Tim Guy To Embark On 20-Date Tour
The new single and title-track of Tim Guy's third album Big World plays as a meaningful introduction to one of independent pop's most entranced and entrancing journeymen. Amid a nightscape of glockenspiel tinkles and gentle synth swirlpools, Tim Guy coos cautiously, like someone just waking up in the evening, equally affected by lingering dreams and the flickering-to-life of streetlights. A dream-drunk connection between the imaginary and the real, set partly in north New Zealand, Big World expresses the simmering excitement and disorientation felt when new impressions blur with the losses they are meant to relieve: "it's a movie washing over me."
Now returning to New Zealand for a 20-date tour promoting Big World, Tim Guy replaces the movies he dreams and sings about with the real thing. Filming his adventures and encounters with small communities and the various local musicians who remarkably form his revolving scratch band, Tim Guy's documentary is not about the artist on the road, but about capturing and salvaging little legends and oral histories that would otherwise remain unrecorded. As in Big World, where Tim Guy endearingly charts his relative but essentially human smallness, such story-sharing is a valuable and understated way of surviving the threatening weight of the world, whereby individuals leave their unique and intriguing traces.
Since relocating to New Zealand several years ago from Australia, Tim Guy has released three critically acclaimed albums and has toured here many times, both solo and in such illustrious company as Anika Moa, Bic Runga, Anna Coddington and Paul McLaney to name but a few. He has carved out a reputation as one of New Zealand's most hard-working and endearing singer/songwriters and, following this New Zealand tour, he will be taking his latest album Big World to a global audience with tours planned in Australia, US and Europe.
Tim Guy's giving a generous range of dates and locations at which New Zealand will be able to enjoy his musical storytelling.
Feb 11, Butter Factory, Whangarei
Feb 13, Funky Fish, Bayly's Beach
Feb 16, Vinnies, Raglan
Feb 17, Grand Beer, Palmerston North
Feb 18, Meow Cafe, Wellington
Feb 23, Freehouse, Nelson
Feb 24, Roots Bar, Takaka
Feb 25, Franks, Greymouth
Feb 26, Okarito Community Hall, Okarito
Feb 28, Cooks Saddle Café, Fox Glacier
Mar 3, Dux de Lux, Queenstown
Mar 4, River House, Wanaka
Mar 5, Blue Duck, Milford Sound
Mar 9, Uncle's Disco Bar, Invercargill
Mar 10, The Penguin Club, Oamaru
Mar 11, Chicks Hotel, Dunedin
Mar 12, El Santo, Lyttelton
Mar 13, Le Café, Picton
Mar 17, Plateau, Taupo
Mar 18, Café One2One, Auckland