Featuring the enthralling combination of Stretch's soulful songwriting and Paula Sugden's soaring cello, The Chasing Summer Tour is all set to present stunning nights of music and emotion in March and April across New Zealand.
Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. From dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses, his songs are a bittersweet blend of folk, soul and rock'n'roll.
Having sold out concerts at Church Road Winery and Hawke's Bay Arts Festival, performed stunning sets at The Powerstation and Tuning Fork, opened for the likes of Damien Rice and Jeff Tweedy, Stretch can be counted as one of New Zealand's finest and most captivating musical talents.
Now framing this exceptional voice is the combination of acoustic guitar and the incredible tone of a 300-year-old cello. In the hands of Paula Sugden, her cello sings with grace and power. Stretch and Paula's musical connection has brought audiences to a hush, then left them roaring for more.
"Jaws drop to this sound, a class act from master musicians, we were transported." - The Hook
This beautifully sparse and emotive sound follows on from the album 'Bury All Horses' which went Top 10 NZ album charts and was acclaimed by the most rigorous critics in the country.
"Fine poetic balladry, folk-rock melancholy, straight-up crowd pleasers and classic song writing." - Graham Reid
A mission of connection sets Stretch truly apart, earning him a reputation as an artist with the rare ability to create a bond with every audience he gets in front of. With this, The Chasing Summer Tour presents a stunning night of music and emotion.
"Intense and intimate shows from one of the most dedicated and committed touring musicians around, an unforgettable performer." - Second Hand News