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Colette Rivers- Memory Lake - Album Launch Tour

Colette Rivers- Memory Lake - Album Launch Tour

8:00pm, Thu 28 January, 2021
MEOW, Wellington accessibility-icon
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Colette Rivers presents her long awaited album launch tour of 'Memory Lake' at Wellington's Meow.  She will perform the album in full, joined onstage by talented friends, Sarah Urwin on banjo, guitar and harmonies and Brook Davies on bass and harmonies.  

Expect to hear indie-folk music and songwriting at its best: songs about life, love, nature and New Zealand, lyrics to transport you, with harmonies that weave through finger-picked guitars, banjo, mandolin and bass.  

“[Colette Rivers has] taken folk music and given it a good shake”. - Lynn Freeman Radio NZ  

“Colette's ability to grow a song and build the song keeps you gripped throughout and is one for a nice summer evening in the late evening sun. ” -Dave, The Unsigned Reviewer  

Rivers' music has a sense of strong melodic hook-writing, as featured in the haunting and sometimes gritty melodies in all of her songs. The honesty and depth of Rivers' lyrics reflect her fearlessness in revisiting the past, considering life and death; beauty and pain.  

After living in both the USA and United Kingdom, Rivers says coming home is a grounding experience. “Sitting, looking at the lake (Taupō), breathing in the damp kiwi bush and eucalyptus trees, there is something intangible, filled with memories.”

Opening for Colette are two acts:

Bill Hickman, a ghost of gravel and smoke, is an intense, lyrical singer/songwriter from Wellington. A self-described ‘folkie with a chip on his shoulder’ Bill’s songs run the gamut from murder and outlaws to absent friends, love and gratitude. Bill’s band surrounds his tunes with mandolins, lap steel, banjos and earthy roots rhythm.

Grawlixes are a Wellington-by-way-of-Dunedin existential indie-folk pop band bringing sadness to their sprightly melodies, often dealing in melancholy with self-deprecating honesty. Co-founders Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin are joined onstage by  Alex Vaastra on violin, Emma Minor on bass and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on drums.