- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 10:11AM
Ria Hall celebrates the release of her debut album, Rules Of Engagement, with a special one-off show at Auckland's Lot23 on November 4th presented by Loop and Flava.
Drawing on the themes of not only love and war but also revolution and change, Rules Of Engagement has been nearly five years in the making.
Initially conceived in Wellington and completed in Hall’s ancestral home of Tauranga, the album’s inspiration and concept stem from the New Zealand Wars of the 1800’s, specifically 1864’s Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina). Sonically, the album moves effortlessly from hip-hop beats to lush soundscapes and soulful crooning. Featuring performances and production from Tiki Taane, Kings, Laughton Kora, Che-Fu and Electric Wire Hustle, Hall’s incredibly powerful voice shines throughout.
Hall will perform live alongside Wellington three-piece powerhouse The Nudge (Iraia Whakamoe, James Coyle & Ryan Prebble), who will bring Rules Of Engagement to life in a unique performance.
Keep Flava locked for a chance to win a double pass to Ria’s special one-off show and a chance to win her debut album, Rules Of Engagement.
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