New Zealand singer-songwriter Anna Hawkins announces the release of her colourful new album 'Bold, Brave & Beautiful.' Arriving in NZ stores on the 10th of March, Anna's third studio album sees the performer release her most energetic offering to date, with an added emphasis on a new phase of her career - songwriting.
Drawing from a variety of musical inspirations, the album maintains continuity with her iconic voice and inspirational song selection while experimenting with the style of her original material.
"As a whole the album is more upbeat than my previous work, exploringpersonal themes and crossing over genres a bit more."
The album also features the same lush instrumentation of previous works, teaming up again with talented Polish producer Pawel Zarecki, recording the album and orchestra in Warsaw. The diverse song-list combines Anna's original material with some brilliantly reimagined work from the likes of Michael Jackson, Simon & Garfunkel and Sarah McLachlan to find musical expression for the central themes of freedom, courage and vulnerability.
"Whats been really exciting about this album is exploring my own songs which have taken me into new territory musically. I’m drawn to songs that move me over and above a specific genre of music. This is reflected in what I’ve performed over the years and especially in what I've sought to create with this album."
To support the release Anna will be touring 12 venues throughout New Zealand in March and April.
12 Date ‘Bold, Brave & Beautiful Tour’
Returning home from the UK Anna will hit the ground running with a 12 date tour lined up around the country.
Performing a new show, the tour coincides with the release of her latest album 'Bold, Brave & Beautiful.’ On top of her brand new original material the tour will see Anna perform songs from musical giants and personal heroes such as Simon & Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Shirley Bassey, Leonard Cohen and more.
Led by Musical Director Stephen Small Anna will also be joined on stage by her band for parts of the tour and various special guests at each stop including her sister Lisa Grace Hawkins.
Details and ticketing for the tour can be found at www.eventfinda.co.nz
Palmerston North - Friday 17th March, Cafe Royale (Dinner & Show)
Napier - Saturday 18th March, Church Road Winery (Dinner & Show)
Rotorua - Sunday 19th March, Blue Baths (High Tea Matinee)
Hamilton - Friday 24th March, University of Waikato, Playhouse Theatre
Tauranga - Saturday 25th March, Holy Trinity Church
Morrinsville - Sunday 26th March, Wallace Art Gallery (Matinee)
Queenstown - Saturday 1st April, Hilton Queenstown Hotel (Dinner & Show)
Ashburton - Sunday 2nd April, Ashburton Trust Events Centre
Whanganui - Wednesday 5th April, Prince Edward Auditorium Wanganui Collegiate
New Plymouth - Thursday 6th April, 4th Wall Theatre
Karapiro - Friday 7th April, The Hangar- Exclusive Event
Auckland - Saturday 8th April - The Vic Devonport (Presented by the ‘Devonport Arts Festival’)
Christchurch - Friday 31st March - Transitional Cathedral EXTRA SHOW - Will Martin ‘Encore’ (Joining as a guest artist)