Friday 30 January 2015
Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd returns to NZ this summer to Auckland’s Powerstation
Xavier will be performing as a three-piece for the first time in NZ, joined by South Africa’s finest bassist, Uncle Tio (Lucky Dube / Inzitaba) and percussion power -house Bobby Alu.
The multi-instrumentalist, surfer, animal rights activist and nature conservationist Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on his most recent release, Spirit Bird … once again painting breath-taking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sits perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd’s voice and those of his ancestors bear intense truth and knowledge.