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Crucial Connexion Feat. Aio & Vintage


Fri 24 Jun 2011, 8:30pm–1:00am

Where: Kiwi Tavern, 35 Kimbolton Road, Feilding, Feilding and District

Restrictions: R18

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Listed by: Vintage Aotearoa

Crucial Connexion Feat. Aio & Vintage.

$15 Presale Tickets
$20 Door Sales

Wellington, Aotearoa based bands Vintage and Aio team up to do a North Island tour with their original songs. Stay tuned for Dates and Venues!!

With some of the finest musicians in Aotearoa, Wellington based band Vintage, is committed to producing their own unique brand of Reggae music that combines elements of RnB, Soul, & Funk.

Proud of their Polynesian Roots, they often incorporate elements that reflect their cultural and ancestral origins into their music.

Fronting is Wiremu Barriball, an established musician within the local and national Reggae scene, and former member of “House of Shem”, “Native Sons”, “Hope Road” and “David Grace & Injustice”.

He is joined by the Savali brothers and founding members, Sefo, ex “Aaradhna” and Lafaele, ex “Flowz and the Usos”. Both are well established musicians who have played and jammed with some of NZ’s most well known acts that include “John Chong Nee”, “Dallas Tamaira” (Fat Freddys Drop), “Ladi6” and “Francis Kora” (Kora).

The remainder of the Vintage crew are made up of Todd Parata, (ex David Grace & Injustice) who assumes the vital role of ‘bubblah’ (organ) and Doug Aitofi (ex Rapture Ruckus) keeping the groove locked on drums.

Wiremu Barriball - Lead Vox/ Gat
Lafaele Savali - Keys/ BVs
Sefo Savali - Bass/ BVs
Todd Parata - 2nd Keys/ BVs
Doug Aitofi/Gio Lesa - Drums

āio - 1.(stative) be calm, at peace. 2.(noun) calm conditions (weather), peace.

United together at Whitireia School of Music; Four piece R’n’B, Jazz Reggae band Aio are on the rise with their unique sound. Their original songs are composed in Te Reo Māori and Pākehā with catch tunes and great musicianship. They have only been together for 9 months and in this short time they have toured all around New Zealand playing alongside bands such as Katchafire, Three Houses Down, Herbs, 1814, Ardijah, J Boog and more...

The members of Āio all come from musical backgrounds and have now joined together to form a band with a huge stage presents and bass heavy music for the soul.

Aja Wairere Ropata – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Pete Riley – Bass
Te Kawa Herangi – Electric Guitar
Zane Sorenson-Graham – Drums
Devon Welch - Soundman