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Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show - Second Date Announced

Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show - Second Date Announced

Chris Cudby / Photo by Alex Lovell-Smith / Tuesday 17th November, 2020 10:45AM

Nadia Reid is spreading the love this festive season, announcing today a second date for her forthcoming Christmas extravaganza happening in her spiritual hometown's Port Chalmers Town Hall this December. Stepping off the stage and into a curatorial role, the multiple award-winning Ōtepoti songwriter's Christmas Show celebrates its third year as an annual tradition, gifting fans performances by some of Reid's favourite local talents — The Broken Heartbreakers, Anthonie Tonnon, Motte and Adelaide Cara (Milpool, Repulsive Woman) — with the tantalising hint of an onstage "cameo appearance or two" from the globally revered artist herself, plus a newly announced set by Ha The Unclear's Michael Cathro for Thursday. Reid’s Christmas events will tie up a big year of local touring with a big fancy bow, as the latest leg of her hugely popular Reid & Ruins tour with Tiny Ruins' Hollie Fullbrook marches onwards to Blenheim and Onekaka this weekend. We highly recommend you don't snooze and snap up tickets while you can...

“It has been my goal from the beginning to eventually step back from the stage and act in a purely curatorial role, I want this concert to become a showcase of great art, and a celebration of togetherness and community". — Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show

Thursday 17th December - Port Chalmers Town Hall, Dunedin, feat. The Broken Heartbreakers, Motte, Adelaide Cara, Michael Cathro (Ha The Unclear)*
Friday 18th December - Port Chalmers Town Hall, Dunedin, feat. The Broken Heartbreakers, Anthonie Tonnon, Motte, Adelaide Cara [sold out]

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Undertheradar proudly presents...

‘Reid & Ruins’

Friday 20th November - NCMA, Nelson▢ 
Saturday 21st November - The Plant, Blenheim [sold out]* 
Sunday 22nd November - The Mussel Inn, Onekaka (Golden Bay)* 
Wednesday 25th November - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru [sold out]*
Thursday 26th November - The Piano, Christchurch* 

Friday 27th November - The Piano, Christchurch [all tickets from Great Hall shows valid for this show]* 
Saturday 28th November - Sherwood, Queenstown* 
Sunday 29th November - The Regent Theatre, Dunedin∞
Friday 11th December - The Mayfair, New Plymouth [new show]*
Saturday 12th December- Royal Opera House, Whanganui [new show] *
Sunday 13th December - Xspace Baycourt, Tauranga [new show]

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR*
Nelson tickets via @ncmc
Dunedin tickets via The Regent Theatre
Tauranga tickets via Ticketek

Check out the new video for Ha The Unclear's 'Strangers' starring Michael Cathro...

Watch the clip for Adelaide Cara's new song 'Eden'...

Press release:

Critically acclaimed Dunedin musician Nadia Reid is continuing her annual tradition at the Port Chalmers Town Hall. Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show, now in its third year, is a festive celebration of local music, artists and talent, under the backdrop of Reid’s spiritual home - Port Chalmers.

After only a week on the market, the original night has sold out and an additional show has been added.

This year spells a change in format for the shows, as Reid will be stepping back from the stage, and will instead act as curator, bringing together some of her favourite acts from around New Zealand.

“It has been my goal from the beginning to eventually step back from the stage and act in a purely curatorial role, I want this concert to become a showcase of great art, and a celebration of togetherness and community,” Reid said.

Reid added that she may, however, still make a cameo appearance or two.

This year’s concert features The Broken Heartbreakers, Michael Cathro, Anthonie Tonnon, Motte and Adelaide Cara.

Dunedin locals Rachel Bailey and John Guy Howell lead The Broken Heartbreakers, and will be joined by their band, made up of Craig Monk, Angus McBryde and Paul McLennan-Kissel. This will be the first Dunedin show for the full band in 5 years. With a music career spanning 18 years and four studio albums, The Broken Heartbreakers combine soulful vocals, shimmering guitars, and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of pop hooks.

Michael Cathro is the Dunedin-based singer and songwriter for Ha the Unclear, performing a rare solo set of his pithy, uniquely Dunedin songs on Thursday the 17th. A vibrant writing palette includes tightly crafted pop songs, alt-folk oddities, and left of centre metaphor madness where coffee tables fall in love with their owners and faunal evolutionary boundaries in Indonesia become crumbling long-distance relationships.

Dunedin favourite Anthonie Tonnon will join the bill for Friday the 18th, with his one man band. Tonnon is revered for his sharp hooks and oral storytelling. Born and raised in Dunedin, the now Whanganui resident is a significant player in the national music community, and returns to Dunedin annually for his Railland show, which this year falls the following week, in Portobello.

Motte is the solo project of Lyttelton based violinist and composer Anita Clark. Weaving together a richly textured world she primarily uses violin, effects pedals, samples, and voice. Riding the thin line between beauty and devastation and creating a world solely her own; the sound is modern classical, alt/experimental pop, and improvised noise. Motte has released two albums since 2015, 'Songs For Movies' and 'Strange Dreams', with a third to be released next year. Reid fans will have seen her perform at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in 2019, performing both as Motte and as part of Reid’s band.

Ōtepoti songwriter/producer Adelaide Cara broke into the local music scene with their work on Repulsive Woman's album ‘Relief’ (Auckland Live Best Independent Debut, 2020 Taite Music Awards) and as the lead singer for post-punk band Milpool. Cara has since been working on the release of their debut album, 'How Does This Sound?', due for release next year. The first single ‘Paranoia!’ was released in August 2020 to high praise, reaching #19 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart, and #1 on the Student Radio Network (SRN) Top Ten.

Since its inception, Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show has cemented itself as a staple in Dunedin’s cultural calendar.

Tickets on sale now from Reid’s website or Under the Radar.


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Sun 21st Feb
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Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show
Thu 17th Dec
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Nadia Reid’s Christmas Show
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Port Chalmers Town Hall, Dunedin