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Anika Moa with Anna Coddington

When:

Thu 17 Jul 2008, 7:30pm

Where: Salut Bar, 69 Bank St, Whangarei

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $35.00
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Listed by: Haddon Smith

Anika Moa – one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and best-selling artists of the decade – is set to play dates all across the country during July and August.

The announcement of these dates should inspire a similar feeling to when a friend we don’t see often enough lets us know of an impending visit: though Anika played the vineyards of New Zealand earlier this year, this winter’s tour sees her bringing it all back home to “regular” music venues nationwide.

This kind of thorough tour of venues large and small is fitting for the most down-to-earth of Aotearoa’s success stories. After three hit albums, the multi-platinum artist remains as honest and unaffected as when she first appeared at the turn of the decade believing her music “hobby” would only be a temporary distraction from her ambition to play rugby as a career.

Her latest album In Swings The Tide proves once and for all that Anika Moa doesn’t just play a style of music, but has a style of music. Open, heartfelt, and unpretentious, Anika’s music has been embraced by the mainstream and either side of it; and her ability to win friends and influence people with her live performance has increased alongside the many boundaries she crosses. It is certainly not every performer who can captivate Ryan Adams along with winning over his audience; and her plain-spoken appeal makes her musical achievements appear all the more remarkable.

Joining Anika on this nationwide jaunt is her friend Anna Coddington, whose recent debut album The Lake saw Anika repaying backing vocal favours after Anna had contributed to both the Stolen Hill and In Swings The Tide albums.

Having Anna on board for this tour is a coup: it is a rare thing indeed that two of NZ’s most unique singer/songwriter talents appear on the same bill in every corner of the country.

Tickets also available from Musicor.

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