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Splore Living Lounge presents Michael Rose


Kia ora and Greetings

Happy New Year to you all

The summer is sizzling and we are delighted to add to the Splore Living Lounge line up Michael Rose of Black Uhuru and Liam Finn

Splore Living Lounge opens on Western Park, Ponsonby, Auckland from February 26 – March 1 as part of the inaugural Auckland Fringe Festival, featuring international cult comedy/music act The Cuban Brothers, the hit show of Splore 08, The Butterfly Zoo cabaret show, together with top New Zealand musician Liam Finn and Grammy Award-winning Jamaican singer Michael Rose (Black Uhuru).

Opening the four-day Living Lounge programme on Thursday 26 February will be timeless Jamaican singer Michael Rose. The 51-year-old reggae singer and songwriter has been at the forefront of Jamaican music for more than 30 years and is best known as the frontman for Black Uhuru. Rose also tours, records and releases material as a solo artist and has an international following with number one single ‘Shoot Out’ recorded with producer John John in 2007 and a new album ‘Great Expectations’ released in 2008.

Michael Rose

BIENVENIDOS SENORS Y SENORITAS! The legendary Butterfly Zoo has transformed into hot and steamy 1970's Havana - Castro, cartels, Scarface...afros, hotpants and g-strings, starring the internationally infamous Cuban Brothers! Outrageously funny, they also believe they are TRULY sexy. With our Fidelicious all-star Cabaret line-up, dress to 70's excess and join in the raucous antics of the two hottest party nights of the summer!

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The Cuban Brothers - Splore 06

Top NZ talent Liam Finn wraps up The Living Lounge on Sunday 1 March. Voted one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 10 acts to watch for 2008, Liam Finn has rapidly become a true talent on the international stage and his brilliant debut album ‘I’ll be Lightning’ has earned him a huge following. His exciting live shows wow audiences wherever he goes with gorgeous melodies, his self-effacing style and musical experimentation.

Liam is supported by Josephine Costain who has been stunning audiences with her unique, beautiful and passionate music for nearly a decade.

Liam Finn

More shows and free daytime activities to be announced soon. Be sure to get your tickets to shows of your choice soon - capacity in the Splore Living Lounge is limited.

Tickets are on sale now for all shows from

Conch Records, Native Agent and Real Groovy Auckland

Michael Rose - Thurs 26 Feb - $40 + BF

The Butterfly Zoo feat. The Cuban Brothers - Fri and Sat 27/28 Feb - $45 + BF

Liam Finn - Sun 1 March - $40 + BF



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