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

 


Hairy Soul Man: The Comedy Soul Train Is Coming To NZ

Hairy Soul Man: The Comedy Soul Train Is Coming To New Zealand

Come on a sexual odyssey with Australian award winning musical comedian Kai Smythe as he explores the human condition through the power of soul music. Featuring an 7 piece band consisting of the best emerging soul musicians Australia and New Zealand has to offer, Hairy Soul Man will slowly undress your inhibitions and make sweet passionate love to your imagination. Join this comedy music extravaganza under the proscenium arch of the Auckland Town Hall from 15- 17 Mayand Wellington’s own Bodega 8-10 of May.

Hairy Soul Man will transcend the comedy genre to blow the clothes right off the audience using infectious grooves in a sexually explosive (think confetti canons) stage show. Ranging from serial killer love songs to the lament of the first world blues, the show will extract soul and blues music from its roots and inject it into the modern context.

Hairy Soul Man (Kai Smythe) has been creating and performing his own independent theatre, music and film projects and a graduate of the Victorian College of Arts. Smythe co-created In Search of Atlantis which toured nationally in 2010 picking up the Melbourne Cabaret Festival Award at Melbourne Fringe and nominated for Best Cabaret at the Adelaide Fringe. In 2011 he co-wrote Sexytime! a physical comedy based on the history of attraction. The show enjoyed a sell-out season at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and critically acclaimed performances at the Adelaide Fringe & Edinburgh Fringe.

Heading up the 7-piece soul band will be Musical Director, James O’Brien. O’Brien is a Melbourne based composer and musician. Starting his career at the Conservatory of Music in Brisbane, he went on to co-create The Boat People, a four piece indie rock band. The Boat People toured nationally and internationally, receiving numerous awards and repeat airplay on Triple J.

Please follow the link to the official music video – Loving Myself – www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzE0aENcISM and/or watch a few clips of the live performance in Melbourne - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx-I_2vXVvg

Winner – Melbourne Cabaret Award, Melbourne Fringe
“Pure Genius.” – Herald Sun, Melbourne
“The best show at this year’s comedy festival….an absolute must see” - YAWP Mag

WELLINGTON Dates: 8 - 10 May, 8.30pm Venue: Bodega, 101 Ghuznee St, City Tickets: Adults $28, Conc. $25 Bookings: undertheradar.co.nz
AUCKLAND Dates: 15 - 17 May, 7pm Venue: Comedy Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queens St Tickets: Adults $28, Conc. $25 Bookings: 09 970 9700 or ticketmaster.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: Howard Davis On Olivier Assayas' 'Personal Shopper'

Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper is stylish, mysterious, and very strange indeed. It manages to be both ghost story and suspense thriller, yet also a portrait of numbed loneliness and ennui , held together by an peculiarly inexpressive performance from ... More>>

Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news