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
... With Support from Jocee Tuck!
"Endearingly quirky indie singer-songwriter Jocee Tuck is not one to shy away from the unconventional, choosing to make her instrument of choice the marimba, a deep-toned xylophone perfect for creating her whimsical signature sound.
It wasn’t until studying contemporary music at university and playing with space-pop songstress Princess Chelsea that Jocee was introduced to the xylophone, quickly developing a passion for wooden and bell mallet instruments, which she incorporates into her orchestral indie-folk solo material.
After wowing the audience at the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2016, with her heartfelt rendition of Tammy Neilson’s ode to her late father, ‘The First Man’, Jocee moved to the country with her family and became a mother for a second time. She’s now re-emerged bursting with enthusiasm and living in Marlborough!
Known also as one half of the duo Bear Cat, Jocee and band-mate Dan Trevarthen opened the curtains for local Sub Pop graduates The Ruby Suns and touring acts like Andrew Bird, Matt and Kim and Half-handed Cloud. Bear Cat’s “Xiong Mao” album was released in September 2009 and remains a firm favourite with panda lovers worldwide.
At once a talented songwriter, arranger and performer, Jocee Tuck’s first full-length debut album 'Mt Dora' is not one to be missed. Graham Reid at elsewhere.co.nz hails Tuck’s rare ability to “silence a room with just her voice and guitar, and then get the place rocking with an unusually configured ensemble… her ace was a complex arrangement for vibes, marimba and vocals which took her close the Polyphonic Spree/Fleet Foxes territory.”