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DADDY LONG LEGS Announce Debut New Zealand Shows

DADDY LONG LEGS Announce Debut New Zealand Shows

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 4th October, 2022 10:28AM

Globally beloved NYC rockin' blues outfit DADDY LONG LEGS have their sights set on Aotearoa, announcing today their first ever local shows this December — headline dates in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Leigh and a surfside rager at Piha RSA. Hailed as "a firecracker live act" by no less than Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion, Pussy Galore) and acclaimed as "My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment" by the legendary Lenny Kaye, the group's high pedigree back catalogue includes 2019's Lowdown Ways (Yep Rock Records), 2014's Blood From A Stone and 2012's Evil Eye On You (both via Norton Records).

Soaked in US Rhythm and Blues tradition, attendees can look forward to a high energy, hooting hollerin' masterclass performance from the "dirty blues and devastation boogie" foursome of Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murat Akturk (slide guitar), Josh Styles (drums, maraca), and new member Dave Klein on piano. Don't delay in securing your spot for these killer summer gigs as tickets are sure to move fast — details below...

UnderTheRadar and Clean Dirt present...


Thursday 1st December - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Friday 2nd December - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Saturday 3rd December - Piha RSA, Piha

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Daddy Long Legs bring the harmonica-tooting heat on French live TV with 'Motorcycle Madness'...

Groove along with 'Pink Lemonade' (co-written with J.D. McPherson) from Daddy Long Legs' 2019 album Lowdown Ways...

Press release:

UTR & CLEAN DIRT take great pleasure in presenting internationally revered New York band DADDY LONG LEGS - Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murtat Akturk (slide guitar), Josh Styles (drums, maraca), together with brand new addition Dave Klein on piano - who are bringing their blueswailin' sounds to Aotearoa for the first time this December.

Daddy Long Legs - New York City’s most explosive Rhythm & Blues street gang aren’t back, they never left. In dark times they continue to shine their light everywhere they go leaving a piece of themselves on stage every night because it’s in them and it’s got to come out. Now the boys unveil their new killer 4 piece format.

When asked by Village Voice "What is Daddy Long Legs?" frontman Brian Hurd answered , "Rock and roll salvation through the spirit of roots and blues". While influenced by the likes of Son House, Captain Beefheart, Howling Wolf, MC5, The Flamin' Groovies, & Dr Feelgood, their sound personifies garage rock and punk with a contemporary raw twist performed in their own brand of supercharged R&B. Their latest album Lowdown Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun & Mississippi Hill Music, and more.

Since forming in 2010, Daddy Long Legs have toured with such kindred spirits as The Damned, The Sonics, & The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and been joined on stage by heroes including Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood), Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan of the Flamin' Groovies, and Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group.

Daddy Long Legs have been destroying urban road houses and swank nightclubs alike with their dirty blues and devastation boogie. Theirs is a fire breathing, no holds barred attack that redefines American roots ... Auckland , you have been warned .....


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Daddy Long Legs
Thu 1st Dec 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Daddy Long Legs
Fri 2nd Dec 8:00pm
Leigh Sawmill, Auckland
Daddy Long Legs
Sat 3rd Dec 8:00pm
Piha RSA, Auckland