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Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats with Ravens


Fri 7 Oct 2016, 7:30pm

Where: The Tuning Fork, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission Advance: $35.00
  • General Admission Door Sales: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: chanley

Vector Arena, 95bFM and Under The Radar are proud to present Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats as part of the Southern Fork Americana Fest 2016 with special guests Ravens.

Returning to the festival for the second year in a row we have New Zealand’s own towering troubadour, Skyscraper Stan with his band The Commission Flats.

The first-born child of a novelist and a documentary editor, "Skyscraper" Stan Woodhouse was raised with an innate appreciation for language. Although he had been writing poetry and fiction from a young age, it wasn't until his mid teens that he first turned his attention to songwriting whilst working at a basement music venue in his hometown. Just shy of his 21st Birthday Stan relocated to Melbourne under the pretence of completing his zoology degree. Which he did, half-heartedly, and all the while moonlighting as a troubadour.

The expansive emptiness of Australia has served as a great inspiration to Stan's songwriting. His autobiographical and observational lyricism seems to belie his relative youth. Most at home on the Hume Highway or any of the other tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the country, Stan tours extensively both solo and with The Commission Flats. The Commission Flats consist of Oskar Herbig, Stan's younger cousin, on guitar, Martin Schilov on bass guitar and Corbin Kuhtze on drums. Reb Fountain and Alice Ryan Williams will join The Commission Flats on backing vocals.

Last Year’s Tune, released in March 2015 with The Commission Flats, showcases Stan’s songwriting ability over eleven disparate yet beautifully unified tracks.

Currently Stan is maintaining a relatively constant touring schedule, performing in major centres, regional venues and at festivals nationwide. Recently he has written music for film, recorded a live solo record, supported Aussie legends like James Reyne, Ian Moss and Jon Stevens and embarked on a three date Bowie Tribute concert tour of New Zealand as a guest vocalist.

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