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Good Habits Returning To New Zealand For Nationwide Tour

Good Habits Returning To New Zealand For Nationwide Tour

C.C. / Wednesday 6th December, 2023 10:58AM

Featuring Bonnie Schwarz on cello and vocals with Pete Shaw on accordion, Manchester folk duo Good Habits were "happily stranded" in Aotearoa during our turbulent pandemic era of '20 / '21. Returning for an extensive nationwide tour from New Years Eve onwards, the songwriting pair launched their latest album Antipody after they departed our shores in 2021 — "a collection of uniquely personal musical stories informed by the valuable life lessons this mad year has offered". Joined by fellow UK folk travellers Mishra for a handful of dates, Good Habits' marathon itinerary includes festival appearances at WOMAD NZ and Golden Bay's Lunasa Festival, tour details below...

Good Habits

Sunday 31st December - Regent Theatre, Greymouth*
Friday 5th January - Musical Instrument Museum, Waiheke w/ Mishra*
Saturday 6th January - Kumeu Arts Centre, Kumeu w/ Mishra
Sunday 7th January - The Woodshed, Whangarei w/ Mishra
Thursday 1st February - Lunasa Festival, Golden Bay*
Saturday 3rd February - Tākaka Hill, Tākaka*
Saturday 17th February - The Mussel Inn, Tākaka*
Sunday 18th February - Fairfield House, Nelson
Saturday 24th February - Donovan’s Store, Ōkārito
Friday 1st March - Geraldine Performing Arts
Saturday 2nd March - The Grand Hotel, Akaroa*
Sunday 3rd March - Christchurch Folk Music Club*
Monday 4th March - Le Cafe, Picton Friday 15th to
Sunday 17th March - WOMAD NZ, Brooklands Park and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth△ Monday 18th March - Devonport Folk Club*
Tuesday 19th March - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Wednesday 20th March - The Arts Junction, Katikati*
Thursday 21st March - Space Studio Gallery, Whanganui
Friday 22nd March - Snails, Palmerston North
Wednesday 27th March - Meow, Wellington*
Friday 29th March - St. Peter’s Hall, Paekākāriki

Tickets available HERE via UTR
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Watch Good Habits cover Kate Bush's classic 'Running Up That Hill' on a grassy slope in front of The Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol...

Press release:

One of the most exciting new folk duos to come out of the UK, Good Habits’ award-winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim in the short 3 years they have been performing, resulting in performances at Glastonbury, and other major festivals around the world. In 2020-2021 they: performed in NZ at CubaDupa and TSB Festival of Lights; played over 150 gigs around the country; and recorded their last album “Antipody”.

Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness. After a pandemic spent happily stranded in New Zealand, they returned back to the UK to spread their joyous music throughout Europe.


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Good Habits
Sun 31st Dec 5:00pm
Regent Theatre, Greymouth
Good Habits & Mishra
Fri 5th Jan 4:30pm
Waiheke Musical Museum, Waiheke Island
Good Habits And Mishra (UK Folk Fusion Duos)
Sat 6th Jan 7:30pm
Kumeu Live (at Kumeu Arts), Kumeu
Good Habits & Mishra
Sun 7th Jan 7:00pm
The Woodshed, Whangarei
Good Habits
Sat 3rd Feb 12:00pm
Takaka Hill, Takaka
Good Habits
Sat 17th Feb 7:30pm
Mussel Inn, Takaka
Good Habits
Sun 18th Feb 7:00pm
Fairfield House, Nelson
Good Habits
Sat 24th Feb 7:00pm
Donovans Store Okarito, Franz Joseph
Good Habits
Fri 1st Mar 7:15pm
Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts, Geraldine
Good Habits
Sat 2nd Mar 7:30pm
The Grand Hotel, Akaroa
Good Habits
Sun 3rd Mar 7:00pm
Christchurch Folk Music Club, Christchurch
Good Habits
Mon 4th Mar 7:00pm
Le Cafe, Picton
Good Habits
Mon 18th Mar 7:30pm
Devonport Folk Club, Devonport
Good Habits
Tue 19th Mar 7:00pm
Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Good Habits
Wed 20th Mar 7:00pm
The Arts Junction, Katikati
Good Habits
Thu 21st Mar 6:30pm
Space Studio & Gallery, Whanganui
Good Habits
Fri 22nd Mar 7:00pm
Snails, Palmerston North
Good Habits
Wed 27th Mar 7:00pm
Meow, Wellington
Good Habits
Fri 29th Mar 7:00pm
St Peters Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki, Paekakariki