The awe inspiring mastery of Eddie Rayner's Dark Horses band featuring some of NZ’s finest
award-winning musicians, will deliver that authentic Wall of Sound synonymous with Bowie.
Fronting the band are outstanding artists with chilling vocal talent, capturing the incredible
range and performance of this musical genius.
PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR MINDS BLOWN!
Eddie Rayner – Split Enz | Crowded House
Keyboard wizard, producer, songwriter and musical director extraordinaire, Eddie Rayner is
known to the world as the musical backbone of 12 years and ten albums with Split Enz. His
five decades in the spotlight have taken him from Space Waltz to the Makers, Crowded House
to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Paul McCartney to the NZ Symphony Orchestra and two solo albums,
Horse and Play It Straight.
Finn Andrews – The Veils | Finn Andrews' morphing art-rock band The Veils has cut a dramatic swathe from Auckland to
London to Los Angeles since their arrival on the UK indie frontier in the early 2000s.
Renowned for his possessed stage presence and rich, dark lyrical content, Finn's songs have
appeared in films by Tim Burton and Paulo Sorrentino. Time Stays, We Go was made in LA and
Abbey Road in 2013. A fifth album is under construction.
Jordan Luck* - The Exponents | Jordan Luck Band
“Legend” is a word suffering from chronic overuse these days, but when it comes to Jordan
Luck, the word regains its full meaning and one the NZ public associates with this true blue
Kiwi artist. This affection is obviously felt among his musical peers as well, who bestowed
Jordan the honour of Inaugural Inductee into the New Zealand Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. As
front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, he clocked up a staggering
18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by public as the 8th greatest
song of all time.
* Performing in Auckland and Christchurch
Alastair Riddell – Space Waltz |
A true child of bohemia, Alistair Riddell's fate was sealed with the Beatles' New Zealand tour
of 1964, but it was the glam rock eruption of the early '70s that made him a star. Featuring
several future members of Split Enz, Space Waltz made instant impact with the classic Out In
the Street in 1974. An overnight #1, it was voted into APRA NZ's Top 50 songs of all time, and
launched Alastair as our premier Stardust revolutionary.
Zaine Griff – Human Instinct |
Zaine Griff is an Auckland born singer-songwriter who formed part of the English new wave
scene of the 1980s. He had the kind of chic cred and looks other aspiring pop stars would
have killed for. Although beginning as a musician in New Zealand, he moved to England in the
1970s, where he continued with his artistic and musical career, becoming a solo artist. He has
had his work produced by David Bowie's legendary producer, Tony Visconti. An excellent
musician songwriter and performer, he worked with Lindsay Kemp, in arts, and The Human
Instinct, The Kinks, David Bowie, Kate Bush and Hans Zimmer, in music.
One of Australia's most mercurial pop discoveries of recent years, Olivia Bartley playing under
the moniker Olympia, features one the of most incredible voices in Australian music today.
She has been described as “the best kept secret in Australian music right now.” Olivia cut her
teeth on the folk circuit of the early 2000s before making an assured left turn into the
majestic conceptual pop of 2014's Atlantis EP. After signing with EMI and touring as part of
Paul Dempsey's band, she made her richly composed 2016 debut Self Talk with producer
Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, the Drones, Sarah Blasko).
Skyscraper Stan | The Commission Flats
Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse blew out of Auckland like a dustbowl drifter around 2012 and
made himself an indispensible part of Melbourne's twangsome roots scene with and without
his old-time rockin' combo the Commission Flats. Part medicine show barker and part
campfire troubadour, Stan took his tall tales far and wide with his swinging harmony debut
album of 2015, Last Year's Tune.