Fly My Pretties - Festival Club, Christchurch

Fly My Pretties - Festival Club, Christchurch


Monday 23 September.
Doors & Bar Open from 5pm. Show at 7pm sharp

Age Restriction: All Ages

Fly My Pretties has proudly introduced many breakthrough musicians over the past decade and once again bring together an exciting mix of undiscovered & established talent to join founder, Barnaby Weir.

With a cast that reflects a diverse mix of New Zealand’s musical landscape, the Homeland Tour welcomes the following musicians: Anika Moa, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Kara Gordon, Louis McDonald, Mark Vanilau, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson, Ryan Prebble & Shaun Blackwell.

New cast members include: Two time Tui-nominated folk musician, Mel Parsons; singer, Maori TV presenter & Reggae All Star member Ria Hall who despite joining FMP for one-off shows has never recorded with the cast; Kara Gordon – an amazing undiscovered talent who is in Europe working with Finlay Quaye and the Alabama 3; Louis McDonaldsinger & guitarist of rising stars, Five Mile Town who just won the 2013 International Songwriting Competition; Mark Vanilau who is known for performing alongside the country’s great names including Dave Dobbyn and is one third of ‘Vanilau, Maxwell, Baker’ (alongside Warren Maxwell & Louis Baker); Shaun Blackwell an up and coming singer-guitarist in the capital’s folk/country outfit, John The Baptist; and finally a member who needs little introduction, Anika Moa who is currently writing her new album before heading off on the road with FMP – hopefully to road test a song or two!

Returning cast members include Barnaby Weir (Fly My Pretties founder and The Black Seeds front man); Ryan Prebble (talented singer and guitarist from Wellington Blues band, The Nudge); drummer Jarney Murphy, bass player Mike Fabulous, and keys player Nigel Patterson (all The Black Seeds).

The tour will see Fly My Pretties hark back to their musical roots with a sound reminiscent of their first 2 live albums - Live at Bats & The Return Of – an unashamedly kiwi sound stepped in folk, roots, soul & rock. 

Fly My Pretties are travelling to 18 towns to perform and record their new album plus the classics. Expect an intimate show and a new visual concept that will uniquely reflect upon the heritage & heartland of New Zealand.

More info on the cast can be found by clicking here

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