Little Bushmen and Electric Wire Hustle give Christchurch a taste of their psychedelic soul
4 Mar 2012
1st February 2012
Last September saw Little Bushman & EWH team up for two sell out nights of vibrant psychedelic and soulful music at one of Wellington’s premier live venues, the San Francisco Bathhouse. Both bands and audiences alike enjoyed it so much they thought it best to take it on the road and bring it to the fans in Christchurch
“I’m pretty excited about these next shows with EWH – I reckon it’s a perfect eclectic match for the audience to bliss out on and the last SFBH shows were electrifying. It’s all about the fans… I wish I could be in the crowd, drowning in the frequencies – mean!” ..says LB’s Warren Maxwell.
This show marks the final performance in New Zealand for Electric Wire Hustle this summer before they head onto Europe for 6 months via stop offs in Australia and the USA. EWH are very excited to share some new material from their forthcoming sophmore album with the homecrowd before taking it international with performances at WOMAD in Adelaide and SXSW in Austin, Texas in March.
After the release of their 3rd studio album Te Oranga, Little Bushman wowed audiences throughout Australia, including the prestigious Byron Bay Bluesfest and are currently planning a return in mid 2012.
“We’re mad excited about this year. SXSW is going to be nuts. Austin is so rich with music and the festival is a massive opportunity for us. We’ve been on lock down in the studio for months and we’ve got a load of new material we’re looking forward to debuting on tour. Heading on the road with the Bushies is going to be an awesome end to summer. Playing alongside them is always awesome and freaky at the same time – like a little bit of Kaitaia fire!” says EWH’s Taay Ninh
Both bands are looking forward to the opportunity to play in Christchurch where they will perform in the beautiful garden setting of Deans Bush, the location of Riccarton House that was badly damaged in the earthquakes.
“We really wanted to get down and see our people in Christchurch but have had such difficulty securing a venue! says EWH manager Hayley. Taste Events at Riccarton House have staged a series of outdoor concerts at Deans Bush to provide some entertainment and fun to Christchurch citizens and to help Taste Catering survive until the house can be rebuilt.
” They reached out to us just in time and everyone is really keen to support the cause.” adds Hayley.
“We have traveled a lot during the last few years” says Taay “but this will be our longest stint away from New Zealand to date, so we want to leave everyone at home with something memorable.
Tate Events Presents..
ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE & LITTLE BUSHMAN with Soulsystem,
Hera and House of Mountain
Sunday 4 March
Deans Bush, Riccarton
Early bird tickets $39.50
VERY Limited Gate sales $59.50
“VIP tickets $95.50 includes private seating with tables and chairs, shade, toilets, bar, allocated parking (first 50). Entry to after party and hosting. Limited to first 120.
Tickets at www.cosmicticketing.co.nz
No BYO Alcohol, glass or dogs.
ROAR, Outdoor event, will go ahead rain or shine
Win Tickets To Little Bushmen and EWH!
CHART has a double pass to Little Bushmen and Electric Wire Hustle at Deans Bush on Sun March 4l to giveaway. To go in the draw just email us the answer to this question… At which Wellington venue did the bands sell out two nights last year?
NB: Must be a CHART subscriber to enter. Comp closes Tues 14th Feb. Winner will be notified by email.