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Michael James Keane North Island Shows Announced

Michael James Keane North Island Shows Announced

Monday 27th May, 2019 1:05PM

Pōneke "canyon folk" songwriter Michael James Keane (of So Laid Back Country China) unveiled his darkly intimate debut solo album The Cascade last December to rapturous acclaim. Keane has now delighted North Island fans of his mournful and intense songs with the announcement of a long-awaited Auckland headline event with full band this June, along with a pair of stripped back events happening at Hamilton's Nivara Lounge and a yet to be revealed venue in Palmerston North. Keane will be joined in Auckland and Hamilton by another master of emotionally powerful lyricism i.e. crazy, aka the industrial-folk project of Claire Duncan / Maggie Magee – mark these dates below in your diary...

UPDATE 4/06/19: Taite Music Prize-nominee Kane Strang will be playing alongside Keane in Palmerston North...

Undertheradar proudly presents...

Michael James Keane

Friday 28th June - The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Kane Strang 
Saturday 29th June - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton w/ i.e. crazy
Sunday 30th June - The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ i.e. crazy

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience the gorgeous video for 'I Was Dancing' from 2018's The Cascade...

Press release:

In December of 2018, Michael James Keane released The Cascade, his debut solo album. Following this he has performed a series of shows around Wellington including appearances at the Wellington Performance Arcade and Slow Note Festivals, supports for Steve Gunn and Jack Ladder, and a full band performance of the album on Valentines day.

With great pleasure we are pleased to announce that he will be bringing his full band to Auckland’s Wine Cellar on Sunday the 30th of June.

Keane’s music is nothing short of evocative. states, "Keane's rich and mournful voice sits front and centre in the mix, emphasising the dark intimacy of his emotionally intense lyrics, set against instrumentation ranging from delicately subdued to powerfully dramatic."

Proceeding the Auckland event Michael will perform 2 intimate shows with a more stripped back lineup.

Support for the Auckland and Hamilton shows will come from i.e. crazy, the industrial-folk project of Claire Duncan/Maggie Magee (Dear Time's Waste).


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Kane Strang and Michael James Keane
Fri 28th Jun 8:00pm
The Stomach, Palmerston North
Michael James Keane
Sat 29th Jun 8:00pm
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Michael James Keane
Sun 30th Jun 6:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland