Bic Runga's Awesome Special Guests Announced!
Bic Runga announces three awesome women (and one supercool man) to join her onstage during her New Zealand tour!
Bic Runga's captivating voice and songs have become part of the musical fabric of New Zealand. She is a New Zealand icon, and this concert celebrates her music and her contribution to New Zealand music.
Bic's first album, Drive, was a 7x Platinum seller, followed by four more studio albums: Beautiful Collision (10x Platinum), Birds (3x Platinum), Belle and Close Your Eyes. These albums have won Bic the highest of accolades: She has received almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including 20 Tui Awards for best songwriter, best singer and best producer; and the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award. She was recently nominated for another Silver Scroll award, one of five female nominees.
Defying genre, Bic has made the foray into electronic music, covers, and opera. Always stylish, Bic is the queen of cool, her fans transcending generations, admired by those who have watched her grow up as well as those who have grown up watching her. Bic has inadvertently paved the way for Kiwi female musicians who have since found success. Nadia Reid has described Bic's voice as "pure, clear, wise, and melancholic."
This series of concerts will enchant Bic's fans with a special performance of the entire Drive album, her first multi-platinum release. Through her second set, Bic will continue to fill the venue with hits from her many other releases, with accompaniment from special guests. The venues will suit the music, and vice versa - an icon to be cherished, music to be celebrated, an evening to be remembered.
Special guests have been announced:
Asti Loren - 19-year-old Christchurch-born singer-songwriter - has been travelling the world and taking it by storm. Brand ambassador for Trelise Cooper, Psychedelic Rose songcrafter, cameo appearance actor Asti Loren has a mini album in the works, and will be joining Bic onstage for a duet at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Friday 20th October.
Multi-award winning Aaradhna is an amazing force, a heralded songwriter, a soulful voice that delivers a gorgeous lyrical ride. She is graciously pushing the boundaries of time and space to start her own headline tour of Australia the day after she sings a duet with Bic. Aaradhna will appear with Bic at the Civic Theatre on Thursday, 2nd November.
Estère has given TEDx talks; toured South Korea, Africa and conquered Europe; and continually, excitingly pushes creative boundaries. The Empress of Electric Blue Witch Hop will sing a duet with Bic at Wellington's Opera House on Friday, 3rd November. ((Shout out: Estère's new album, 'My Design' (Part 1), drops this Friday!!))
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