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C.R. Avery's The Bar Without A Neon Sign - NZ Album Release Tour 2023

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Wed Nov 22nd, 2023
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C.R. Avery returns to Aotearoa to perform with his band, The Storm Collective, to celebrate the upcoming release of the soundtrack album to his original motion picture, THE BAR WITHOUT A NEON SIGN.

On his solo debut NZ Tour ‘Fightin’ Words and a Girl Named Mercy’ in August earlier this year, C.R. Avery impressed local audiences and critics alike, receiving reviews including:

“F*** me! Mind Blown!!! … (C.R. Avery’s performance) is something truly exceptional, that will stretch your expectations in the finest of ways.” – Rob Harbers, Ambient Light (NZ)

“There is magic in what he does… Gig of the year.” – Jeremy Roberts, Hawke’s Bay Radio (NZ)

Prepare to be blown away by C.R. Avery’s solo opening set of old and new material before he is joined live onstage by Jazz Pianist, Shannon Scott and Bassist, Ross Fairbairn performing together as The Storm Collective.

This is a not-to-be-missed, world class live experience filled with humour, music, and words that will challenge your perspective of what storytelling is.

“Storm warning! New Zealand is not ready for what poetry approaches that’s tied to dynamite sticks of musicality and God willing will explode in a town near you.” – George Honesty (Record Producer)

C.R. AVERY & THE STORM COLLECTIVE
THE BAR WITHOUT A NEON SIGN
AOTEAROA NZ ALBUM RELEASE TOUR NOV/DEC 2023

WED 22 NOV – ARTWORKS THEATRE, WAIHEKE ISLAND*
THURS 23 NOV – NIVARA LOUNGE, HAMILTON
FRI 24 NOV – THE URBAN WINERY, NAPIER
SAT 25 NOV – COMMON ROOM, HASTINGS
WED 29 NOV – THE WINE CELLAR, AUCKLAND
THURS 30 NOV – WUNDERBAR, LYTTELTON
SAT 02 DEC – LITTLE ANDROMEDA THEATRE, CHRISTCHURCH**

Tickets ON SALE NOW from: undertheradar.co.nz
*Waiheke show tickets only: artworkstheatre.org.nz
**Christchurch show tickets only: littleandromeda.co.nz

More information: 0717records.com

About C.R. Avery
Hailing from Smiths Falls, Ontario, C.R. Avery has made a world class impression at the forefront of the international spoken word scene, having shared stages with the likes of Tom Waits, Ani DiFranco, Utah Phillips, Sage Francis, and others.
He has relentlessly toured the world for the last 26 years, from Europe to Australia and New Zealand, to the United States in Oakland to Boston, and at home in Canada from Powell River to Halifax, stopping in every small town and big city along the way.
He has recorded 17 studio albums, published four books of poetry, written & directed 6 epic theatrical hip-hop opera productions mounted in theatres from South central Los Angeles to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Most recently he has written & directed his first two feature films, his 3rd will begin production in October 2024.
Whether Avery is backed by a 12-piece orchestra with strings and brass or his mighty trio, The Storm Collective, to burlesque & breakdancers or “with gigs neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band”, C.R. Avery serves up a spectacular fusion of spoken word, singer-song writer, and beat-box dosed in the mojo of Chicago blues that guarantees a captivating, and uniquely breath-taking live performance experience - every C.R. Avery show is all or nothing, every night, period.
- George Honesty (Record Producer)

“F*** me! Mind Blown!!! … (C.R. Avery’s performance) is something truly exceptional, that will stretch your expectations in the finest of ways.” – Rob Harbers, Ambient Light (NZ)

“There is magic in what he does… Gig of the year.” – Jeremy Roberts, Hawke’s Bay Radio (NZ)

...imagine if Neil Young was inspired by hip-hop. – Vancouver Sun (CAN)

...his mix of high art & low brow amounted to the ultimate rock & roll show.
– Exclaim! Magazine (CAN)

“(C.R. Avery is) …blowin’ my mind.“ – Tom Waits

“Kids In The Hall isn’t the only cool thing comin’ out of Canada.“ – Sage Francis

About The Storm Collective
It’s a special moment when the two slick arrows laced in a mojo’s tornado that are Shannon Scott and Ross Fairbairn, join C.R. Avery to form the all-knowing eye of The Storm Collective.
Performing and recording with C.R. Avery for the last 16 years, Shannon Scott has been bringing C.R.’s street slang lyrical cut-throat vocals to an all-new magic realm where Duke Ellington meets Lou Reed head on with her jazz piano and vocal pro-ness, while leading the charge of harmony and arrangements with C.R. performing headlining festivals, clubs, and theatres across Canada and the United States.
For the last 7 years, Ross Fairbairn’s Scottish rouge vocal delivery has been beautifully blending and rounding out the group’s 3-part harmony, while playing bass and pounding out a snare and kick with his feet, transforming the sound experience from one of a trio, to one of a six-piece orchestra.
Together, C.R. Avery & The Storm Collective form a trio armed to destroy all stages from Chilliwack to Toronto to Auckland to Seattle to remind audiences once and for all what the bar of badass trickery truly is, and what the underbelly meaning of ‘live entertainment’ can ultimately be.

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Links
0717records.com
artworkstheatre.org.nz
youtu.be/7LkrD0Qo0p0
Tags
acoustic/solo, blues, country/folk, hip hop/rnb, jazz, rock, C.R. Avery, The Storm Collective, Shannon Scott, Ross Fairbairn

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