Press Release – More FM
In an exciting addition to an already stellar line-up, The More FM Summer Vineyard Tour is pleased to announce Musical Maestro Tiki Taane will join Aloe Blacc, John Butler Trio and Annabel Fay on the tour for an acoustic set, while local DJ favourites the Sweet Mix Kids will also be entertaining between acts.
Tiki Taane is a multi-platinum award winning artist and considered a pioneer in the New Zealand music scene with a career spanning nearly 15 years. Earlier this year, he took out three Tuis at the New Zealand Music Awards including Best Male Solo Artist, Best Electronica and Best Maori album, as well as re-releasing his #1 Album In The World Of Light which features three bonus tracks, including the epic RWC remix of ‘My Lion’.
His debut LP Past Present Future achieved double platinum sales and picked up a swag of awards, and also features the beautiful acoustic love ballad and number 1 single ‘Always On My Mind’.
“I’m super stoked to be part of the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour,” says Tiki. “Last time I saw Aloe Blacc was at Glastonbury and he blew my mind, so I’ve gotta bring it big time! With just you, me and my acoustic guitar, we can get this party started.”
Also joining the line-up is resident More FM party DJs, Sweet Mix Kids. Masters of the mix with a reputation as New Zealand’s most flamboyant DJs, the dynamic duo will join the tour to ensure there’s never a dull moment and will entertain vineyard audiences between acts.
Children under 12 will also receive free entry with an adult to ensure a great value night out for the whole family.
For five years, More FM has brought the best in local music to some of the country’s most spectacular locations. Now, with the addition of popular international acts alongside some of our country’s finest, the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour offers you the best of both worlds, for the best value.
Grab your family and friends and head along to a venue near you:
MORE FM SUMMER VINEYARD TOUR 2012
John Butler Trio, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Tiki Taane &
Friday 3rd February, Sileni Estates – Hawkes Bay*
Saturday 4th February, Brooklands Lawn - New Plymouth
Sunday 5th February, Daisybank Farm – Martinborough*
Monday 6th February, Claudelands Green – Hamilton
Wednesday 8th February, Trafalgar Park – Nelson
Thursday 9th February, Peregrine Winery – Queenstown*
Friday 10th February, Pegasus Town – Christchurch*
Saturday 11th February, Turanga Creek Winery – Auckland*
Tickets on sale now from:
www.ticketek.co.nz and www.summervineyardtour.co.nz
Ph 0800 TICKETEK (0800 842 538)
*Bus tickets/packages are available for these venues, for more info go to:
www.facebook.com/summervineyardtour / twitter.com/#!/SummerVineyard
NOTES TO EDITORS
Aloe Blacc’s 2010 worldwide hits, ‘I Need A Dollar’ (commissioned as the theme tune for HBO series How To Make It In America) and ‘Loving You Is Killing Me‘ are merely the tip of a very large iceberg, with Aloe fast becoming the spearhead of modern, 21st century soul. The smooth soul singer has taken over the charts both here and overseas, with television appearances on big shows such as The Graham Norton Show and Later With Jools Holland. His recent sell-out New Zealand shows also received rave reviews: “Blacc oozes charisma and has a remarkable stage presence” (stuff.co.nz) and “Aloe hit notes like the godson of soul” (Groove Guide). Aloe with his band The Grand Scheme is a guaranteed crowd pleaser on the More FM Summer Vineyard Tour for 2012.
John Butler Trio
Aussie greats John Butler Trio return to Kiwi shores off the back of releasing a limited edition box set album ‘Live At Red Rocks’. With the release of their 5th studio album April Uprising and a whirlwind 12 month tour last year, John Butler Trio have garnered incredible respect and rave reviews from fans and media around the world, making them absolutely one of Australia’s biggest music exports and a big hit with New Zealand audiences.
Bringing a local flavour to the show, local songstress Annabel Fay rounds off the line-up with her catchy pop tracks and soul infused style. Performing hits off her latest album, such as top 20 airplay tracks ‘Show Me The Right Way’, ‘River’ and new single ‘Already Home’, Annabel is all set to wow the crowds at this renowned event.
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