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Six60 April Tour: local support artists announced + Hamilton 6th show to sell o

Friday 5 April 2013, 9:07AM
By JTL PR & Events
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Six60’s Hamilton show on Saturday April 13 at The Founders Theatre has now sold out.  This is the sixth show in the band’s 10 date nationwide Tour to sell out.

Meanwhile Six60, recently confirmed to play at Glastonbury in June, have announced the full list of local support artists opening each show this month:

Friday 5 April  Wellington St James Theatre Name UL
Saturday 6 April Napier  Municipal Theatre Haumoana
Saturday 6 April Napier  Municipal Theatre  Element.X & Mjuzik
Thursday 11 April Auckland The Powerstation Hannah Leigh
Friday 12 April  Auckland The Powerstation West Coast Fruit Co
Saturday 13 April Hamilton Founders Theatre PleasePlease
Wednesday 17 April Christchurch The Bedford at CPSA  Laura Hunter
Thursday 18 April Christchurch The Bedford at CPSA  Odyssey
Friday 19 April  Christchurch The Bedford at CPSA  Tali
Saturday 20 April Dunedin Union Hall  Summer Thieves

All artists/bands were chosen by Six60 to open the shows after the band teamed up with theaudience.co.nz to run a local support band search for each of the 10 shows on the Tour.


Theaudience.co.nz received a total of 211 entries from emerging artists, bands and hopefuls across New Zealand.

Six60’s Matiu Walters says he and the band were really impressed with the standard of entries:

“The band took the job of choosing the local supports really seriously, we were all impressed with the calibre of the artists and bands we’ve listened to. There is some great emerging talent in New Zealand!”

This is the last Tour for the band in a while as they head to Berlin in May, where they will be based for a few months to release their multi platinum selling album in Europe.

Six60 Tour dates:

Fri April 5   Wellington - St James Theatre (SOLD OUT)
    Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz

Sat April 6   Napier – Municipal Theatre (SOLD OUT)
    Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz

Sat April 6 Napier – Municipal Theatre - (ALL AGES, AFTERNOON SHOW)
    Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz

Thurs April 11   Auckland – Powerstation
    Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Fri April 12   Auckland – Powerstation (SOLD OUT)
    Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Sat April 13   Hamilton – Founders Theatre (SOLD OUT)
    Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz

Wed April 17 Christchurch – The Bedford at CPSA (ALL AGES)
    Tickets from www.nztix.co.nz  and Cosmic Ticketing

Thurs April 18   Christchurch – The Bedford at CPSA (SOLD OUT)
    Tickets from www.nztix.co.nz  and Cosmic Ticketing
 
Fri April 19   Christchurch – The Bedford at CPSA (SOLD OUT)
    Tickets from www.nztix.co.nz  and Cosmic Ticketing
  
Sat April 20   Dunedin – Union Hall
    Tickets from www.nztix.co.nz and Cosmic Ticketing

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SHORT BIOS ON EACH WINNER AS TAKEN FROM THEAUDIENCE.CO.NZ


Name UL (aka Emanuel Psathas), is a 16-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist who loves making music. He likes to get on the lyrical side of his music's as he feels it gives Name UL its authenticity.  He raps about his life and just all the stuff happening around him. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/name-ul/

Callum (Element.X) and Jayde (Mjuzik) come from very different musical backgrounds. Callum, a hip-hop artist/songwriter from Hastings, New Zealand and Jayde, a music producer from Wellington, New Zealand, came together through mutual appreciation of each other’s music. This lead to Jayde showing Callum a beat that kicked off their relationship as a musical duo. The music that they now create together is upbeat positive and a Genre all of it’s own.  More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/elementx-mjuzik/

Haumoana Sound System a.k.a. Hmn Samples is a 5-piece group from Haumoana Hawke's Bay. HSS is a5 piece group consisting of Bmc, Laz, Messy Jay, Thomas Barker and DJ Hurricane.
Back in 2009, in the seaside village of Haumaona, HSS started producing underground hip-hop tracks out of Messy Jay's sleep out. Once the locals caught wind of these songs there was no turning back! Urged to produce more music by the wider H.B. community, More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/haumoana-sound-system/

Hannah Leigh is a musical gift. Her voice is a dramatic power force that swallows you up and entrances you in its strength, range and beautiful tones. Like velvet her songs flow and all eyes in the room are fixated on the statuesque beauty. With the looks of a 40’s screen siren. Hannah Leigh owns the moment you first hear her. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/hannah-leigh/
West Coast Fruit Co is a sound artist/ collective creating lush dark dance tracks spanning many genres. The focus is melodic, layered late-nite listening and dark journeys down the less travelled paths of electronica. West Coast Fruit Co also plays a live set using analog synths, circuit-bent toys, live mixing and arranging and computer jiggery-pokery. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/west-coast-fruit-co/

Based in Mount Manganui, PleasePlease is Ryan Mulligan and Antony Jeffaries.
The old school friends reconnected last year when Anthony returned from studying music in the States.  Having played in various high school rock bands over the years, the duo quickly discovered they were both into dance music. Ryan showed Antony a track he’d been working on and Antony put a vocal to it. And just like that, PleasePlease was formed. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/pleaseplease/


Christchurch talent, Laura Hunter, 20, is a fresh-faced singer-songwriter on the rise for 2012. Having released her first single ‘Don’t Be Afraid To Love’ produced by Auckland-based producer, Lukas Kelly. Hunter began playing her own acoustic live gigs at venues in Christchurch late 2011, before collaborating with her producer and experimenting with the sound for her album. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/search/laura%20hunter/
Odyssey is an electro / hip hop trinity of mystery; tempests of delivery; ... no time for a counterfeit death until the score is played. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/odyssey/

One of the most prolific MC's to come out of Drum and Bass in the last ten years, Tali's ability to freestyle and sing soulful, positive and intelligent vocals over the mix, has seen her stay top of her game. She has won numerous awards, released three new albums in the last two years and toured the world extensively as both an MC and live act. Originally from a Dairy Farm in Taranaki, Tali moved to the UK ten years ago to follow her dreams of becoming a top international MC. More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/tali/

Summer Thieves started out late 2011 and have quickly made their mark on the music scene in the deep South.
These 3 Dunedin locals have a unique style very reminiscent of bands like Sublime, but also drawing inspiration from other NZ reggae bands and musics of any genre.
Summer Thieves have had some massive gigs in their relatively short time together. Playing mainstage at La De Da 2012/13 and opening for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium to name a few... More info here http://www.theaudience.co.nz/summer-thieves/

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