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Country sensation, Eb & Sparrow tour 2 March – 2 April

27 Jan 2016

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Touring for the first time with Arts On Tour NZ, Wellington based Eb & Sparrow, a five piece band led by Ebony Lamb is cementing its reputation as one of the coolest Kiwi country groups around, featuring expansive ballads, rollicking good-time songs and a few memorable torch-burners. They’ve opened for international acts and performed alongside local legends including Marlon Williams, Delaney Davidson and the Warratahs - and are noted for their storytelling as much as Ebony’s poignant vocals.

“Eb & Sparrow is a honeyed, smokey. foot tappin’ treat for the ears….the five-piece lay down whole-hearted, deep-hued, visceral tales…with such beautiful warmth and fragility you’re hooked from the first glide of lap steel to the last soaring, vocal phrase” – Lydia Jenkins, NZ Herald

“Eb & Sparrow bring Ry Cooder’s Paris, Texas twang, slide, croon and growl to the Kiwi heartland” – The Listener


Wednesday 2 March 8.30pm Mussel Inn
$15 Book: The Mussel Inn

Friday 4 March 8pm Balcairn Hall
Mike Greer Concert Series, Balcairn Hall
$25 inc supper Book: Sally Mac’s Amberley, Sefton Garage, Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora=

Saturday 5 March 7.30pm Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
$25 inc service fees. Book: www.ateventcentre.co.nz

Monday 7 March 7pm Lincoln
The Laboratory. $15 Book: The Laboratory or 325 3006

Tuesday 8 March 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell St $20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre

Wednesday 9 March 7.30pm Okarito
Donovans Store $20 Book Debbie 03 753 4017 Gemma 03 753 4014

Thursday 10 March 7.30pm Cromwell
Golden Gate Lodge
Adults $25, Super Gold $20, Student/child $5

Friday 11 March 8pm Gore
James Cumming Wing
$25 (concessions available) Book: Eastern Southland Gallery

Saturday 12 March 7.30pm Invercargill
Repertory House, Cnr Esk and Jed Sts $25 Book: Eventfinder

Monday 14 March 7.30pm Stewart Island

Wednesday 16 March 8pm Dunedin
Taste Merchants
$15 pre-sales, $20 door sales Book: Under the radar

Thursday 17 March 7pm Twizel
Musterers Hut
$20 (cash only) Book: Twizel Information Centre

Friday 18 March Fairlie

Saturday 19 March 8pm Christchurch
Gloucester Room, Isaac Theatre Royal
$26 Adults, $24 Concessions Book: 0800 TICKETEK www.isaactheatreroyal.co.nz

Wednesday 23 March 7.30pm Hamilton
The Meteor Theatre 
$20 Book: www.iticket.co.nz

Thursday 24 March 7.30pm Kauaeranga
Kauaeranga Hall $18 pre-booked, $20 door
Book: Lotus Realm or kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com

Saturday 26 March 7.30pm Coromandel
The Club Woollams Ave
$25, concession $20
Book: Coromandel Information Centre

Thursday 31 March 8pm Onewhero
OSPA Theatre
$20 Book: River Traders Tuakau

Friday 1 April 7pm Opotiki
Senior Citizens Hall
Adults $20, Children $10
Book:  Travel Shop Church St

Saturday 2 April Doors open 7pm 8pm show Rangiwahia
Community Hall
$40, $80 Family with school age children
Cash bar. Supper provided.
Book: Shelley 328 2854 or hopdew@inspire.net.nz
Rose 328 2868

Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand, support from Interislander, and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the other way around. 




For more information, contact:

Diana Moir, AOTNZ media liaison, 03 355 2691, 021 126 5738, dhmoir@xtra.co.nz
Steve Thomas, Arts On Tour NZ Trust, aotnz@xtra.co.nz www.aotnz.co.nz
Ebony Lamb, 027 2424 646 www.ebandsparrow.co.nz
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