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Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams

Their diverse styles combine to create a rich and beguiling sound. They’ve just released their third instalment of the Sad But True series of recordings, released through Ben Edwards’, Lyttelton Records. Nick Atkinson tagged along with the band that includes Tami Neilson and Dave Khan as they toured their home turf recently. We join them all, at the Hilltop Tavern, high up on Banks Peninsula overlooking Akaroa Harbour.

Sad but True

Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams. Photo: Courtesy of Southbound

Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams tour dates:

Wednesday 5th February, Donovans, Okarito
Thursday 6th February, McNulty Green,Cromwell
Friday 7th February, Ettrick Hall, Roxburgh
Saturday 8th February, The Little Theatre, Gore
Sunday 9th February, Riverton Community Arts Centre, Riverton
Wednesday 12th February, Netherlands Society Hall, Rotorua
Thursday 13th February,Senior Citizens’ Hall, Opotiki
Friday 14th February, Baycourt X Space, Tauranga
Saturday 15th February, Bob and Di’s House (610 Kohanga Rd), Onewhero
Sunday 16 February, Kauaeranga Hall, Thames
Monday 17th February, Wine Cellar, Auckland
Tuesday 18th February, Raumati Social Club, Raumati
Wednesday 19th February, Mighty Mighty, Wellington
Thursday 22nd February, Tahora Farm, Taranaki
Monday 24th February, Mussel Inn, Golden Bay
Wednesday 26th February, Tim’s Place, Marahau
Thursday 27th February, Dharma Bums Club, Wairau
Friday 28 February, Balcairn Public Hall, Amberely
Saturday 1st March, Wunderbar, Lyttelton

Flora Knight and Ben Woolley in session

Lyttelton fiddle player Flora Knight, often seen on stage with The Eastern, is heading over to West Virginia to steep herself in the folk music of the Appalachian Mountains. Ahead of the trip, she and guitarist Ben Woolley play some mountain music for The Music Mix.

Breaks Co-Op

Breaks Co Op on stage in Matakana

Andy Lovegrove of Breaks Co-Op. Paul McClaney in the back-ground. Photo: Steve Dykes

Nick Atkinson dropped in on Breaks Co-op rehearsing for the Winery tour at Dave Dobbyn’s place last week. As he walked down the side of the house towards the back-yard, Grey Lynn studio he could hear Breaks Co-Op lead singer Andy Lovegrove playing ukulele. Dave Dobbyn was in his office catching up on correspondence and backing vocalist Paul McClaney was tuning up his guitar. As you can imagine our brave reporter hurriedly pressed record.