Word Gets Around: Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2020

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders met in a church. They were soundchecking for the Churches Tour with Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson. Barry playing old gospel songs and Delaney 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 NZ a few times together and produced an album of songs.

“It felt like something that just needed to happen. It felt right.” says Saunders 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.”

Davidson agrees, “Yes it was all pretty quick, these songs just started appearing out of the kitchen air and we were grabbing them as fast as we could. It has a realness and truth to it. An immediacy that is hard to find in music. Real songs about real things."

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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent, SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton

Hamilton
New Zealand

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