“Church on Park Ave” is an acoustic album written and performed by New Zealand 3 piece band Vallkyrie (Shae Sterling), to be released March 23rd. It was recorded live in a renovated church on a desolate beach near Wellington (Waitarere). The band's unplugged renditions of previously released tracks, explore new soundscapes and moods that gel together perfectly. Guest violinist, Hannah Fang who has impressed audiences all over the world (even the royal family) performs on 2 songs and brings some beautiful solos and moody elements. The result is an impressive easy listening vibe with influence from Celtic music, Folk, African percussion and acoustic Rnb.
Vallkyrie is 3 piece band hailing from South Auckland, New Zealand. Exploding onto the stage with powerful glam rock anthems mixed with tribal dance beats and moody dark jams they have summoned from ancient cultures. There is no other band quite like this, their prolific songwriting and organic instruments is a breath of fresh air amongst a saturated music arena.
Vallkyrie has been wowing fans from 2015, and have completed a 12 show New Zealand tour in 2017, multiple festivals (Splore, Big Gay Out, George in the Park), and have also opened for international acts such as Safia (Australia). Vallkyrie debut EP (2017) went straight to the top of the NZ heatseekers chart. 2018 is an exciting year as they release their 2nd EP containing their crowd favourite songs, plus an acoustic EP “Church on Park Ave”. Vallkyrie will also embark on an Australasian Tour.
“Honestly, you need to see and hear Vallkyrie” ~ Paul Goddard (muzic.net.nz)