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The Bravery


Fri 13 Jun 2008, 7:30pm

Where: Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $47.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Vinay

Supports for The Auckland show are THE NAKED AND FAMOUS a new young Auckland band with the most promising fistful of debut delights we've heard this side of the last time.

"Finally. A young New Zealand band so brilliant, so thrilling, so daring and delicious that I want to write their name in big red letters on my pencil case, even though I left school eons ago." - Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times.

Next up are the accomplished MOTOCADE from Auckland who are currently preparing for the release of their debut album. Expect to hear some new songs in their mash of smart tunes and powerganic art rock. "Tight tight tight"

The Bravery are an American rock band from New York City that consists of Sam Endicott, John Conway, Anthony Burulcich, Michael Zakarin, and Mike Hindert. Their music is a synthesis of indie rock and electronica. Their music has reached the top ten in the United States and the top five in the United Kingdom.

Frontman-songwriter Sam Endicott and keyboardist John Conway were classmates at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY in the late '90s.

As freshmen, their musical partnership began inauspiciously, playing local bars in mock-ska band Skabba the Hut, which also included CSI: Miami star Jonathan Togo.

The two went on to play together in numerous bands and recording projects, including new wave outfit Conquistador. Upon moving to NYC in early '00s, Endicott switched from bass guitar to vocals and began writing the music that would later become "The Bravery".

Guitarist Michael Zakarin joined after answering an advert in a local paper, and brought with him bassist Mike Hindert, a classmate of his from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Drummer Anthony Burulcich was living in Boston where he had studied percussion at Berklee College of Music.

After the tragic death of his sister, Burulcich moved back to his childhood home in Long Island New York to be with his family. On the day Burulcich was moving, while driving with his belongings in a Uhaul truck, Endicott called him. Endicott and Burulcich were introduced by mutual friends in NY band Bishop Allen.

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