In The Shallows are a Wellington based Acoustic Folk-Pop Duo formed by Danni Parsons and Lance Shepherd.
Described as diverse modern folk music with a silken and distinctive sound that weaves together soaring harmonies, mesmerising vocals and acoustic guitars with relatable lyrics about intricate tales of love, loss, connection, redemption and empowerment.
A little more about In The Shallows…
Lance has worked as a professional musician/producer since leaving High School. Based in London through the 2000’s as a touring/recording guitarist with Martina Topley-Bird (ex Tricky) Lance has worked with a number of producers such as Johnny Dolla (Massive Attack) Leila Arab (Bjork) has played a number of high profile radio, television and live shows throughout Europe and the US including BBC2, France Inter, XFM, Later... With Jools Holland, Montreaux Jazz Festival and SXSW.
Born and raised in Wales, Danni settled in NZ in 2005. Once settled in Wellington she went on to co-write lyrics with Mara Simpson (Mara and the Bushkas) and performed alongside other well accomplished NZ musicians in Wellington band 'Soul Caravan'. Danni also works as an Actor/Body Double, in casting & as a crew member on International Film productions, in Television and Theatre. She has been mentored by some of NZ’s most highly regarded casting directors/coaches & has worked alongside world renowned directors on Mortal Engines, Ghost in the Shell & Avatar.
The band released their Debut Album (2020) with producer Steve Rokosh (Calgary, Canada and Nashville, USA ). His clients include Emmylou Harris, Sass Jordan, Ruben Young, Jocelyn Alice and many more. He’s also scored music for ABC Family, Electronic Arts and Universal Music.
“Anyone who enjoys acoustic music, performed by some wonderful singers, containing songs with a purpose yet so varied that the album never gets tiring, will find this is simply essential.” - Kev Rowland - nzmusic.net
FULL ALBUM REVIEW: https://www.muzic.net.nz/articles/reviews/91560/album-review-in-the-shallows
...With support from Jenny Mitchell! ✨ 2019 Recorded Music NZ Country Artist of the Year ✨
Hailing from Southern NZ, Jenny Mitchell is an artist who blends folk, alt-country & Americana into her own captivating style. With songs wrapped in wisdom and wit, this young kiwi songwriter is rapidly capturing fans across the globe.
During the live music drought of 2020, Jenny recorded a live, visual EP with her younger sisters and country singin’ Dad. The Grainstore Sessions has mesmerised her loyal audience and attracted many new fans, who are eagerly awaiting the release of new original music in 2021.
Her 2018 record Wildfires presented the best of her wisdom and wit. Produced by Sydney's Matt Fell, Wildfires was awarded the 2019 Tui for Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist. Following her first Tui, the album became the first NZ album in history to receive a nomination for Alt-Country Album of the Year at the 2020 Australian Golden Guitar Awards.
Jenny has graced dozens of festival stages including Australia’s Maldon Folk Festival, Nannup Festival and, of course, the Tamworth Country Music Festival. At home in NZ she’s been on the Canterbury and Wellington Folk Festival bill and was a guest on the 2019 Southern Fork Americana Fest lineup. Along with festival appearances, Jenny regularly tours her music through homes in every nook & cranny of NZ. Her sought-after House Concert’s offer an intimate musical experience that’s sure to delight audience members of all ages and bring local communities together.
Jenny Mitchell’s is comfortable with a country twang or softly spoken ballad and is rapidly capturing fans across the globe. With recent appearances with Tami Neilson, Julia Deans and Australia’s Felicity Urquhart, it’s clear this is just the beginning for a young artist who, “knows exactly who she is and feels no need to give way,” (The Southland Times).