then seeing it through to its full potential both in the studio and in a live setting.

The Bads have opened for many luminary international artists, including Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, The Swell Season, The Jayhawks and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Now add to that an evening with the renowned Joan Armatrading. Being invited to be a part of such highly respected musicians shows is a definite indicator of the caliber and quality of the music performed by The Bads.

Joining Joan for her Wellington show only is the Taj Mahal Trio. Inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2009, the two-time Grammy® Award winner’s musical legacy counts him as one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music.

Watch him perform live and you will see the warmth, humour and soulfulness that Taj has distilled into his music over the last 40 years – a true representation of Taj Mahal, the global traveller, musician’s advocate and world-class musical collaborator.

An evening with Joan Armatrading is an evening of pure quality, offering an intimate insight into the soul of one of the world’s leading singers, songwriters, true multi-instrumentalists and devoted humanitarians.

Without a doubt, these will be shows not to be missed.

Limited tickets on sale now, the shows are selling fast!


JOAN ARMATRADING
with special guests TAJ MAHAL TRIO:
Wednesday 20 March
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538 – www.ticketek.co.nz

JOAN ARMATRADING
with special guests THE BADS:
Thursday 21 March
Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland
Buy Tickets – 09 970 9700 – www.ticketmaster.co.nz
www.joanarmatrading.com
www.tajblues.com
www.thebads.com

ABOUT JOAN:

“...a distinctive vocalist and lyricist...her synthesis of folk, reggae, soul and rock has made her a critical and cult favourite...” – Rolling Stone

Since 1972, and over the course of 20 critically acclaimed albums, Joan Armatrading has forged an uncompromising career. The first UK female singer songwriter to have international success, she possesses an entirely unique sound that ranges from jazz to true soul to sophisticated pop and reggae, which is all tied together and driven by her passionate guitar.

‘Love and Affection’, ‘Show Some Emotion’,’ Drop The Pilot’,’ ‘Willow’, ’Me Myself I’… her canon of work is consummate and wide, bringing her three Grammy nominations (in 2007 she became the first female UK artist to be nominated in the blues category), two Brit nominations, a debut at number 1 in the Billboard Blues chart (also the first female UK artist to do so), a highly coveted Ivor Novello Award, and a Gold Badge Award. Joan has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs, has featured in VH1’s Top 100 voting poll as ‘The Most Influential Woman in Rock’, and has been honoured by the Queen, receiving an MBE.

Joan Armatrading has frequently worked with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones), Manu Katche (Sting), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Little Feat, Lou Reed, Fairport Convention, XTC, The Police, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and Mark Knopfler.

Joan’s latest jazz flavoured release ‘Starlight’ (2012) captures the very best of her song writing talents with intimate songs that have a confession like quality - as though they are being shared from her heart to the listeners, like only Joan can. “I write,” she says, “because I love it”. Joan has arranged and played every instrument (with the exception of drums) on her last four albums – which has led to unanimous, widespread and, perhaps most importantly, consistent commendation throughout her vast career.


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