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An Evening with Hollie Smith - with support from Phil & Tilley

21 November 2015

An Evening with Hollie Smith - with support from Phil & Tilley
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 8:00pm

The gorgeous Hollie Smith will be playing at the Tauranga Art Gallery in a one-off intimate show on Saturday, November 21. 

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most popular female musicians. She is an award-winning songwriter, singer, arranger, and producer.

Hollie has toured internationally with her music and has worked with other artists including Fat Freddy's Drop, Trinity Roots, and Recloose. 

In 1999, as a 16-year-old, Smith made the album Light From a Distant Shore after winning Best Female Vocalist at the National Jazz Festival of NZ. Her debut album Long Player (2006) reached number one on the RIANZ albums chart in 2007, and certified double platinum.

This multi platinum selling album had sold out national tours & saw her take away several NZ music awards which included ‘Best Producer’, ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Breakthrough artist of the year’.

Her follow up album ‘Humour and the Misfortune of Others’ also hit number one receiving rave review and more award nominations plus sold-out tours. During this time, she supported Bob Dylan, Coldplay and Simply Red in NZ. Hollie released her third album in NZ in 2011. 
In June 2014, Hollie was invited to perform at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival where she headlined the Scene Rio Tinto Alcan stage as part of the Les Soirees Jazzy outdoor concerts. She performed two sets in front of a combined audience of 50,000, wowing the crowds with her passionate and powerful performances, proving her world class as a vocalist.
This is why we are so proud to present Hollie Smith here at Tauranga Art Gallery, for a one-off intimate show. Get your tickets early because this special night is likely to sell out soon! 
Hollie will be supported on the night by acoustic folk duo Phil and Tilley, originally from the UK and now based in Waihi Beach.
Phil and Tilley play a blend of alternative acoustic/folk music, with influences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Martyn. They are a young soulful duo with a double bass, playing a great mix of tunes with a twist.
They incorporate their own ideas, using a slide guitar, the more traditional acoustic guitar and an unusual, fold-up-for-travel, upright bass, to create a sound that is uniquely their own. 
Tickets for this special evening are available at the Gallery.
Call the Front of House team on (07) 578 79 33 to secure your seat(s) now.