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Eb & Sparrow 'Bye Bye Baby' Tour Announced

Eb & Sparrow 'Bye Bye Baby' Tour Announced

Monday 3rd September, 2018 4:00PM

Wellington-based alt-country ensemble Eb & Sparrow will be playing their final tour for the foreseeable future this October, rounding things off with a special trio of North Island shows. The quintet led by Ebony Lamb have been playing together for eight years and have crafted three studio albums - they'll be heading out on a high note, celebrating this year's release of their album Seeing Things and promise to play all the hits. Check out the tour details here...

Eb & Sparrow - Bye Bye Baby tour

Friday 5th October - St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki w/ Rosy Tin Teacaddy
Saturday 6th October - Common Room, Hastings
Sunday 14th October - San Fran, Wellington w/ Adam McGrath (The Eastern)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the video for Eb & Sparrow's 'Working' from Seeing Things...

Check out Eb & Sparrow playing ‘The Sun’ at RNZ's studios...

Press release:

After eight beautiful years the supreme sweethearts of New Zealand alt-country will play you all the hits & rock you in the bosom of their self carved niche as a new chapter turns the clock. Come celebrate THE LAST GIGS OF ALL TIME with your mates for a night never to be repeated at the legendary St Peters Village Hall! Special Guests - Rosy Tin Teacaddy

“This is the sound of your new favourite band” Simon Sweetman

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

Eb & Sparrow, formed around the vocals and songwriting of frontperson Ebony Lamb, continues to strike on with their distinctive self carved niche, creating a soundscape that is at once spacious and lush, nuanced alt-country with a wallop of retro soul. It’s as if someone discovered a secret portal into the worlds of Lucinda Williams and Catpower and the best way to get there was to let Ry Cooder drive.

There’s a spaciousness in the grooves that sit behind Lamb’s voice. Wide open space, harbouring the land and delivering it back again.

Flanked by Bryn Heveldt (lapsteel, electric guitar), Jason Johnson, (electric guitar, bass, backing vocals), Chris Winter (trumpet, melaphone, electric guitar, bass, backing vocals) and newly instated drummer Justin Barr provide the strong textures around Lamb’s guitar and voice. Her songs are the ship, the instrumentation and arrangements lap at the sides, surging everything forward, onward.

Think Cowboy Junkies, Gillian Welch, Jesca Hoop, tunes that stir deep in your soul. Listen to the lines, there’s something deeper, sometimes a little darker, but it is always good. Having wooed audiences the country over, earning an enviable reputation amongst their contemporaries, critics and music fans alike, Eb & Sparrow’s latest is their greatest and that’s really saying something when you remember the response to their last record.


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Eb And Sparrow - Bye Bye Baby
Fri 5th Oct
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Eb And Sparrow - Bye Bye Baby
Sat 6th Oct
Common Room, Hastings
Eb and Sparrow - Bye Bye Baby
Sun 14th Oct
San Fran, Wellington