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Chris Knox - this Fri 23 May


Chris Knox - this Fri 23 May

Chris Knox (Toy Love / Tall Dwarfs) '...a cheerful misfit who has perfected the art of doing whatever the hell he wants!" $10 9pm Friday 23rd May Note Change of Date.

With singer / songwriter Daniel Loughnan @ 7.30pm and The Darcy Perry Band ( http://www.darcyperry.co.nz) at 11.30pm

>From one of New Zealands very first punk bands in 1977, the to the more ambitiously melodic Toy Love, Chris has a reputation as a wonderful live performer, capable of frightening forays into the audience. Possessed of a superb voice, an ear for glorious melodies, a quick with and a taste for the unusual and eclectic when it comes to instruments and recording, Chris has carved himself a sizeable niche in the underground word.

Chris, in partnership with Alec Bathgate, his guitarist from Toy Love, eventually settled down as the Tall Dwarfs. These two have delivered a string of wonderfully demented records ever since (the latest, Stumpy, was released just this year). Tall Dwarfs projects have given both Chris and Alec the opportunity to take the do-it-yourself ethic as far as they like. These two accomplished graphic designers usually take turns at creating all visual aspects of Tall Dwarfs releases, resulting in unique packaging concepts and swags of stickers, postcards, day-glo covers and more

French magazine Rocksound recently referred to him as "that gentle psychopath, Chris Knox" - on a good night, with a banana-short bedecked Knox bearing down on you from a stage, maniacal grin fixed in place, we can definitely understand what they mean. But then there's also the guy who created "Not Given Lightly", the love song to end all love songs.

This is an opportunity not to be taken lightly, and the Temple is well honoured to present Chris at his finest.

Auckland's hottest new band plays the blues with a ferocity and passion that will floor you! Soul singer, blues stringer Darcy Perry puts on a different show every night with his trademark intensity and a rock solid band that includes internationally renowned blues musicians Freddy Limbert (who toured the Mississippi with blues great, the late Willie Foster) and Simen 'blue keys' Taylor (Norway's finest blues piano player). Local legend Paul Merriott provides infectious bass grooves and Craig Bracken blows tones on his harmonica that wake the dead in Chicago.

If you want to experience electric blues in its purest form, this band will deliver. Set after blistering set.


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