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Thu 6 Dec 2007, 7:00pm

Where: Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • ADULT: $135.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: summerw

Two of Britain’s finest performers BRYAN FERRY and JOAN ARMATRADING will join forces to tour New Zealand in a fabulous double-bill in December.

The brilliant Ferry and the sublime Armatrading are class acts through and through, with first-class bands and a catalogue of brilliant songs which have stood the test of time. To see both artists on one night is set to be one unforgettable musical feast.

Besides delivering their classic hits, both Ferry and Armatrading have new albums. Ferry’s latest continues his work as an interpreter and stylist of other composer’s songs, this time bringing a unique new dimension to Bob Dylan tracks on the album ‘Dylanesque’ (Virgin/EMI). The original idea came when he recorded his brilliant version of Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ in 1973 but it took nearly 30 years to come to fruition.

In between Ferry has been busy: as well as being the front man of the wildly innovative modern art-rock band Roxy Music, he's also spent the last 30-plus years establishing himself as a great songwriter (‘Love Is The Drug’, ‘More Than This’, ‘Slave To Love’ etc) and distinctively modern singer. Through it all Ferry has been celebrated for delivering with a substantial dose of glamour, sophistication, wit and street-cred ��" qualities that make his live shows so very special.

Of ‘Dylanesque’, Ferry says: "I get the feeling people expect something fairly refined from me. My voice has gotten deeper and the album's got an element of roughness to it and, I hope, a kind of haunting quality. The singer in me is overjoyed to be singing these songs."

Joan Armatrading’s 19th album ‘Into The Blues’ (Shock) is a blues-based inspired record, which demonstrates not only this beloved performer’s vocal prowess but also her incredible instrumental skills. As she puts it: “Into the Blues is the CD I’ve been promising myself to write for a long time. Recording it has given me so much pleasure and playing blues guitar…..I adore it! I’ve wanted to make an album that truly reflected me and I think this does.”

Armatrading has been nominated for Brit and Grammy Awards, been a recipient of the prestigious Ivor Novello Award, an MBE from the Queen, has played for Nelson Mandela and recently received a Doctorate In Music from the University of Birmingham.

Known as a true craftsman, her consummate musicianship has encompassed soul right through to blues and sophisticated pop, and is always driven by her passionate guitar. With tracks like ‘Drop The Pilot’, ‘Show Some Emotion’, and ‘Love And Affection’, ‘I Love It When You Call Me Names’, and ‘Me Myself I’, she always delivers a very special evening.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two of Britain’s musical legends, on the same night, in a wonderful evening of quality music. Get in fast because tickets will go quick!


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