UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits end tour in Kapiti

Good Habits - Pete Shaw (accordion) and Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) will be performing in Kapiti
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Highly sought-after, UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits return to Aotearoa for their extensive “Quarter-Life” Album Tour, which has run from January and will culminate in a concert in Paekākāriki.

Good Habits will be performing at St Peter’s Hall on Friday 29th of March as the final gig on their Quarter-Life album tour of Aotearoa and Australia.

Accordianist Pete Shaw says “it feels fitting for the concert to be the last one on our tour before we head back to the UK as we actually lived in Paekākāriki for five months during the first lockdown in 2020 and recorded our debut album there so we can’t wait to be back. We’re performing at WOMAD this weekend and played Glastonbury last year which was definitely a highlight.”

After two years of the formative pandemic spent ‘happily stranded’ on tour in New Zealand, Good Habits return to their Antipodean second home for a mighty tour that includes WOMAD, Port Fairy Festival, and supporting Tiki Taane (Trio’s Garden Bar, Rarotonga, Dec 2023), in anticipation of their new album release “Quarter-Life”, due out in May 2024.

In the past year, after leaving NZ, Good Habits have performed at world famous festivals around Europe including Glastonbury (UK), Elfia (NL) and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), to name a few.

Their award-winning, genre-fusing sound has received international critical acclaim in the short four years they have been performing. Composed of Bonnie Schwarz (cello + vocals) and Pete Shaw (accordion), the pair mix virtuosic musicianship and vocal harmony with vivid storytelling, drawing on their diverse musical tastes and weaving them into an action-packed narrative of folky goodness.

Whilst ‘happily stranded’ in Aotearoa over 2020+21 due to the pandemic, their touring in NZ was nonstop, including performances at the country’s biggest festivals: Cuba Dupa, NZ Festival of Lights, and Lunasa.

Their “captivating” debut album, “Going For Broke”, recorded in Paekākāriki, received glowing international coverage with FRUK describing their breath-taking live shows as “impossible to resist”.
Amanda Palmer – ‘’you want to wrap this duo around you like a warm blanket’’
Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Good Habits serve up strong musicality with an appealing vocal. Fat
Freddy’s Drop enjoying a bit of Alt-folk!”
Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) – “Musicianship at its 21st century best.”

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