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James Kenyon

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST


James Kenyon is a Victorian singer-songwriter and composer. He has established himself as one Australia’s new wave of songwriters and performs regularly in Australia and internationally at both festivals and on extended tours.

Following up his critically acclaimed 2012 debut album ‘The North Pole’, Kenyon spent over 2 years crafting his sophomore release ‘Imagine you are Driving’, which was released through Little Lake and MGM records on October 7, 2016. Kenyon has been touring nationally to critical acclaim and the album appeared in numerous 2016 ‘best of’ lists including Radio National’s Inside Sleeve and Timber and Steel.

In the last 18 months, Kenyon has completed a 10 date tour of the UK and Europe, a 20 date tour of New Zealand and 3 tours of Australia, including 27 date tour single launch tour in November 2017, and been included in theContemporary Music Program for the Melbourne Festival.

As a composer, Kenyon most recently collaborated with Nick Huggins to create the soundtrack for the New Zealand Feature film ‘The Inland Road’, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017.

“Australia’s most underrated Songwriter” Gareth Evans, Timber and Steel ³

“Exploring the creative potential of soundscape in songwriting, he places the listener in the landscapes he depicts with sensitive artistry. A meditative, authentic journey that is genuinely in tune with its subject.” Jessie Cunniffe. Sydney Morning Herald – Four Stars

“What a great Songwriter..it’s not hyperbole to suggest he follows in the footsteps of Paul Kelly and Don Walker” PaulGough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio

National “What a beautiful songwriter” Nkechi Anele, Triple J


April 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Blue Smoke
The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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