Good Habits (UK) NZ Farewell Tour with Jenny Mitchell
September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm$25
7.30PM Thursday 30th September at St Peter’s Hall
Doors open 7pm
Tickets $25 online/pre-sale or $30 on the door.
Good Habits and Jenny Mitchell – UK-NZ Alt-folk.
To make their farewell tour extra special, nomadic duo Good Habits (UK) are joined by singer-songwriter Jenny Mitchell (NZ) to share their musical stories in a series of intimate concerts. With a shared love for storytelling, and musical travels, Good Habits and Jenny bring you their collaboration: songs of crossed paths, treasured stories and human connection.
Composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw, Good Habits create folk-infused songs that test the limits of their traditional instruments; maintaining folk roots of musical storytelling amongst their energetic, virtuosic playing.
Good Habits locked down in Paekākāriki after the pandemic interrupted their debut international tour to New Zealand. Featuring proudly amongst Bob Zuur’s ‘Bubbles’ with duo In The Shallows, and getting involved with the football club has made Paekākāriki feel like a home from home.
In the year since, Good Habits have performed alongside a line up of New Zealand’s top acts including Nadia Reid, Ria Hall and Lost Tribe Aotearoa. They were the winners of the 2020 Purbeck Folk Rising Competition and their nomadic summer saw performances at New Zealand’s largest festivals: CubaDupa, Splore, T
SB Festival of Lights, Resolution and many more. The release of their debut album, ‘Going For Broke’, gained them shining reviews in Songlines, appearances in National Paper NZ Herald, and 13th Floor.
The duo will return to the UK in October, and so are setting off on their biggest tour yet, to sing their dearest thank yous and fondest goodbyes (for now).
Jenny Mitchell is an alt-country/folk storyteller with songs wrapped in wisdom and wit. Her 2018 record Wildfires, produced by Sydney’s Matt Fell, was awarded the 2019 Tui for Recorded Music NZ Best Country Music Artist. Following her first Tui, the album became the first NZ album to receive a nomination for Alt-Country Album of the Year at the 2020 Australian Golden Guitar Awards. Described by Jesse Mulligan (RNZ) as an unapologetically country artist going from strength to strength, Jenny has graced dozens of festival stages including Australia’s Maldon Folk Festival, Nannup Festival and, of course, the Tamworth Country Music Festival. At home in NZ she’s been on the Canterbury and Wellington Folk Festival bill and was a guest on the 2019 Southern Fork Americana Fest lineup.