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C.W. Stoneking Announces New Zealand Tour

C.W. Stoneking Announces New Zealand Tour

Thursday 4th September, 2014 9:27AM

Australian jungle blues musician C.W. Stoneking is jumping the ditch for a five-date tour around New Zealand in November. Stoneking is poised to release his first full-length album since 2008 with Goin' Boogaloo due out October, having already shared his excellent new single 'Get On The Floor' (which we featured for Love Thy Neighbour just last week). The new album was tracked using analog technology at the recently established Sound Recordings studio based in Castlemaine, and was recorded live over two days on two microphones using a two-track valve tape machine - providing the air of authenticity that suits Stoneking's sound down to a tee. His live shows will bring that same bugaloo energy to the stage and will definitely be worth checking out for fans of original blues and jungle music. Here are the details...

C.W. Stoneking New Zealand Tour

Wednesday 5th November, Tuning Fork, Auckland
Thursday 6th November, King Street Live, Masterton
Friday 7th November, Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 8th November, Coronation Hall, Dunedin
Sunday 9th November, Churchills Live, Christchurch

Tickets for Wellington will be available Monday 8th September from HERE at UTR, Slow Boat and RPM. See press release below for further ticketing details.

Here's the video for the title track from his 2008 album Jungle Blues...


CW Stoneking announces NZ tour and new album

Gon' Boogaloo - out on King Hokum/Caroline - October 17
New single Get On The Floor out September 19

NZ Tour - November 2014

5th - Tuning Fork - Auckland (
6th - King Street Live -Masterton (
7th - Bodega - Wellington (
8th - Coronation Hall - Dunedin (
9th - Churchills Live - Christchurch (

Tickets on sale Monday September 8th

“This record which took me years to come by, was finally recorded live in 2 days, without any overdubs, or edits using only 2 microphones, into a 2-track Ampex 351 1/4" tape machine out of Capitol Records.” - CW Stoneking - September 2014

Listen to new single Get On The Floor (out Sept 19) here:

Recorded in Castlemaine, Victoria Goin' Boogaloo is the first album from Australian based Stoneking in six years and follows up his hugely successful Jungle Blues - a release that saw him break Europe with a series of sold-out shows and led to appearances at all the major festivals as well as tv and radio spots for the likes of Later With Jools Holland and jazz star Jamie Cullum's BBC radio series and major press coverage that saw the broadsheets, tabloids and major music mags all unite in praise for a man Word magazine described as "The most authentic twenty-first century voodoo-jazz-blues-delta-dixie experience of them all".

But who is CW Stoneking? Rumours of his past are rife - he had been a boxer, that he lived in a stolen car on the outskirts of town, that his body is covered in tattoos and he doesn't cook. And then there's the one about him being once seen in a very different incarnation - playing lead guitar with a heavy-rock band called The Berko Boys in a Sydney. Some said he looked more like a hillbilly David Lee Roth than a Delta bluesman, with long blond hair, a black skivvy, balaclava and a stuffed fox perched on his shoulder. His bandmates were dressed as a game-show host and rodeo clown. Or so they said.

What we do know is that he was born in the secluded town of Katherine, Australia to American parents (his father, the author - and occasional screenwriter for TV shows such as Mission Impossible - Billy Marshall Stoneking, emigrated in the 70s - "the bumper stickers said, 'America, love it or leave it'. So I left." - and then brought up in the Aboriginal community of Papunya (pop. 299) his love of the blues was nurtured in his teens and his skill as a writer and performer honed in some of the most God-forsaken bars of Australia's outback before travelling the country solo and then with the band The Blue Tits. His Australian debut album from 2006 King Hokum got the ball rolling but it was with the release of Jungle Blues that things got serious and since then he hasn't stopped.


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CW Stoneking
Wed 5th Nov
The Tuning Fork, Auckland
CW Stoneking
Thu 6th Nov
King Street Live, Masterton
CW Stoneking
Fri 7th Nov
Bodega, Wellington
CW Stoneking
Sat 8th Nov
Maori Hill Coronation Hall, Dunedin
CW Stoneking
Sun 9th Nov
Churchills, Christchurch