John Wright & the Sou'Westers Breezing Around Aotearoa
New Zealand cricketing great John Wright with The Sou'Westers play Christchurch, Hokitika, Auckland and Waihi in April 2018.
Wright launched his debut album Red Skies at a concert in Motueka in 2017 and he is returning to the stage in 2018 with his collection of insightful songs and stories about travelling as an international cricketer and coach.
The first New Zealand test batsman to score 5000 test runs in first-class cricket, Wright went on to coach both the New Zealand and Indian cricket teams. He is currently coach of the Derbyshire cricket team and is involved as a scout for the IPL Mumbai Indians.
Backed by The Sou'Westers his songs and yarns tell of his many tours of duty as a high profile international sportsman, observer and solitary songwriter.
The Sou'Westers features Nelson-based international singer-songwriter Aly Cook with Liam Ryan (keyboards, The Narcs) and Dean Hetherington ( guitar, The Coalrangers). The group formed as a songwriting collective in 2010 and has since featured at New Zealand and Australian festivals. IN 2012 they released one highly successful album - Going West.
The tour includes ticketed shows at Blue Smoke in Christchurch, The Old Lodge Theatre in Hokitika, Village Music Concert Series in Mt Eden, Auckland, and concludes with a Sunday afternoon concert at Waihi Beach Hotel - a fundraiser with $10 from each ticket being donated to Waihi Beach Lifeguard Services to support first aid training and equipment at the club.
The tour kicks of on Thursday April 5th in a marquee in Hagley Park, Christchurch, at The Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival where Wright is a Cricket Ambassador.
Expect an evening of fine musicianship, rich harmonies and tales from the road.
Thurs 5th April - Golden Oldies Festival Chch - Tickets
Friday 6th April Blue Smoke CHCH - Ticktets
Sat 7th April - The Old Lodge Theatre Hokitika - Tickets
Friday 13th April - The Village Centre Mt Eden Auckland - Tickets
Sunday 15th April - The Waihi Beach Hotel - Tickets