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Into The East Live at The Plaza, Putaruru

They were an unexpected hit when they toured with Arts On Tour NZ last year. Well known and loved in Southland for their country based folk influenced spirited up-tempo tunes and soulful ballads, it took a tour outside Invercargill for the rest of the country to wake up to Into the East’s talent.

Featuring gently picked guitar one minute, bouncing percussion the next, their songs have struck a chord with audiences all over the country, leading to support slots for Tami Neilson, Neil Finn and the Topp Twins among others, and offers to tour internationally.

Liv McBride and Graeme Woller have been writing and performing together for 12 years and it shows. In 2014 they were crowned National Country Music Duo of the Year and nominated for the 2014 Taite Music Prize as well as 2014 Best NZ Folk Album for Fight from the Inside.

$20 Book: The Plaza, i-Sites Putaruru and Tokoroa,

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