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Where:

Theatre Royal Nelson, Nelson 7010

When:

7:30PM Thursday, 9 August, 2018 NZST
Mel Parsons for the Boathouse

Mel Parsons for the Boathouse

Award-winning singer songwriter Mel Parsons is well recognised as one of New Zealand's established songwriting stars - matched by her equally generous heart.

On the very day of Cyclone Fehi Mel contacted The Boathouse with a heartwarming offer to help with fundraising for repairs, and with the support of the Theatre Royal this we have a benefit concert! Joining Mel on stage are Jed Parsons and Josh Logan.

Hot off the heels of her American tour Mel brings a wide breadth of material. Her dynamic songs range from gutsy & rhythmic hand-clappers like audience favourite 'Far Away', through to pin-drop ballads like 'Don't Wait', featuring Canadian songwriting royalty Ron Sexsmith.

With her dynamic band Parsons is an engaging performer with a natural emotive voice that allows the listener to become part of the story. Her unique style simmers somewhere between indie/folk and alt/country, and her shows are as memorable for the spine tingling songs as well as for her dry banter delivery.

Opening acts:
The Community Choir at The Boathouse - Vibrant singing group with fabulous songs from around the world - exploring harmony, rhythm, sound, breath, unity.

Django Schmango - this highly regarded Hot Club style group of local musicians has its roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and St├ęphane Grappelli. It's a style marked by pristine and dexterous string work, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities.

http://www.theboathousenelson.co.nz | http://www.theatreroyalnelson.co.nz

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