Anthonie Tonnon has been a finalist for the Silver Scroll and the Taite Prize, and he has toured widely with the likes of The Chills, The Veils, and Nadia Reid. Tonnon is bringing his theatrical, eclectic one-person show to Rotorua to play material from his new extended Player Two Free Hands, and also preview new material.
The EP and single, Two Free Hands, is Tonnon’s first imprint from two years of international touring and experimentation. The single spent a number of weeks at the top of the NZ alt radio charts at the end of last year, and, due to demand, the CD version of the EP is now available from music stores across the country via Southbound distribution - as well as from Tonnon’s website and bandcamp.
Produced with longtime collaborator Jonathan Pearce, ‘Two Free Hands’ features contributions from Anna Coddington on vocals, fellow band member Stuart Harwood on percussion and drum effects, and Elizabeth Stokes (The Beths, Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes) on french horn. Thom Healey (Tiny Ruins, Dunes) mastered the song. The Extended Player features a new collaboration with and remix by Wellington electronic producer, Michael Upton, also known as Jet Jaguar.
Having taken this expansive show to large and small centres in Australia and New Zealand over the summer, as well as festivals like Coastella and Tuki, Tonnon is completing a far reaching run of New Zealand towns this Autumn.