Friday, 4th May, 7.30pm
At Riverside Centre (Peace Hall)
Entry $10 (Kids under 13 years are free)
Wellington based Indie-Acoustic duo Broken Lexicon will be touring the South Island this May, celebrating the recent release of their debut album Springboard, through one in a series of mini-tours around New Zealand. With seven dates booked throughout the South Island, and a couple on the Cook Strait, they will share not only the collection of twelve original tracks from their recent release, but alsoseveral pieces that are yet to be recorded. They produce a sound that is part Folk-Funk, part Gypsy-Jazz, part Indie-Pop and entirely enthralling. The Wellington based duo is made up of New ZealandSinger/Songwriter Brook Davies and Russian born guitar virtuoso Alexey Medvedev. Together they weave lyrics full of emotion, charm and wit, with a richly percussive, finger-picking guitar style that is unlike anything you will have heard before.
Formed in 2014, Broken Lexicon have played a range of gigs around the Wellington Region as well as various Folk Clubs and festivals around New Zealand. Recent events have included The Wellington Folk Festival; Launching Whanganui’s La Fiesta 2018 Festival, and the inaugural Just So Festival in the beautiful native-bush clad surrounds of Upper Hutt’s Kaitoke Regional Park. The official music video for the title track of Broken Lexicon’s album Springboard is well worth looking up on Youtube.
It has been striking an emotional chord, particularly with parents and kids, around the world. The song and video celebrate the bonds and aching separations of parenthood, in a beautiful and joyous way. The duo’s full album expands on the themes of the title track, with songs about love, connection, heartache, parenthood, nature and politics. This is an album that will grow the more you listen.
Both Brook and Alexey still feel a deep connection to the South Island, with Brook having grown up in Motueka, and Alexey having lived twelve years in Dunedin. The Riverside Community Centre feels especially like a home-coming for Brook, who’s family still live in the Motueka Valley, and who lists Verena Gruner (a Riverside Community resident) as one of her key influences in igniting her love of music as a child. Their performances promise to be fun and intimate, with stories and banter between songs.
The 12-track CD ‘Springboard’ will be available for purchase at all live shows ($20), or can be streamed via Spotify and all other major online Music sites, as well as via the duo’s website www.brokenlexicon.com. Further information about upcoming events and tours can be found at www.facebook.com/brokenlexicon