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Arthur Ahbez to Play Two Shows In March

Arthur Ahbez to Play Two Shows In March

Best described as a soul lost in the spirit of song, Arthur Ahbez is found around the outskirts of town donning a good pair of roman sandals and a cactus shirt.

Arthur Ahbez will be playing two shows this March in New Zealand, with further dates to be announced for May.

Finding solace in the ethos of Jazz, Folk, and Psychedelic movements of the 1960's, many such artists played a part in shaping his own song writing inclinations and musical outlook.

After parting ways with his first band Welfare Mothers, Arthur found freedom in building sounds on his own – expressions which reflect his understanding for honest, versatile music.

His penchant for DIY recording was blessed with an 8 track tape deck, found under a pile of flannel shirts – this marked a two year long writing and recording process for his recently released, acid folk debut album, Gold.

With the blood type of a nu-folk nostalgic poet, Arthur's music is mainly focused around the art of capturing moments. From somber folk acoustic tracks to loud hip swinging jams, his music does all it can to push open doors and invite people to take part in the moment.

As a live band Arthur performs with a four-piece known as Superbird, with which he works to create high energies and emotions. Brothers Chanan and Rikihana Douglas are on drums and bass respectively - aside from sharing a band, they share 12 siblings. Anton Tennet is on organ and Thod Schmit plays percussion. And when he's not A.W.O.L, Michael Barnett is the band's genius lead guitarist and full time biologist.

2014 will see Arthur tour New Zealand and there are promises of more golden material later in the year.

Show details
March 27th at Major Toms, Mount Maunganui
March 29th at Golden Dawn, Auckland

Bandcamp: http://arthurahbez.bandcamp.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/arthur-ahbez
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arthurahbez
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/233266410210169/

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