MEL PARSONS w/ special guest Julia Deans

05
/ Nov
Thursday
2015

MEL PARSONS w/ special guest Julia Deans

Location
145 Gloucester St
Venue
Isaac Theatre Royal
Price
$34

2015 Silver Scroll finalist and Fly My Pretties star Mel Parsons brings her stellar show home to Canterbury this November for a special performance in the peerless beauty that is the newly refurbished Isaac Theatre Royal.

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The show will be part of a five date spring tour taking in some of NZ’s most beautiful and iconic theatres, with Parsons accompanied by a full band performing songs and from her new and critically acclaimed third album ‘Drylands’. Parsons will be joined by Kiwi music legend Julia Deans performing a rare solo set to open the show. Deans has captivated audiences throughout her career: from fronting Fur Patrol, to co-conspirator with renowned supergroup The Adults, to sultry chanteuse in Silo Theatre’s Brel.

An engaging performer with a sharp wit and natural emotive voice, Parsons has a fan in Canadian songwriting hero Ron Sexsmith, who was impressed enough with her work to lend his voice to the poignant track ‘Don’t Wait’ from the new album. Parsons is a two-time NZ Music Award (VNZMA) finalist for Folk Album of the Year, and a current finalist for the coveted APRA Silver Scroll award.

“Parsons held her large audience with a captivating set of recent work and impressive new material” – NZ Herald

“‘Drylands’ mines a songwriting seam rich in both confidence and subtlety”
– Otago Daily Times

“Parsons not only means and feels every moment here, every song, every story – her band is with her, beside her; they’re all wrapped up inside this music. It’s lovely. Really, really lovely.”
– Simon Sweetman