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This Fri!-Funky guitar diva Karen Hunter

This Fri!-Funky guitar diva Karen Hunter

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Karen Hunter With support from Kat McDowell 8pm Friday 13th June $10 - door sales

"...ridiculously accomplished......" Metro magazine

We are extremely lucky to have the fabulous Karen Hunter performing at the Temple this Friday, with support from a very talented up and coming songwriter Kat McDowell.

If you've seen Karen before you'll know this is a show not to be missed, and if you haven't seen her, then don't miss her!!

A unique singer/songwriter with sassy humour and slinky grooves, Karen Hunter is at the forefront of original New Zealand music. From the raw and funky live CD "Inside Outside" (2001), through the sensuous melodies, fretless bass, subtle cello and vocal percussion which permeate her debut CD "The Private Life of Clowns" (1998), it is hard to confine Hunter to any specific genre. Her albums explore the diversity of her musical taste and experience.

Hunter is a rhythmic player and a unique combination of melody and groove characterizes her sound. She utilizes a percussive thumb technique, independent bass lines and finely placed harmonics to add sparkle. Her early influences include Joan Armatrading, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Patti Smith, providing her with an appreciation of passion and power in many different forms. She is not afraid to experiment with texture, and finds a way to fit ambient soundscapes alongside distorted acoustic guitars.

"Sex and sensuality are as much a theme of Hunter's songs as they are a feature of her music, you can feel what she is singing about in the supple rhythms and seductive grooves." The New Zealand Listener

"Songwriting this good can not be faked." Ripitup magazine

"A full bountiful voice matched with a wild sensitive spirit." Pavement magazine

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