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: