Lauded singer returns to NZ for two Raglan shows

Some singers have voices that hit you right away with the first note. Jackie Bristow, with her soft sensuality, is one such artist.

Bristow was discovered singing in Gore’s St Mary’s School choir when she was 8, and she hasn’t stopped since. After a decade spent touring the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, this singer-songwriter has earned her spurs. Her sweet melodies and hypnotic tones have US critics heralding her as one of New Zealand’s most talented musical exports.

Bristow’s warm, soulful, folk-pop style has seen her make in-roads into the international music scene, after first moving to Australia in the mid-nineties and then to Los Angeles to record Crazy Love, the follow up to her 2002 debut, Thirsty. The album was recorded and produced by Helik Hadar (engineer to Rufus Wainwright, Madeleine Peyroux and Walter Becker) and producer Mark Howard (Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams), along with a line-up of notable international musicians.

Raglan Shows:

Friday 10th. The Yot Club. Doors 9pm.

Saturday 11th Inspiration Point, Sunset session. Show 7pm. Karioi Lodge (in the Barn if weather isn’t kind).