Word Gets Around
Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders
It has the rocking strength and dark power of Davidson’s previous work naturally paired with the heartfelt, straight dealing and traditionalism of Barry’s past.
Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders met in a church. They were soundchecking for the Churches Tour with Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson. Barry was playing old gospel songs and Delaney was chugging out his signature blues trance thump. The connection was immediate.
Barry joked about being fused together by lightning in a deal made in blood forever. Delaney’s ears pricked up.
Since then they have toured New Zealand a few times together, produced an album of songs and now, for the first time ever, will be performing their original pieces during an unmissable concert in the Harkness Henry’s Emporium of Scintillating Wonders.
“It felt like something that just needed to happen. It felt right.” Barry says about the songwriting push these two have wrought into being. “I was just throwing these words and ideas at Delaney and watching them bounce off his head.”
“These songs just started appearing out of the kitchen air and we were grabbing them as fast as we could,” says Delaney. “It has a realness and truth to it. An immediacy that is hard to find in music. Real songs about real things.”
Come and experience this fusion of dark power and traditionalism yourself, and rock out to two of New Zealand’s greatest singer-songwriters.