Tim Allen Live at Wunderbar
July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Album release show + James Constable + Madeleine Howard
The Last Bastion of a Lad. is a sophomore song collection that runs the gamut of Tim Allen’s life experiences; from the loss of a loved one, ‘Joan Don’t Go’ to the rollicking but wrenching feeling of displacement in ‘Different Shore’ to being diagnosed with adult ADHD, ‘Won’t Let You Win’, this UK born Auckland based singer-songwriter is reassessing his life as he lays it bare, dressing it in firmly rooted Brit-pop leanings with a smattering of kiwi spit and polish.
Produced by Ben King and engineered by both King and Nick Abbott, The Last Bastion Of a Lad features some of New Zealand’s finest musicians including Ben King (Goldenhorse), Milan Borich (Pluto), Matthias Jordan (Pluto, Night choir), plus appearances by Dominic Blaazer, Toni Randle (Eyreton Hall) and Callum Passells.
The album was recorded in various band members’ houses and evolved to Kiwi producer Nick Abbott’s North Western recording studio in Auckland N.Z.
The Last Bastion of a Lad is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and all good digital sites.
“This album is set to receive critical acclaim, and deservedly so”. ****
His music reminds us of Oasis, Blur, David Gray
“This is an album that grew on me pretty quickly, being packed with evidence of life experiences”