Fly My Pretties are today proud to announce the cast for our only two shows in summer 2016! The 15 strong cast will take to the stage in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday February 12 & the following day at Auckland Zoo on Saturday February 13.

For this run of shows, frontman Barnaby Weir has assembled a cast of FMP favourites, along with a couple of new faces who are beyond excited to enter the fold. For the first time, Holly Arrowsmith will join the cast for two shows. The Southern songstress has been turning heads all over the world on the back of her critically acclaimed debut album For The Weary Traveller, released earlier in 2015. Fresh off an Australiasian tour, Arrowsmith will join the Pretties fray for the first time with her brand of poetic folk.

Also joining the cast for the second time after an extremely successful stint in early 2015 is Bailey Wiley. One of the most exciting talents in the NZ music scene, Bailey has just returned from Berlin where she has been putting the finishing touches on her brand new EP Still On My Mind. 2016 is set to be a huge year for neo-soul artist Bailey Wiley, and it all kicks off with two FMP shows!

It is also a pleasure to welcome back for the first time in over two years Shaun Blackwell! Now based in London with his new band Night Shades, Blackwell will return to NZ for this run of shows, bringing with him his signature folk/country stylings and punk delivery. Other notable returning cast members include Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Laughton Kora, Kara Gordon and Ryan Prebble to name a few! Mel Parsons is also fresh off being named one of the finalists for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll, and Mara TK from Electric Wire Hustle is nominated for Best Electronic Act at the 2015 Vodafone NZ Music Awards. 

Both shows are on sale now! All the ticketing info below.


Anna Coddington, Bailey Wiley, Barnaby Weir, Holly Arrowsmith, Iraia Whakamoe (The Nudge), Jarney Murphy (The Black Seeds), Kara Gordon, Laughton Kora, Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle), Mel Parsons, Mike Fabulous (Lord Echo), Nigel Patterson (The Black Seeds), Ria Hall, Ryan Prebble (The Nudge), Shaun Blackwell (Night Shades)


The Royal Takeover – Fly My Pretties w/ Tiki Taane
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Friday February 12, 2016
Tickets available now from Ticketek

Fly My Pretties Live – One North Island Show Only
Auckland Zoo, Western Springs
Saturday February 13, 2016
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster

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