van Wel relishes chance to join national tour

00:01, Jan 18 2013
Clara van Wel
Clara van Wel is touring New Zealand and is making her first album.

New Zealand's Got Talent winner Clara van Wel will be a special guest on the 7th Annual Classic Hits Winery Tour when it plays the Queenstown area next month.

Van Wel joins Fat Freddy's Drop, Anika, Boh and Hollie and The Adults (featuring Jon Toogood and Julia Deans) when the tour starts starts on February 2 at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana and finishes off on March 3 at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.

The tour reaches Gibbston at Waitiri Creek on Tuesday, February 19.

It's been a whirlwind few months for the 15-year-old student from Blenheim after she wowed the show's judges and won the votes of the New Zealand public with her original compositions and performances.

In December she released her debut single Where Do You Find Love, which debuted at No 3 on the New Zealand Singles Chart and went gold.

She is recording her debut album, which will be released in March.

Van Wel said she was thrilled to have the chance to tour. "I'm super excited to be on my first proper tour and I can't wait to show New Zealand more of my music."


The Southland Times