Firstly, we apologies for only posting on Facebook and Twitter in the last year, apparently.
Secondly, we’re happy to announce our summer tour! We’re heading back across Te Waipounamu to places we’ve never played and bringing the joy of a psychedelic-alt-country silly season.
- Friday 27th December – Saints, Hanmer Springs
- Saturday 28th December – Neptunes, Greymouth
- Sunday 29th December – Barrytown Hall, Barrytown
- Tuesday 31 December (New Year’s Eve) – Karamea Village Hotel, Karamea
As well as Sunley Band, each show will also feature Grawlixes, the hot new Penelope & Robin outfit that has taken Dunedin by storm.
We’ll update with more details as they become available.
We’re off on tour! Here’s a press release:
19 December 2012
WEST IS BEST
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”