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Mel Parsons in Concert

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  • General Admission: $44.00 each ($40.00 + $4.00 fees)
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  • Fri 26 Jul 2019, 8:00pm–10:30pm



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Wayne Gillies

VillageMusic is proud to present Mel Parsons in concert, for concert No.3 of our winter series.

Mel has been on our radar for some time now and her superb album "Glass Heart", produced by none other than Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello, Missy Higgins, Randy Newman, Lindsay Buckingham/Christine McVie) has been playing on a regular rotate here at VillageMusic HQ since its release. This album follows 2015’s award-winning ‘Drylands’, which spent 51 weeks in the (IMNZ Album) charts.

Mel Parsons is no stranger to the limelight – As a full-time touring artist Mel has garnered a Silver Scroll finalist nod for ‘Get Out Alive’ in 2015, won the 2016 NZCMA Best Song for ‘Alberta Sun’ and the VNZMA for Best Engineer for the ‘Drylands’ record. Both her debut album ‘Over My Shoulder’ (2009) and sophomore offering ‘Red Grey Blue’ (2011) were also VNZMA finalists for Folk Album of the Year. Parsons is also a former cast member of Kiwi musical supergroup ‘Fly My Pretties‘, with sell-out tours and festival performances throughout Australasia.

Most recently, Mel has been touring as the support act for The Proclaimers. No small achievement and yet more recognition of Mel's solo talents.

This will be a terrific opportunity to see and hear Mel Parsons in the intimate setting of our lovely old wooden hall - certainly a concert 'not to be missed'.

Here's what the critics have had to say:
“Singer-songwriter Mel Parsons confidently held her large audience with a captivating set of recent work and impressive new material”
- NZ Herald

“The true star here is Parsons' voice.” 5/5 stars
- The Aucklander

"Instantly appealing to fans of Jolie Holland or The Be Good Tanyas...... Locked together through pure emotional heartbreak and wonderfully vibrant imagery..simply beautiful.” 8/10
- Einstein Music Journal

“Keeping the crowd was a measure of the power and intimacy of her performance as much as how her songwriting grips for its intensely personal touch.”
- Graham Reid, Elsewhere

“ ‘Drylands’ mines a songwriting seam rich in both confidence and subtlety”
- Shane Gilchrist, Otago Daily Times

“ ‘Drylands’ mines a songwriting seam rich in both confidence and subtlety”
- Shane Gilchrist, Otago Daily Times

“Parsons is in possession of a wonderfully rich voice. There is a smoky quality that makes it impossible not to be drawn into her lyrics”
- Marty Duda, The 13th Floor

“Mel Parsons was on song drawing a huge following”
- Taranaki Daily New​s

And here you can see a number of Mel's excellent videos on YouTube:
See you at the door!

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