After establishing herself in Australia as an act ‘to watch’, urban soul singer Jay Power and her award-winning band are bringing their mesmerising live show to New Zealand this August.
The 2015 ‘South Australian Female Artist of the Year’ finalist will play at Meow in Wellington on August 10, with support from local collective, Spitfire. She’ll then head north for a show at The Old Stone Butter Factory in Whangarei on August 12 with special guest, the super-talented musician and actor Troy Kingi, before performing at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival on August 13 and 14.
Power’s live shows combine urban beats with hints of funk and splashes of neo soul. She has supported Australia’s mother of soul Renee Geyer numerous times and recently shared the stage with UK’s hottest vocal group The Sons of Pitches and New Zealand’s award-winning Hollie Smith.
Along with her power-packed live performances, her reputation as an ‘artist to watch’ is well and truly justified – and the critics agree.
“Sexy and sleek. If you like soul, wrapped in pop, driven by funk and laced with Hip-Hop, then this show is for you.”
– Beat Magazine
“Powerful, soul-infused pop that delighted the audience. Intelligent songwriting skill.”
– Drunk on Music
Helping Power bring her electrifying performances to life, is her world class band including Darren Matthiassen (Shapeshifter, Hollie Smith) bass player Marika Hodgeson (Hollie Smith, Sorceress) and guitarist Mikey Chan (Roots Manuva). Between them they have played at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Glastonbury and Womad NZ.
Watch the video for Power’s debut single “Rush” here: https://youtu.be/BQtxyZGbcv0https://youtu.be/BQtxyZGbcv0
Listen to the “The Missing” here: https://soundcloud.com/jaypowermusic/sets/the_missing/s-6un1F
JAY POWER NEW ZEALAND SHOW DATES
Wednesday August 10 – Meow Wellington,
with special guest Spitfire
Tickets available here
Friday August 12 – The Old Stone Butter Factory Whangarei,
with special guest Troy Kingi
Tickets available here
Saturday 13 August/ Sun 14 August – Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival
About the special guests:
Spitfire – Featuring an all-star Wellington line-up of guitarist Justin Firefly Clarke (Fly My Pretties, Jess Chambers), drummer Myele Manzanza (Sorceress, Theo Parrish) and keyboardist Ed Zuccollo (Trinity Roots); Spitfire blends a fluid blend of Ernest Ranglin reggae, Tony Allen Afrbeat, hard funk and soaring soundscapes with a journeyman’s jazz aesthetic. With every performance bringing something new to the table, a Spitfire show is not to be missed.
Troy Kingi – Troy Kingi is a New Zealand Musician, Actor, Teacher and Scuba Dive Instructor (nice to know!). Troy studied at The Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand where he developed his passion for music and has developed a musical knack that allows him to easily learn instruments and songs by ear. He is a native Maori of Te Arawa, Nga Puhi and Te Whanau-a-Apanui descent.