Ebony Lamb

  • When: 3rd Mar 4:15pm
  • Where: South Stage
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Ebony Lamb writes with a poetic voice and a vivid, surrealistic intimacy. The New Zealand singer-songwriter and photographer turns the minutiae of everyday life and the defining memories that stay with us into a rich melange of indie-folk, jazz-noir, and alternative pop. The Wellington-based artist co-founded the alt-country band Eb & Sparrow in 2010, earning an enviable reputation amongst her contemporaries and music fans for her dynamic performances and prolific touring. Drawing comparisons to Gillian Welch, Cat Power and Sharon van Etten, Ebony released three critically-acclaimed albums with the band before embarking on a solo career under her own name. Played and produced with two of New Zealand’s most celebrated modern musicians, Bic Runga and Kody Nielson (Silicon, UMO). Ebony cemented 2023 with a stellar seven date album release tour of Aotearoa to full houses and spellbound audiences. “EBONY LAMB” is released on Nadia Reid’s label Slow Time Records, and is a watershed work from a genuine talent coming into her own. The album’s first single ‘Take My Hands at Night’ was nominated for the 2023 APRA Silver Scroll Award.

Photos by Frances Carter

"one of the country’s coolest, most sultry voices"

The NZ Listener

"a depth and power that, in places, is equal to any current big name, from Gillian Welch to Cat Power"

Tom Cardy

"Not often do I come across a Kiwi band that with a single album moves from one to watch, to leaving every other contender in its wake. This is it."


"an extraordinary showcase of originality and musicality, which stands out in the current New Zealand landscape"

Barry Saunders, Warratahs

"Ebony Lamb is blessed with more than just a poetic name. She has the voice of woodsmoke and honey"

Nick Bollinger, NZ Listener