The opening night to the 'Sons of a Bitch' & Mel Parsons kicked off last night from a woolshed in Quartz Hill and I've heard it was an absolute hoot! With music, theatre and comedy. They're bringing their trusty horse float - and transforming woolsheds throughout the South into real-life show spaces - so OF COURSE it's going to be a bloody hoot!
The ladies are of course a talented bunch - self confessed country bumpkin Amelia Dunbar and city slicker Emma Newborn, come together again with their new show, performing alongside acclaimed kiwi singer/songwriter Mel Parsons.
Amelia has always pursued her creative passions, but as is universally well documented, it often takes a few other jobs before turning them into a career... From farm hand, paint ball sales, photography assistant in Germany, expedition artist and presenter on a Tea documentary that kicked off in India (before blowing to bits 3 months later! The production that is, not Amelia)…to dog walker… perhaps the latter had more influence on her than is natural.
Emma Newborn is one half of the highly successful comedy show The Bitches’ Box which she wrote, produced and performed in around New Zealand and abroad. Emma is a fourth generation actor and has well and truly taken up the family business.
And then there's Mel - well recognised as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars, indie-folk singer songwriter Mel Parsons’ star is on the rise. Parsons has just released her third full length album ‘Drylands’ to critical acclaim.
And you get to discover all of this in a woolshed! A true blue Kiwi masterpiece! The only way you'll find me out in the country! Kiwi ingenuity at it's absolute finest.