New Zealand is going to Rock, Groove and Blues out this summer when the AA Solar Summer Music Series hits the road. The series is one of the greatest touring shows on the road this summer featuring New Zealand’s greatest Blues Guitarist, Billy TK Jnr and Irish International master rock vocalist, Ronan Kavanagh with special guest support artist. Soul & rock chick Fiona Cosgrove.
International Master Rock vocalist, Ronan Kavanagh (Ex Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen) is an international singer/songwriter from Ireland who has spent 25 years living and playing professionally in London, Europe, America and New Zealand. He has worked and recorded with people such as: Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Dave 'Bucket' Colwell of Bad Company, Bucket & Co, Kenney Jones of The Faces and rock legends The Who. He has also toured his record ‘Rescue Me’ throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe as support act for the Simply Red Arena Tour, which took in all the larger arenas including Wembley Stadium and Manchester News Arena. His show will blow you away as he performs a repertoire of music ranging from classic rock to modern soul.
Billy TK Jnr is recognised as New Zealand’s greatest blues rock guitar hero, not only in New Zealand but also internationally after having toured the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, the Pacific and New Zealand. Billy has worked with a number of international acts including George Thorogood, the Neville Brothers, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Junior Wells & Joe Satriani among others. He has had some radio success with the reggae ballad ‘ See your Smile’ and video hits as well.
Billy is about to release a new video and single, an epic cover of the JJ Cale / Eric Clapton hit 'Cocaine'.
Australian guitar hero of Cold Chisel Fame, Ian Moss was recently moved to comment, “Billy is world class and is simply a force of nature” - awesome accolades from the legend himself.
Billy TK Jnr and the Groove Shakers' have just finished a short 4 date sold out NZ tour in preparation for this tour.
In support of Billy and Ronan is touring new comer Fiona Cosgrove. Fiona has earned a major reputation in her home town of Whakatane for her classic soul, rock and blues singing and opens the shows up with a blistering set.
Billy TK Jnr says: ‘This is my first NZ National tour in 4 years and I am proud to bring such a spectacular bunch of musicians together for the AA Solar Summer Music Series'.
Ngaa mihi - Best Regards,
Billy Te Kahika