Hey Loop friends!

We've got some pretty exciting stuff to announce...


Fly My Pretties has proudly introduced many breakthrough musicians over the past decade and once again, the Homeland Tour brings together an exciting mix of undiscovered and 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 McDonald singer & 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 Homeland Tour will see Fly My Pretties hark back to their musical roots with a sound reminiscent of their first two live albums - Live at Bats and The Return Of – an unashamedly kiwi sound stepped in folk, roots, soul and rock. 

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

Tickets are now on sale!
For all dates, ticket links & more info head to: loop.co.nz/events/upcoming

An announcement further detailing the visual concept will be released soon.

Stuff.co.nz & More FM present

Thurs 05 Sept: Te Ahu, Kaitaia
Fri 06 Sept: Turner Centre, Kerikeri
Sat 07 Sept: Forum North Expo Hall, Whangarei
Sun 08 Sept: Town Hall, Dargaville
Tues 10 Sept: Mercury Theatre, Auckland
Weds 11 Sept: Mercury Theatre, Auckland
Thurs 12 Sept: Founders Theatre, Hamilton
Fri 13 Sept: The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth
Sat 14 Sept: The Royal Wanganui Opera House, Wanganui
Sun 15 Sept: Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings
Weds 18 Sept: The Opera House, Wellington
Fri 20 Sept: Nelson School of Music, Nelson - SOLD OUT
Sat 21 Sept: NBS Theatre, Westport
Sun 22 Sept: The Fletcher Building Festival Club, Christchurch - SOLD OUT
Weds 25 Sept: Ashburton Events Centre, Ashburton
Thurs 26 Sept: The Union Hall, Dunedin
Sat 28 Sept: Wanaka Events Centre, Wanaka
Sun 29 Sep: Queenstown Memorial Hall, Queenstown
Weds 02 Oct: The Civic Theatre, Invercargill

Thanks to all our lovely partners who made the tour possible: Moa Brewing Company, Phoenix Organics Drinks, Yealands Estate Wines, Creative New Zealand, Ticketek, Jucy Rentals and Bluebridge. 


TEDxAuckland - The final countdown!

Once again Loop is helping with TEDxAuckland and just quietly, we're pretty excited! Happening on Saturday 3rd August, speakers include some of the best and brightest to come from our fair shores inlcuding musician and key Māori traditional instrumentalist, Richard Nunns and former Prime Minister Helen Clark.

For all info and ticket links head along to the TEDxAuckland website