“Barry Saunders sings about the changes that happen around us, changes we can do nothing to prevent, as well as the ones that take place inside. And he does it better and more recognisably than just about anyone.” – Nick Bollinger RNZ
For over 30 years The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand
landscape – literally from North Cape to Bluff, becoming legendary for
extensively touring both small towns and cities alike.
This year New Zealand’s greatest country music band celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their debut album “The Only Game In Town”. Winning the Country Music Album Award for 1988 and receiving a Gold Award for sales, the album included songs that have long become well known favourites – “Hands Of My Heart”, “Maureen” and “The Only Game In Town”.
To honour the occasion, The Warratahs are pleased to announce
the release of “Drivin’ Wheel”, a 24 track compilation spanning the years
from 1988 to the present day, including the brand new song “Fast Train”.
Tracklisting: CD1 Fast train, Big Sky, Runaway Days, Hands Of My Heart (re
Mt Victoria Rain, East Of Mt Eden, Maureen, The Wheel Inside, Rescue Me, Drivin’ Wheel,
Cape Turnagain, Only Game In Town, Little Flame. CD2 Holy Morning, Fools Paradise,
Love Song, Letter To America, Brunos Last Ride, Ring Of Fire, High And Dry,
St Peter’s Rendezvous, Day In A Million, Kupes Tears, Taranaki
“..the sizzling ‘Little Flame’, arguably one of Saunders best-ever
4 Stars * * * * Dominion Post
Over the last 2 ½ years The Warratahs have released the acclaimed studio
album “Runaway Days”, supported Lucinda Williams, Leann Rimes and Jimmy
Barnes, played many shows including Selwyn Sounds, Hamilton Gardens Festival,
Tora Festival and a recent sell-out show at The Gold Guitars in Gore.
Barry Saunders has toured with Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams, played in The Band tribute show The Last Waltz and has been working on a forthcoming studio album with Delaney Davidson.
30 years, 7 studio albums, hundreds of thousands of albums sold and
as many shows rolled out, The Warratahs once again hit the road.
This time they have the “Drivin’ Wheel” compilation under their belt and a new song
The Warratahs are: BARRY SAUNDERS (vocals, guitar and harmonica)
NIK BROWN (violin and mandolin)
MIKE KNAPP (drums)
NICK THEOBALD (bass and vocals)