NGAIIRE - vocals, drum machine, TC Hellicon Voice Live, Tim Curnick - Bass, Korg & Kaos Pad, Niall Anderson - Keys (Nord), Jack Britten - Keys (Prophet), Evan Mannell - Drums and MPC
NGAIIRE is on tour launching her debut album 'Lamentations'... Thu 12 Sep – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW 38-46 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst www.moshtix.com.au Sat 14 Sep – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart www.moshtix.com.au Sun 15 Sep – Fresh On Charles, Lanceston, TAS 178 Charles St Launceston www.moshtix.com.au Thu 19 Sep – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City www.moshtix.com.au Fri 20 Sept – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC 2203-2209 Pt Nepean Road, Rye www.bahatacos.com.au Sat 21 Sep – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC 301 High Street, Northcote https://corner.ticketscout.com.au Fri 27 Sep – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW 139 Maitland Road, Islington www.oztix.com.au Sat 28 Sept – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW 240 Princes Highway, Bulli www.thelittleboxoffice.com/heritagehotel Sun 29th – The Aviary Rooftop, Perth WA Level 1, 140 William St, Perth FREE! www.theaviaryperth.com.au/ Thu 3 Oct – Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLD 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point http://www.trybooking.com/58566 Fri 4 Oct – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD 19 Ocean Street, Maroochydore www.oztix.com.au Sat 5 Oct – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW 35 – 43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay http://www.thenorthern.com.au/ Free entry! Sat 12 Oct – Jive, Adelaide, SA 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide http://www.jivevenue.com/
New music from a gifted singer and multi instrumentalist from Sydney.
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your songs?
I think I've been stirring the pot for awhile. I was throwing in all kindsa things thinking I can totally have a duck stuffed inside a chicken stuffed inside a turkey. But finally I'm understanding where my creativity wants to take me. I'm more certain of where the road is heading and less receptive to people who say you really should've been cut out by this cookie cutter. Cookie cutters are so old school anyway. I think that's owing to having grown so much with my band who are some of my closest friends and alot of whom I have known since I was a teenager. Sharing the stage with people who are just as passionate about your music doesn't happen everyday. I could just be dreaming maybe.
What can the audience expect at a live show?
Giant bird's nests, live art interpretations, naked manequins! I've been trying to keep things PG but I can comfortably say that things are guaranteed to get a bit raucous when you have backing vocalists like mine haha. I'm planning to have them caged for the next show so they don't scare the kids. The great thing though is that people go away feeling like they've actually been entertained and not just come to see a band that are just playing music so I'm stoked that we're translating that way,
Who else are you collaborating with?
I was given the liberty to chop out for to A-Love and The Tongue's upcomming albums. I don't usually chop out probably cuz people have always assumed that's what I do and it's within my nature to do the complete opposite of what people assume about you. "Oh you're black, so you can totally chop out" or "Oh you're black and you can totally play bass". I like to chop but I can totally not play bass.
What’s coming up in the future?
Presently preparing for Elana Stone's epic show at The Opera House this Friday with Bluejuice, Laura Jean and Brian Campeau. And then back in the studio to record some music that might stand worthy of an album. If I manage to finish this album this year that would totally be comparable to if I managed to wrestle a wild boar with my own two hands...and then maybe chucked it on the spit. Maybe.
I have great adoration for but I feel is still very apologetic. I think people are still cautious about pushing boundaries. It's like we almost need to be given permission.View Profile Hide Interview
08 Apr 2013
Ever since seein...
Ever since seeing her on Aus Idol many moons ago, I've been keeping tabs on this lady. She has a great voice and it's great to hear/see her continue to grow and make some top shelf music. Well done.