Mel Parsons & the Rhythm Kings Spring tour 2012 (Win tickets!)
The arrival of spring sees rising indie/folk star Mel Parsons taking a break from her hectic Wool Shed touring schedule to play a series of intimate shows with her long-time backing band ‘The Rhythm Kings’. Parsons & the band will be performing in Nelson, Westport, Hokitika, CHCH & Dunedin, along with shows in Wellington & Auckland later in November.
2012 has been a busy year for Parsons, who is performing over 40 shows throughout rural NZ with homegrown comedy/theatre show ‘The Bitches’ Box”.
Releasing her second album ‘Red Grey Blue’ last year to critical acclaim, Parsons is a two-time Tui Award finalist for Folk Album of the Year (2009, 2012). Joined by Aaron Stewart on double bass, drummer & percussionist Nick George, and guitarist & backing vocalist Andrew Moore, Parsons will be performing a mix songs from both of her albums, along with some new numbers ready for road-testing. Parsons is in her element on stage, and presents an intimate live show not to be missed.
South Island Tour Dates:
Nelson - Thursday 4th October - 7:30pm
At The Free House
Hokitika - Saturday 6th October - 8pm
At The Regent Theatre - With Special Guest Katie Thompson
Westport - Friday 5th October - 8:30pm
At The Star Tavern
Christchurch - Sunday 7th October - 7:30pm
At the DUX Live with special guest Jed Parsons (House of Mountain)
Dunedin - Monday 8th October - Otago Festival of the Arts - 10pm
The Festival Club
Tickets for all shows (except Dunedin) are available online now at eventfinder.co.nz.
CHART has a double pass to give away for Mel's show at Dux Live on Sunday 7 Oct. Just EMAIL US if you'd like to go in the draw.
NB: Must be a CHART subscriber. Entries close Oct 1 2012 at 5pm. Winners notified by email.