'BURY ALL HORSES'

TOP 10 New Zealand Album Charts

TOP 5 IMNZ Album Charts

TOP 5 Heatseeker Charts

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Stretch tonight, centre stage with this swarm of magnificence around him like a magician conjuring fantasies.

At one point this soundscape rolls over us til we’re stomping and clapping in response and there’s dancing in the standing-room-only section.

Even alone his songs reverberate with multi-layers and facets, a one-man-band who makes magic happen.

As we left - still humming, still buzzing - people told each other how special this had been. It will be one of those “Remember when…” stories.

THE HOOK

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Stretch totally captivated, the voice beautiful and soulful, his energy - exquisite. Immediately the place lit up.

HAWKES BAY ARTS FESTIVAL

 

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Once on stage he’s impossible to ignore, simply from the force of performance. He and his band made a big, glorious noise, another triumphant night…

13TH FLOOR

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Intense and intimate shows from one of the most dedicated and committed touring musicians around, and an unforgettable performer.

SECOND HAND NEWS

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One hard working troubadour, a bit Springsteen, even a bit Waits, with wit, sweat and heartfelt songs

SITTING ROOM SESSIONS

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A desperately honest collection of stark and gritty, down-to-earth songs born out of a need to find a sense of self, place and home.

STUFF NZ

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…his music infuses blues with rock’n’roll into the mix, with the roar of an Elvis-like stomper.

Passionate performances, spacious production and melodic kinks…Stretch and his musicians have taken an over-familiar genre and given it a fresh twist.

NZ MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

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If you are a fan of Ryan Adams then 'Start Again' will take you straight back to Heartbreaker. 'Can and Can Not Do' and 'Soul' reminded me instantly of Wilco’s Mermaid Avenue. 'Walk On Water' could fit into a Veils set with ease.

If you like raw energy then you're going to take to this one!

SECOND HAND NEWS

 

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Fine poetic balladry, folk-rock melancholy, straight-up crowd pleasers and classic pop-rock…an album which is more than just a memento of a great gig

ELSEWHERE

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“Come Back to my Arms” and “Outside” both hint at heartbreak yet still manage to uplift, while the foot-stomping, roof-raising, first track off his album, “Less Rock, More Roll” even had the staff pushing their way to the front of the crowd to dance.

THE HOOK

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…loose and raw folk-stomp with joyous percussive rhythms.

From the boozy tales swagger that is ‘6 Tears’ to Stretch’s definitive ballad, ‘Nothing Can Hurt You’, ‘Bury All Horses is a very fine debut.

HAMILTON NEWS

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