‘Stretch totally captivated, the voice beautiful and soulful. Immediately the place lit up, we finished on our feet, a crowd desperate for more’ - BayBuzz
Stretch has a passion in his performance that sets shows alight. With his seductive mix of moody folk and soul his songs soar from dark-hearted ballads to roof-raising choruses,
The combination of his captivating performance and sound has seen Stretch selected to open for some of the world’s greatest songwriters; Damien Rice, Jeff Tweedy, Angus & Julia Stone and Elton John! Some artists command a stage and Stretch is one of those that leaves it all out there, whether it’s opening at Mission Estate to 20,000 or the intensity and intimacy of his solo shows or bringing the Hawke’s Bay Opera House to a standing ovation.
The exceptional album ‘Our Dreams Are Changing’ was recorded in 2020, with a small team of huge talent; Paula Sugden – Cello, Olly Harmer – Keys/Engineer, Wayne Bell – Percussion/Production, (Bic Runga, Finn Brothers, Dobbyn). This sparse and emotive sound builds on his already impressive songbook. Moving on from the soulful rawness of the solo debut ‘Bury All Horses’, this material has stunned listeners and reviewers:
‘Raw beauty with a panoramic sweep, shimmering and glistening with bitter-sweetness’ 5/5 stars - Music.Net.NZ
‘Nick Drake-style beauty in the guitar and vocals that cut right to your heart with Stretch’s outstanding dark-folk vocals’ - Radio 13
‘A hugely accomplished suite, music both for these dark times, and also a little outside of time’. The latest stage in the evolution of a truly great talent from right here on our own doorstep' - Ambient Light
With songs from the soul and a sound that transports listeners, this is life affirming music,
undeniable in its impact.
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