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Rosy Tin Teacaddy

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer, New Zealand

Wooing audiences with their wry lyrical flavour since 2007, Betty Grey and Billy Earl of Rosy Tin Teacaddy are arguably best known for their interlacing harmonies and penchant for single malt. A gentle car-crash of indie, folk and alt-country with two guitars, two voices and a gift for the story-telling gab, they'll keep you riveted among flights of fancy, dedications to loss and rants from the confessional booth.

Back in the day when Billy and Betty were youngsters, they called Napier home and it's here the duo first aired their musical goodness. Since then they've surrounded the kitchen tables of Wellington with guitars, dirty children and endless cups of tea. Their first release – the EP 'Blind Leading The Blind' was written and recorded in Betty's cottage over five days and accidentally won a few hearts, leading to a busy schedule of live shows and the ensuing release of their full length disc, 'The Homeward Stretch' in 2009. They've played the Nelson and Tauranga Arts Festivals, featured on the TV series The Gravy, shared the stage with the likes of Chris Knox, The Eastern, Iron and Wine and Jose Gonzalez and in 2010 were awarded a Wild Creations artists residency from Creative NZ. This has seen them squirreled away in a Department of Conservation hut at Lake Tarawera where they have written and recorded their forth-coming sophomore release, All Mountains Are Men.

You may have heard the audio-diaries of their residency on Radio New Zealand National or heard them chewing the fat with Jim Mora. You may have even seen them on the late-night telly talking about their musical show 'Coffee Cups and a Porridge Pot at Frying Pan Lake' which played to full houses at BATS Theatre in May.

Hearts on sleeves and tongues in cheeks, a Rosy Tin Teacaddy live show is a treat not to be missed – dust off your old suit and don your sense of humour. You'll be whistling all the way home.

Biog as provided for City Showcase 2010

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Friday at Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
Friday 26.11.2010
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