Van Wel joins the existing line up of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Anika, Boh & Hollie and The Adults (feat. Jon Toogood and Julia Deans) on the 17 date Tour that commences on February 2 at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana and concludes on March 3 at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.
It’s been a whirlwind few months for the 15-year-old student from Blenheim after she wowed the show’s judges and won the hearts and votes of the New Zealand public with her original compositions and poignant performances.
In December she released her debut single ‘Where Do You Find Love’, which debuted at # 3 on the NZ Singles Chart and certified Gold. She is currently recording her debut album, which will be released in March.
Clara is no stranger to the Winery Tour stage, having already opened her local show in early 2012 at Villa Maria Winery, Blenheim, when the promoter, Civic Events, invited her to perform after seeing her clips on You Tube.
Co-promoter Campbell Smith says it is exciting to have Clara back for the full Tour this year:
”We have known for more than a year how brilliant Clara is. Now the rest of the country knows and Winery Tour fans are going to get a chance to see her perform live. It is rare for us to add an extra artist to the bill, but Clara is such a special talent, she will really add something to what is already an exceptional line-up.”
Clara is thrilled to have the opportunity to tour the country:
"I'm super excited to be on my first proper tour and I can't wait to show New Zealand more of my music."