Thursday, June 12, 2008

Little Bushman vs The APO

Oh yes! New Zealand music icons the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Little Bushman are joining forces for what promises to be the show of 2008. Little Bushman frontman Warren Maxwell, already a legend from his outings with Fat Freddy's Drop and Trinity Roots, and the band have been working with one of New Zealand's greatest living composers, John Psathas to score some of their killer tracks for orchestra. They will perform a selection of songs from their albums, Onus of Sand and Pendulum with the APO on Sunday 13 July at the Auckland Town Hall.

A couple of years ago the APO presented a similar show with drum and bassers, Shapeshifter, which was massive. Tickets were selling on TradeMe weeks before the show for more than 5 times the ticket price. Little Bushman are a little different with their brand of spacial, psychedelic rock. There are definitely strong influences from 60s and 70s icons like Led Zep and Jimi Hendrix but they never forget their Pacific roots and there's always a mellow groove weaving amongst the walls of guitar and keyboard.

I for one am not going to miss this!! If you've got a bCard you can get a 15% discount!