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Liam Finn, Anna Coddington, Nadia Reid + APO 'The NZ Mix Tape' Show Announced

Liam Finn, Anna Coddington, Nadia Reid + APO 'The NZ Mix Tape' Show Announced

Monday 29th April, 2019 11:37AM

Three Aotearoa songwriting figureheads are combining their formidable talents for an epic celebration of our nation's most iconic tunes this June. Nadia Reid, Liam Finn and Anna Coddington, accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO), have thrown their hat in the ring for a special Auckland event titled The NZ Mix Tape, showcasing their own acclaimed work alongside covers of timeless classics by the likes of Don McGlashan, Bic Runga, Prince Tui Teka, Crowded House, Dave Dobbyn and Lorde. Going by Shayne Carter's antics in his candid new memoir Dead People I Have Known, it'd be a surprise if Finn covered any Straitjacket Fits tunes on the evening, but there's sure to be a bountiful banquet of local faves to chow down on. The special one-night event at The Civic will be conducted by David Kay, here's the details...

Nadia Reid, Liam Finn, Anna Coddington with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO)
The NZ Mix Tape, conducted by David Kay
Tuesday 11th June - The Civic, Auckland


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Watch the clip for the title track to Nadia Reid's Taite Music Prize nominated 2016 album Preservation...


Watch recent live-to-air footage of Anna Coddington playing 'Purea Nei' in RNZ's studios...


Press release:

The past and the future of Kiwi music will be celebrated in June when beloved New Zealand musicians Nadia Reid, Liam Finn and Anna Coddington join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) to perform some of our most iconic songs.

From Don McGlashan to Bic Runga, Prince Tui Teka to Crowded House, Dave Dobbyn and Lorde, Bayleys presents The NZ Mix Tape, in partnership with Auckland Live, is a musical compilation of who we are and where we live, reflecting memories of childhood, first loves, first flats, special places and the milestones that mark our lives as New Zealanders.

Under the stars of the beautiful Civic, the trio will perform a selection of their own songs alongside New Zealand classics, accompanied by a full orchestra. The songs have been selected by the performers – they’ve each chosen songs which mean something to them, or songs which contributed in a meaningful way to the soundtrack of their lives, growing up in New Zealand.

Conducted by David Kay, the setlist includes The Mutton Birds’ ‘Anchor Me’, ‘Four Seasons in One Day’ by Crowded House, Nadia Reid’s ‘Call the Days’ and ‘Beside You’ by Dave Dobbyn.

Nadia Reid is one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound young songwriters, celebrated for her intimate musical soundscape and unique voice. Her two albums, Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs and latest, Preservation, have received wide acclaim at home in New Zealand and internationally, and her third album is due for release in April.

Liam Finn has been described as a musical chameleon. At 14 he played guitar and drums in his father Neil Finn’s first solo outing before forming his teenage band Betchadupa in the early 2000s. In 2018 he released his first collaborative album with his father, entitled Lightsleeper. The cinematic album full of beautiful and personal songs featured members of the Finn family, Connan Mockasin and Mick Fleetwood, and paved the way to a new adventure for the Finns, touring the world as a family band.

Anna Coddington is deeply regarded for her enchanting live performances, a voice which “flows perfectly from soft to grunty”, and for her songwriting prowess which has seen her in the prestigious Silver Scroll songwriting award Top 20 list four times. Attendees at the APO season announcement event will remember her stunning performance of ‘Anchor Me’.

Bayleys presents The NZ Mix Tape is on for one night only, Tuesday 11 June, at The Civic. It is presented in partnership with Auckland Live as part of the Auckland Live Cabaret Season, full programme to be announced Tuesday 30 April.

Links
apo.co.nz/whats-on/the-nz-mix-tape/tuesday-11-june/

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