Singer Kaylee Bell hopes to light up Weston School’s fireworks extravaganza just as brightly as the coloured explosions.
The Waimate-based performer is hugely popular around the lower South Island and plays regularly around the Waitaki district.
She looked forward to playing at event at Weston Domain on November 3, after readily agreeing to appear when approached by event organisers.
“I’ve got involved through the lady that’s organising it. She comes to a lot of my gigs down at the Criterion – I play down there in Oamaru on quite a regular basis.
“They’d been coming to my gigs for quite some time and approached me about the fireworks, which is awesome because I love Oamaru and I particularly love playing down there.
“I feel like it’s one of those towns that totally utilises everything they’ve got and they’ve made a culture around it. I feel it’s such an arty and vibrant place.”
Bell will bring one member of her band with her to Weston and looks forward to playing some new material, including her most recent single, Next Somebody.
The past several months have been busy for Bell, as she continues to make a name for herself both in New Zealand and overseas.
Her 2016 single, Getting Closer, has notched up more than 500,000 plays through online music platform Spotify, while her music video for Next Somebody has had screen time in the United States.
She recently returned from a jaunt in the United States, and is about to embark on a local tour.
“I’ve been in Nashville for about the last three months.
“I was over there for all of their summer and I’ve just started a summer of touring here. I’ve got a band from Auckland and we’re basically starting to tour fulltime.”