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‘Rock2wgtn’ Suprises Industry

Issued: Thursday, 29 November 2007 IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘Rock2wgtn’ Suprises Industry By Introducing Virtually Unkown New Zealand Band To Easter 2008 Programme In Wellington!


In 2006 Capital C: Concerts took Wellington band Pearl and had them open for Elton John at the Westpac Stadium in front of 35,000 people. The band then went onto open for Eric Clapton at the Mission shortly thereafter. This year the company is presenting Strike Percussion to open for Elton in New Plymouth and in Christchurch the fast rising band ‘The Valves” who proved they can produce video, CD and stage performances well above many of their NZ contemporaries will open for Bon Jovi.

‘When we announced ROCK2WGTN a couple of weeks ago our office email and PO Box was flooded with CD,s, Bio’s and letters from over 75 New Zealand and Australian bands who wanted to get onto the programme for Easter,’ says Phil Sprey of Capital C: Concerts, “with our partners Pacific Entertainment we treat all these enquiries very seriously regardless of whether they are well known or just starting out and look for the stand out presentation and production - the flare!”

Why Sonic Altar?
“ I was driving around Wellington between appointments a week ago, and my son was feeding CD after CD into the cars audio when one track just leaped out in its vocal and musical style and quality,” said Sprey. “It was like listening to Ozzy Osbourne and Led Zepplin simultaneously. They had the ‘X’ factor others just didn’t have.”

Sonic Altar will play sets on both nights at ROCK2WGTN exposing them to an audience of over 80,000 people and to the likes of KISS, Ozzy Osbourne and other international bands still to be announced. Sprey says, “they are in very big company and will be noticed globally by their inclusion. Watch out NZ and World these guys have the potential to go far.”


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