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Graeme Jefferies, Dkyt(Dick Whyte), Marxophone Orchestra

Graeme Jefferies, Dkyt(Dick Whyte), Marxophone Orchestra

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The Crown Hotel, Dunedin Fri, Nov 26 Buy
darkroom, Christchurch Sat, Nov 27 Buy


Tour Information
Graeme Jefferies

Best known as part of the Flying Nun early eighties movement Graeme has been involved with well respected internationally known groups, This Kind of Punishment, Nocturnal Projections and The Cakekitchen.
He is also known as a solo artist and has toured Europe 9 times and the USA 3 times and has released over 15 albums of material worldwide on such labels as Homestead and Merge in the USA and Hausmusik and Raffmond in Germany via Rough Trade.

His live solo shows are somewhat rare and involve playing a lot of different instruments on stage hopping from one to another as fast as possible to create a sort of underlying tension to the performance. A new album has finally been completed and the show will draw upon material from all of Graeme’s bands as well as showcasing new and unreleased material.

D.K.Y.T (Dick Whyte)

Known as the driving force behind cult favourite Wellington band ‘Bent Folk’ Dick has been bending ears and making the people in the front row nod their heads up and down for quite some time now. He is also well respected as a solo artist and has consistently wowed audiences with his crazy guitar neck vibrato playing and heartfelt honest songs.

Dick has been quietly chipping away at new solo material over the last months and promises to showcase some new surprise tunes from his current new catalogue of material. A rising star to watch his performances are special within themselves and good soul food for these troubled times.

Marxophone Orchestra

This is the debut performance of the newly put together Marxophone Orchestra. The Marxophone is a dulcimer like zither instrument played with metal and wooden hammers and each of the 3 Marxophones on stage has been painstakingly restored and modified to make modern day versions of these out of print for over a 100 years instruments.

We’re keeping our cards fairly close to our chests about this act and not revealing too much about this never seen before opening act and their reclaimed from obscurity instruments. But there 45 minute set promises something interesting and unique for both fans of experimental improvisational music and traditional dulcimer melodies accompanied with vocals. It is not known how long the Marxophone Orchestra will exist. So if this sounds like the sort of weird thing you might be interested in please come along and check it out.




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Get Tickets
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin Fri, Nov 26 Buy
darkroom, Christchurch Sat, Nov 27 Buy