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AJ Bell with Chris Bates


Sat 25 Aug 2018, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Rd, Kumeu, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.48 ($19.00 + $1.48 fees)
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Listed by: Kumeu Live

Kumeu Arts Centre in conjunction with Kumeu Live and Phantom Billstickers present AJ Bell in Concert with Chris Bates and Poetry from Arthur Amon and Gillian Roach.

AJ Bell is one of New Zealand's finest songwriters that some of you may never have heard of.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience this inspirational Kiwi singer-songwriter along with the talented Chris Bates. BYO bottle of wine, glasses provided.

Chris Bates is a Singer/songwriter based on Auckland’s North Shore in New Zealand. He has been writing and performing acoustic pop songs around the city since the age of thirteen. His songwriting influences range from people like John Mayer and Ed Sheeran to Justin Bieber. In 2015 he was recognised with the Pat McMinn Rising Star Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand. Lately he has been recording lots of music to put out so keep your ears tuned...

AJ Bell Reviews:
"Auckland singer-songwriter A.J.Bell released a debut album, Ragwort Touch, that had reviewers, this one included, reaching for their bag of rare superlatives. Bell’s long-overdue follow-up Hi-Biscuit is another album of lyrical depth and gentle musical textures driven by quiet consideration, understatement and keenly refined observations. The second of an almost perfect pair." - NZ Herald
"A songwriter of undeniable talent. An insightful, charming, and powerfully rendered discovery. Another exceptional album from the Auckland-via-Austin and Waimana songwriter. In any other country, Bell would be an icon." - The Dominion.

"Every so often, you stumble across an album which moves, delights and startles you with its wit and skill. Listening to Ragwort Touch was like finding treasure in long grass." - Sunday News.
"A.J. Bell re-affirms my faith in New Zealand-made music and rightfully claims his place among those who have helped compile it’s impressive musical legacy." - Otago Daily Times

"A.J.Bell is a songwriter with his feet firmly on NZ soil, taking us on a road trip through the rural North Island of some indeterminate past, pulling up at dairies, pubs and pa along the way. If one could make records out of No 8 fencing wire, this is what they would sound like. He is singing New Zealand songs to New Zealanders and it sounds great." - The Listener

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