Marlon Williams and Luluc (RISING)

Marlon Williams and Luluc (RISING)

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A once-in-a-generation voice, direct from New Zealand’s rugged South Island. Antipodean country music without borders, here to break your heart and make it whole over and again.

From humble beginnings in Lyttleton, a tiny town on New Zealand’s South Island, Marlon Williams’ sonorous voice rings out like a beacon. It has the power of his home country’s rugged landscape and the fragility of its lonely heart. Williams draws on American folk and country traditions for sure — somewhere between Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison and Chris Isaak (he even showed up in A Star Is Born) — but he can also sing in te reo Māori about a tiny, yellow-eyed penguin and make you cry. A once-in-a-generation talent with a voice that crosses continents, filling the Comedy Theatre on Thursday and Friday night.

Co-headlining the night are Melbourne dream folk duo Luluc who, over four critically acclaimed albums, have accumulated famous fans including Aaron Dessner of The National, Lucinda Williams and Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis.