It has been a busy couple of months for Eb & Sparrow. We opened for Rodriguez, the Sugarman himself, at the TSB Arena in Wellington on the 16th of March followed by an opening slot for Anika Moa’s Church Tour in Carterton a week later. The following weekend the band took a trip down south to record our debut album at The Sitting Room in Lyttelton and play to a full house at the wonderful Wunderbar.
Beth Orton, known for her folktronica sound, has invited us to support her in Wellington on the 17th of May and in Auckland on the 18th. Unfortunately the Wellington show has already sold out but you can still get tickets for the Auckland show if you get in quick. Here she is with a track from her latest album Sugaring Season:
On the 21st of May we will lend a hand in paying tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Carterton Events Centre, as part of the Sylvie Simmons ‘I’m Your Man’ book tour. We are part of a select group of musicians from Wellington who will provide the soundtrack to an interview with Sylvie presented by Simon Sweetman.
Eb & Sparrow 'The Hearts Arrow/Lightyears' Double EP available from these independent records stores at $15:
Evil Genius 462 Adelaide Road Berhampore Wellington www.evilgenius.co.nz Slowboat Records 183 Cuba Street Wellington www.slowboatrecords.co.nz/
Thanks to everyone for their support, we so appreciate it! In return we have some lovely local gigs coming your way in June, will keep you posted for the dates folks.
With Love From Eb & Sparrow xxxooo
Friday 17th May in Wellington & Saturday 18th May in Auckland
Eb & Sparrow are super humbled to Support Beth Orton - Both Wellington & Auckland Shows May 2013. Tickets still available for Auckland http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz (Sadly Wellington has sold out)
Tuesday 21st May - Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man, An Evening Celebrating The Words & Music of Leonard Cohen - We will be in Carterton for this super special event with Leonard Cohen's esteemed Biographer Sylvie Simmons & a heap of beautiful musicians TICKETS www.dashtickets.co.nz
Wednesday 22 May - Miss Ebony Lamb (solo) is honored to support Nadia Reid & Luckless on their Ballads & Badlands National Tour
The venue is the very special 'The Moorings' Glenbervie Terrace Thorndon.
Wellington Tickets http://www.undertheradar.co.nz, $10 presale, $15 on the door.
Saturday 8 June - The Moorings show - details to come.
Saturday 22 June, Nashville Babylon -
An evening of country, soul & rock 'n'roll with live music from Big River Chain, Eb & Sparrow, Claude Rains & guest DJ ... Brother Lee Love. 7pm start.
Tickets on sale: www.dashtickets.co.nz
“Eb & Sparrow are one of the more impressive acts I have seen at the WBS for quite some time. The group were entirely unamplified, using the full acoustics of the venue to its true potential. Adding to this were the very tasteful, respectful and solid rhythm section - Eb & Sparrow rocked… It would be fitting for Eb & Sparrow to feature at one of NZ's major Folk Festivals.” Andrew Bicknell - President, Wellington Bluegrass Society.
“Another impressive act new to me was Miss Ebony Lamb from Wellington who opened for Delaney (Davidson)and Marlon (Williams) at Aratoi. A singer-songwriter in the Gillian Welch mould, she presented an impressive original set.” Karl du Fresne - Freelance Journalist, Thursday 30th August 2012.
Ebony Lamb - Song Writer, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Bryn Heveldt - Nylon Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lapsteel Slide Guitar
Nick Brown - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Jason Johnson - Bass, Backing Vocals
Chris Winter - Trumpet, Percussion (www.mrwinter.com)
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