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Festival of Colour, which gains a Queenstown arm at Sherwood this year, is proud to present Finn Andrews, with full band and strings, and support from Reb Fountain

“This record has taken me somewhere else. That’s kind of the spooky element of making albums: you think you’re making them but really they’re making and shaping you.”

Fuelled by the end of a relationship, Finn Andrews took time out from his band The Veils and returned to New Zealand to work through his personal songbook – lyrics and sketches written into his daily journal. He galvanised a group of Auckland musicians and created a very personal and searching solo album with his voice lighting the pathway through.

Finn has released five albums with The Veils, and they also appeared in David Lynch’s reboot of Twin Peaks. He was recently commissioned by the Belgian government to write a piece for the antipodean dead of World War One.

For his latest work, he returns to the piano – an instrument he learnt from his father, the legendary XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews. He performs this gig with a band and string players.

Reb Fountain opens the show with her own personal and powerful songs (listen to her latest album, the dark yet danceable Little Arrows), and then returns as a backing singer for Finn.