Snakeskin Suitcase Showcase Gig To Be Held In Auckland
Snakeskin Suitcase is the evil brainchild of Messrs Callum Gentleman and Brendan Turner. Snakeskin Suitcase is a regular event showcasing the best of New Zealand's growing Americana scene, set in an intimate room where the crowd can feel the heat firing from the artists bodies. The room in point is Newmarket's fabulous Lucha Lounge, and the event will be held on Saturday 29 September - doors open at 8pm. This venue has played host to musicians as diverse as Opossom to Heart Attack Alley. The organisers are thrilled they are on board and packed in to the suitcase.
The first Snakeskin Suitcase was held on 14th July where The Bads (Dianne Swann and Brett Adams), Alan Meharry (The Broadsides) Dave Khan and Emily Giles as well as stomp blues duo Bat Country played to a packed house.
And what is in the Snakeskin Suitcase? Raw Americana, Dynamite, Dirty Blues, Stolen Peso's, Rough House Folk, a smoking gun.... Delaney Davidson maybe.....
Snakeskin Suitcase dos - Delaney Davidson, Nadia Reid, The Last Minute Boys
Back after stints in Europe and the Americas, the organisers are proud to announce we will be joined by the masterful DELANEY DAVIDSON.
Direct from the 'Lyttelton Rough House Revival Tour', and before he supports Gomez late in October, this will be an increasingly rare chance to capture the raw roots minstrel in close quarters.
Delaney won this years APRA Country Music Song of the Year and was also a final five nominee for last year's Silver Scrolls. His latest album 'Bad Luck Man' (five stars from the UK's Guardian Newspaper) is out now.
Joining Delaney on the bill is the divine NADIA REID. A southern gal recently arrived in Auckland, playing her rich acoustic folk for the Auckland audience before she heads back south to perform for the Nelson Arts Festival in The Granary Sessions.
THE LAST MINUTE BOYS, are Tom Landon-Lane and Will Would. While a new line up, the boys aren't strangers to the stage, with Will playing drums for Bernie Griffen and The Grifters as well as violin for the Wine Cellar Strings. Expect stomping, yelling, slide guitar and the occasional close-part harmony.