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JO MEARES + MARK McCARTNEY with EMILY FAIRLIGHT and SHAUN MALLOCH
February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT$20
Australian singer/songwriter Jo Meares and guitarist from his band the Silver Bullets Mark McCartney present a one off New Zealand show at The Space Academy.
They will be joined by the extraordinary Christchurch artist Emily Fairlight and her glorious pedal steel player Shaun Malloch.
Jo Meares released his 5th solo album ‘Dream Hotel’ in 2022.
All Jo’s albums have been critically acclaimed and his 2009 release ‘A Handful of Smoke’ was awarded Australian album of the year on 2SER’s Outpost show.
Emily Fairlight has a proper folk singer’s background, having been, among other things, a teenage runaway adventurer in Australia and India, a circus school student, a barista and a runner turned jack-of-all-trades at a digital visual effects company.
Although its New Zealand rural Gothic/Texas borderlands feel make Mother of Gloom an elusive creature, the prevalence of acoustic guitar and intimate sharing of lived experience point to what Fairlight self-deprecatingly calls, “doom-folk”.