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Eb & Sparrow Share National Tour Dates + Video 'Working'

Eb & Sparrow Share National Tour Dates + Video 'Working'

Friday 23rd February, 2018 1:20PM

Wellington-based alt-country big-band Eb & Sparrow have shared a wistful new tune titled 'Working' and announced an extensive tour of New Zealand kicking off in March, in support of their much-anticipated third album Seeing Things. The single's action-packed accompanying video by Finn O'Connor shows the group fooling around on a field, playing a capture-the-flag / bullrush type game against a couple of kids before zooming into the ocean to cool off. The song follows on from recent single 'To The West' and is an ideal teaser for their new record which drops next month. You can catch Eb & Sparrow at the shows below, joined for their Auckland date by Carnivorous Plant Society...

Eb & Sparrow 'Seeing Things' Nationwide Tour

Saturday 24th March - Paekakariki, St Peters Hall*
Thursday 29th March - Wellington, San Fran*
Friday 6th April - Nelson, Deville Café & Bar*
Saturday 7th April - Onekaka, Mussell Inn
Friday 13th April - Auckland, Tuning Fork w/ Carnivorous Plant Society
Saturday 14th April - Hawkes Bay, Haumoana Hall*
Friday 20th April - Dunedin, The Captain Cook Hotel*
Saturday 21st April - Christchurch, Bluesmoke*
Friday 27th April - Whanganui, Lucky Bar*
Saturday 28th April - Kimbolton, Sculpture Festival (day event)
Saturday 28th April - Palmerston North, Joseph Street Kitchen*
Friday 11th May - Wairarapa - Kiwi Hall Featherston*
Saturday 12th May - Gisborne - Dome Theatre

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Press release:

“..Ebony Lamb’s standing as one of the country’s coolest, most sultry voices” The Listener

Supreme sweethearts of New Zealand alt-country, Eb & Sparrow, announce a nationwide tour and the the release of their third album “Seeing Things”.

First taste of the album comes with the release on Feb 23rd of “Working”

On the back of their previous release Sun/Son (2015, Country Music Award Finalists for album & song 2016) Eb & Sparrow have gained national recognition and have become renowned for their self-carved niche and unique musical style in the ever- widening scope that is New Zealand Americana.

Seeing Things is written by front-woman Ebony Lamb and arranged by Eb & Sparrow, recorded in the historic homestead Ahiaruhe, in the heart of the Wairarapa January 2017, with Tui award winning producer and sound engineer Brett Stanton (NZ/Melbourne) who co-produced with the band. Utilising vintage recording equipment and instruments in the large wooden building to take advantage of the lush textures and presence, the band has pulled out all the stops.

The rhythm section, consists of new drummer Justin Barr (Golden Awesome) Chris Winter on bass, keys & trumpet, Ebony Lamb on electric guitar Gram Antler on electric guitar and bass, and Bryn Heveldt on lapsteel. Brass section - Sharon Boyd on trombone, and Andrew Legget on trumpet. Lyttelton’s Anita Clark (Motte, Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers) returns as the brainchild of all fiddle parts and string sections and added percussion by the master of rhythm by Joe McCallum. Stephen Gallagher on selected key parts.

Mixed in Melbourne at ABC Studios and mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki.


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Sat 24th Mar
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Thu 29th Mar
San Fran, Wellington
Fri 6th Apr
Deville, Nelson
Sat 7th Apr
Mussel Inn, Onekaka
Fri 13th Apr
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sat 14th Apr
Haumoana Hall, Napier
Fri 20th Apr
Captain Cook, Dunedin
Sat 21st Apr
Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Fri 27th Apr
Lucky Bar, Whanganui
Sat 28th Apr
Kimbolton Hall / Domain, Feilding
Sat 28th Apr
Joseph Street Kitchen, Palmerston North
Fri 11th May
Kiwi Hall, Featherston
Sat 12th May
Dome Cinema, Gisborne