News from nowhere

Graeme James has a rep­u­ta­tion as ‘a gen­uine and dy­namic live artist’.

Central Otago Mirror - - CONVERSATIONS -

Folk mu­si­cian Graeme James Cre­han (known as Graeme James) is bring­ing his News From Nowhere tour to Queen­stown and Wanaka in Oc­to­ber.

The Palmer­ston North artist started his ca­reer in 2012 busk­ing on Welling­ton streets.

He has just re­leased his first folk/ alt-pop al­bum.

James uses a loop pedal to layer vi­o­lin, gui­tar, bass, bari­tone ukulele, per­cus­sion and beat­box.

Orig­i­nally known for in­no­va­tive ver­sions of well known songs and his ‘make it up as you go’ at­ti­tude, James has per­formed more than 600 times in re­cent years.

His per­for­mances have earnt him a loyal fan base and a rep­u­ta­tion as a gen­uine and dy­namic live artist.

His 10-track News From Nowhere al­bum leads with the ac­claimed sin­gle Alive, re­leased in late 2015.

Alive was a fi­nal­ist in the in­ter­na­tional song­writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion, Un­signed Only, and along with three other songs, was fea­tured in the Aus­tralian tele­vi­sion drama se­ries, 800 Words.

James has eleven shows in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber.

His tour is the first op­por­tu­nity for fans to ex­pe­ri­ence a show pri­mar­ily of his orig­i­nal ma­te­rial.

He will also do three shows in Aus­tralia.

See it in Queen­stown: The Sher­wood, Fri­day Oc­to­ber 7, 8pm.

See it in Wanaka: Gin & Rasp­berry, Satur­day Oc­to­ber 8, 8pm.

Tick­ets: Eventfinda.com, $10 on­line and $15 on the door.

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