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The ODT Tussock Stage - Mel Parsons & Kayla Mahon

You’re invited to join us for a cosy evening at Gore’s Little Theatre, with entertainment from some of heartland Aotearoa’s best.


Mel Parsons

With a new record on the horizon following 2022’s critically acclaimed ‘Slow Burn’, multi award-winning indie folk troubadour Mel Parsons is one of Aotearoa’s established songwriting stars.


Parsons’ beguiling voice, razor sharp wit and deft hand on the guitar makes for a captivating live show.


Folk Artist of the Year in 2020 “Parsons and her band are world class... immaculate renditions of immaculate songs” -

Kayla Mahon

Kayla Mahon is a southern New Zealand based singer, songwriter and musician. Winner of the coveted 2000 and 2008 New Zealand Overall Gold Guitar Award, other accolades include performing at CMC Rocks in 2017, reaching the top 24 on the globally recognised XFACTOR NZ in 2015 and representing Aotearoa on the Global Artist stage in Nashville in 2016 showcasing her original song "Through Georgia's Eyes".

Named NZCMA Horizon Award winner in 2015, Kayla journeyed to Tennessee and recorded her first Nashville single “Do you Ever” - successfully trending on Spotify's Fresh Country playlist, followed by her first EP release in 2015 entitled “Girl on the Move”. With a career spanning three decades, Kayla recorded in Nashville in June 2023 to work with producer Jay Tooke of Penny Arcade Productions and co- writer Ryan Sorestad.

This collaborative album due for release March 2024 will reflect Kayla's newfound depth and storytelling - capturing a decade of songwriting maturity whilst also celebrating her established sound that audiences know and love.

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Where: The Little Theatre, Gore 

When: Saturday May 25th 2024


Doors open at 6pm, music from 6.30pm


Refreshments and snacks available.



GA: $25+bf


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