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Gilly Darbey: Emotional and Sensual Interpretations of Blues


Sun 7 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Christchurch Folk Music Club, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: judismitheram

Gilly has been thrilling audiences all over the world with her sublime voice. After touring ‘down under’ her rapidly growing reputation for superb singing is causing a real buzz! Her latest CD ‘Just Like a Woman’ got a rave review in NZ musician.

Her emotional and sensual interpretations of blues, folk, jazz and gospel have had many likening her favourably to the late Eva Cassidy, but her voice is also reminiscent of Joan Baez, Katie Melua and early Joni Mitchell.

She has been supporting artist to many famous names including Van Morrison and Tori Amos and as such has played at nearly every major venue in the UK. She has appeared frequently on national TV and radio in Britain.

“Her voice is simply stunning. It is amazing the sound that can come from one woman and a guitar... Quietly lovely, then strong enough to be heard two blocks away... Hauntingly beautiful! She sings like an angel.” - Kiwi Folk Club

“In listening to Gilly Darby, one gets the distinct impression that this is the voice of a woman who has sung her entire life, a woman at ease with the voice she has and with the considerable talent she possesses.” - Te Miringa Hohaia, Parihaka Peace Festival.

“I just can’t imagine anyone not loving the feel, sensuality and emotion in Gilly’s voice.” - Stuart Robertson... ABC Radio.

“Gilly was fantastic! Her voice lived up to the raves of critics.” - Kapiti Live Music Club.

Doors open 7pm.
Performance starts at 7:30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off street parking.

Door sales cash only: Please note: there is no Eftpos available on site.

Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also cash bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licencing.

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