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Gunslingers Ball - Oct 2012

Gunslingers Ball


Over the past two years the Gunslinger's Ball has grown from the occasional evening of country-fried revelry to what the NZ Herald has described as a full blown 'wild musical feast [of] alt-country, cowboy, punk, folk and country blues bands."

Make no mistake - this definitely isn't your nana's hoedown. Straddling the divide between heartfelt alt-country, raucous blues, rockabilly brashness and punk bristle, the Gunslinger's Ball melts down musical barriers to the point where there are none. This is a show by and for outlaws, outcasts and outliers.

Sell-out shows and rave reviews are now the order of the day, and it seems the usual Auckland venues can no longer contain such a musical behemoth. Therefore, October sees the Ball taking it to the towns and provinces of this proud island we call North. On board are some of the bands that have become synonymous with all things Gunslingers:

The Broadsides - a near mystical amalgam of swamp blues, bluegrass, rockabilly with a tinge of gospel for good measure.

Bernie Griffen & The Grifters - led by gravelly NZ country legend and Americana aficionado Bernie Griffen, The Grifters will tear your heart out while simultaneously lifting your soul. They are that good.

Steve Abel - "the sound of someone writing and singing from a place where there is no guile, just hard truth and clear eyes.” - Graham Reid

The Gunslinger's Ball take on:
Napier
Wellington - featuring D Burmester and the Blind, Johnsonville City Nights, Eb and Sparrow, Emcee - Chris O'Shea (shady).
New Plymouth
Hamilton - featuring Tami Nielson.
Auckland - featuring Tami Neilson, Great North, Tattletale Saints, The Bads, Shaft, DJ Tina Turntables.
Leigh - featuring Tatteltale Saints, Tami Neilson.


• THU 18 OCT – CABANA, NAPIER
Tickets from 4 Sep at Ticketmaster & Music Machine

• FRI 19 OCT – BODEGA, WELLINGTON
Tickets from 4 Sep at Ticketmaster & Rough Peel Music

• SAT 20 OCT – MAYFAIR, NEW PLYMOUTH
Tickets from 4 Sep at Ticketmaster & Vinyl Countdown

• SUN 21 OCT – GRAVITY BAR, HAMILTON
Tickets from 4 Sep at Ticketmaster & Texas Radio & The Big Beat

• FRI 26 OCT – POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND
Tickets from 4 Sep at Ticketmaster & Real Groovy

• SAT 27 OCT – SAWMILL, LEIGH
Tickets from 4 Sep at Ticketmaster & The Sawmill Cafe


More information:
http://www.muchmoremusic.co.nz/shows/gunslingers-ball-oct-2012
http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/The-Gunslingers-Ball-tickets/artist/1770965
https://www.facebook.com/TheGunslingersBall
http://www.thebroadsides.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bernie-Griffen-and-The-Grifters/149327018465043
http://www.abelsong.com/

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