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MON 10 MAY, 6.30PM & MON 31 MAY, 6.30PM
GENERAL ADMISSION $20, MEMBER $18
DOOR SALES GENERAL ADMISSION $25, DOOR SALES MEMBER $22.50
It's official! This May, LIVE at the Museum is back for another special New Zealand Music Month showcase.
Over two unforgettable nights, be there when Museum's stunning Grand Foyer comes alive with performances from heavyweights of Aotearoa's homegrown music scene.
Prepare for a journey through uniquely New Zealand sounds when the talented luminaries Laughton Kora and Barnaby Weir fill the Grand Foyer with electronic funk, dub, reggae and rock. Barnaby and Laughton will also be having a live jam session on the night, playing some of their most popular and favourite tunes together.
6.30PM – Doors open (Entry through South Atrium only)
6.30PM - 7.30PM – Drinks and food available for purchase
7.30 - 8.15PM – First set
8.15 - 9.00PM – Second set
9PM – Event ends
Laughton has been playing music since the age of 6, appearing on stage as part of his father’s band until 17 years old. He won the Smoke Free Rock Quest with his band Aunty Beatrice toured New Zealand and released a single. He moved to Queenstown and formed Soul Charge KP (Sunshine Sound System) and PDiggs (Shapeshifter).
In 2001 he headed to Wellington and formed KORA (2003-2012) with his brothers performing at The Big Day Out and has performed at Koko’s in London, Ireland & Scotland with Crazy P & Norman Jay. Other overseas tours include Japan for 2 Tokyo shows, performances in Minakami and Habuka in early February 2010 and Mosaic Festival in Singapore. The USA – full West Coast Tour including Sierra Nevada Music Festival.
Wellington born, long-time musician and songwriter, Barnaby Weir is a founding member of well-loved bands, Fly My Pretties and The Black Seeds. Barnaby’s musical career spans more than 20 years, performing in almost 20 countries and song-writing and producing on over 20 albums.
Songs like, ‘So True’, ‘Cool Me Down’ help define kiwi summer moments, while the indie rock ‘Lets Roll’ and Americana-meets-kiwiana ‘Old Friend’, highlight his contrasting musical song-writing styles.
Laughton formed side-band The Heavy Metal Ninja’s with guitarist Richie Allen. HMN opened for both Shihad, Coheed and Cambria.
BOOK NOW FOR 10 MAY
Get ready for an evening of musical magic when the voices of Reb Fountain and LOU’ANA fill the Grand Foyer in what will surely be two mesmerising performances. From noir folk to funk and soul, this is your chance to experience these diverse talents in this inimitable setting.
Reb Fountain released her self-titled album through iconic New Zealand label Flying Nun during lockdown in 2020; connecting the hearts of the nation with her critically acclaimed record and a sold-out album release tour.
The award-winning songwriter was born in San Francisco and immigrated with her family from North America to Lyttelton. Fountain’s album was recorded at Neil Finn’s (Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac) own Roundhead Studios. Simon Gooding (Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Migos, Dua Lipa) took the helm for their 3-week stint of recording and mixing alongside supporting stalwart musical director and accomplished musician Dave Khan with production. Simon won best engineer for Reb’s album at the Aotearoa Music Awards 2020.
LOU’ANA is a Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist with her seven-piece band, serving up Soul Funk grooves with a dose of Magick.
Moonlight Madness, LOU’ANA’s recently released debut album infuses her trademark funk, jazz and soul with a hint of her pacific roots to create Mystic Soul Music. The eclectic, free-spirited sound of three-time Pacific Music Awards finalist LOU’ANA is one of unparalleled magic. Mike Alexander of Music Net Album Review says “Rarely, in New Zealand, does a singer come along whose voice is so big, so beautiful and so luminous it contains worlds within worlds”. LOU’ANA and her seven-piece band have transformed the album into an epic, energetic live experience and the show is now on the road following an exciting festival season with sets at Nest Fest, Earth Beat, Splore 2021 and NZ Spirit Festival.
BOOK NOW FOR 31 MAY
Please note entry is via the northern, columned entrance of the Museum. The Museum Carpark will be available for secure undercover paid parking during the event. A flate rate of $10 will apply if entering after 5PM. Enter from Maunsell Road, located on the Newmarket side of the Domain. Please exit the carpark externally and walk around to the front of the building to access the Grand Foyer entrance.
This event is suitable for adults aged 18 and over.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase on the night.