Award-winning Alt-Country artist Jamie McDell embarks on her first headline Australian tour. After a ten date support slot in 2018 with local legends Busby Marou, Jamie returns to our shores solo and acoustic for two special, intimate evenings playing tracks from all three of her albums. Now at age 25, the New Zealand singer/songwriter has achieved a prolific amount for someone so young.
Being signed to EMI at age 16 sparked the beginning of a successful musical journey, making Jamie McDell a household name across New Zealand. With the release of her debut album ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’, she went on to achieve Gold album sales, receive three NZ Music Award nominations, winning Best Pop Album of 2013. Her sophomore record ‘Ask Me Anything’ gained global attention, seeing album track ‘Moon Shines Red’ featured on American TV series Pretty Little Liars. A lot was going on for the young songwriter throughout her formative years. 2018 marked McDell’s return with an independently-released record that celebrates her musical roots and the sounds of her upbringing.
This new recorded project came together between Auckland, New Zealand and Nashville, Tennessee where she recorded the tracks with Australian award-winner producer Nash Chambers. The record features a hearty cast of country music legends including Kasey Chambers, Bill Chambers and Tami Neilson. It was the music of her childhood that would form the fundamental elements of what excited her about songwriting the most - an honest vocal, lots of acoustic guitar and deep storytelling, all of which will be at the heart of these Australian shows.
With special guest Jenna Lesley
Jenna Lesley is a singer/songwriter who has recently found a home in Sydney via Perth & London.
She is influenced by strong female folk singers such as Eva Cassidy & Laura Marling but also heavily inspired by prog/alternative rock bands such as Karnivool & Arcane Roots.
While living in London, Jenna combined her eclectic tastes and influences by starting her band, Canary Wolfe.
Jenna is excited to be bringing stripped back versions of the songs she is soon to release with Canary Wolfe to support Jamie McDell and equally disappointed that The Newsagency doesn’t serve spiced rum.
Limited capacity and last chance to catch Jamie live before she makes a move overseas, secure your tickets now.
Presale Tickets: $16.5
Door Tickets: $20