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Arahi North Island Piano Tour Announced

Arahi North Island Piano Tour Announced

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Jessie Broad / Thursday 16th June, 2022 9:04AM

Recent opener for fellow Lilypad acts Bic Runga, Nadia Reid and Finn Andrews, pop-rock songwriter Arahi is taking his heartfelt tunes and baby grand piano on a North Island-spanning six-stop tour. Named 'There's Nothing Like It' for his soon to be released single (due out Matariki weekend), the intimate solo series sees Arahi journeying through churches, wineries and other cosy venues this July and August, giving attendees a chance to get up close and personal with the soulful artist and uncover the stories behind the songs. Arahi says the tour is "a chance to really get to know the songs and the meaning behind them, because we’re in such an intimate setting, which doesn’t happen too often". Take in the dates and stops below...

Arahi There’s Nothing Like It Piano Tour
Friday 15th July - Church Road Winery, Napier
Friday 12th August - Mt Eden Village Church, Auckland
Saturday 13th August - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Friday 19th August - The Yard, Raglan
Saturday 20th August - Jam Factory, Tauranga
Sunday 28th August - Meow, Wellington

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Dive into 'The Best Thing I've Ever Seen', the latest rockin' tune from Arahi...

Press release:

Trailblazing emerging artist, Arahi announces his debut ‘There’s Nothing Like It - Piano Tour’ 2022. Those in the know will know an Arahi show is much more than mere music. Arahi creates immersive experiences to speak to your tender soul and linger round the corners of your mind long after he’s skipped town. This latest offering is a chance for you to grasp at an elusive moment in time, an intimate audience with the man and his piano.

In collaboration with Undergrand, Arahi comes to the stage paired back, pouring heart and soul over the keys of this exquisite snow white baby grand piano. This show promises a delicate and insightful look at Arahi, his songs and their many facets. In his words, ‘it’s a chance to really get to know the songs and the meaning behind them, because we’re in such an intimate setting, which doesn’t happen too often.’

With a reputation for being a bona fide artistic soul, presented as a master of his craft, Arahi juxtaposes classic and contemporary sound with an eclectic, eccentric style. Arahi calls on theatrics and grandiose displays of sound and vision, meticulously crafted, together with a flair for showmanship, constantly pushing the boundaries of Indie music. Arahi released ‘The Best Thing I’ve Ever Seen’ a blissful, hazy tune, in April, which as Arahi aptly sums up, feels “like a red hot 80s sun setting on roller-skating silhouettes along a golden boulevard.” The track was released with a bonus B-side - a mesmerizing dance remix of Arahi’s 2020 single ‘Searching In The Sun’.

And coming soon on Matariki is his latest single, ‘There’s Nothing Like It’ which breezes past your ears to the depths of your soul like a long awaited exhale. Delicate and transcendent, its emotive, soaring string sections weave in and out of Arahi’s warm vocals, matched against a raw piano. The sound is a chance for people to relinquish themselves of the weight on their shoulders, really dive into the music and allow themselves to believe that some things can’t be explained in words.

Arahi recently played alongside iconic NZ artists; The Veils, Bic Runga, Nadia Reid to a sold out audience at Auckland Stadium's Lilypad concert. Arahi is looking forward to connecting and creating memorable live experiences with his fans in six different regions of Aotearoa this winter.


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