Delaney Davidson Cabaret @ Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Delaney Davidson in carnival mode – AOTNZ ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour
Remember the slide show of the returned traveller? Remember the projected image on a sheet in the living room? See these old-time images combined with evocative music in Delaney Davidson’s homage to lost ways of storytelling.
Blending live music and film, Arts Laureate Delaney gives us a glimpse of a forgotten time - dusty highways, old Europe, the ‘new world’ of the USA and New Zealand as you’ve never seen it before….
Fresh from the success of his recent European tour, Delaney presents ‘Magic Lightbox’. Catch him before he disappears again for parts unknown.
Friday 27 Saturday 28 October 10.30pm Christchurch
Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
Adults $35, Concessions/Groups 6+ $30 (booking fees apply)
Book: 0800 TICKETEK www.ticketek.co.nz
Bio - Delaney Davidson
Artist Laureate of New Zealand 2015, three times winner of the NZ Country Music Song of the Year Award, awarded NZ Country Music Album Of The Year, finalist for the coveted NZ Apra Silver Scroll Award, and Winner of One Man Band Competition in Zurich, Delaney Davidson has earned great praise from the media and huge respect amongst his peers.
Forging his own identity on the European tour circuit, he has been a strong part of the Voodoo Rhythm Family of Switzerland since 2003 and is building a name for himself in the USA. Initially inspired by the songs of Hank Williams and the Birthday Party, together with the performance styles of Johnny Cash and Buster Keaton, Delaney has synthesized his own unique persona. The guitar and harmonica have become his trademark, a small battered suitcase a props table for his magic show, looping sounds over each other to achieve that old-fashioned carnival tent sound.
Delaney’s lyrical content ranges from classic murder ballads to songs with a deeper insight into human frailties, and a sympathy and acceptance of the quirks of life.
Receiver of Arts Foundation Laureate Award 2015
Nominated for The Taite Music Prize 2015
Producer of the 2015 Country Music Album of the Year - Tami Neilson’s “Dynamite”.
Winner of the 2013 New Zealand Music Awards Country Music Album Of The Year for “Sad But True, The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol One”. A collaboration with Marlon Williams.
Three times winner of the APRA New Zealand Country Music Song Of The Year:
• 2014: “Whiskey and Kisses” co-written with Tami Neilson and taken from Tami’s album “Dynamite”, also produced by Delaney Davidson.
• 2013: Bloodletter cowritten with Marlon Williams and taken from the album Sad But True, The Secret History of Country Music Songwriting Vol One.
• 2012: You're a Loser, from the album Bad Luck Man.
One Man Band Champion - Zurich 2011.
Saddest Song Competition Winner Berlin 2010.
Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand, support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.