With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly music, Tami Neilson has been described as ‘a red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication’. Nick Bollinger, RNZ National
From her days in Canada touring with the Neilson Family band, opening for the likes of Johnny Cash, to singing her heart out along endless roads and stages, Tami has blossomed as a formidable talent in her own right, winning the Tui Award for each of her past four albums. Tami joins us with her band for an unforgettable night of music.
Tami Neilson is the greatest singer of any genre I have ever witnessed, and if there’s any justice in this crooked world, soon the rest of humanity will at least be given a chance to behold this for themselves. SAVING COUNTY MUSIC
Sunday 9 April, 2.00 pm
duration 110 mins includes intervals
PLACE The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell
EARLY $30 – full $34
plus service fee (venue will be set up for dancing, seating not guaranteed)
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