NZ talent show winner features in winery tour
New Zealand’s Got Talent winner Clara van Wel is heading out on her first tour as part of the Classic Hits Winery Tour.
The teenager from Marlborough joins Fat Freddy’s Drop, Anika, Boh & Hollie and The Adults (featuring Jon Toogood and Julia Deans) on the 17-date tour that kicks off on February 2 at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana, and finishes on March 3 at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.
It’s been a whirlwind few months for the 15-year-old student from Blenheim after she wowed the show’s judges and won the hearts and votes of the New Zealand public with her original compositions and poignant performances.
In December she released her debut single Where Do You Find Love, which debuted at number three on the New Zealand Singles Chart and certified gold.
She is recording her debut album at present, and it will be released in March.
Van Wel is no stranger to the Winery Tour stage, having already opened her local show in early 2012 at Villa Maria Winery, Blenheim, when the promoter, Civic Events, invited her to perform after seeing her clips on YouTube. The Classic Hits Winery Tour: Matakana February 2 Ascension Wine Estate Tutukaka February 3 Tutukaka Marine Reserve Gisborne February 5 Brunton Road Napier February 6 Church Road Havelock North February 8 Black Barn Vineyards Martinborough February 9 Alana Estate Mangatainoka February 10 Tui Brewery New Plymouth
SET TO WOWTHE NATION: New Zealand’s Got Talent winner Clara van Wel.