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The East Pointers (CAN) & Mel Parsons - Nelson

Monday 22nd January 2018

After bringing down the house at WOMAD 2017, JUNO-Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers announce their return to New Zealand in January 2018 for a run of dates with NZ luminary, Mel Parsons.

Dazzling musicianship and wild live shows have connected The East Pointers with audiences across the globe, making original roots music the hippest thing going. Currently on a world tour, the trio released their second album, What We Leave Behind in late September.

Having charted in the iTunes New Zealand Top 10 earlier in 2017 after their first (and only) NZ appearance at WOMAD NZ, the band are looking forward to reacquainting themselves with some of their most enthusiastic crowds yet.

‘We can’t wait to get back to New Zealand,’ says Koady Chaisson, who plays banjo in the trio. ‘It is such a beautiful country and we’re so grateful we got to see what we did when we were out for WOMAD NZ – but we’re looking forward to getting a little further afield. We’re also so lucky to be touring with Mel… she reckons she’s a pretty good tour guide.

As a follow-up to 2015’s internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, What We Leave Behind reflects on the traditions of East Coast Canadian Celtic music, but also takes giant strides in new direct


January 22


Doors & cafe open 7:00pm Show start 8pm


Nelson & suburbs


The Boathouse
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson
The Boathouse welcomes all members of the public for waterfront dining from 10.30am-2pm Wednesday-Friday. The doors open again at 5pm on a Friday evening for casual dining, full bar service and live entertainment from 8pm.

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