Two Singer Songwriters combine for an amazing Southern Summer tour.
Hailing from farming country in South Otago to resident Singer Song writer and Vocal Tutor in Auckland city, Raylee Bradfield is a rare gem in the NZ music scene. Her haunting melodies combined with poetic lyrics draw from musings on desolation, renewal, faith and the intrigue of lives lived. Early memories of her Mother & Aunties harmonies filling the home sparked a love of music that has continued to be inspired by the likes of Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams and Mavis Staples. For 2 decades this soulful songbird has been quietly writing and releasing music, studying Music, performing at events & festivals nationwide and teaching Voice and Stagecraft at local Music Schools. While Bradfield has 2 EPs under her belt, 2019 saw the release of her debut album Where Wildflowers Grow, a culmination of songs representing life’s journey through love (Sold on You), loss (Down I Go) and new beginnings (New Sky). Ronél Hunter is a singer songwriter residing in Kakapoint. Originally from South Africa, Ronél played at local folk festivals before moving to NZ in 2009. Ronél writes songs about real life and is a firm believer in being real and being yourself. She tells stories through her songs that connect to the audience in a personal and real way. In 2017 she picked up the pen and embarked on the journey of writing songs for her Debut album, which was released in March 2020. Influences on her music include artist like Tracy Chapman, Dolly Parton, and Guy Clark.