Dont miss these West Auckland musical heavyweights on their South Island Tour !
“A genre defying songstress of blues and country rock infused soul... Catherine Tunks is redefining the boundaries.....with her bona fide band of brothers, they make one hell of a road trip...........with the boys in the backseat and mama firmly at the steering wheel ” - The Fringe
With special guests - legendary Blues Guitarist Kara Gordon - and Krissy Jackson (fiddle - Albi & The Wolves/The Eastern)
Joined with the iconic sound of gun slinging guitarist and banjo blues of Gavin Dowling by her side, along with a heavyweight rhythm section, and announcing special guest Kara Gordon and Krissy Jackson - this is one hell of a serious band.
Catherine Tunks & her ‘Bona Fide Band' hit the South Island this summer on the Pay No Heed tour - and celebrate the release of the blues/country soul single Pay No Heed.
“A genre defying songstress of blues and country rock infused soul... with her bona fide band of brothers, they make one hell of a road trip...........with the boys in the backseat and mama firmly at the steering wheel ” - The Fringe
A prolific NZ songwriter and self-described musical gypsy, she has performed and recorded in Ireland, Germany, the South Pacific, and the US. Receiving two song-writing award nominations (ISC / Waiata Maori Music Awards), always ready with a guitar in hand and an ability to tell a travellers tale through her sultry and heartfelt vocals. Catherine has become NZ’s own queen of the American ‘Southern Soul’ - a crossover of the country/blues and gospel’ genre.
A true crossover artist - and vocally trained in Jazz, she has travelled the world as a performing and recording artist with Four acclaimed albums, an impressive list of festival appearances and collaborations with musicians from all over the globe. (Arli Liberman/Israel, Thomas Koenig/Germany, Stefan Nagler/Germany, Jon Sanders/Ireland) to name a few. Whether solo or with her stellar live band combining pedal and lap steel, hammond organ, hypnotising guitar accompaniment and vocals that soar through many moods, Tunks can give her live audience a seduction that comes only from a life well lived on and off the stage.