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The Nudge - Big Nudge Pie Tour


Fri 5 Aug 2011, 8:00pm–11:30pm

Where: San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • GA: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Sarah Hunter

On a quest to devour the best pies in the land, The Nudge embark on the Big Nudge Pie tour, kicking off in hometown Wellington this August.

Whispers have been swirling like a mad nor’wester that the trio, first baked in early 2010, are themselves the next big pie. Here is the chance for punters to judge The Nudge live at San Francisco Bath House, presented in association with Radio Active. For the band it’s a time to sample and compare pies.

Describing their sound as many fingers in many pies, The Nudge pie is a concoction of a blues and rock base, with a deep swamp filling, and a raucous party crust. Singer, and principal songwriter Ryan Prebble is the swampy bluesman. His gritty tone and brutal blues vocals are laced with messages of social values, personal freedom and the ways of love. James Coyle produces savage tones on a vintage organ, that effortlessly swirl around like a Leslie Cabinet, with warm low frequency modulations of keyboard bass that will crisp any crust. Add to the mix the solid thunderous, tribal, uniquely funky jackhammer beats of Iraia Whakamoe, and you have The Nudge.

The national tour marks the release of the Big Nudge Pie album, a humble representation of the live experience fresh from the oven. Steering clear of typical overdub heavy recordings, Big Nudge Pie is three dudes, one room and lots of mics. Featuring ten tracks that draw on road-tested material, the album was recorded at The Surgery, Wellington in just two and a half weeks. The title reflects the band’s love of pies. In fact many home made pies, including mushroom, lentil, potato and cheese, and leek and mushroom, were consumed during the making of Big Nudge Pie.

The limited edition Big Nudge Pie album will be available at all Big Nudge Pie tour shows, at selected retail outlets and online from

“Hear the spirit of great parties swirl in a crystal stream of organ; feel the hoof-beat of precise soldiers rolling in from the sea to reclaim their queen; listen to the voice of an old man with a young man’s tongue growl blues haiku; surrender what’s left of you to the bass. You don’t have much time. The exorcist of your boredom is about to breathe fire down your neck.” The Nudge, Fraser McKenzie, Southern Man.

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