It's official! This May, Live at the Museum is back for another special New Zealand Music Month showcase.
Over two unforgettable nights, be there when Museum's stunning Grand Foyer comes alive with performances from heavyweights of Aotearoa's homegrown music scene.
Prepare for a journey through uniquely New Zealand sounds when the talented luminaries Laughton Kora and Barnaby Weir fill the Grand Foyer with electronic funk, dub, reggae and rock. Barnaby and Laughton will also be having a live jam session on the night, playing some of their most popular and favourite tunes together.
Laughton has been playing music since the age of 6, appearing on stage as part of his father’s band until 17 years old. He won the Smoke Free Rock Quest with his band Aunty Beatrice toured New Zealand and released a single. He moved to Queenstown and formed Soul Charge KP (Sunshine Sound System) and PDiggs (Shapeshifter).
In 2001 he headed to Wellington and formed KORA (2003-2012) with his brothers performing at The Big Day Out and has performed at Koko’s in London, Ireland & Scotland with Crazy P & Norman Jay. Other overseas tours include Japan for 2 Tokyo shows, performances in Minakami and Habuka in early February 2010 and Mosaic Festival in Singapore. The USA – full West Coast Tour including Sierra Nevada Music Festival.
Wellington born, long-time musician and songwriter, Barnaby Weir is a founding member of well-loved bands, Fly My Pretties and The Black Seeds. Barnaby’s musical career spans more than 20 years, performing in almost 20 countries and song-writing and producing on over 20 albums.
Songs like, ‘So True’, ‘Cool Me Down’ help define kiwi summer moments, while the indie rock ‘Lets Roll’ and Americana-meets-kiwiana ‘Old Friend’, highlight his contrasting musical song-writing styles.
Laughton formed side-band The Heavy Metal Ninja’s with guitarist Richie Allen. HMN opened for both Shihad, Coheed and Cambria.