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Midnight Vagaries with Special Guests

Tour Information
$12 on the door. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

With influences ranging from trip hop to jazz and soul, funk and folk, expect an evening of finely nuanced original music. Bass, drums, keys, guitar and saxophone generate soundscapes that set a rich bed for lyrical metaphor. Height scaling vocals weave stories and atmospheres with a nod to eastern harmonies here and there, and the odd polyrhythmic interpretation of lesser used time signatures. All set in the gorgeous studio loft setting of the Third Eye's upstairs venue, complete with bar, standing room, and couches for those who want to park up their friday feet and absorb the music.

Their sound has been described as 'Jeff Buckley and PJ Harvey start liaisons with Arrested Development and take a jazz tinged detour'.. but come and take away your own impressions. Showcasing brand new material from their recent south island tour this innovative trio hail from long time musical collaborations with such projects as Hikoikoi, Skeleton Crew, Niko Ne Zna, and the odd BATS theatre production.

Listen to some of what they have done here:

Drums and percussion - Ian Downer, Bass - Richard Flintoff, Guitar/vocals/keys and sax – Michaela Manley

Opening the evening will be multi-instrumentalist and songstress Jhan Lindsay, playing a set of jazz/blues/soul originals. Jhan has previously released an album with her group the Chattelaines to great acclaim, and is in the process of capturing her second album to be released this year. Find out more about her here:

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