Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 22nd November 2019
If the smokier, darker edge of alt-country is where you like to dwell, if the likes of Steve Earle, Michael Stipe, Bruce Springsteen or Elvis Costello feature heavily on your favourite playlist then it’s time to meet Bill Hickman. Bill Hickman and his band will play the Boathouse Nelson on the 22nd of November, celebrating the release of his latest album ‘Crossbones’.
Wellingtonian Bill Hickman has a voice that has you coming back for more, like a great shot of coffee it’s rich, dark, smokey and sexy as hell. Having sung over many a noisy bar he can belt it out with the best of them but he can equally deliver an achingly beautiful ballad.
The show from Bill Hickman and his band (Adam Crawford - Drums, Tom Joass – Bass and Cameron ‘Dusty’ Burnell - Mandolin and slide guitar) on Sunday 24th November will feature Bill’s strong gravel dragged voice, intimate song writing and country inflected acoustic guitar. ‘Crossbones’ brings a journey from the sweet to the anarchic from the alt-country ballad, through pop, kick-arse country to hard-hitting alt-rock.