New Zealand’s newest pop princess Venice today announces her debut national tour.
The tour, titled Queen of the Night after her latest single, will see the funky singer/songwriter take her high energy concert to nine cities over the next few months.
Venice performed Queen of the Night for the first time at her debut, sold-out concert at The Civic in Auckland in November, wowing the audience and inspiring her to continue her journey.
“Venice makes the kind of music you might hear at the party.” Xtrrawave
“Vocally mature and confident, with lyrically clever hooks, there are all the elements here to make it as the international popstar that Venice has announced she inspires to be. Through her more balladlike songs such as ‘Found Myself’, ‘Dreamboy’ and the “just written last week” ‘Lighthouse’, you are reminded of soulful storytellers such as Norah Jones, Regina Spektor and Adele, and it is in these moments that, for me, Venice’s voice truly shines. But wait… there’s more! Not only does Venice have chill ballads, but some pretty catchy up-tunes as well. ‘Let Me Down’, ‘I Love You’ and unreleased single ‘Mistakes & All’ having the ability to make you tap your toes and want to have a little seat dance.” — Ambient Light
Feedback on the single was so positive that she garnered the support of industry heavyweights including Ratu Gordon who was the head sound engineer for Pink and Lady Gaga's shows in Las Vegas, Laughton Kora and Tiki Taane who produced and mixed the single which was recorded at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studio.
Also featured is one of the world’s most proficient and respected bass players Dan Antonovich, back from Los Angeles where he’s been based for some seven years, working with Black Eyed Peas and Christina Aguilera. Dan toured the world with Grammy Award and Golden Globe-winning artist Kitaro.
The recording also features on drums Ross Nansen (Stan Walker’s drummer; Sons of Zion), Andrew Cochrane on keys and synths (music director of Christmas in the Park); guitarist Jarni Blair (Summer Thieves), Christian Mausia and Thabani Gapara (brass section of Katchafire).
Tour manager is long time Waratah’s member, Michael Knapp (creative director for Six60’s first Western Springs show) and tours including Gin Wigmore, Sol3 Mio, Tami Neilson. Brooke Fraser. Play it Strange Mick Fleetwood Sir Bob Geldof. iHeart Radio: Ed Sheehan, Stan Walker, Jessica Mauboy, Lorde’s first arena show, Birdie.
Venice has also won the eye of New York fashion designer Claudia Li, back home in New Zealand and is working with Sol3 Mio. Claudia has been working with Lady Gaga in New York.