Three Adult Females at Katipo Cafe
* Three Adult Females
Stings, bites and ballads from
Hinemoana Baker, Tyree Robertson and Christine White
Saturday 29 July, 2006
Katipo Cafe, 76 Willis St, Wellington
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Katipo spider - the adult female is three times the size of the male.
Hmmm...interesting. Come to Katipo Cafe Willis Street, Saturday 29 July for a night of searing, sexy rock, stinging commentary, biting ballads and warm, red-light romancing from three adult females: Tyree Robertson, Hinemoana Baker and Christine White.
These women are powerful solo artists collaborating for the first time in a no-miss threesome. All three have reputations that precede them. In fact, it wouldn't be going too far, as one local radio DJ did recently, to describe them as 'Their Royal Highnesses'. They've all toured nationally several times and Christine internationally, too. Between them they've released seven studio albums and featured on many beloved NZ compilations (Tuwhare, He Karanga, Kosovo Benefit CD).
Hinemoana's debut album 'puawai' (Jayrem Records), released in 2004, was a finalist for the NZ Music Awards and the APRA Silver Scrolls Award for songwriting. Christine's third album, 'Pirouette', also released in 2004, follows her top-selling acoustic CD 'Pure White' and the full brass-section sound of 'Live at Helen Youngs' - recorded at a 2000 invitation-only concert for National Radio. Tyree Robertson's album 'Gladeye' (Jayrem Records) was released in
2005 and has been embraced from Gore to Gisborne during her recent tour to launch the CD. Tyree is sponsored nationwide by Musicworks and Ibanez guitars.
Christine White and Tyree Robertson have grown up in and out of the Auckland music scene. Pop-rock powerhouse Christine recently moved to Wellington from 18 years in the big smoke.
Tyree performed there for many years as the scorching Henrietta Ford, blues-raunch artiste extraordinaire. The 'glorious, unfettered, so-laid-back-she?s-nearly-horizontal'
Hinemoana Baker - as described by literary website 'leafsalon' - is a poet and songwriter who's been Wellington-based for longer, currently living on the Kapiti Coast.
So what have other people said about these artists? Here's a taste:
'Vocal presence, power and songs others would kill for.' - NZ Herald
'Cut from the same cloth as any of Neil Finn's best...delve deeper into this, her first studio produced album, and you will find electronic sounds, drum loops, unusual percussion and edgy guitar that takes her closer to the fractured pop of Aimee Mann...A convincingly strong album that...does at last capture White's songwriting talent.' - NZ Musician
'Baker sings of the power of nature in a way which is heartfelt but never cloyingly sentimental, of the fires of love which both warm and sear the heart, and of her heritage...You have been warned of a major talent.' - NZ Herald
'First, foremost, there's the voice. It's a fine wine of a voice, pinot of course - rare, exquisite, the sort found hidden in some wine-snob's cellar. The sort you might buy once in a lifetime, just for a taste of how the other half lives.' - Nelson Evening Mail
'Poetry was dubbed 'the new rock'n'roll' by Tyree Robertson, a singer at the heart of the Wellington scene...she punched out love and hard rock, as expected, making the audience sit up and ask for more.' - NZ Poetry Society Newsletter
'Went to the Songwriter's Showcase at Kitty O'Shea's last night, and I have to say Tyree Robertson has the most kickass voice. During the other performers, people were chatting, vaguely listening, generally a little restless.
Within half a song Tyree had us spellbound. She's gutsy and uncompromising, and she managed to sing a song about angels and miracles without being corny. In fact, it made me go misty...' - You are a china shop I am a bull
Katipo Cafe is red. It's warm, and it does fantastic chocolate cake.
And this is an extraordinary triumverate. As one humble fan
writes: 'As someone who went to Glastonbury Festival every year since I was 5 years old these three are the closest I've come to being knocked off my feet by a raging PJ Harvey in an electric pink lycra catsuit.
'And that's what I want from the ladies. I want real music, I want smack in the face rock n roll and soulful tripping over notes and I wanna see us do it way better than the boys. I want to have women music heroes to pin up on my wall and idolise like I did the boy rockstar - and these are the ladies for the job.
'They'll make you want to play air guitar and swing on the microphone. And not only that - they're crooners, too: words and music lilting over imagery and chords that pull at the heart strings and draw a gallery of images across the mind...Delicious.'
Gig starts 8pm sharp. There'll be a door-charge of $10 - a bargain three-for-one price.