Jol Mulholland to open for Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) at the Tuning Fork

Robert Forster

Robert Forster

Mulholland is the moniker for Christchurch raised, Auckland based Jol Mulholland (Gasoline Cowboy, The Mots, The Reduction Agents). His critically acclaimed Taite Prize-nominated sophomore album Stop and Start Again has had regular air-play on radio and TV since its release in September 2014, and the single “Cry if you want to” was shortlisted for the 2014 Silver Scroll Awards.

His love of creating and crafting hook-filled, off-kilter pop music has gained him a reputation as an artist and creator of music that defies fads and trends, and his talents and skills as a musician have taken him and his music around the world, working with industry names in NZ, the UK, Europe and the US. Following a two-year stint living in New York while touring, Jol is now based in Auckland, NZ.

ROBERT FORSTER

Robert Forster, co-founder of legendary Brisbane band The Go-Betweens, is coming to New Zealand’s north island for two shows this November. Bringing with him his latest solo album, Songs to Play and his recent memoir Grant and I, the show promises to be full of stories and songs spanning his musical career from post-punk outsider to revered songsmith and author.

In the seven years since the release of Forster’s previous album, The Evangelist, he has spent time as a record producer, music critic, and writer. He initially envisioned the gap between albums to be five years. However, after gathering musicians and preparing for what was to be the next chapter of his musical life, a refreshed, and creative direction began to take shape resulting in his latest album, Songs to Play; unique to anything else he has ever done before.

 

Songs to Play is Robert Forster at his most singular. It’s the sound of Forster starting anew, and the spring in his step is welcome.” – The Guardian

 

The Tuning Fork promises an intimate surrounding to see one of the finest songwriters of a generation up close, expect a very special evening.

Watch Robert Forster’s music video for “Let Me Imagine You” from his new album.

 

Robert Forster will also be performing at Wellington’s San Francisco Bath House on Thursday 10 November.

 

Tickets for the Auckland show on Friday 11 November are on sale now from Ticketmaster.co.nz  /  0800 111 999

 

Press enquires: Colette Hanley: chanley@vectorarena.co.nz

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