“West is Best” tour

We’re off on tour! Here’s a press release:


19 December 2012

Sunley Band announces January tour

Sunley Band hits the road this summer with visions of glaciers and sausages in its collective set of mind’s eyes. After a three-year touring hiatus, Dunedin’s least fashionable band are strapping on the jandals and getting in on the summer tour action. With four dates on the South Island’s untameable west coast followed by a triumphant homecoming and a few more to be announced down south, it promises to be a magical romp.

Wednesday 16th Jan: Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub, Wanaka
Thursday 17th Jan: Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon, Fox Glacier
Friday 18th Jan: Blue Ice Cafe & Bar, Franz Josef
Saturday 19th Jan: Formerly the Blackball Hilton, Blackball
Friday 25th Jan: The Robbie Burns Pub, Dunedin

But wait – there’s a cherry on this hootenanny-cake: All shows are free to the public. Follow Sunley Band on Facebook or Twitter for updates and insights as well as to check out some home-cooked alt-country-cum-psychedelic soul music.

What people say about the Sunley Band experience:

“The Sunley Band show has a little bit of everything, all sweetness and light with a lilting alt-folk ballad one minute and rollicking, dirty, sexy rock and roll the next. On upbeat numbers the various instruments employed complement each other splendidly, classic rock guitar solos dissolving into deft keyboard licks backed up by a tight and driving rhythm section with everything topped off by sharp lyrics from the front man accented with superb female backing vocals. Their Prince covers have to be seen to be believed.”

“Sunley combines substance and style in unusually shaped pieces that fit together as a seamless whole. Whether you’re in the mood for classic rock, retro-soul, or dirty R’n’B, you can luxuriate in their wildly organic talent.”

“They make accordions look cool again, a breakthrough from the Urkel association that has plagued the instrument since the ’90s”

Contact: management@sunleyband.com

Bandcamp: http://sunleyband.bandcamp.com
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/sunley/id294586103
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sunleyband/sets/sunley-band

West is Best
This poster was designed and built by Kitty Higbee

Last Christmas


We’re pleased to announce the release of our Christmas single this morning, a cover of the Wham! “classic”, “Last Christmas”. You can have a listen over at Soundcloud, download it, take it home, stand on it, pin it to the garage wall and throw darts at it.

This was recorded on a hangover Sunday following a private party at Southlight Studio, and we’re very grateful to all the Higbees for allowing us to soil their photographic studio with our vision of George Michael’s “opus” and our dirty musician sweat. We’re additionally thankful to Kitty Higbee for the art on this sucka.

So, without further ado, here it is!

And we’re back… again

We’ve moved to ye olde WordPress system, and all going well there will be more content coming up for you. We may have deleted all the comments on old posts though, sorry. Also some stuff may be bung. But that’s all good, if you need something, you’ll just ask, right?

Since we last talked here, we’ve released this EP: http://sunleyband.bandcamp.com/album/poise

It’s pretty nice, eh. Also, some live stuff was posted: https://soundcloud.com/live-sound-engineering/sunley-band-refuel-dunedin

Big thanks to Iain Sweetman for that last one. Bonza.