Folk duo head for Kāpiti….more…

Nice Verdes are Sally Miller and Jesse Hamilton, an original world folk music duo from Canada and South Australia.

Having just finished a tour of the West Coast of Canada and the East Coast of Australia they are headed over to New Zealand, including a stopover at the Lembas Cafe in Kāpiti on May 4. This will be their first tour to New Zealand and hopefully not their last. Starting off in Auckland they will spend a month touring both the north and south islands performing 15 shows.

Since first meeting in 2003, Nice Verdes have come along way round the world. The last few years has seen them play the Illawarra Folk Festival in N.S.W, The Edge of the World Music Festival in Haida Gwaii, Discovery Coast Festival and Arts Wells Arts Festival in Canada, Nannup and Nukara Music Festivals in W.A, and they have been played on Triple J Roots n All and other radio stations both in Canada and Australia. In 2008 they released their first album ‘Succulence’ and toured both the east and west coasts of Australia and North America to promote this album.

Throughout the years together they have travelled to perform and study in many countries that have influenced and inspired their style such as Cuba, West Africa and Latin America.

Nice Verdes play music that has been said to be refreshingly different, sunny and uplifting. Highly influenced by the music’s of Cuba and West Africa Nice Verdes have by using combinations of the piano accordion, Cuban tres, piano, guitar, Indian shruti box, stomp box, harmonicas and vocals created original compositions also incorporating traditional tunes from these regions.

They have always been drawn to collaborating with artists from all countries and they enjoy most of all the parties and festivals that celebrate a true sense of community and equality in diversity.

Nice Verdes shows are not to be missed if you love a bit of folky world music. For more information please visit