It all began with a bunch of friends in a garage in South Auckland playing acoustic guitars.
And from those humble beginnings rose Herbs, one of New Zealand’s and the Pacific’s most loved bands. Kiwis abroad and Australian lovers of the Pacific reggae sound now have the chance to witness up close the powerful songs that made Herbs famous as Herbs Acoustic pays a visit.
Herbs Acoustic, comprising of three of long-time members, offers the opportunity to experience Herbs in their unplugged format, stripped back as it was in the beginning and presenting the true essence of their sound, and reviving their much-loved songs in an acoustic format with clear, uncluttered vocals and unmistakable harmonies.
Since the 1980s Herbs’ special sound has endured, defying changing times and musical fancies. Not only has the band made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand’s musical history, earning a place in the NZ Music Hall of Fame in 2012, it also marked NZ history with songs that raised and championed social and political issues.
Joining them for this tour is former ‘When the Cats Away’ and ‘Ladykillers’ member Annie Crummer. Brian May of Queen once dubbed her “The voice of one in a million.” The double-platinum, and gold-selling artist has supported Michael Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney, and Ray Charles, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Pacific Music Awards.
Delivering the magic of their full 7 piece live band experience is Brisbane’s PAUA! Celebrating the success of their #1 release of the REM classic ‘Losing My Religion’ on both the Australian and New Zealand iTunes reggae charts, ‘Feel the Fire’ and the cruisy single ,‘Crazy Bout You, along with sharing the stage with reggae giants ‘Katchafire,‘1814’, ‘Julian Marley’, ‘The Green’ at festivals and shows around Australia and New Zealand. PAUA, LIVE are not to be missed. Infusing sweet harmonies, melody and deep grooves to create a unique Soulful/RnB/Rootz Reggae sound that entrances and enthrals all ages.
The magic combination of Herbs Acoustic, Annie Crummer and PAUA ensures a night of spellbinding musical entertainment. “
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You may have seen or heard the story about a group of kiwi hip hop dancers who went to Vegas for world competition…the really cool, beautiful and inspiring one where they are aged from 66yrs – 94yrs of age! Hip Hop-eration The Movie premiered last night to a packed audience and looks set to take the world by storm with their amazing story!
Very special also that the theme song ‘Life Is For Living’ for this movie is sung by Hannah Leigh, Rap is Kings and music by the talented Marshall Smith from The Sound Room NZ!
Enjoy the latest offering from NZ producer KINGS ‘DO ME RIGHT’. (Chillstep)
Listen to all KINGS official remixes:
Hands to the Sky- Terri B (Kings Remix)
Jolyon Petch and Sian Evans – Reach (Kings Remix)
Jason Eli – Music is Life feat Kevin Mark Trail (The streets)(Kings official remix)
• Kings 1st single off EP Transaction, ‘AINT COMING DOWN’ a collaboration with DJ General Lee received support and radio play in NZ on major Radio stations ZM FM and George FM, and and was also added to NZ ON AIR kiwi hit disk 166 December 2013.
• performed at the official after party for Macklemore in Wellington March 12th 2014 with DJ General Lee
• performed at Highlife NYE event on Waiheke Island NZ alongside international DJ Jonathan Ulysses and other top NZ artists
• performed at Fiji island Sonasali to perform at ‘Blue Sky’ November 21st alongside top NZ and AU artists with 300 kiwi’s on the island for 3 days
• November 2013 Kings won the global remix comp for House music legend (USA) Terri B – Hands to the Sky (released November 2013) his was one of 3 remixes chosen by the house diva out of thousands. His remix is being signed to ‘lifted’ for US and Scandanavia.
• November 2013 Kings won remix competition for Club Luxury records REACH for Sian Evans (Kosheen) and Jolyon Petch.
• wrote an original track with Hannah Leigh and Club Luxury Producer Jolyon Petch –HOLD ON
• produced music for Phantom Posters for Rockstar Games NZ promo video of Grand theft Auto V
• produced music for the new fitness regime HYDROREVOLUTIONS that is about to release globally in 2014.
• Kings and General Lee Track “Promise to you’ was on Ministry of Sound NZ April 2013
Kings has also been crazy busy this year producing works with his music whanau, including Hannah Leigh’s solo album, Franko Heke’s Hip Hop EP /single ‘Bobby Doll’, Mike Class album ‘Prolific’, Kruff Kurtis & Kings ‘Floorfillers’ EP / single ‘Shut It Down’ and Kristine Greene’s single ‘Empty Conversation’.
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“Odyssey” a track off The Wyld’s EP ABstract landed the Anthem track for the USA McDonalds 2014 Sochi Winter Games Campaign. View official AD.
This has created a huge international buzz for the band with people from all over the world now discovering their sound. They have now received over 100,000 views of their video in the last 2 weeks and are receiving awesome feedback from fans here in NZ and around the globe. View the ‘lyric video’.
Filming for their official music video has just wrapped up in Qatar and will be released soon.
More exciting news for the band is that Coco Cola (USA) have come on board this week requesting The Wyld compile a Playlist for their Spotify Branding Page and they have been invited and have confirmed to perform in Toronto in May at Canadian Music Week.
Auckland based hip-hop rock trio The Wyld are far from your regular New Zealand band. Featuring Joe Pascoe, the Kiwi guitarist, Sudanese poet-turned-rapper Mo Kheir, and American keyboardist, beat maker and singer Brandon Nigri. They continue to attract a flurry of international attention, drawing strong international interest from music blogs such as Pigeons & Planes, MTV Iggy and Cassette Couture.
The Wyld’s latest release EP ABSTRACT is recieving acclaimed reviews from around the world.
“Rising From Down Under Cut Copy, Gotye, Karnivool, Lorde, the Naked And Famous, and The Wyld are making a big splash in foreign waters!” READ FULL REVIEW FROM GRAMMY.COM
“The Wyld is the best thing to come out of the New Zealand music scene in a long time (I didn’t stutter). With Abstract, their most recent studio release, they do everything but disappoint, especially considering this album was made available for whatever you’re willing to pay (free included) on the band’s bandcamp. Consider this the rap counterpart cross between The Neighbourhood’s I Love You and Woodkid’s The Golden Age with a rap style that approaches that of Scott Mescudi. With atmospheric tracks like “Confusion” and near-tribal beats like that of “Odyssey” it’s very easy to claim The Wyld’s work as some of the most unique and original Hip Hop of the year for certain and very plausibly of all time”
TOUR DATES 2014
CHRISTCHURCH: 27 FEBRUARY, UCSA ORIENTATION 2014
HAMILTON: 8 MARCH, THE BLOCK PARTY 2014
RDU Radio in Christcurch has added Odyssey to their Playlist.
MAY – CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK TORONTO
JULY/ AUGUST DATES AVAILABLE
DATES AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
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