A Day On The Green
FLY MY PRETTIES – A Day On The Green
Fly My Pretties are proud to announce their cast for the a day on the green shows with The Black Seeds and The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.
Fly My Pretties have always sought to showcase the best talent and musical diversity that New Zealand has to offer and their a day on the green shows will be a true celebration of this rich heritage and tradition.
So without further adieu, the Fly My Pretties Cast for a day on the green is:
Plus special guests
Excitingly, 13 cast members from different FMP incarnations will be returning along with the songs that they penned and performed with the collective in the past; while newcomer, Ria Hall will be joining the flock for the very first time.
With a touring party that includes The Black Seeds and The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, rumours of unannounced guest appearances are rife and bound to occur, making these shows a must see for fans.
Boasting a broad spectrum of artists, this cast line up is second to none and in terms of both male and female vocalists; possibly the best incarnation to date.
With a set spanning 1hour and 45mins, audiences will have the chance to hear songs from all four Fly My Pretties albums including classics, reworked tunes and possibly a new track or two.
Please see below for individual information on the a day on the green FMP cast.
FLY MY PRETTIES A DAY ON THE GREEN CAST MEMBERS:
Over the last year, Barnaby Weir has been anything but idle. As leader and co-founder of the Pretties concept, he toured the country with the collective in late 2011, recording the album IV along the way. As the front man of well-known outfit The Black Seeds, he’s recorded and co-produced the band’s latest album Dust And Dirt, and followed the album’s release with a humongous national and international tour…phew!
Much loved musical backbone of The Black Seeds, Jarney Murphy, has been bringing the heat and keeping the beat with the group for almost a decade. Renowned for his boundless energy and solid sense of timing, Jarney was welcomed into the Fly My Pretties fold for The Return Of… tour and has been playing the drums for the collective ever since.
A man of many guises; Mike Fabulous is the guitarist for The Black Seeds, a prolific bassist, DJ, producer, reoccurring cast member of Fly My Pretties…and an all around cool cat. Ridiculously, on top of contributing to Fly My Pretties’ IV and The Seeds’ Dust And Dirt, Mike Fab has released and toured two of his own albums in the last couple of years. Melodies was an Ethio-Jazz / Latin Boogie offering under the guise of “Lord Echo” and Unlimited Buffet, saw the brilliant and unexpected pairing of himself with Lawrence Arabia.
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer and cast member of Fly My Pretties’ Live At Bats, The Return Of… and IV, Age Pryor is considered by many to be the ultimate quiet achiever. During his career, Age has released three acclaimed albums under his own name, contributed to a raft of other albums and projects through collaborations, and has crafted music for soundtracks including Taika Waititi’s Eagle Versus Shark. Incredibly prolific, he also is a founding member and regularly plays with The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and The Woolshed Sessions.
Noted singer, songwriter, guitarist, beat maker, producer and DJ, Adi Dick, joined Fly My Pretties for the Return Of… incarnation in 2005. Since then, he’s attended the acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy, released the much talked about solo album Our Place plus a series of underground gems including a recent EP titled Spacedust. Excitingly, his return will no doubt hail the return of a few classic Pretties’ tracks to the set list!
Back home after an extensive three-month writing excursion in Europe, the enigmatic and charming songstress, Anna Coddington returns to the flock sprightlier than ever. Enchanting many with her impressive musical talents and onstage banter, the singer, guitarist and drummer has released and toured two solo albums, performed as part of Eru Dangerspiel and been recognised for her song writing as a 2011 Silver Scroll nominee.
With a reputation for her polished live act and spectacular voice, pop/soul songstress L.A. Mitchell is one in demand musician. As a solo artist she’s released two self-produced albums, collaborated on two EPs with electronic producers Isaac Aesili and D:UNK, and opened for legends including Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie. Alongside her impressive solo career, L.A. keeps busy touring with AHoriBuzz and Sola Rosa, and is a member of Dukes and Dave Dobbyn’s band. As a member of Dukes, L.A. has opened for rock legends Blondie and the Pretenders and had a Top 10, Gold Certified hit.
When it comes to music, Miss Tomlins’ reputation pretty much always precedes her. Performing with everyone from Shapeshifter and Fat Freddy’s Drop through to Twinset, Ebb, Opensouls and Hollie Smith, Lisa’s powerful, honeyed voice has made her one of the most versatile performers in the country. A cast member from the A Story tour, the veritable ‘gun-for-hire’ is back to add her distinctive touch and unmistakable voice to the FMP mix.
Through his work alongside acclaimed Kiwi future soul trio, Electric Wire Hustle, the golden voiced, world-wandering citizen, Mara TK has proven himself to be a singular force for modern music. Fluent in voice, guitar, bass and beat machines, outside of his aforementioned band, Mara TK has been blessed to both work in the studio with and perform next to Ommas Keith, Muhsinah, Jake One and is counted as an esteemed Red Bull Music Academy alumni. In the process of which, Mara has forged an artistically idiosyncratic (and highly in-demand) reputation within – but not limited to - the worlds of future soul and modern beats.
Nigel Patterson is a Wellington-based pianist, organist, composer and the keyboardist for The Black Seeds. He first joined Fly My Pretties for the A Story tour and returned for their recent outing - the IV tour. Nigel is a purveyor of vintage instruments and has a contemporary all-original composition jazz quartet under his own name. He is also the bandleader of The Mantarays - a noir exotica organ-fuelled psychedelic group, which hovers somewhere between Sun Ra and The Doors.
After a month residency in Bali with his band The Nudge, acclaimed singer and guitarist, Ryan Prebble, makes a welcome return to Fly My Pretties. Armed with a distinctive gravelly voice, which goes inexplicably from a bewitching moan to a rugged growl, Ryan has prolifically recorded and released acclaimed music under his own name, via collaborations and as a part of bands Spartacus R and The Nudge.
Hailing from the iconic Grenell tribe, youngest member Amiria is a highly regarded singer-songwriter whose honest and innocent charm has captivated audiences. After releasing and touring her acclaimed sophomore album Three Feathers in 2011, she made her Fly My Pretties debut, joining the collective for the IV tour. Since then, Grenell has been recognised for her prodigious musical talents and awarded a Tui for “Best Folk Album”.
Putting in the hard yards playing drums for Wellington psychedelic blues trio, The Nudge, Iraia has earned a healthy reputation for laying down a solid base of certifiably savage, tribal rhythms. Jumping on board for the Fly My Pretties IV tour, Iraia set to work impressing many with his innate ability to keep a beat and penchant to bust a move. Since releasing their debut EP, Big Nudge Pie, Iraia and his band mates have played a slew of top-notch shows including a recent residency at Bali’s legendary, Potato Head Beach Club.
Though joining the Fly My Pretties’ ranks for the first time, it’s unlikely that Ria Hall will be a stranger to fans. In late 2011 she not only released her acclaimed self-titled EP but also delivered an inspired performance during the Rugby Wold Cup, which was witnessed by a televised audience of millions. Having performed with Hollie Smith, Eru Dangerspiel and provided backing vocals for the 2010 reunion shows of the iconic Trinity Roots; Ria Hall has proven herself as a true talent and one to definitely be watched.
on the green – KIWI SUMMER EDITION
with Fly My Pretties, The Black Seeds & The Wellington International Orchestra
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Sunday 16 December
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