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Ben Salter w/ Emily Fairlight

Thu Feb 9th, 2017

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We're thrilled to have Ben Salter (Aus) back in NZ playing at Meow again so soon after his wicked tour with Dan Kelly!

This time he's supported by the wonderful Emily Fairlight!

Ben's album THE STARS MY DESTINATION has reviewed very well in his native Australia, and he's toured to NZ a number of times, as he will tell you below---->

From Ben himself:
I've toured around NZ a couple of times, both with my band The Gin Club as well as solo. I last visited in 2014 with the aforementioned Dominic Hoey aka Tourettes,​ who I met in Iceland. I also played bass in Marlon Williams'​band here in Australia for a tour supporting Justin Townes Earle, and more recently I opened for Marlon on his national tour.

Finally, I have performed with Liam Finn ​a number of times and once beat him in a rap battle​. I have read all the Footrot Flats​ books.

You can check him out:
'The Coward' from his debut album 'The Cat':'v=DWGr9RPTeZk

His official website:
Emily Fairlight is a natural born folk singer. She plays guitar, piano accordion and kick drum and has performed at times with a supporting band. She describes her own music style as introspective alternative folk. Others have compared her sound to Natalie Merchant, pj harvey, Gillian Welch and Cat Power.

She has been performing and composing for over a decade, and during this time has played throughout New Zealand, and also performed in Texas. She is returning to Texas for a solo tour in October 2016. Emily currently lives in the industrial port town of Lyttelton, which is known for being a magnet for folk singers and songwriters.

Her first self-titled CD, released in 2011, features a well curated collection of 11 songs and is available at all digital retailers.

Emily is a prolific songwriter and choosing which songs make it onto CD releases is always a challenging process. She is currently finishing her 2nd CD which may end up being a double CD release.


8pm. $10 on the door.

acoustic/solo, Ben Salter, Emily Fairlight


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