Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Tami moved to New Zealand from Canada 8 years ago and has become one of the country’s biggest acts. Tami is the most highly awarded artist of any genre in New Zealand, having just picked up NZ’s highest songwriting honour, the APRA Silver Scroll, for ‘Walk (Back To Your Arms)’ off 2014’s Dynamite!, which also won her (yet another) Best Country Album Tui in May this year. Tami has shared the stages with Aldous Harding and Nadia Reid and has recorded with Marlon Williams who was also featured along with Tami, in the documentary “The New Sound of Country”.
Don’t Be Afraid marks Tami as a new soul staple. It’s a raw, deep and hopeful album that finds Tami singing out her grief. “Last year was an insane year, I had the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows all in one year,” she recalls. “And I guess that is what the album is, it reflects that constant cycle of life.”