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Strike Soundsystem: Big beats and good times

Published: Wed 11 Feb 2009 03:14 PM
Big beats and good times from Wellington’s favourite percussion ensemble


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Strike presents
STRIKE SOUNDSYSTEM
Sunday 15 February 2009
8pm
Downstage Theatre, Wellington
Big beats and good times from Wellington’s favourite percussion ensemble
Strike Percussion are back at Downstage for one very special show.
Showcasing live favourites and tracks from their brand new album, Strike Soundsystem brings the exhilaration of four live percussionists who beat, bang, hammer and cajole a range of traditional and custom-made instruments into life. As a special treat, Strike have enlisted talents of local diva Lisa Tomlins (The Eggs), Mana (Rhombus) and hip hop/breaks DJ Samu (aka Sam Minns) - all of whom feature on Strike’s new album.
Strike Soundsystem gives audiences a unique opportunity to hear these album tracks live for the very first time. Recorded at the world-famous Karekare Studios (Crowded House, Portishead, Radiohead) it is due for release later in 2009.
“It’s the proudest thing I’ve done in ages,” says Murray Hickman, Artistic Director of Strike. “We can’t wait to premier these tracks to an audience. I’m still boogying to the tunes and I’ve heard them a thousand times!”
Strike have been playing to NZ and international audiences since 1993, and recently rocked out with Kora at the Vodafone Music Awards.
“Nothing short of miraculous.” The Evening Standard
Strike Soundsystem is supported by NZ Fringe, Wellington City Council, Downstage Theatre and Wellington Producer’s Room.
ENDS
Event details:
STRIKE SOUNDSYSTEM
Sunday 15 February 2009
8pm
70 minutes
Downstage Theatre, Cnr Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace
Tickets: $25/$20/$18
Bookings: 04 801 6946
www.downstage.co.nz
www.strike.co.nz
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Strike presents
STRIKE SOUNDSYSTEM
Sunday 15 February 2009
8pm
Downstage Theatre, Wellington
Performers:
Murray Hickman Artistic Director and performer Wellington
Leni Sulusi Performer Wellington
Tom Pierard Performer Wellington
Takumi Motokawa Performer Wellington via Japan
Sam Minns (Samu) DJ Wellington
Lisa Tomlins Vocalist Wellington
Mana MC Wellington
Producer:
Angela Green Acting Manager and Wellington Producer’s Room
Strike Soundsystem is supported by NZ Fringe, Wellington City Council, Downstage Theatre and Wellington Producer’s Room.

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