Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cody ChestnuTT live in NZ

American soul troubadour Cody ChestnuTT will bring his unique blend of R'n'B and progressive soul to New Zealand in October.

"If you combined equal parts James Brown and Otis Redding, a splash of Hendrix and a dash of old time swagger, you might come close to figuring out what Cody ChestnuTT is made of." -

Bodega, Wellington
Monday 21st October 2013, w/ guests to be announced

The Tuning Fork, Vector Arena
Tuesday 22nd October 2013, w/ special guest Tyra Hammond


"Cody ChestnuTT released his edgy, lo-fi solo debut The Headphone Masterpiece, to critical acclaim in 2002. The public also took notice when a track from the album was retooled by The Roots and released as "The Seed (2.0)", with ChestnuTT on vocals. (The song was nominated for two Moonman statuettes at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.)

ChestnuTT's subsequent nomination for the prestigious Shortlist Music Prize and later appearance in Dave Chappelle's Block Party added to his growing cult-fame status. But then he dropped out of sight for a while, as he took time for a period of family-man retreat and reflection.

Thankfully for fans, last year saw him return in earnest to the music scene, with the release of Landing on a Hundred, made at the same studio in Memphis, Tennessee where the likes of Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner recorded many of their most career-defining works. 

The new album, whose title is slang for telling the whole truth, has been described by various critics as "a long overdue, welcome comeback", "easy-going vintage soul that rolls magnificently on the ear" and "a stunning, socially conscious soul album reminiscent of early 1970s classics like What's Going On."

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