Amplifier Newsletter #175 - 29 June 2005
Kia ora , Last Friday night was a memorable event at the studio with the last performance ever from the band eight, with over 200 people being turned away at the door. eight performed an inspirational show with great individual performances from various members of the band to start the night. We still have stock available for the new Che Fu single 2D on 12" Vinyl. Coming up soon in the events callendar is the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior tribute concert to be held on the night of the 20th anniversary to commemorate the tragic events of July 10, 1985.
Ka kite ano.
Gramsci - Like Stray Voltage 'Like Stray Voltage' is the third release from Gramsci, its an epic that swings between majestic rock ballads and throttle open assaults to create a definite statement of intent. The songwriting is startling in its originality, drawing ona myriad of influences and fashioning them into music that is both elegant and brutal. The video for the first single to be released from the album is Fall To Earth is available to stream.
My Life Story - Schools Tour The NZ Schools Tour 2005 is slowly making its way up the country with young rockers My Life Story doing the business. A four part video diary of the action and adventure on the road with My Life Story and the 2005 NZ Schools Tour. View all parts here: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4. Also check the free download for the track Falling Out.
Win with The WBC and Amplifier To celebrate the The WBC Stonk Tour 05, The WBC, Onitsuka Tiger and Amplifier are giving away a special Stonk prize pack . One lucky winner will receive a voucher for a free pair of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, a double pass to any of the tour dates and also a copy of The WBC's Uncle Benny single. ENTER HERE
Reb Fountain - Sweet Pea Christchurch. There's something in the water down there. Whatever it is, it's producing a fine pedigree of musically talented women. Bic and Boh Runga, Anika Moa, and now Reb Fountain. Reb recently made the move to Auckland, where she is currently finishing work on her debut album. The track Sweet Pea is currently playlisted on Kiwi Fm and is exclusively available here on Amplifier.
Maximiliano Brazilian Jose Ricardo De Olieveira Ayres (no relation to Roy Ayres) came to NZ in 2002 and seamlessly incorporated himself into the Auckland music scene under the name Maximiliano. He had studied music at San Paulo University developing skills in Jazz, Blues and Brazilian roots music Check out his album Rio Lights, Auckland Nights, available in physical and digital fomats.
Probably feel alright Splitter Tammy http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/5957/probably_feel_alright_studio.html
Panic Stations Nephew Mark http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14720/panic_stations.html
Coffin Car Edward Gains Richie http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14722/coffin_car.html