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Love Square

Sat Jun 5th, 2021
Freida Margolis,

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Moma mia, Love Square LIVE!! ...just up the road at the brilliant and atmospheric bar Freida Margolis! You'll be able to stash your drink inside the bell of a saxophone while you sneak out for a vape. You'll have tales of unrealistic high notes to tell your friends next morning...! You don't want to miss this one. Just last week the band's rhythms had punters upsetting their tapas at Casita Miro on Waiheke Island! If you've never heard of these outrageous players before here's the back story:

Nick Atkinson - saxophones, clarinets and keys
Finn Scholes - trumpet and piano (often at the same time)
Karen Hu - drums

They say nothing good comes from a night in Kingsland drinking massive gins, but how else do you stumble across one of the finest up and coming young drummers holding down an unwieldy Afro-jazz band? Love Square founder Nick Atkinson found himself in exactly this position. While grappling with strange foliage planted between the icecubes of his enormous cocktail he noticed Karen Hu, an oasis of rhythmic calm behind her drum kit. After a quick introduction between sets Atkinson knew he'd found the key to a great trio. His key man Finn Scholes was already tripping over crescendos and sneezing cadenzas. The scene was almost set for an epic recording session.

When Nick and Finn aren't crossing trackless alpine passes or circumnavigating Aotearoa in a small wooden boat, they're playing horns. In fact they were both welded to their shrieking instruments and birth. Finn's also been teaching Nick a few numbers on the piano and now this adventurous pair swap from keys to brass willy nilly!

blues, jazz, reggae/dub, world, Love Square, Finn Scholes, Nick Atkinson

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