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Tom Rodwell & Storehouse 'Wood & Waste' Album Tour Announced

Tom Rodwell & Storehouse 'Wood & Waste' Album Tour Announced

Chris Cudby / Friday 27th January, 2023 10:42AM

Initially launched in mid-2021, when you might recall it was bit of a madcap time for touring in Aotearoa (re: the global pandemic), Tāmaki Makaurau tunesmith Tom Rodwell has announced a official nationwide tour celebrating his latest long playing opus Wood & Waste. Featuring UTR office favourite 'Touch Me Like A Teddy Bear' along with eight more deftly executed, soulful, rhythmic and rockin' gems, the album was laid down at Roundhead Studios on with 100% analogue production courtesy of their custom NEVE console (originally commissioned for The Who). Wood & Waste charted on US radio when it first dropped and will now be celebrated in style with an epic 14 date relaunch tour across the motu.

Tom Rodwell and Storehouse are kicking off proceedings tonight at the super city's iconic The Wine Cellar, featuring Darryn Harkness (Loud Ghost/New Telepathics) on drums and DJ Jon Bywater — while later shows in Raglan, Whangarei, Waiheke and Wellington will bring into the fold Chris O’Connor and Count Bassy. Southern audiences will be treated to Rodwell solo performances in minimalist mode, and all attendees can look forward to "trafficking rolling and tumbling treatments of Wood & Waste material alongside new tunes from recent tape studio sessions, stretches of improvisation and sacrilegious dives into a greasy barrel of calypso and gospel obscurities," grip the details below...

“We’re pleased to be able to bring it all to a lot of different towns this time. The live experience is a special one, and we aim to make each night a distinct kettle of fish.”

UPDATE: Tom Rodwell & Storehouse's Raglan and Whangarei dates have been postponed due to extreme weather.

Tom Rodwell & Storehouse - Wood & Waste Album Tour
with band unless otherwise noted...

Friday 27th January - The Wine Cellar, Auckland*
Friday 17th February - The Yard, Raglan w/ Dubhead [postponed]
Saturday 18th February - OneOneSix, Whangarei [postponed]
Saturday 4th March - Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island
Saturday 11th March - Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers (duo)*
Saturday 18th March - Opera House, Oamaru (solo)
Sunday 19th March - Wunderbar, Lyttelton (solo)*
Thursday 23rd March - Fairfield House, Nelson (solo)*
Friday 24th March - Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka (solo)*
Saturday 25th March - Mussel Inn, Golden Bay (solo)
Sunday 16th April - Jam Factory, Tauranga (solo)
Wednesday 19th April - Meow, Wellington
Friday 21st April - St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki*
Sunday 23rd April - Meteor Theatre, Hamilton (solo)

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

Press release:

Rodwell’s relaunch reboots rhythm & blues regionally

Roots guitar music is rarely as evocative as on Tom Rodwell’s Wood & Waste, an album that moves easily between raw pre-rock structures and darkly sensual grooves, just as his on-stage group Storehouse speaks a secret language of rhythm & blues - vivid, propulsive and uncommon.

Although the LP charted on US radio (notching up 7 months of rotation), gained international media coverage and secured distribution with the legendary Cargo Records UK, Wood & Waste flew mostly under the radar in New Zealand, launching just as Omicron washed ashore.

The Listener’s Graham Reid was one who did take note, naming it one of his top albums of the year. “The subtle and supple shapeshifting Wood & Waste reveals depths and delights at every turn,” he wrote.

Consequently, a much-anticipated 14-date NZ concert series over late summer seeks to redress the balance, trafficking rolling and tumbling treatments of Wood & Waste material alongside new tunes from recent tape studio sessions, stretches of improvisation and sacrilegious dives into a greasy barrel of calypso and gospel obscurities.


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Tom Rodwell - Wood And Waste w/ Francisca Griffin And The Bus Shelter Boys
Sat 11th Mar 7:30pm
Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers
Tom Rodwell - Wood And Waste
Sun 19th Mar 7:00pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Tom Rodwell - Wood And Waste
Thu 23rd Mar 7:00pm
Fairfield House, Nelson
Tom Rodwell - Wood And Waste
Fri 24th Mar 7:00pm
Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka
Tom Rodwell And Storehouse - Wood And Waste
Fri 21st Apr 7:00pm
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki