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FLY MY PRETTIES UNITES FOR 2015 SUMMER
It's true! We're uniting to play just a small selection of shows to round out the 2015 summer. Performances include shows in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne, Sydney and two prestigious slots at the iconic, Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Tickets are now on sale - click the above links for more info!
HOMELAND TOUR CAST ANNOUNCE
Fly My Pretties has proudly introduced many breakthrough musicians over the past decade and once again, the Homeland Tour brings together an exciting mix of undiscovered and established talent to join founder, Barnaby Weir.
With a cast that reflects a diverse mix of New Zealand’s musical landscape, the Homeland Tour welcomes the following musicians: Anika Moa, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Kara Gordon, Louis McDonald, Mark Vanilau, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson, Ryan Prebble & Shaun Blackwell.
New cast members include: Two time Tui-nominated folk musician, Mel Parsons; singer, Maori TV presenter & Reggae All Star member Ria Hall who despite joining FMP for one-off shows has never recorded with the cast; Kara Gordon – an amazing undiscovered talent who is in Europe working with Finlay Quaye and the Alabama 3; Louis McDonald singer & guitarist of rising stars, Five Mile Town who just won the 2013 International Songwriting Competition; Mark Vanilau who is known for performing alongside the country’s great names including Dave Dobbyn and is one third of ‘Vanilau, Maxwell, Baker’ (alongside Warren Maxwell & Louis Baker); Shaun Blackwell an up and coming singer-guitarist in the capital’s folk/country outfit, John The Baptist; and finally a member who needs little introduction, Anika Moa who is currently writing her new album before heading off on the road with FMP – hopefully to road test a song or two!
Returning cast members include Barnaby Weir (Fly My Pretties founder and The Black Seeds front man); Ryan Prebble (talented singer and guitarist from Wellington Blues band, The Nudge); drummer Jarney Murphy, bass player Mike Fabulous, and keys player Nigel Patterson (all The Black Seeds).
The Homeland Tour will see Fly My Pretties hark back to their musical roots with a sound reminiscent of their first two live albums - Live at Bats and The Return Of – an unashamedly kiwi sound stepped in folk, roots, soul and rock.
Fly My Pretties are travelling to 18 towns to perform and record their new album plus the classics. Expect an intimate production and a new visual concept that will uniquely reflect upon the heritage and heartland of New Zealand.
Tickets are now on sale!
For all ticket links & more info head to: loop.co.nz/events/upcoming
September will see Fly My Pretties return to their roots, as they embark on 20 intimate shows across New Zealand on the Homeland Tour. All tour and ticket info HERE.
"This tour is going to be off the hook”, says Barnaby Weir. “Finally we get to take the Fly My Pretties experience to places it's never been seen before; I know it's going to be one hell of a musical excursion."
With 24 people on the road, delivering 20 shows in 18 regions, the Homeland Tour is logistically no mean feat.
The Homeland Tour will be filmed and recorded live – this time for their 5th full-length release.
Stuff.co.nz & More FM present
FLY MY PRETTIES – HOMELAND TOUR
Thursday 05 September: Te Ahu, Kaitaia
Friday 06 September: Turner Centre, Kerikeri
Saturday 07 September: Forum North Expo Hall, Whangarei
Sunday 08 September: Town Hall, Dargaville
Tuesday 10 September: Mercury Theatre, Auckland
Wednesday 11 September: Mercury Theatre, Auckland
Thursday 12 September: Founders Theatre, Hamilton
Friday 13 September: The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth
Saturday 14 September: The Royal Wanganui Opera House, Wanganui
Sunday 15 September: Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings
Wednesday 18 September: The Opera House, Wellington
Friday 20 September: Nelson School of Music, Nelson
Saturday 21 September: NBS Theatre, Westport
Sunday 22 September: The Fletcher Building Festival Club, Christchurch (2 shows)
Wednesday 25 September: Ashburton Events Centre, Ashburton
Thursday 26 September: The Union Hall, Dunedin
Saturday 28 September: Wanaka Events Centre, Wanaka
Sunday 29 September: Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown
Wednesday 02 October: The Civic Theatre, Invercargill
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
'Journey's End' has just been uploaded and is now live at: http://youtu.be/gw28Udr4WJQ
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: