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Nadia Reid Nationwide Tour In June

Nadia Reid Nationwide Tour In June

Thursday 31st May, 2012 9:09AM

Promising young singer-songwriter Nadia Reid has announced her second nationwide tour kicking off next week in Christchurch. Last on the road supporting her debut EP Letters I Wrote And Never Sent release last year, she's heading out this time with some new tunes to road test. See below for the full tour schedule -  here are a couple of tracks from the EP...

Press Release:

Nadia Reid has been forging a low-flying pathway in song writing and live performance with her unique brand of understated charm for a while now. Nadia embarks on an extensive three-week tour starting in Christchurch on 8 June with a collection of new and much loved songs. This second national tour sees Reid return to her acoustic roots and is joined by fiddle player, and The Eastern's, Flora Knight. Together Reid and Knight play fifteen venues on a whirlwind trip to major centres and smaller towns like Oamaru and Wairau Valley, featuring the odd local guest or two.

Adam McGrath, from The Eastern, describes Nadia’s music. “Sometimes the Song is the Easy Part. Listening to Nadia it seems that way, they appear (on stage and on record) fully formed, alive in the world, born and crafted with a weight that belies an author’s young age. Maybe it’s because Nadia sounds more than a singer and more than a songwriter. She sounds like a worker, one who cares for her craft and the path in which she intends to take it. Her songs shape and turn and lie carved in the air, they carry your ear and lift your eye to the back of the room, the corner of your heart and the world outside your window but sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes the song is the easy part. To make them live you have to give them out, send or carry them into the world. That's the hard work, and that's where you find a writer's gift, their true worth. Nadia carries those songs and the moments they create, like water from a well, like a thing to care about. If you’re a listener then you can trust her, it helps to know she refuses to take it lightly and will work as hard as she wants you listen.”

In 2011, Reid released her debut EP Letters I Wrote And Never Sent, ventured out on her first national tour, and had her song ‘Rise and Fall’ feature in Gerard Smythes’ film When a City Falls. The documentary film of the Christchurch earthquakes was shown in over 40 cinemas nationwide throughout the summer and is now due for international release. A pretty big year by all accounts, for someone only twenty years of age. After a two-year stint in Christchurch, the Dunedin-raised musician is now based in Auckland and is set for the next stage in her career.

All tour dates in June:

FRIDAY 8th, The Darkroom, Christchurch
SATURDAY 9th, The National, Dunedin w/ MATT LANGLEY
SUNDAY 10th, Loan & Merc, Oamaru (day show), SUNDAY 10th, New Edinburgh Folk Club (The Church), Dunedin w/ VIOLET FRENCH + DEE WEDNESDAY 13th, Harbour Street Theatrette, Oamaru w/ MARLA JEAN + THE CARPET FLOOR THURSDAY 14th, Wunderbar, Lyttelton Harbour w/ HAPPINESS STAN, TINY LIES + ALDOUS HARDING
FRIDAY 15th, Dharma Bums Club, Wairau Valley
SATURDAY 16th, Everyman Records live in store, Nelson (day show)
SATURDAY 16th, The Freehouse, Nelson
WEDNESDAY 20th, Le Cafe, Picton
THURSDAY 21th, Meow, Wellington w/ EB & SPARROW
FRIDAY 22nd, Matinee, New Plymouth
SATURDAY 23rd, The Wine Cellar, Auckland
SUNDAY 24th, Golden Dawn Tavern of Power, Auckland (DJ set)


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