Songwriter and vocalist, Tina Harrod, celebrates her breathtaking new album CITY OF LONGING, with a launch encore concert.
Produced by brilliant composer/arranger/pianist Stu Hunter, Tina's fifth album takes her songwriting and mind-blowing vocal skills to another plane. City of Longing is an emotionally charged, soul-wrenching set with real musical depth, performed by creative and adventurous musicians.
The songs are delivered with cutting edge production in an aural landscape of cinematic breadth: Stu Hunter's innovative arrangements are outstanding. Tina is acknowledged as one of Australia's finest vocalists and she continues to find further seams to mine and depths to plumb within her craft. Her voice is a mature and powerful tool conveying emotions that many of us wouldn't dare feel. Brace yourself and grab a drink before listening...
Born in New Zealand with Fijian and Welsh heritage Tina is a multi-award winning Australian recording artist. Tina's five albums have received high critical acclaim with City of Longing released May 2018.
Tina has worked as a vocalist with Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Diesel, Vika & Linda Bull, Katie Noonan, Paul Grabowsky, The Whitlams, Guy Sebastian, Thirsty Merc, Wendy Matthews and Jackie Orszaczky.
She has performed her own music extensively in Australia and Europe including Sydney Opera House, Perth International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Jazz Festival, Sydney Festival, JazzAhead in Bremen, plus Sziget Festival, the Palace of Arts and Budapest Blues Festival in Hungary.
The music draws from the deep well of soul and jazz yet is edgy, unusual, definitely innovative. Most of the material was co-written with Stu Hunter. Trophy Girl was written with Dave Symes (Boy & Bear, Sarah Blasko, Missy Higgins, The Sleepy Jackson). The title track City of Longing was written with acclaimed jazz pianist Matt McMahon and Until I Hear from You was written with Aron Ottignon another extraordinary jazz pianist, in Paris. Tina’s innovative music draws from the deep well of soul and jazz, yet in a totally contemporary style. An outstanding vocalist and songwriter, Tina Harrod is held in great affection and respect by musicians, her growing audience and music writers and critics.
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