Coco Davis ft Tom Rodwell – 9th April

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Tom Rodwell & Coco Davis - pic © by Garth Badger 2016 SMALL

Photo credit – Garth Badger

Coco Davis debut album vinyl release tour – ‘Old Haunts’

American/NZ vocalist Coco Davis performs a vintage repertoire of noir-blues with a sensibility informed by cabaret, surrealism and cinema. Shorn of the musical cliches that beset the blues genre, her debut album “Old Haunts” is one for storytellers, an imaginative realm of runaways, night-owls and badmen.
This is a song-cycle coloured by slide guitar, paired with synthesizer and vibraphone, drenched in classic reverbs.

The album was arranged & produced by “Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” (NME), guitarist Tom Rodwell. from the calypso-blues notorieties Storehouse, also known for his session playing with Don McGlashan, live and on his hit album “Lucky Stars”.

An established and critically-acclaimed actor, Davis has toured extensively in New Zealand with the contemporary play Daffodils, has starred in Auckland Theatre Company productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago and Cabaret, and toured her own production of Sam Shepard’s surrealist cowboy operetta The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill. As a singer she has appeared in festivals and clubs in the UK, Holland, and the US as well as throughout NZ. Television credits include Brokenwood Mysteries, Spartacus and Shortland Street.

Listen to Nick Bollinger’s review here or to a limited selection of tracks from her new album here.

The concert is hosted at Vegas City Limits in Hamurana. The address will be revealed to you once you ve bought a ticket via Eventbrite. Limited cash over the counter tickets will be available fromMusicworks Rotorua from tomorrow with full address details.

BYO food & drinks. If fine it will be outside, if wet it will be hosted inside in the lounge by the fire.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

This is the last event before the festival at Wai-O-tapu Forest School Camp, 22 to 25 April.

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