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Chet Faker and Hermitude in NZ

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Chet Faker and Hermitude in NZ

Chet Faker and Hermitude, two of Australia's most promising acts, are returning to New Zealand for shows in ChristchurchDunedin and Auckland.

In 2011, Chet Faker recorded a cover of No Diggity late one night for his friends. Shared by a handful of people, the song spread like wildfire, and so the Chet Faker identity was born - an ode to Chet Baker's singing style but incorporating influences from a youth spent producing house and disco. It did not take long for word of Chet Faker to spread to the mainstream. He recently dropped a new EP Lockjaw, a collaborative project with Flume, and a debut album is due soon.

Australian hip-hop group Hermitude have been winning fans over with their world class hip-hop production and live shows since 2000. It has been no different in New Zealand this year at Rhythm and Vines where the group were a big draw card to the midnight slot on the main stage with thousands of festival goers going “wild for their hour-long set’, The NZ Herald reported. 

Both acts have performed at Rhythm and Vines previously, and will be building on fan bases they developed there by playing at a couple of Orientation Week shows.

One at the University of Canterbury, and another at Forsyth Barr Stadium arranged by Otago University

The tour will conclude with a concert at Auckland's Powerstation.