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

 


Augmented Fourth: The hits keep coming...

Augmented Fourth: The hits keep coming...

‘Versatile, talented musicians’ bring their musical comedy to Wellington

After a cracker Auckland season and a successful Pledge Me campaign, the boys behind Augmented Fourth are back in Wellington to wow the festival with their own brand of musical comedy genius. And despite already creating an hour of brand new material together for their debut duo performance, they’re still cranking out more hits; bespoke comedic ditties for their amazing pledgers.

Songs so far have included Disney inspired tune ‘This Is So Hard’, romantic ballad ‘Adrianne with an A’, and a delightfully absurd ode to the mothers of the world in a folk/rock tribute incorporating that primary school favourite, the recorder. Full videos can be watched at http://www.youtube.com/user/AugmentedFourthNZ/videos

Opening 7pm Tuesday at Fringe Bar, the full show delivers rap, classical, stadium rock, and more written and performed by two of the country’s most talented musical comedians. Book now at Ticketek!

About Augmented Fourth:

This show is the story of Augmented Fourth. Its rise from a school common room to the world’s biggest arenas seemed unstoppable, until the band split up in spectacular fashion. Reuniting for one last tour, will you be treated to the most thrilling concert of your lives, or a total meltdown?

Sam Smith is an accomplished writer, comedian, and musician, and was a national finalist in the 2011 Raw Comedy Quest. His first solo show Samantics won Best Wellington Newcomer at the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival. He writes for TV3s 7 Days, Jono and Ben at Ten, and sitcom Sunny Skies.

Robbie Ellis is a comedian, musician, composer, improviser and broadcaster based in Auckland. You name it, he can play it. After years of accompanying the country’s best improvisors and hitting the Youtubes with gems like Politics the Opera, he’s joined forces with Sam to bring their combined musical talents to the masses.

You’ve seen them together in stand-up, sketch, Song Sale, musicals, Greek tragedy, improv, ska bands, barbershop quartets and bluegrass. Now see their debut feature show. Recommended for anybody who has ever listened to any music ever.
“Sam Smith is God’s favourite NZ comedian – and mine” – Michael Palin
Genuinely hilarious plethora of talent” – Theatreview
Outstanding” – Johnsonville Library
"Ellis's... musical comedic timing and delivery is impeccable." - Theatreview


WELLINGTON
Dates: 13 - 17 May, 7pm
Venue: Fringe Bar, 26 Allen St
Tickets: Adults $18, Conc. $15, Groups of 6+ $15
Bookings: 0800 TICKETEK (842 538) or www.ticketek.co.nz
For more information contact:

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news