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We’re back… On the Jade!

We had an amazing time cruising on the NCL Jade. It was such a privilege to perform for and get to know so many wonderful new people. We’ve included a few photos in this post to highlight our experience. You can also find many more photos on instagram.

It’s been great to be back home, writing, recording, and catching up with friends and family. We’ve got some exciting things cooking in the background which we’ll let you know about in the weeks to come. But for now, the news of the day is that we’ll be heading back out on another NCL tour from December 7th, 2018 – March 1st, 2019. The itinerary for this one is the Caribbean which promises to be a nice experience. We’ll be heading to many new countries we’ve never seen and as an added bonus we get to skip out on the deepest part of the Canadian winter this year (another thing we’ve never done before).

As with our last tour we’ll be posting about our travels as much as possible. So, keep an eye out on social media for the latest news.

Wishing everyone a great November!

Benjamin & Mia Hackett
Azalea

 

Minor 7th Reviews “Gypsy’s Moonlight Motel”

Minor 7th has reviewed Azalea’s Gypsy’s Moonlight Motel.

Azalea’s super power is their vocals – Mia’s honey sweet soprano and Benjamin’s warm tenor blend perfectly on original songs brimming with hope and love. Their appealing mystical-Americana-meets-pop sound is layered with lots of dynamics from strummed acoustic guitar, percussion, keyboard and more that can swell to a crescendo and then fall to a near whisper, all in one song. It’s even more remarkable when you know that they played all the instruments. “I See the Church” uses vivid images to offer a spiritual message. They sing of perfect love in “Desert Moon.” “Reflections” features a sparkling mandolin against a gentle piano. “Moon’s White Light” is a compelling track that starts with big rock chords and wailing vocals that quickly falls to a calmer feel, then crescendos again and again. © Jamie Anderson

http://www.minor7th.com/shorttakes6_18.html

Hamilton Arts Awards Nomination

Congratulations to Azalea’s Benjamin Hackett who has been nominated for a 2018 Hamilton Arts Award: Established Artist – Music Category! The awards annually recognize artistic talent in multiple disciplines from Hamilton, Ontario.

The Awards Presentation will take place on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at Theatre Aquarius Dofasco Centre for the Arts as part of Hamilton Arts Week. The catered presentation event will feature great performers, art demonstrations, and the awarding of $35,000 in cash prizes to artists.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-awards/art-awards/arts-awards-nominees