Extraordinary Aotearoa singer-songwriterMarlon Williamsis the first of a series ofSingular Voices;enthralling solo concerts by bold songwriters in the intimate acoustics of City Recital Hall.
One of the exceptional voices of a generation, Marlon Williams has toured with Bruce Springsteen, Florence + The Machine and Lorde, and is currently on a sold out 27-date tour in New Zealand. His riveting solo repertoire ranges from several new English and Māori language songs, some lovingly chosen covers, and selected treasures from his timeless albums.
Williams' latest release, a harmony-drenched duet album with Saskatoon duo Kacy & Clayton, delved in murder ballads, Indigenous lore and traditional blues, folk and Pacific-style country music forms. It followedLive at Auckland Town Hall(2019), and his much-loved sophomore releaseMake Way For Love(2018).
It’s hisvoice - an otherworldly instrument with an affecting vibrato, earning repeated comparisons to the great Roy Orbison - that has wowed audiences the world over, and which will shine forth in its full unadorned glory in this concert event.
7pm: Marlon Williams
The purity of Marlon Williams' voice is rare and entrancing
Bold songwriters. Sublime acoustics. Enthralling solo concerts. Singular Voices at City Recital Hall invites contemporary artists of the highest calibre to step forth on one of the most visually and sonically beautiful stages in Australia, dissolving the boundary between listener and song with only the barest embellishment to their exceptional voices.