*Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) is sadly unable to open this Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. We are working hard to hopefully reschedule much of the activity from the first part of our programme including Reb Fountain & The Black Quartet: The Boy Next Door. If you hold tickets to this show, we will inform you of the new date and time as soon as details are confirmed. The full list for 4-7 March updates can be found here: www.aaf.co.nz/about/news/aaf-2021-covid-19-response AAF's COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here: http://www.aaf.co.nz/your-visit/your-tickets...*
Celebrating the Music of Nick Cave
Beyond comparison. Beyond genre. Beyond dispute.
Nick Cave pens love eulogies that’ll sink you to your knees, performs like a revivalist, croons like a drunk, weeps like a banshee, mocks like the devil. His undisputed musical genius has been drip-fed to the world over decades.
Originally devised to celebrate Cave’s 60th birthday in 2017, singer-songwriter Reb Fountain’s stunning tribute show returns by popular demand – and this time, she weaves her own Cave-esque songs into the mix. Alongside her band – including collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan – Reb is joined by New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet. Together, they channel the raucous, brazen wisdom and beauty of Cave’s musical legacy.
Image credit: Maegan McDowell