Singer of songs, teller of tall tales, beloved entertainer par excellence – Lawrence Arabia, every bit as good as he ought to be.
In the Singles Club, he delivers wry observations of contemporary life in deftly arranged pop vignettes. Many of the songs were recorded and released as singles over the course of 2018 as he tried to digest the crazy times we live in. Whether it’s the annoyance of being endlessly contactable or the notion of women abandoning the planet and leaving men to live in their own dystopia, his songs work on you through humour and a poppy,
Born in Christchurch in 1981, a youthful James Milne served an illustrious indie-rock apprenticeship touring the US as bassist for The Brunettes, and as drummer for The Ruby Suns. He’s released four solo albums, he wrote music for the Wellington vampire movie What we do in the Shadows, but is probably most well-known for the song Apple Pie Bed which won the APRA Silver Scroll.
Come hear one of New Zealand’s finest songwriters with his band.
Lawrence Arabia is also playing Sherwood, Queenstown on Saturday, April 6.
Book tickets for the Queenstown performance here:
In association with Sherwood, Queenstown.
“NZ-born James Milne has honed his sunshine pop chops to a high gleam.” – The Guardian
“Inspiration comes in a mad rush, floors you with its brilliance and then disappears for months, leaving you a weeping husk superglued to the couch watching Jeremy Kyle and eating chip sandwiches.” – James Milne