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Kate Tempest


Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:00pm–11:30pm

Where: Bodega, 101 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18


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An extraordinary artist. An exceptional talent. A musical and literary maestro. A wordsmith par excellence.
“She is beyond modern, she’s practically science fiction” - The Guardian

Solid Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Kate Tempest will be coming to play in New Zealand for the very first time in January 2016. She’s an artist we rate as highly as any in the history of our touring company - one the world’s most exciting young performers and writers operating across several mediums, each to stunning effect.

Kate Tempest is a Mercury Music Prize nominated recording artist and an award winning poet, playwright and novelist. She was born in 1985, grew up in South-East London and put simply is mind-bogglingly talented. Kate Tempest and her four piece band will play Wellington Bodega and Auckland Kings Arms on Thursday 14th January and Friday 15th January.

In 2014 Kate Tempest’s remarkable debut album Everybody Down came out to huge critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. It is an astonishing album of social commentary and visceral narrative story telling wrapped around tunes so addictive the listener can inhabit and breathe the world Tempest describes.

“She is one of the best wordsmiths in the UK, if not the absolute best” – Drowned In Sound
“one of the most unique, startling and powerful debuts you’ll hear” – Mojo
“The ordinary is lifted into the extraordinary....It matters that these stories are told.
It matters that we listen” - The Guardian
“A modern-day London fable: a tale of love, tragedy and redemption....she’s excellent” - NME
“Britain’s leading young poet, playwright and of the most widely respected performers in the country – the complete package of lyrics and delivery” - Huffington Post

In the same year Kate Tempest was selected as one of this decade’s Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society, and in 2013 she was the youngest person ever to win the Ted Hughes Award - for her epic narrative poem Brand New Ancients. Ask Kate Tempest what she is and she’s more than likely to say a rapper. That’s her true and first love.

“so brilliant that the words often seem to glow and smoke with intensity...[Tempest] writes with brilliance, but above all with over-whelming love” - The Scotsman
“As Tempest’s gorgeous steams of words flow out, they conjure a story so vivid its as if you had a state-of-the-art Blu-Ray player stuffed in your brain, projecting image after image that sears itself into your consciousness”
New York Times
“One of the brightest British talents around” - The Guardian
"Sets new standards for UK hip hop” - The Independent

Kate Tempest and her four piece band have spent the last eighteen months playing the major festivals and touring the world and now we’re delighted to be able to welcome them to New Zealand for the first time.

Two must-see shows for music fans – she’s already achieved more than most do in a lifetime but we’ve got a feeling Kate Tempest is only just getting started! A truly extraordinary talent and one of the most interesting of a whole generation. Grab this chance to see this very special artist in what are sure to be two very special shows.
Wellington – Bodega Thursday 14th January
Auckland – Kings Arms Friday 15th January

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