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Boh Runga brings stellar sounds to Auckland Zoo

10 January 2006

Boh Runga brings stellar sounds to Auckland Zoo

Award-winning singer-songwriter Boh Runga, with special guest Nathan King, get the Coca-Cola ZooMusic series off to a stellar start on Saturday 21 January, 6pm-9pm.

Both these Kiwi talents, who have songs featured in APRA's 'Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time', will be performing material from their respective upcoming new albums. Fresh from working on the much-anticipated third album from stellar*, the talented Boh lends the only female voice to the 6pm-9pm twilight concert series, which runs until March. Nathan King, lead singer of the former smash hit Kiwi band Zed, takes the stage after acoustic brother duo Chris and Graham Sanders, to perform an acoustic set of new songs from his upcoming solo album.

Nathan says he'll also be happy to throw in a few old Zed favourites should he gets any requests. Boh will be joined on stage by stellar* bassist, Kurt Shanks, and Stevie G from Rhombus, on keys. Along with material from her new album, she will also be performing hits from the chart-topping albums, Mix and Magic Line.

Aside from a guest performance at the 2005 Music Awards, this is Boh's first live gig in a few years, so one she is excited about. "I'm looking forward to playing, especially performing the new songs. It will be the first time some of the songs will be heard by an audience. And to play at such an interesting venue! What a great debut!" says Boh. The first single, Whiplash, from stellar's new album, is scheduled for release early next month, with the album due out later this year.

Concert-goers are invited to come early and make a day of it with friends and family at Auckland's best park. Most of the animals will still be up enjoying the warmth of the summer evenings during the series. Food and refreshments will be available at the licensed Darwin's café, or the bar and BBQs set up near the Band Rotunda. A range of delicious food hampers can also be pre-ordered from Darwin's café (phone 09 360 5261), and Weta Café will be open late. Coca-Cola ZooMusic tickets can be pre-purchased now at the zoo (ph 09 360 3805, www.aucklandzoo.co.nz ) or through Ticketek. With limited capacity, and tickets expected to sell fast, we recommend advance booking.

Tickets: Adults $20, Children (4+yrs) $10 and $50 for a three-concert multi-ticket or family pass (2 adults, 2 children). Every pre-purchased ticket enters you in the draw to win some fantastic prizes, including a $3,000 music package from MusicWorks. To find out more about Coca-Cola ZooMusic, happening in the lush and intimate surrounds of Auckland Zoo, visit www.aucklandzoo.co.nz

KEY DATES: Saturday 21 January 6pm Boh Runga Sunday 29 January 6pm Katchafire Saturday 4 February 6pm Nesian Mystik Saturday 11 February 6pm Pluto Friday 17 February 6pm The Black Seeds Saturday 25 February 6pm Don McGlashan and the Seven Sisters Sunday 5 March 6pm Che Fu


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