Two Free Hands Tour – April 2018
About the venue:
Licensed bar inside the venue with EFTPOS facilities
Ticket sales on the door (if available) – CASH only
Vegan sweet treats and warm drinks from Tea n Happiness – cash and EFTPOS
Doors open 7pm, music starts at 7.30pm
Australian Singer songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Daniel Champagne, will bring his Snap Shot Tour to New Zealand this April for his most extensive tour in the country to date. With his captivating performances, characterized by his beautiful lyrics and unique guitar style, Daniel will enchant audiences from Auckland, to Christchurch, and everywhere in between.
“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magic.”
( themusic.com.au )
Daniel Champagne is established as a world class and internationally renowned performer. How many Australian-born artists can spend the majority of their year touring the globe and selling out show after show in North America, Canada and Europe? And doing it tour after tour after tour? Not many is the answer. In between Champagne finds just enough time to broaden his following in Japan, South America,
Mexico and other countries. Oh yes, and then return to Australia and New Zealand for the sort of touring that virtually no other artist can do in 2018. This comes after Daniel completed a sold out Canadian tour, was a finalist in the International
Songwriting Competition, and officially showcased at the recent Folk Alliance international conference in Kansas City. This headlining national tour starts almost immediately after a run of Australian theatre shows as special guest with Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
Here is a recent review from those shows:
“…Daniel Champagne, now living in Nashville, opened proceedings with an impressive solo set of song and instrumentation that verged on an almost dislike for the acoustic guitar that he was playing. In an entertaining, full body performance, Champagne punched, scratched and physically wrestled beats and harmonics from his instrument to build beautiful atmospheric and sonic landscapes in a completely unique way. At times his exaggerated movements were Peter Garrett-esque as his body contorted and limbs
flailed wildly while he ambushed his guitar. Even the mundane task of tuning his guitar was made entertaining. This was a super talented musician that was as mesmerising to watch as hear. This was a great way to warm up an already eager crowd and worth the entry fee alone.”
Daniel Champagne is not afraid to – and in fact loves – playing both the biggest and smallest stages, cities and towns. That’s perfectly evidenced by his exhaustive April/May/June tour where he plays a seemingly endless array of diverse locations – from capital cities to regional areas. That’s what Daniel Champagne does. He takes an astonishing live show – he really is one of THE finest guitarists on the planet – hops in cars and planes and takes that show to people who want to see him.
Daniel Champagne has evolved naturally and through relentless hard work into a truly international performer with an intensely devoted audience – people who love real music, astonishing guitar playing, great songs, and an artist who knows how to combine all these elements into a magnificent live show. It’s the same show on a tiny makeshift stage in a remote country town as it is at any of the world’s major festivals, or on concert stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, the John Butler Trio
or any of the other artists Champagne has performed alongside.
The SNAP SHOT TOUR will see Champagne performing songs from his acclaimed Fault Lines album plus other favourites and new songs. As an added bonus a Snap Shot album will be sold at this shows. There will only be 1000 copies of this limited edition mix tape of location recordings captured live and real over three days in early January on the far south coast of New South Wales. It includes some new songs, some new versions of old songs and some covers.
NEW ZEALAND SNAP SHOT TOUR
April 11 ~ The Wine Cellar ~ AUCKLAND, NZ – http://bit.ly/2GGyAJs
April 12 ~ Town Hall ~ WHANGATEAU, NZ – http://bit.ly/2F2VoWy
April 13 ~ The Butter Factory ~ WHANGAREI, NZ – http://bit.ly/2F1JBb2
April 14 ~ The Station ~ TAURANGA, NZ – http://bit.ly/2H6IDrg
April 15 ~ Monarch Room ~ ROTORUA, NZ – http://bit.ly/2CFRZrs ($15 pre-sale // $20 on the door)
April 16 ~ Meow ~ WELLINGTON, NZ – http://bit.ly/2sOM5V9
April 18 ~ Tsunami Studios ~ LEVIN, NZ – http://bit.ly/2I3kuDc
April 19 ~ Le Cafe ~ PICTON, NZ – http://bit.ly/2HDQxJM
April 20 ~ Sherwood ~ QUEENSTOWN, NZ – http://bit.ly/2I5bw8y
April 21 ~ Dog With Two Tails ~ DUNEDIN, NZ – http://bit.ly/2GHbimH
April 22 ~ Blue Smoke ~ CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – http://bit.ly/2CEfXTS
“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”
– Blank, Gold Coast, Australia
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.”
– The Calgary Herald, Canada
“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’ send.”
– Firefly Column, USA
“Still in his … twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene”
– The Dwarf
After finishing his 1st EU tour including shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tom Lee-Richards is launching his debut Mini-LP ‘Out of the Oddness’ and celebrating with a NZ, Aus and EU tour. Join Tom at the Rogue Stage launch with guests.
Under The Radar are currently premiering the music video for the title track from Tom’s Mini-LP, directed by NZ’s extraordinary Phoebe Mackenzie and Emily Berryman: http://bit.ly/2BGsIAC
“If the tune feels itself like something made by a true one-off, that’s no accident.” – Pop Matters Chicago.
“Idiosyncratic songwriting that expresses a unique artistic vision; in fact, his latest single “Out of the Oddness,” recounts the true story of a very young Tom breaking his arm on the first day of elementary school with a novelistic attention to detail” – ‘The joy of violent movement’ New York.
This is Tom’s first time at The Rogue Stage, we invite all to share his debut moment on our humble intimate stage.
Doors open a little bit later due to a prior meeting taking place at the Monarch – please come at the later time of 8pm to find your seat.
Tickets are on sale at undertheradar.co.nz or buy on the night at the door.
Watch his new single here: