Darren Watson & Matt Langley – Shoot Your Television Tour

/ Jul

Darren Watson & Matt Langley – Shoot Your Television Tour

London Street, Lyttelton

Wellington blues musician Darren Watson and Dunedin alt-folk/country troubadour Matt Langley are teaming up to encourage people to ‘shoot their televisions’, get their thumbs off their smart phones, and check out some of New Zealand’s finest original music live in concert this winter.

Darren Watson and Matt Langley’s Shoot Your Television Winter Tour will visit towns and cities across the country from late June to mid July playing bars, cafes, halls, and house concerts.

Every gig will be an intimate night of great original music played and sung with finesse and soul. At least toe-tappingly and occasionally table-thumping good. Definitely worth leaving your television lonely for.

Langley promises new material alongside award-winning songs from his two albums Featherbones and Virginia Avenue.

“Matt’s voice and his connection with the audience are really something to see and hear live.” says Watson. “When he’s playing without the band you get an even better sense of how powerful and well crafted his songs are.”

Langley’s set is followed by blues veteran Darren Watson showcasing songs from his new album Introducing Darren Watson as well as his other audience favourites and a few classic early blues songs.

“Darren’s performances are a mighty force of nature.” says Langley. “No really. The raw energy and soul he plays with has actually really shocked people the first time they’ve seen him play live. He takes an old, beatup ’50s Gibson acoustic and somehow magics it into a whole band. Then he sings like his life depends on it.”

Darren is also promising to bring his resonator and bottleneck and even a Telecaster & amplifier for rocking up the end of the set, where he will be joined by some special guests. He says he will ‘probably’ play the song that he fought a high profile High Court action to be able to legally release, Planet Key.

The pair also play a few tunes together, if the mood strikes. It usually does.

Disclaimer: Watson and Langley do not actually recommend or encourage the use of firearms indoors. They also ask that any redundant electronic goods are disposed of in an environmentally kind manner.

Tickets are $20 from Eventfinda.
Limited door sales $25.

To reserve a table please phone (06) 354 7479 after booking your tickets and quote your ticket numbers.