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Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats

Fri Oct 14th, 2016


Christchurch, Canterbury

Doors open: 7:30pm
Gig starts: 8.00pm
Entry: R18

Skyscraper Stan Returns to NZ For Nationwide Tour

“Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation”
The Age

After touring the country in the spectacular show “Bowie, Waiting in The Sky”
(with Eddie Rayner, Jordan Luck, Alastair Riddell and Zane Griff ), Skyscraper Stan returns to New Zealand in October for a nationwide tour.

The first born child of a novelist and a documentary editor, Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse was raised with an innate appreciation for language. Although he had been writing poetry and fiction from a young age, it wasnt until his mid teens that he first turned his attention to songwriting.

Working nights at a basement venue in his hometown, Stan found himself thrust into the limelight after the proprietor heard him singing over a mop bucket. The next year and a half was spent bouncing between the bar and the stage by night and sleeping in University lecture halls by day. Just shy of his 21st Birthday Stan relocated to Melbourne under the pretense of completing his zoology degree. Which he did, halfheartedly, and all the while moonlighting as a troubadour. The expansive emptiness of Australia has served as a great inspiration to Stans songwriting. His autobiographical and observational lyricism seems to belie his relative youth. Most at home on the Hume Highway or any of the other tarmac ribbons criss crossing the country, Stan tours extensively both solo and with is band.

Touring his latest album “Last Year’s Tune”, Stan returns to New Zealand this October for a nationwide raft of shows with his band: Oskar Herbig - Lead guitar, Martin Schilov - Bass, and Corbin Kuhtze - Drums.

Also singing with him on this tour are New Zealand’s own The Ravens : Reb Fountain and Alice Ryan Williams.

SKYSCRAPER STAN and the Commission Flats New ZEALAND TOUR 2016

October 5th Pukekoe Harrington Hall
October 6th Hamilton Nivara Lounge
October 7th Auckland Tuning Fork *ticketmaster
October 8th “Bowie Waiting in the Sky” (Dunedin Arts Festival)
October 9th Paekakariki Hall Paekakariki
October 11th Bodega Wellington
October 12th Nelson Playhouse Theatre Mapua
October 13th Barrytown Barrytown Hall
October 14th Christchurch Blue Smoke
October 15th Dunedin Plato Café

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