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Soul singer, performer, songwriter - meet Bella Kalolo!

Celebrated soul singer, performer, songwriter - meet Bella Kalolo!

Bella Kalolo & Band "Time and Space" Tour Sep-Nov 2013

Fresh from touring in the USA with Aaradhna, J Boog and Katchafire, Bella is excited about embarking on a nationwide tour of Aotearoa to towns she has never had the chance to perform in before.

Combining her Samoan, Tongan and Maori (Ngati Porou) heritage, Christchurch born soul singer Bella Kalolo has worked with Kiwi icons such as Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith, Don McGlashan, and Nathan Haines among others, and travelled the world with her music, winning accolades at the Glastonbury and City of London festivals, as well as winning Best Female Vocalist at the Pacific Music Awards.

Bella grew up with music around her, winning a scholarship to Paraguay when she was 17, and joining a band there, Dos Tribus, which had Top 10 songs in the South American charts. Returning to New Zealand, she worked in musical theatre, and television, appearing on TV’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’, the lead role in TV2 children’s series, ‘Jandals Away’. She also performed in the immensely popular NZ movie, ‘Sione’s Wedding’, ‘Matariki’ and ‘The Orator’.

Now she celebrates the release of her brand new EP ‘Time and Space’ (release date 20 September). Arts On Tour NZ is proud to tour Bella Kalolo & Band throughout the country during October.

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Saturday, 21 September Christchurch Arts Festival
Fletcher Building Festival Club
$25+BF from

Wednesday 2 October 8pm Gisborne
Dome Room, Poverty Bay Club
$21 Book: Mediterranean Living@PBC

Thursday 3 October 7.00pm Hastings
Shakespeare Room, Hawkes Bay Opera House
$23 Book: Ticketek

Friday 4 October Opotiki – 7.00pm
Senior Citizens Hall
$20 Book: The Travel Shop

Sunday 6 October 3pm Thames
Kauaeranga Hall
$15 Book: Nancy 868 9664 or Lisa 868 9767

Thursday 10 October Auckland
Tyler Street Garage, Britomart
Free Entry

Friday 11 October 7pm Kaikohe
The Bank Bar
$20 Book: Passion8 and Bank Bar

Saturday 12 October 7.30pm Whangarei
Riverbank Centre, Reyburn House Lane
$20 Book: or Whangarei Suit Hire

Sunday 13 October 8pm Onewhero
Onewhero Society of Performing Arts
$20 Book: River Traders 09 236 8875

Thursday 17 October 8pm Upper Hutt
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
Adults $30/Friends $20 Book: 04 527 2168 or

Saturday 19 October 8.30pm Onekaka
The Mussel Inn
$10 Book: The Mussel Inn

Sunday 20 October 2pm Reefton
Working Mens’ Club
$20 Students $10 Door sales only or enquire 03 732 8542

Tuesday 22 October 8pm Westport
NBS Theatre
Adults $25; Group of 4 or more $20; Child U16 $15
Book: NBS Theatre or

Wednesday 23 October 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell St
$20 Book: Regent Theatre

Friday 25 October 7.30pm Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
$25 each; $22.50 each for 2 or 3; $20 each for 4 or more
Book: Ashburton Trust Event Centre Box Office or

Saturday 26 October 7.30pm Geraldine
Geraldine Cinema
$20 Book: Tresjoli Giftware 03 693 9339

Sunday 27 October 7pm Waimate
Criterion Hotel, Queen St
$25 Book: Waimate Information Centre and Westside Gifts

Tuesday 29 October 7.30pm Queenstown
Queenstown Memorial Centre

Saturday 2 November Wellington
The Southern Cross
Free Entry

About Arts On Tour New Zealand
Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to audiences, rather than rural dwellers clocking up kilometres travelling to the big towns.


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