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sunday 24TH march

GENRE FLUID

Presented by Arts on Tour NZ

Genre Fluid tours 20 small New Zealand towns in March 2024, with the help of Arts On Tour NZ, showcasing their stunning fusion of contemporary music and theatre.

With their unique synergy on stage, the Nelson-based duo perform a combination of high-energy rock funk anthems and improvised acts, morphing style, sound and character into a captivating experience for all ages to groove and be moved.

The show will be split into two halves with the first being delivered predominately as improvised songs and sonic landscapes using guitar, drum machine, and vocals. The second set will be a selection of songs from their debut album, ‘The Groova Meista’, independently released in April 2023.

The duo consists of Wellington-born vocalist and performance artist, Silk Satin Suede, and Nelson-born multi-instrumentalist and looping artist, Bosho. Their journey began in 2020 where they quickly found a synergy within improvised music in Bo’s jam room in Nelson, both artists being heavily inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads and Fat Freddy’s Drop.

Genre Fluid’s engaging theatrical street performances found them early local success and they became well recognised for their creative musicality in live looping, improvisation, theatrics, humour, and their ability to adapt to all environments, making them an act well-loved by all ages. This has led them to playing on festival stages and opening for legendary Kiwi artists such as Julia Deans, Mako Road, The Narcs and Albi & The Wolves.

Genre Fluid is a fusion of contemporary music and theatre performed with a unique synergy of style, sound and character, delivering a captivating combination of high-energy rock funk anthems and improvised acts.

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Wednesday 17TH april

DOUCE AMBIANCE

Cathy Irons & Dan Robertson

Following a hugely successful national tour in 2023 as a quartet, Cathy Irons (viola/violin) and Dan Robertson (keyboard) team up to perform light jazz classics, folk dance, passionate tangos and haunting ancient melodies.

About the artists:
Cathy Irons (violin, viola) is a versatile violinist, performing regularly in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and touring ensemble concerts throughout NZ with programmes from baroque to jazz. Her playing as been described by reviewers as "sonic fireworks that dazzle with all their brilliance" and "characterised by inspirational musicianship." She has performed in the Cavell Leitch NZ Jazz and Blues Festival, the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Arrowtown Spring Arts Festival and most recently toured for Arts on Tour NZ.

Dan Robertson (piano) has performed at the New Zealand Arts Festival, with his own trio at the Christchurch jazz festival and with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for the Last Night of the Proms series. While in Melbourne Dan teamed up with award winning song writer Cam Giles-Webb and appeared on several of Cam's albums as well as regular gigs at Dizzy's Jazz Bar, The Paris Cat, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Eltham Jazz Festival, and the Castlemain Jazz Festival. His work as pianist in Trios and in Showbands on cruise ships has taken him to New York, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
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