Well known for his hypnotic and original One man and his Ghost Orchestra show, enigmatic multi-instrumentalist Delaney Davidson both defines and commands his own unique realm in the shadowy musical world some call ‘Country-Noir’ or ‘Gothic Americana’.
Singer-Songwriter, Noir Protagonist, Promotional Coyote, One-Man Band, Production Svengali. Part wandering minstrel, part traveling salesman, one foot on the stage and one in the road. Nine solo albums out and always one on the way. Over fifteen years of tireless touring across oceans and continents. Awards here. Collaborations there. A non-stop whirlwind.
His work also extends into production, notably Troy Kingi’s Folk Album, Tami Neilson’s breakthrough album Dynamite and his seminal work with Marlon Williams and his Sad But True Album series. He has worked with Harry Lyon, Barry Saunders, Bruce Russell, and continues to search for the challenge and adventure in both music and his own expression.
“Sublime Raw and Original.” - Blues and Soul Magazine, UK
“Familiar yet properly outsider, modern yet somehow classic.” - Examiner USA
NZ Country Music Artist of the year 2020
‘Māoriland Presents’ is a series of unique live performances held in the Māoriland Hub, a former department store based in Ōtaki. Designed with fans of Aoteroa’s best musicians in mind, each performance holds two sets exclusive to the one headlining artist. Each show is hosted by Māoriland, the organisation who produce the annual Māoriland Film Festival, who speak with the artist about their inspirations and motivations before each performance and allow a limited capacity audience to submerge into the artists work.