A HUGE THANKS TO THE ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL AND AUCKLAND ZOO!
Two MASSIVE sold out shows to start off 2016 and we couldn't be happier! A huge thanks to everyone that came along in Christchurch and Auckland. These were two of the best shows in some time for Fly My Pretties, and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did!
Check out the full photo galleries on our Facebook page, and in the meantime, stay tuned! We might not be done for 2016 just yet.....
FEB 2016 CAST ANNOUNCEMENT - The Royal Takeover Christchurch & Auckland Zoo
We're proud to announce the cast for our only two shows in summer 2016! The 15 strong cast will take to the stage in Christchurch on Friday February 12 & the following day at the Auckland Zoo on Saturday February 13.
We have assembled a cast of FMP favourites, along with a couple of new faces who are beyond excited to enter the fold. For the first time, Holly Arrowsmith will join the cast for two shows. The Southern songstress has been turning heads all over the world on the back of her critically acclaimed debut album For The Weary Traveller, released earlier in 2015. Fresh off an Australiasian tour, Arrowsmith will join the Pretties fray for the first time with her brand of poetic folk.
Also joining the cast for the second time after an extremely successful stint in early 2015 is Bailey Wiley. One of the most exciting talents in the NZ music scene, Bailey has just returned from Berlin where she has been putting the finishing touches on her brand new EP Still On My Mind. 2016 is set to be a huge year for neo-soul artist Bailey Wiley, and it all kicks off with two FMP shows!
It is also a pleasure to welcome back for the first time in over two years Shaun Blackwell! Now based in London with his new band Night Shades, Blackwell will return to NZ for this run of shows, bringing with him his signature folk/country stylings and punk delivery. Other notable returning cast members include Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Laughton Kora, Kara Gordon and Ryan Prebble to name a few! Mel Parsons is fresh off being named one of the finalists for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll, and Mara TK from Electric Wire Hustle, is nominated for Best Electronic Act at the 2015 Vodafone NZ Music Awards.
Anna Coddington, Bailey Wiley, Barnaby Weir, Holly Arrowsmith, Iraia Whakamoe (The Nudge), Jarney Murphy (The Black Seeds), Kara Gordon, Laughton Kora, Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle), Mel Parsons, Mike Fabulous (Lord Echo), Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds), Ria Hall, Ryan Prebble (The Nudge), Shaun Blackwell (Night Shades).
Full show details and ticket info are below!
FLY MY PRETTIES Live at Auckland Zoo (all ages)!
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo, you can come too, too, too! Fly My Pretties only 2016 North Island show at Auckland Zoo! An all ages event with children under 5 FREE, children over 5 $32+BF and adults only $72+BF. Tickets available from Ticketmaster!
THE ROYAL TAKEOVER WITH TIKI TAANE
Once again, Fly My Pretties will play the Isaac Theatre Royal in Feb 2016. This time, the 15 strong Fly My Pretties are stepping it up, with support from Tiki Taane, and an epic after party upstairs in the theatre!
FLY MY PRETTIES - SYDNEY & MELBOURNE SHOWS
Bluesfest Touring presents: Fly My Pretties Australian tour. In addition to their Bluesfest performances, Pretties will perform a Melbourne show on April 1 & their first ever Sydney show on April 2. All in at Loop!
FMP AT THE BYRON BAY BLUES FESTIVAL
Helloooooo Australia! We are proud to announce that we're playing the Blues Fest Byron Bay this Easter. Related news to follow! Ticketes from Blues Festival website.
PRETTIES ONLY 2014/15 AUCKLAND SHOW!
After two successful years of bringing you the best in contemporary kiwi music with the likes of The Phoenix Foundation, TrinityRoots and Lawrence Arabia, Music at Matua is back. Set amongst a beautiful backdrop Music at Matua has established itself, as Auckland’s premiere boutique festival.
Matua Wines and Kiwi FM are proud to announce an exciting kiwi lineup including: Fly My Pretties, The Nudge and Estère.
Music at Matua will see the highly anticipated exclusive appearance by headliners, Fly My Pretties who bring with them a fifteen strong all-star lineup in what is their only North Island show for 2014/2015.
Warming up the stage is 2014’s golden girl of electric blue witch hop Estère and mind bending multi genre 3 piece The Nudge.
IN THE LEAD UP TO BLUES & ROOTS...
As we prepare to peform at the Queenstown Blues & Roots Festival, we thought we'd look back and publish some beautiful black & white photos taken by Dan Robinson in Wellington during last year's Homeland Tour.
We think this upcoming show is set to be the best yet!
Cheers for the photos Dan!
QUEENSTOWN BLUES & ROOTS FEST 2014
The Queenstown Blues & Roots fest has just been announced and we'll be playing alongside huge international acts including Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Doobie Bros, and a Kiwi contingent including The Black Seeds, The Johnnys and King Leo!
For the festival, Pretties ring-leader Barnaby Weir has once again assembled some of New Zealand’s finest musicians for the line-up. Our Fly My Pretties Blues & Roots cast includes:
Anika Moa, Anna Coddington, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Barnaby Weir, Iraia Whakmoe, Jarney Murphy, Kara Gordon, Louis McDonald, Mark Vanilau, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo Ryan Prebble & Shaun Blackwell.
Happening on Saturday 26 April (2014) you can get tickets and info from Ticketek here.
A wee head's up - general admission tickets are only $129 (+BF) so get in quick to secure your's!
THE HOMELAND RECORDINGS - OUT NOW
The Homeland Recordings is finally out! Whooooooop!
All links and more info can be found on Loop here.
HOMELAND TOUR DONE & DUSTED!
After an epic tour that saw us travel to 18 towns to play 23 shows, we're now sifting through the recordings of each show looking for the very best live take of songs that will make it to the album.
Thanks to all the musicians who played with and opened for Fly My Pretties, the crew, all of our partners, and of course, all those who came along to see a show. We met a lot of amazing people along the way and were incredibly humbled by how much love and support we received.
See below for a few pics of the tour and click here to see even more.
Big thanks to Masanori Udagawa for the images.
23 SHOW 'HOMELAND TOUR' KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK!
We are about to hit Kaitaia to rehearse a new book of songs and get this show on the road. Tickets have sold out in Auckland, Nelson & Christchurtch and a waitlist is up for a 2nd Wanaka show! All tour & ticket info HERE.
The new cast welcomes: Anika Moa, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Kara Gordon, Louis McDonald, Mark Vanilau, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson, Ryan Prebble & Shaun Blackwell. Full 2013 cast info HERE.
September 2013 will see Fly My Pretties return to their roots, as they embark on 20 intimate shows across NZ on the Homeland Tour. All tour and ticket info HERE.
For more info on the Homeland Tour cast visit our News page HERE
NEW LOOP SITE AND BANDCAMP
Loop have launched a new website with an awesome archive of all our albums and videos. Check it out for some unreleased goodies and the best archive about FMP on the web. We have also joined Bandcamp and all physical albums and DVD's plus digital downloads can be found there! Click here to go to our Bandcamp.
CAST FOR WOMAD 2013...
Announcing the cast for Womad. We take stage at 10:30pm on March 15, 2013. Cast is: Amiria Grenell, Anna Coddington, Eva Prowse, L.A. Mitchell, Lisa Tomlins, Ria Hall, Adi Dick, Age Pryor, Barnaby Weir, Iraia Whakamoe, Jarney Murphy, Laughton Kora, Mara TK, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson & Ryan Prebble! A warm welcome to back to Eva Prowse & Laughton Kora! We cant wait!
'A DAY ON THE GREEN' KICKS OFF WITH A BANG
Video: The Black Seeds join FMP at 'A Day On The Green' in Waipara on December 1. Catch Pretties with The Black Seeds & the Ukes on December 8th at Alana Estate in Martinborough and December 16th at Villa Maria in Auckland. Get tickets here
NEW VERSION OF 'SINGING IN MY SOUL'
A new version of Fly My Pretties iconic song, “Singing in My Soul”, which originally appeared on our debut album, Live At Bats. Performed by a choir of male talent from the Fly My Pretties IV cast. Buy on iTunes - http://tinyurl.com/9hszsgy
CAST FOR A DAY ON THE GREEN
FLY MY PRETTIES WITH THE SEEDS & THE UKES!
Fly My Pretties are very excited to announce we are playing 3 epic shows with The Black Seeds and The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra this December as part of 'A Day on the Green (NZ Edition).
Saturday December 1 Waipara (Chch) The Mudhouse Winery & Cafe
Saturday December 8 Martinborough Alana Estate
Sunday December 16 Auckland Villa Maria Wine Estate
Tickets more info at http://adayonthegreen.co.nz
NEW VIDEO FROM FMPIV
STRAIGHT TO NUMBER 3!
The Fly My Pretties IV CD/DVD is out and sitting at number 3 in the NZ top 40.
“The show has that electric X-factor you only get when the people on stage trust each other and are inspired by each other…It's a great balance of styles and genres, flowing seamlessly between folk, rock, blues and funk, both delicate and pounding...”
– Lydia Jenkin, New Zealand Herald
The 16 new songs represent the best takes from November 2011’s tour.
We are only releasing 8 of the 16 videos on youtube & they are here: