MEL PARSONS (NZ) & LIZ STRINGER (AUS)
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND – SEPT/OCT 2017
Join two of Australasia’s indie-folk darlings on a journey of music & story – sharing songs from their back catalogues along with select southern hemisphere favourites that have helped shape them as artists.
Both performers have distinctive voices, a story-telling bent and a dry humour that will have audiences laughing & crying, not necessarily in that order.
Mel Parsons is well known to NZ audiences, the award-winning songwriter tours full time from international festivals to woolsheds in our own backyard, and has her third critically acclaimed album under her belt. Parsons has played some of Australia’s finest folk festivals including Woodford, Port Fairy and The National Folk Festival in recent years.
“Exceptionally written, beautifully arranged and remarkably consistent” – The Music AU
“Captivating… impressive new material” – NZ Herald
Liz Stringer is a highly regarded songwriter and musician in her home country of Australia, who has toured internationally with a host of artists and now counts Bonnie Raitt in her ever-growing list of fans. Stringer is returning fresh from a Canadian summer tour, completing just over a year of touring to support the critically acclaimed release of her 5th studio album, “All The Bridges” in July 2016.
“Anyone recalls a Chrissie Hynde-like balance of unsettling lyrical directness and pop composure”
– Rolling Stone
“Liz Stringer has become one of the most respected singer-songwriters on the national scene”
Parsons & Stringer kick off their trans-Tasman run in Australia on September 21st in Adelaide, running through until October 14th in Canterbury, New Zealand.
21st Sept – Adelaide, SA
22nd Sept – Adelaide, SA
23rd Sept – Melbourne, VIC
24th Sept – Beechworth, VIC
27th Sept – Maitland*, NSW
28th Sept – Lennox Head, NSW
29th Sept – Glenreagh, NSW
30th Sept – Dashville Skyline Festival**, NSW
5th Oct – Geraldine, NZ
6th Oct – Twizel, NZ
7th Oct – Queenstown, NZ
8th Oct – Wanaka, NZ
9th Oct – Okarito, NZ
10th Oct – Westport, NZ
11th Oct – Golden Bay, NZ
12th Oct – Nelson, NZ
13th Oct – Amberley, NZ
14th Oct – Hororata, NZ
*Liz only / **Mel only