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Holly Throsby Returns In September

Holly Throsby Returns In September

Saturday 22nd August, 2009 12:53PM

Sydney based singer-songwriter Holly Throsby is taking a break from touring with the world's most amazing artists to play two very special shows in Auckland and Wellington this September.

Thursday 3rd September - Wine Cellar, Auckland 8pm
with Ben & Bruno -

Sunday 6th September - Happy, Wellington 8pm
with special guests

Here's what the promoter had to say about her last performance:

"Last time I saw Holly Throsby play at the Wine Cellar, I was completely blown away. The simple set-up of Holly on guitar and vocals, with her extraordinary drummer Bree van Reyk (think a gentler incarnation of Dirty Three's Jim White) created a hushed atmosphere that we all were part of - it was awesome."

Get your tickets now here at Undertheradar.

About Holly:

Holly Throsby is from Sydney, Australia. Her first album, On Night (2004), was recorded in a tiny cottage on Saddleback Mountain on the south coast of NSW. Her second album, Under the Town (2006), was recorded in the same house on the same mountain, but this time more people came up and they brought more instruments to play along with. (Many instruments were played by Tony Dupé. He lives in the house and produced both the albums.)

This year Holly released her third album, A Loud Call, which was mostly recorded in Nashville by Mark Nevers. Some other parts – strings and horns – were recorded by Tony Dupé in the Kangaroo Valley in Australia. Holly is accompanied on the album by her long-time band, The Hello Tigers (Bree van Reyk & Jens Birchall), and some very special guests including Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and members of Lambchop and Silver Jews.

In the last few years Holly has toured Australia many times and has played on various tours in the UK, Europe, America and Canada. She has toured on her own, with her band, and in support of artists such as Joanna Newsom, Smog, Mark Kozelek, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, Paul Kelly, The Eels and Low. She also likes to sing duets and she has done so with, among others, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Sarah Blasko, Glen Hansard (The Swell Season), Jack Ladder, New Buffalo, Hayden and Andrew Bird.

Holly has been nominated for two ARIA awards for Best Female Artist (in 2006 for Under the Town and in 2008 for A Loud Call) but, you know, didn't win. Apart from music she is interested in 20th century literature, political intrigue, humour, small towns, naive art and dogs.

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Thu 3rd Sep
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Sun 6th Sep
Happy, Wellington

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