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Mon 10 Mar 2014, 3:30pm–5:00pm

Where: University of Canterbury, Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: UCMusic

Delaney Davidson (born 1972) is a Lyttelton based musician and songwriter. Although his work encompasses several continents, countless shows and numerous releases, his songwriting was brought to wider local attention in 2011, when he featured as a member of The Harbour Union on the Lyttelton collective’s eponymous album with his song ‘Little Heart’ – which had him named as a finalist for the APRA Silver Scroll award. In 2012 he followed this up with his ballad ‘You’re a Loser’ winning the APRA award for Best Country Song, a win that was repeated in 2013 with Marlon Williams in their co-write, ‘Bloodletter’. Other awards include New Zealand Country Music Album of the Year 2013 (with Williams), One Man Band Champion Zurich 2011 and winner of the Sad Song Competition in Berlin in 2010.

In recent years Davidson has collaborated with School of Music Composition lecturer Alex van den Broek on The Christchurch Arts Festival shows: “Totally Weill” and “Random Acts of God & Other Stories” – a contemporary dance cabaret. Sometimes described as a ‘vaudevillian character… a genuine lonesome travelling muso’ in white stage makeup, his small leather suitcase filled with instruments and gear becomes a neatly-packed theatrical prop called ‘the Ghost Orchestra’. Loosely describing his work as ‘jump-folk-noir’, it has also been described by others as ‘out –country’, ‘world-worn’ and ‘having the kind of burdened sense associated with early Southern folk and blues.

Come and learn some of the secrets of Davidson’s award winning songwriting in UC School of Music Composition workshop, this coming Monday 10 March, Recital Room 205, UC School of Music, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Free and open to all.

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