In the Shallows Embark on Nationwide Tour
Poneke's acoustic folk/pop duo In The Shallows embark on their 18-date album release tour. The Wellington-based act features members Danni Parsons, Lance Shepherd, Andrew Bain (Fur Patrol) and Nick Brown (Eb & Sparrow, Vorn).
Offering up an exquisitely silken sound that weaves together soaring harmonies, mesmerising vocals and acoustic guitars with relatable lyrics about intricate tales of love, loss, connection, redemption and empowerment, their self-titled album was written with the intention of creating a connection with the audience through authenticity and relatable lyrics. Songs that acknowledge difficult times and transcend into an opportunity for self-reflection/personal growth, through positive messages of hope and self-empowerment.
The album, described by muzic.net.nz's Kev Rowland as "...acoustic music, performed by some wonderful singers, containing songs with a purpose yet so varied that the album never gets tiring, will find this is simply essential", was produced by Steve Rokosh (Calgary, Canada and Nashville, USA). His clients include Emmylou Harris, Sass Jordan, Ruben Young, Jocelyn Alice and many more. He has also scored music for ABC Family, Electronic Arts and Universal Music.
Guitarist and vocalist Lance has worked as a touring/recording guitarist with Martina Topley-Bird (ex Tricky), with producers such as Johnny Dolla (Massive Attack) Leila Arab (Bjork), and has played a number of high profile radio, television and live shows throughout Europe and the US including BBC2, Later... With Jools Holland, Montreaux Jazz Festival and SXSW.
Vocalist Danni was raised in Wales, moving to Aotearoa in 2005. Once settled in Wellington, she went on to co-write lyrics with Mara Simpson (Mara and the Bushkas), and performed in Wellington band Soul Caravan alongside other Wellington based Musicians (Fly My Pretties, The Black Seeds). Danni also works as an actor/body double, in casting and as a crew member on international film productions, in television and theatre (Mortal Engines, Ghost in the Shell & Avatar).
In The Shallows will perform at an eclectic range of venues from house concerts, town/city centre venues and festivalsl across the country from mid-December 2020 to April 2021, with support from Jenny Mitchell, Jocee Tuck, Marianne Leigh, Liana Hart, Jamie Agnew, Neil Crowe, Bobby Ravensdaughter and Nico Paladini.Back to Artist News