Sacha Vee. Sunday 21 January
40 million YouTube views for her collective recordings tend to suggest neo-soul singer Sacha Vee is onto something. The local songstress developed a global following during her time in Europe, when she teamed up with Dutch producers Chef Red and Killing Skills and released two EPs with BBE Records. Her collaboration with Polish hip-hop luminary OSTR produced three hit singles, two double platinum albums and a mere 20 million YouTube views.
Cam Scott. Sunday 28 January
There’s somethin’ bout this boy and his rock-inspired take on contemporary country. South Canterbury’s Cam Scott was awarded 2015 CMANZ Male Artist of the Year less than 12 months after his launch as a recording artist with ‘Somethin bout a girl’. Since then he’s played big stages in Australia, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Known for his high energy performances, Cam and his band bring the party wherever they go.
Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders, Sunday 4 February
After sellout shows around the country on his Magic Lightbox tour Delaney Davidson is bringing his guitar home to entertain the lawn loungers with his unconventional and unforgettable talent. Delaney carves out his own space in the musical world, that some call ‘country-noir’ or ‘gothic Americana’ as he plays hypnotic trance takes on old blues classics, delivered with a wry sense of humour.
And don’t miss the chance to hear one of New Zealand’s music royalty performing amongst the gardens the same afternoon. Singer-songwriter Barry Saunders has had a charmed and distinguished career that began when he formed his first band, Orange, to play the Christchurch club circuit in early 1970. These days, you’ll know him as the frontman for Wellington band, The Warratahs.