Friday, 19 July, 7:30pm
Conference Centre at The Gate, Cromwell – Adults $25, SuperGold $20, Student/Child $5
Four of Auckland’s brightest musicians combined – Carnivorous Plant Society tell stories guaranteed to melt your mind in the most pleasurable way.
Mexican mariachi mixes with spaghetti western; futuristic sci-fi blends with bizarre, spine-chilling nuances drawn from Stephen King novels. Led by musician and animator Finn Scholes, they coax life from an astounding array of instruments – trumpets, violin, vibraphone, tuba, guitar, synthesizers, keyboards, bass, drums, the odd vocal and even some whistling.
With a spell-binding backdrop of custom animations penned by band-leader / multi-instrumentalist / genius Finn Scholes they use a plethora of instruments to perform what can only be described as Mexican Fantasy Music. There will be two forty-minute sets of music that will leave your mind blown and you clapping for more.
“Wonderful” – John Campbell, Radio NZ
“The soundtrack to the sepia-toned, sun-washed short film of your dreams… as you would expect from a collective of such talented individuals, the musical genius at play is hard to ignore” – The New Zealand Herald “They make a fantastic sound… Full of robot bartenders, scary sand-creatures in the desert. There’s a man with a spare face growing out of his shoulder which is a bit alarming… It’s fantastic!” – Grant Smithies
“Some serious instrument playing going on!” – Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ