Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Karen Anslow and Her Fellow Sinners Present: 27

Karen Anslow and Her Fellow Sinners Present:

27

10.00pm 14-16 February 2013, 8.00pm 17 February 2013
Daddy O’s, 90-92 Manners Street
Tickets: $18 /15
Bookings: www.dashtickets.co.nz


This show wasn’t even Karen’s idea. A friend suggested she take classics from the members of the 27 Club and perform them in her own jazzy, sensual style. Karen immediately recognised a simple yet brilliant idea, and how it was perfect for the NZ Fringe Festival.

The “27 Club” is an infamous group of musicians who all died at the age of 27. It includes impressive names such as Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse. Anticipation is already building. “You HAVE to do Smells Like Teen Spirit!” one fan has stated. Karen will not confirm the full set list as yet – “You have to have some secrets” she says with a knowing smile.

“I don’t want to focus on how they died young” Karen explains. “I want to celebrate their perpetual 27th birthdays and the fact they were here with us at all.”

Karen enjoyed success with “Sophisticated Sinner” in August 2012, her first foray into singing with her own band. This time it’s even more challenging. “It’s a little scary taking these firm favourites and putting our own spin on them. I’m enjoying discovering them anew and I’m very fortunate to have such talented musicians backing me up.’” says Karen.

As a sneak peek, the show will include People Are Strange, Lithium, Purple Haze and Back to Black. But that’s all for now….

Join us at Daddy O’s for sensual sounds and old friends made new.


BIOGRAPHIES:

Karen Anslow is a graduate of Natioanl Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) who has been living in Wellington for the past seven years. During that time she has appeared in numerous fringe shows, a Capital E tour and lots of improv for WIT. Her highlight so far has been co-writing and performing the title role in the successful one act musical “Becoming The Courtesan” at BATS. Karen is a classically trained singer who has performed opera to karaoke and plenty in between. In August 2012 she performed her first one person cabaret style show “Sophisticated Sinner” to enthusiastic audiences.

HER FELLOW SINNERS (the Band)

Tane Upjohn-Beatson – Guitar and Arrangement. Tane is a Wellington based composer and sound designer working primarily on theater and independent films. He also performs regularly as a live accompanist for improvised theater. He has worked on over twenty NZ plays and films, receiving Chapman Tripp nominations for the Constance Scott Kircaldie Outstanding Composer of Music Award in both 2009 (A Most Outrageous Humbug) and 2010 (Katydid),and the Park Road Post Production Sound Designer Of The Year Award in 2011 (The Engine Room), as well as a V 48 hours nomination for sound design in 2009. Most recently he worked on the score for the successful indie movie How To Meet Girls From A Distance.

Alan Burden – Drums. Alan grew up in Zambia in a place where the sound of drums was a nightly occurrence, and he has been playing drums and percussion pretty much ever since. His original playing roots are very much jazz-based, including a two-year stint as the drummer for the Rodger Fox Big Band in its earlier days. Alan has been the principal percussion player for Wellington-based Flamenco dance group Desde Sevilla for several years, and recently completed a successful week-long season with them at Circa Theatre in support of Barcelona based flamenco guitarist Paul Bosauder and vocalist Cristina Lopez. Alan’s other recent or current musical involvements and activities include playing percussion on a regular basis for Wellington-based rock band the Rodrigo Bros, playing ‘vintage drumset’ for Wellington group the Paradise Dance Band and playing drum set for Wellington-based groups City Jazz and the Capital Performing Arts dance band.

Sue Windsor – Keyboard. The strong silent type - Sue is well sought after as a pianist in the local musical theatre scene. Let’s just say she is awesome. Cause she is.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Until Dawn - Pick Your Own Horrible Adventure

Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn sees a group of dumb sexy teenagers take a trip to a spooky mansion atop a mountain. It is, obviously, a horror game. However, the game is so ridiculous it turns out to be more of a comedy. More>>

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news