Marley: NZ All-Stars Add Northland Show

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Marley: NZ All-Stars Add Northland Show

A super-group of New Zealand’s finest artists come together to celebrate the legend Bob Marley in a series of concerts this summer, with Northland shows now added! NZ All-Stars will present their sensational show Marley in Kerikeri and Hamilton this February 2017.

Tiki TaaneBoh RungaAnna Coddington, Laughton Kora, Warren Maxwell, Fran Kora and Jayson Norris will perform his biggest hits including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier, Punky Reggae Party, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many many more.

They will be backed by the NZ All-Stars band, featuring musicians from Katchafire, The Black Seeds, Kora, L.A.B and Supergroove. Grenville Bell, guitar Haani Totorewa, keyboards and Leon Davy, percussion, Fran Kora, bass and vocals; Lucien Johnson, sax and Barrett Hocking, trumpet; Paul Russell, drums; Joel Shadbolt, guitar; Shelton Woolright, guest drums and Godfrey de Grut, keyboards, with our very own I- Threes on backing vocals, Boh, Ria and Anna.

Platinum selling artist Annie Crummer joins the NZ All-Star line-up as a vocalist, replacing Ria Hall for the February shows. Annie has had an incredible career to date, supporting superstars such as Sir Paul McCartney, K.D Lang, Ray Charles, Sting and Michael Jackson. In 2011 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pacific Music Awards. Fans will know Annie’s voice well from iconic NZ hits such as ‘See What Love Can Do’ featuring Herbs, ‘For Today’ with Netherworld Dancing Toys and ‘Melting Pot’ with When The Cats Away. She will perform as a solo vocalist as well as completing our i-Threes.

Northland gets a bonus act with exciting newcomers Kinetic a brand new music collaboration between Laughton Kora from Kora, plus I Am Giant members, Shelton Woolright and Paul Matthews. They have just released their new single ‘Invincible’ which is already the no. 1 NZ Heatseeker single and looks set to be your soundtrack to summer 2017! Plus local Northland DJ, Big G will be on the decks during the concert with his skanking reggae, dancehall mixes.

Warren Maxwell needs no introduction to NZ music lovers. An incredibly gifted and innovative songwriter, composer and music mentor, Warren was a founding member of Trinity Roots, leader of the psychedelic folk band, Little Bushman and a past member of Fat Freddy’s Drop. He has collaborated with many fellow musicians, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Kaitaia born, Jayson Norris combines his love of singer-songwriters, indigenous music and all things rock, to create his distinct sound of acoustic, roots-rock. Based in London for over a decade, and as one of the original loopers, Jayson Norris' live show continually wows audiences across the globe. His EP release in October 2016 ‘Eroded’ (Engineered and Co-produced by Paul Matthews of I Am Giant) went straight to the charts being the highest selling NZ album at no. 7 on the iTunes album charts, peaking at no. 2 on the rock album charts, plus he also broke in to the top 50 in the UK iTunes album charts. Jayson Norris will be back briefly from the UK to join the All-Star band and also perform as a support act at both shows.