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Summer Camp w/ Dee & Clara van Wel: Songs In Dialogue

Summer Camp w/ Dee & Clara van Wel: Songs In Dialogue

7:00pm, Sun 18 February, 2024 - 10:00pm, Mon 19 February, 2024
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Join siblings Clara and Dee van Wel for an evening of mesmerising melodies, luminous lyricism, and diverting discourse as they share their original tunes and talk all things songwriting. For the very first time, witness the infamous van Wel siblings in dialogue about their creative processes and inspirations. From the heartfelt to the hilarious, these two are bound to entertain with their characteristic van Wel charm.

Clara van Wel:
Clara van Wel is an award-winning musician, comedian, and writer known for their witty and thoughtful storytelling. From Sunday mornings at the Farmers’ Market to national television, they have captivated audiences for more than a decade. These days, Clara gigs regularly around Te Whanganui-a-Tara as a solo artist and with their alt-pop band Rocket Berry.
Unable to decide if they want to be listened to, laughed at, or left alone to work on their “novel”, Clara refuses to commit to a single medium, but their passion for the craft of songwriting endures. Dynamic, reflective, and lyrically astute, their music lends a theatrical slant to the confessional intimacy of folk. Previous praise includes: “not as good as Avril Lavigne” and “you look like the one in the boy band who reads”. They look forward to hearing your review.

Dee van Wel: 

Dee van Wel is an artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Songwriting has always been their means of catharsis. They love weaving metaphors and imagery together to convey multiple meanings within verses. They are fascinated by the role of interpretation in music and enjoy leaving plenty of room for listeners to extract their own. Authenticity and curiosity are cornerstones of their creative process.
Last year, they supported Frank Turner in March and played at Twisted Frequency and Welcome to Nowhere with their band Hearth. They continue to perform across Aotearoa and plan to release music with Hearth for the first time this year.
As well as writing music, Dee studies at Te Herenga Waka and works at the Wellington Apothecary on Cuba Street. They have a fondness for Toblerone and ergonomic kneeling chairs. Obviously.