A church + great NZ musicians = one amazing night

MusicnotesFour very talented New Zealand musicians performing acoustic sets in St Michael’s Church – what more could you ask for?  I’m still buzzing from the Classic Hits Acoustic Church Tour that was held in the St Michael’s Church last night.  It’s not often that you get to see four great artists in the same performance, but this tour was a chance to see Lydia Cole, Nathan King, Greg Johnson and Boh Runga perform an acoustic set and, in the case of Greg and Boh, to perform together.  Lydia Cole, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter that I hope to hear more of, started the evening with her songs of longing.  Next Nathan King upped the tempo with some great acoustic versions of songs from his latest solo album The Crowd.  After a short break Greg Johnson and Boh Runga teamed up to give us some of their best songs.    The St Michael’s Church is a fantastic venue for these acoustic performances because the acoustics are amazing and you can hear every word that they sing.  Liam Finn played here a couple of years ago and that had to be the best concert I’ve ever been to.  I’m sure there will be more of these types of performance in this venue and I would totally recommend you go to the next one.

If you like these musicians or have yet to discover them we have plenty of their music in the library:

– Lydia Cole has yet to release an album but you can get a feel for her music on the Birds of Paradise CD.  This CD includes many female NZ artists and song great songs.

– Nathan King’s first solo album The Crowd and albums from his former band, Zed.

– Boh Runga’s first solo album Right Here and albums from her former band, Stellar

– Greg Johnson’s latest Greatest Hits has just been released and we also have his previous albums.