Due to illness the Woods are unable to perform for this concert. We are pleased to announce that Fire Walz will be performing in their place.
Having recently recorded a full length album, Fire Waltz is in fine form and ready to cut loose. Join them as they answer the call of duty for a night of compelling standards and creative originals. Featuring the transcendent talents of Rick Cranson (d), Leo Coghini (p), Alistair Isdale (b) and Blair Latham (s).
‘The Woods’ are a quartet from Wellington, NZ, playing original instrumental music. Their influences are broad, taking in jazz artists like Pharoah Sanders and Henry Threadgill, the blues of John Lee Hooker, Zimbabwe highlife, Peruvian mountain music, Ethio Jazz etc.
Members of ‘The Woods’ have featured in a number of Wellington bands including The Noveltones, Mean Bones, Kita, Little Bushman, The Phoenix Foundation
Their debut EP ‘Manyana’ and follow up EP ‘Magic Ocean Tree’ are both available on bandcamp: https://thewoods4.bandcamp.com/
The Woods are: Blair Latham (Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Guitar), Joe Callwood (Guitar), Tom Callwood (Bass), and Rick Cranson (Drums)
“A burst of big healthy vibes. A high-intensity chill-out. It’s laid back and cool, but always solid in its groove. I love the range, from sultry blues to pagan ritual, with pretty much everything in between. It’s like latter-day troubadours have come to town. These are great earthy, singable tunes, and everyone of them with a unique twist. The writing and playing are constantly inspired. This is an awesome dose of positively-energized music.”
– John Psathas, Composer (Athens Olympic ceremonies)
Lovebite is an intimate venue with some seating with restricted viewing of the band.
Doors open at 6.30pm with the band starting at 7.30pm. It is recommended that you arrive early to secure a seat.