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James Wilkinson and Jacquie Walters


30 July, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fairfield House to host acclaimed NZ singer-songwriters in winter double bill James Wilkinson (Toru, Emeralds and Greenstone, Rua, Hampster) and Jacquie Walters (Pounamu) will be coming to Fairfield House on Sunday, 30 July to provide a perfect winter’s evening full of some of New Zealand’s best acoustic music.

James and Jacquie have shared concert bills in various band iterations over the past 25 years but this is their first tour as a duo. Jacquie is known for her stunning vocals and moving, topical songwriting. James is one of New Zealand’s best guitarists and a mesmerising bass player and will be adding his unique playing style and vocals in support of Jacquie’s original material.

James and Jacquie first met through Christchurch singer-songwriter Andy Thompson and went on to share the stage at numerous gigs in Christchurch in the 1990s with James producing all but one of Jacquie’s albums both as part of the duo Pounamu and as a solo recording artist since that time.

Jacquie and James have both toured extensively in their own right and have performed internationally. James was a member of award-winning group Emeralds and Greenstone and is currently a member of Toru. Jacquie made a name for herself as a folk artist in the northeast of England performing, touring, and recording with Kate Bramley (The Mile Roses, Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies).

“James and I are really thrilled to be taking our music on tour to a select number of venues around New Zealand this July and again in the summer of 2017-2018,” says Jacquie. “We look forward to meeting fans of our previous musical ventures and to sharing our material with people who are new to our music.”

Audiences have received the duo’s music very enthusiastically to date. Nelson concert review Roger Lusby described James as “an astounding bass player and singer” and praised Jacquie’s ability to write material to suit her “clear, strong and confident voice” which he described as having “beautiful clarity on her higher notes”.

Gig details: Fairfield House Nelson
Sunday, 30 July Start time: 7:30pm
Ticket price: $15

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