Matthew Bannister’s ‘Evolver’ arrives at Golden Dawn Friday
One Man Bannister (Evolver), The Changing Same, The Honeywine Stones at Golden Dawn, Auckland, Friday 6 December
Following a very special debut live show at Auckland’s Thirsty Dog in September, and a great jaunt to Wellington and Paekakariki, One Man Bannister – aka Matthew Bannister – and his merry band bring the live ‘Evolver’ experience back to Auckland: to Golden Dawn (the Tavern of Power).
The album has even been reviewed
as far afield as Germany, and here William Dart
does a fascinating study of One Man
Bannister’s ‘Evolver’ and other Beatles’
covers here on his New Horizons
Russell Brown said this after the debut show in September: “I’ll certainly be there if and when they return. It was a lovely evening.” From Public Address.
The One Man Bannister live band is Matthew Bannister (vocals, guitar), Nick Johnston (keys), Paul Methven (guitar, vox), Brad Blackie (bass), Eman Comer (drums), Martin Griffiths (cello).
Support will be from the Changing Same (Matthew's originals band) plus a few songs by Paul Methven (aka The Honeywine Stones).
The 'Evolver' album is available on CD, and The Changing Same's new EP 'Make Up My Mind' is out now too.
On ‘Evolver’ Matthew Bannister (Sneaky Feelings, the Dribbling Darts of Love, the Weather) has reinterpreted what is widely considered the Beatles’ greatest album, ‘Revolver’. Here he channels the songs either in terms of other Beatles songs, their influences, or other artists whom they have influenced. Hence “Tomorrow Never Knows” has an early 90s Madchester indie dance feel, “Yellow Submarine” is reggae, “She Said She Said” becomes a folk-rock waltz, and “For No One” an upbeat country number. And although re-interpretations of “classic” albums are fairly common now, this is the first time one artist has covered a whole Beatles album in a way that both remains true to the spirit of the original while also adding a new twist (and shout).