LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, 9TH OF AUGUST 2018
Award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars – matched by her equally generous heart.
On the very day of Cyclone Fehi Mel contacted The Boathouse with a heartwarming offer to help with fundraising for repairs, and with the support of the Theatre Royal this we have a benefit concert! Joining Mel on stage are Jed Parsons and Josh Logan.
Hot off the heels of her American tour Mel brings a wide breadth of material. Her dynamic songs range from gutsy & rhythmic hand-clappers like audience favourite ‘Far Away’, through to pin-drop ballads like ‘Don’t Wait’, featuring Canadian songwriting royalty Ron Sexsmith.
With her dynamic band Parsons is an engaging performer with a natural emotive voice that allows the listener to become part of the story. Her unique style simmers somewhere between indie/folk and alt/country, and her shows are as memorable for the spine tingling songs as well as for her dry banter delivery.
The Community Choir at The Boathouse – Vibrant singing group with fabulous songs from around the world – exploring harmony, rhythm, sound, breath, unity.
Django Schmango – this highly regarded Hot Club style group of local musicians has its roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. It’s a style marked by pristine and dexterous string work, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities.
Thank you to the Theatre Royal, Jacquetta Bell, Rockquest Promotions Ltd, MediaWorks, The Copier Company, Phantom Billstickers and Kudos Food Design for your support in this event.
Tickets available from the Theatre Royal, I-SITE and Ticket Direct from the 15th of June, 2018.