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Finn Andrews Announces Nationwide Tour

Finn Andrews Announces Nationwide Tour

Photo by Alexander Hallag / Friday 23rd November, 2018 3:47PM

The Veils frontman Finn Andrews has announced an extensive tour of Aotearoa and shared a live performance video for latest single ‘A Shot Through The Heart (Then Down In Flames)’, the second release from his upcoming debut solo album One Piece At A Time, out on 22nd March. Selected events will be solo affairs featuring Andrews on piano (marked below) while for all other dates the artist will be accompanied by live band, strings, and support from award-winning songwriter Reb Fountain. Check out the details and watch the footage below...

Finn Andrews

Friday 15th March & Saturday 16th March - WOMAD, New Plymouth (band)
Thursday 21st March - Haumoana Hall, Hawkes Bay (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Friday 22nd March - Old St. Paul's, Wellington (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Saturday 23rd March - St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Saturday 30th March - Town Hall Concert Chamber, Auckland (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Thursday 4th April - Hannover Hall, Dunedin (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Friday 5th April - The Piano, Christchurch (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Sunday 7th April - Sherwood, Queenstown (band) w/ Reb Fountain
Thursday 11th April - Secret Show, Wairarapa (solo)
Friday 12th April - The Play House, Nelson (solo)
Saturday 13th April - The Plant, Blenheim (solo)
Sunday 14th April - The Mussel Inn, Onekaka (solo)


Press release:

Finn Andrews of The Veils today announces an extensive New Zealand tour in March / April 2019, to celebrate the imminent release of his debut solo album One Piece At A Time. Andrews will be performing all shows live on piano, and for most is accompanied by live band and strings players. The tour includes festival performances at WOMAD, as well as seven full band shows, and four solo performances. Reb Fountain joins as tour support on all full band dates.

‘One Piece At A Time’ is out March 22 and was recorded entirely live at The Lab in Auckland and engineered and co-produced by Tom Healy (Tiny Ruins). The band includes Andrews on vocals, piano, and guitar; Cass Basil on electric and upright bass; Alex Freer on drums; Healy on guitar; Reb Fountain and Nina Siegler on backing vocals; with sprawling string arrangements by Victoria Kelly.

Andrews has released a performance video for current single, ‘A Shot Through The Heart (Then Down in Flames)’. Filmed at Finn’s recent debut solo show at the Pah Homestead in Auckland, The Veils frontman performs the track at a grand piano, backed by a band featuring Cass Basil & Alex Freer (of Tiny Ruins), Reb Fountain, Emily Giles and Jess Hindin.

Since signing a record deal at the tender age of 16, Finn Andrews and his band The Veils have released 5 albums together, appeared in David Lynch's reboot of Twin Peaks, as well as on soundtracks by luminary film directors Tim Burton and Paolo Sorrentino, and was also recently been commissioned by the Belgian government to write a 20-minute orchestral piece to commemorate the antipodean dead of World War I.

It was while writing 2016’s Total Depravity that the New Zealand-raised musician realized a different streak was beginning to emerge. Fueled by the end of a relationship, Andrews took some time out from London and from The Veils, and returned to New Zealand to begin work on his first solo album, One Piece At A Time.

A songwriter’s body of work is often referred to as a songbook. But Andrews possesses quite literally that - a bound collection of pages filled with lyrics, sketches, and other ideas that he carries with him.

Andrews galvanized a small group of musicians in Auckland and quickly got to work deciphering the pages. The sheer quantity of material was daunting at first, and one of the new outfit’s first tasks was to spend a few weeks locked away in a room, playing each song through to get a sense of how they felt. The resulting album is one of Andrews’ most profound and intimate pieces of work.

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