The Mamaku Project (pictured)
The Mamaku Project was born when two Kiwi-French musicians met at a music festival in France. Together they strive to realise their vision of creating music that can bridge their two cultures."Wild flavours of French Cabaret flirt with the pulse of Electro-Oriental-Jazz. An intoxicating affair of multi-lingual noir poetry, conjuring Balkan dance floors, spiced with a sprinkling of circus."
Blending the beautiful voice of the bi-lingual Tui Mamaki and the talents of multi-instrumentalist, Monsieur E., The Mamaku Project creates a beautiful and unforgettable mix of South Pacific and European root sounds.
dDub formed in West Auckland in 2004, and have since toured New Zealand and Australia a number of times, constantly engaging and connecting with their audiences. This is why they have become a crowd favourite both in New Zealand and off-shore.
They have recently headlined a number of festivals around New Zealand, including the Nelson Festival, New Plymouth's Festival of Lights, and the prestigious National Jazz Festival in Tauranga.
Engaging and uplifting, a dDub performance sees the group make their way seamlessly through a powerful and non-stop rock-roots-reggae explosion.
It's an experience not to be missed!
Hamilton resident and Wintec Media Arts lecturer Matthew Bannister has been a performer and songwriter in many bands throughout his 30-year career, including Sneaky Feelings, the Dribbling Darts of Love, the Mutton Birds and the Weather.
This performance brings together two of his most recent incarnations, the Changing Same and One Man Bannister. The former play original material, the latter, in 2013, released a re-interpretation of the Beatles' 1966 album Revolver, called Evolver (available from Powertool Records). Many cite Revolver as one of the top albums of all time, and critics also raved over Evolver, Graham Reid and Russell Brown including it in their top releases of the year. It also reached 17 in the album charts and has been featured on TV3 and National Radio. Tonight Matthew and his band (Nick Johnston, Emanuel Comer, Paul Methven and Bradley Blackie) will play selections from Evolver plus some originals.
Just to spice things up there is also a ten-piece string section, so the evening promises to be a rich and satisfying musical experience.
22 February 2014, 7:30 PM
Wet weather venue