A former Midnight Youth frontman is relaunching his solo career after a fall during an indoor football game curbed his guitar playing.
Jeremy Redmore will be testing his new songs on Tauranga ears in a performance at Folk Brewers on Durham St tonight.
The 34-year-old former lead singer of Midnight Youth released his first largely self-produced debut solo album Clouds Are Alive in July 2014.
But his fans had heard nothing since he "screwed" the ligaments in his arm in a fall playing indoor football.
It meant he could not play the guitar for more than 15 minutes at a time.
"It was a huge hit on my confidence. I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do in life which got completely turned on its head."
The former Tauranga Boys' College student had "lived a lot in the last few years" travelling the world and taking time off from writing music.
He had suffered relationship break-ups and "a total life upheaval".
But Redmore found himself writing music again as his injury healed.
"Music was my lifeboat. It was all I had in my life and I thought, 'I have done this before' and I felt like I could do something with the experiences I had."
Redmore said his new songs were a series of goodbyes to people, places, memories and surviving a battle with his self-confidence.
"These songs are much more close to my emotions. It doesn't leave anything off the table.
"This is very much the start of a new recording cycle and sharing that process from writing to release."
Redmore will also be sharing his new songs with his family, who he said would not have been exposed to this side of him before.
"It is terrifying, I do not think I have felt like this before. I am excited - but terrified."
WHAT: Folk Sessions
WHO: Jeremy Redmore
WHEN: Today, 7pm
WHERE: Folk Brewers, 148 Durham St