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Fraser Ross & 04s Announce Nationwide Tour

Fraser Ross & 04s Announce Nationwide Tour

Tuesday 17th July, 2018 11:48AM

Wellington-based alt-folk songwriter Fraser Ross and his group 04s are embarking on an extensive nationwide tour in August and September, in celebration of their spellbinding new album Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?, set for release via local label Home Alone Music in early August. The four-piece troupe is comprised of the aforementioned artist, Olivia Campion, Jacqui Nyman and Jeremy Desmond - the ten-song collection is their first release together as a band, following two EPs and an album of solo material by Ross, and was recorded in collaboration with omnipresent studio wizard Lee Prebble at his Surgery Studios headquarters. Ross is an Edinburgh Fringe Festival veteran whose multi-talented toolset encompasses music, poetry, comedy, and reportedly once "had Bill Murray join him on stage for a two-hour sing-a-long," his group's upcoming shows are sure to be a treat for the senses. Here are the details...


Fraser Ross & 04s

Friday 17th August - San Fran, Wellington* 
Saturday 18th August - Lyttelton Records, Christchurch*
Friday 24th August - St. Peters Hall, Paekakariki* 
Saturday 25th August - House Party, Whanaganui
Sunday 26th August - Snails, Palmerston North* 
Friday 31st August - House Concert, Auckland
Saturday 1st September - Kumeu Arts Centre, Auckland*
Sunday 2nd September - House Concert, Auckland
Monday 3rd September - The Bunker, Davenport
Saturday 15th September - Pidgeon Bay Hall, Pidgeon Bay* 
Friday 21st September - Fairfield House, Nelson* 
Saturday 29th September - Inch Bar, Dunedin

Tickets available HERE via UTR*


Check out the video for the title track to Fraser Ross & 04s' new record Life is Magic, Here is my Rabbit, which is out Friday 10th August...
 


Press release:

Home Alone Music are proud to announce that Fraser Ross & 04s are releasing their new L.P. ‘Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?’ with a nationwide tour that kicks off at San Fran, Wellington on August 17th. The album is due out on August 10th.

Ross lives in the southern-most suburb of Wellington: Lyttelton. However, he has teamed up with highly active members of Wellington's music scene to create a four-piece comprised of two guitars, two vocals, bass and drums. While not unusual instrumentation, their songs span a broad territory, from electric-folk, to afro-beat, with Ross' lyrical acuity, the glue that somehow makes it all work.

With a fifty-fifty split of ladies & gentlemen in the band; Jacqui & Olivia locking down the rhythm section, and Fraser & Jeremy adding the frilly bits, on paper, at least they are quite unique.

The 10-track album was recorded in Surgery Studios, Wellington with Dr. Lee Prebble in the cockpit. It marks their first release as a band, following two EPs, and an LP by Ross (‘And Birds Do Sing’ 2009, ‘To Places,’ 2012, and ‘Mongrels’ 2015). They will kick off the release tour at San Fran in Wellington on August 17th, followed by Lyttelton Records in Christchurch on August 18th. Both of these shows will feature the full band. The remainder of the dates will feature Ross in a solo incarnation.

Fraser Ross is a builder, poet, comedian, and ‘NZ’s best-kept musical secret’ (Capital Times). He has a voice that was honed in Scotland's rowdy pubs during his three-year tenure there, and a lyrical style that can be uplifting, and at times, quite moving.

He has shared the stage with some of NZ’s best including, Nadia Reid, The Nudge, and The Phoenix Foundation, and has had Bill Murray join him on stage for a two-hour sing-a-long.

In 2015, he did a three-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a comedy show he wrote called ‘Another name for Thesaurus.’

On top of this, he recently finished rebuilding a house damaged in the Christchurch Earthquakes.

Links
fraserross.com/
web.facebook.com/fraserrossnz/

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Fri 17th Aug
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 18th Aug
Lyttelton Records, Christchurch
Fri 24th Aug
St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki
Sun 26th Aug
Snails, Palmerston North
Sat 1st Sep
Kumeu Arts Centre (The Tin Shed), Auckland
Sat 15th Sep
Pigeon Bay Hall, Banks Peninsula
Fri 21st Sep
Fairfield House, Nelson