Eb & Sparrow New Album And Nationwide Tour.
On the back of their previous release Sun/Son (2015, Country Music Award Finalists for album & song 2016) Eb & Sparrow have gained national recognition and have become renowned for their self-carved niche and unique musical style in the ever-widening scope that is New Zealand Americana.
Seeing Things is written by front-woman Ebony Lamb and arranged by Eb & Sparrow, recorded in the historic homestead Ahiaruhe, in the heart of the Wairarapa January 2017, with Tui award-winning producer and sound engineer Brett Stanton (NZ/Melbourne) who co-produced with the band. Utilising vintage recording equipment and instruments in the large wooden building to take advantage of the lush textures and presence, the band has pulled out all the stops.
The rhythm section, consists of new drummer Justin Barr (Golden Awesome) Chris Winter on bass, keys & trumpet, Ebony Lamb on electric guitar Gram Antler on electric guitar and bass, and Bryn Heveldt on lap steel.
Brass section – Sharon Boyd on trombone, and Andrew Legget on trumpet. Lyttelton’s Anita Clark (Motte, Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers) returns as the brainchild of all fiddle parts and string sections and added percussion by the master of rhythm by Joe McCallum. Stephen Gallagher on selected key parts.
Mixed in Melbourne at ABC Studios and mastered by Mike Gibson of Munki.
Eb & Sparrow “Seeing Things” Nationwide Tour
MARCH 24 Paekakariki – St Peters Hall 8PM with French for Rabbits
MARCH 29 Wellington – San Fran 7.30PM with French For Rabbits
APRIL 6 Nelson, Deville Café & Bar 8PM
APRIL 7 Onekaka, Mussell Inn 7.30PM
APRIL 13 Auckland, Tuning Fork with Carnivorous Plant Society 7.30PM
APRIL 14 Hawkes Bay, Haumoana Hall 7.30PM
APRIL 20 Dunedin, The Captain Cook Hotel 8PM
APRIL 21 Christchurch, Bluesmoke 8PM
APRIL 27 Whanganui, Lucky Bar 8PM
APRIL 28 Kimbolton, Sculpture Festival (day event)
APRIL 28 Palmerston North, Joseph Street Kitchen 8PM
MAY 11 Wairarapa – Kiwi Hall Featherston 8PM
MAY 12 Gisborne – Dome Theatre 8PM