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Fly My Pretties: Dunedin and Christchurch

Fly My Pretties: Dunedin and Christchurch

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Fly My Pretties

Dunedin and Christchurch
July 2006

Press Release
for Immediate Use: 13 June 2006

Fabel and LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa are pleased to announce the highly anticipated South Island appearance of Fly My Pretties in Dunedin and Christchurch. This tour will provide the public with a new opportunity to witness the platinum-selling sights, sounds and flavours of the Fly My Pretties experience.



Fly My Pretties first entered people’s hearts and minds in 2004, with the idea from The Black Seeds’ front-man Barnaby Weir and Loop’s Mikee Tucker, to assemble an exciting group of musicians for a theatre-based live show and recording. The result: the platinum-selling album ‘Fly My Pretties: Live at Bats’ (LP024), winning Best Pop Album at the NZ Music b-net Awards 2005.

Building on it, last year’s The Return of Fly My Pretties saw key members of the original cast reunite, and meet with new faces from the Wellington music scene. With the repertoire encompassing a diverse range of styles from folk-roots, to reggae, rock, new-soul, and blues; the themes repeatedly reflected the state of contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand: A nation isolated in the pacific searching for its identity.

“I was dumbstruck, in awe and, ultimately, moved. It was that damn good.” Real Groove Magazine

To represent this, The Return of Fly My Pretties had a nostalgic ‘vaudevillian’ aesthetic, complete with 1930’s working-class influenced costumes. To support the performance, a visual backdrop was lovingly crafted by some of New Zealand’s finest video-jockies, gathered together by the clever people at Nektar Films. Incorporating rare and restored film footage, supplied by The New Zealand Film Archive, and live action captured on stage, the visual backdrop was mixed live to great effect. This work can now be seen on the platinum selling DVD live record.

Barnaby Weir, front man of The Black Seeds, took the role as the creative leader of Fly Pretties, leading a flock of stunning musicians including The Phoenix Foundation’s Sam Scott, Age Pryor, Tessa Rain and rising star Hollie Smith, who collaborated previously with some of the countries top acts including Fat Freddy’s Drop, and recently disbanded TrinityRoots.

Up and coming artists included Seven Suns lead singer Adi Dick, Dan Weetman of The Black Seeds, Paselode’s Nato, Jeramiah Ross (aka Module) and much talked about Charlie ASH bassist Mailee Mathews. The cast was rounded off by Flying Nun sweetheart Brendan Moran, with The Black Seeds’ dream team Mike Fabulous on bass and Jarney Murphey on drums, who are being touted as one of the best rhythm sections in the country.

“A compilation of talent and songs that sets new standards for local shows.” Metro Magazine

The new nationwide tour of Fly My Pretties sees the talents of Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation) and Ryan Prebble added, to create something altogether unique and special. Luke Buda replaces Samuel Flynn Scott. The audience will get the chance to relive the magic of last year’s performances - and to witness the evolution of Fly My Pretties.


Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds)
Hollie Smith
Lee Prebble (The Black Seeds)
Mailee Mathews (Charlie Ash)
Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation)
Ryan Prebble
Adi Dick (Seven Suns)
Dan Weetman (The Black Seeds)
Age Pryor
Tessa Rain
Jarney Murphy (The Black Seeds)
Brendan Moran
Mike Fabulous (The Black Seeds)

Get your tickets now, only from Ticketek.
Seats at this event will be allocated – be in first to avoid disappointment.

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New Zealand Post presents

Fly My Pretties
Grand Tour

Featuring: Barnaby Weir, Hollie Smith, Module, Age Pryor, Tessa Rain, Lee Prebble, Luke Buda, Mailee Matthews, Jarney Murphy, Ryan Prebble, Adi Dick, Nato, Bredan Moran, Daniel Weetman, Mike Fabulous

Following sell-out shows in Wellington and Auckland, the all-star, all-live collective Fly My Pretties return again for a nationwide encore performance of some of their best-loved previous material along with great new songs.

The award-winning recipe combines appearnaces from the cream of this country’s musical talent with an extraordinary live multi-media performance featuring images from the New Zealand Film Archive. Set in our most majestic theatres, the result is a live spectacle in touch with our historical and cultural identity.

The Platinum-selling CDs/DVDs have been nominated for a staggering 6 national music awards.

20 July, Regent Theatre, Dunedin
21 July, Issac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
22 July, St James Theatre, Auckland
23 July, The Opera House, Wellington

Tickets: See Ticketek
Prices start at $38+bf (Dunedin)

These shoes are all All-ages and seating will be allocated.


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