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Delaney Davidson's 'Magic Lightbox' Tour Oct/Dec 2017

Delaney Davidson in carnival mode – AOTNZ ‘Magic Lightbox’ tour Oct/Dec 2017

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

Wednesday 1 November 7pm Roxburgh

Town Hall

$20 Book: Roxburgh iSite or door sales

Thursday 2 November 7.30pm Cromwell

Lowburn Church

Adults $25, SuperGold $20, Student/Child $5

Book: Cromwell iSite

Friday 3 November 8pm Gore

Eastern Southland Gallery

$25 (concessions available)

Book: Eastern Southland Gallery

Saturday 4 November 8.45pm Invercargill

Invercargill Brewery

$27 Book: or

Southland Chamber of Commerce SIT Arcade

Sunday 5 November 7.30pm for 8pm start Dunedin

Plato Restaurant


Monday 6 November 7.30pmfor 8pm Queenstown

Sherwood Hotel


Wednesday 8 November 7.30pm Hokitika

Old Lodge Theatre

$20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre

Thursday 9 November 8pm Barrytown

Barrytown Hall

$20 Door sales

Friday 10 November 8pm Reefton

Reefton Club

Adults $20, Students $10, Family $50

Door sales or phone 03 732 8542 or 03 732 8111

Saturday 11 November 8pm Onekaka

The Mussel Inn

$15 Door sales on the night

Sunday 12 November 7.30pm Mapua

The Playhouse Theatre

$20 Book: The Playhouse

Monday 13 November 7pm Lincoln

The Laboratory

$15 Over the bar at the Lab

Friday 17 November 7.30pm for 8.30pm Paekakariki

St Peters Hall


Saturday 18 November 7.30pm for 8pm Wellington



Sunday 19 November 6.30pm Featherston

Kiwi Hall, Bell St

$18, $12.50 concessions FOK, Students, Unwaged

Book: Eventfinda, Mr Feather’s Den

Tuesday 21 November 7.30pm Opotiki

Deluxe Theatre

$20 Book: Opotiki Library or at the door

Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm Hamilton

The Meteor Theatre

General admission $25, Concessions $20, Family $60 Book:

Thursday 23 November 7pm Whitianga

Town Hall

$20, Under 18 $10

Book: Whitianga Paper Plus

Friday 24 November 8pm Coromandel

The Club Woollams Ave

$25, Concessions $20

Book: Coromandel Information Centre

Saturday 25 November 7.30pm Kauaeranga

Kauaeranga Hall

$20 on the door, $18 pre book

Book: 021 912 993

or Lotus Realm Thames

Sunday 26 November 7.30pm Onewhero

St Stephen’s Church

$25Book: 09 232 8805

Monday 27 November7.30pm for 8pm Auckland

Freida Margolis


Tuesday 28 November 7.30pm Putaruru

The Plaza

$20 Book The Plaza, iSite Tokoroa,

Diamond Jewellers Matamata

Wednesday 29 November 8pm Gisborne

PBC In Cahoots with the Dome Room

$20 Book: The Aviary

Friday 1 December 7.30pm New Plymouth

4th Wall Theatre

$25 Book:

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.

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