Fri, 20 Apr from 07:00pm
Sat, 21 Apr Till Late
Age Restriction: R18/All Ages
Venue: NBS Theatre
DnB ; Dubstep ; Electro ; Reggae ; Fashion Show ; Fundraiser
feat: TAOS & THE NOMAD
An annual charity appeal for the Buller Family Violence Network featuring Jam Wear and Whanake Gallerys fabulos Fall fashion show with guest MC Butch Bradley, canapes and full bar facilities courtesy of The Town House Lounge and Bar, and an afterparty featuring an allstar national and local lineup.
All ticket proceeds go to the Buller Family Violence Network.
Fashion show tickets ($40) also include a free pass to the afterparty, canapes and a free goodie bag.
Afterparty feat TAOS & THE NOMAD and local support ($20) kicks off at 10pm
Taos' captivating crossblend of Aotearoa roots / rock / reggae / dub / dancehall / d'n'b music and ability to create high-energy freestyle flows during their stage performances, always leaves the crowd wanting more...
The boys have mesmerised crowds throughout the country with their conscious, catchy, soulful lyrics, big basslines, skanking guitar riffs, freestyle flows and crowd interaction....resulting in an unforgettable stage performance.
Lately the boys have been polishing their own brand of 'Chugstep' which is like dubstep, but with more Chug Chug Chug from palm muting distorted guitars.
The band was born in 2001 on Waiheke Island with members, David Walters and Chris Leqeta, who are now based in Christchurch. The uniqueness that is the Taos sound has proved that they are an upcoming force in the New Zealand music scene.
The name TAOScame from a few things - The Art Of Sound - Try Achieve Other Styles - Trees Are Organic Sculptures and TAO a Chinese way of thinking. All these were influenced by the original MC Billy Fluid in 2001.
2005 saw the band expand with new members. Davie Walters, the orignial guitarist now fronts the band with vocals and keys, Chris Leqeta continued on drums ensuring the original TAOSsound is heard. Aaron Flintoff on guitar, Bryce Collier on bass, Tamati Taukamo on guitar and vocals.
2012 Has got off to a great start with the addition of Marc hansen on Drums, which has enabled Chris to pick up Saxophone, Digiridoo, & add the percussive layer to the sound. The band continues to morph, drawing on the talents of Shaun Morgan, Jose Monreal, & Davide Pangrazzi to ensure the sound is consistently large. The band is currently on a full NZ tour, and looking forward to getting in the studio this winter to re cord their first full length album.
TAOS have had the privilege to play numerous venues and festivals, including Shotover Sunshine Festival, Luminate, Karamea Music Festival, New Brighton Uprising, Culturefest on Waiheke Island, Dunedin Winter Solstice and the Canaan Downs Festival. They have played alongside the following talented NZ artists; Katchafire, Kora, Cornerstone Roots, Sunshine Soundsystem, Rhombus, House of Shem, Soulware, UK group Overproof sound system and Australian group The Potbelleez to name a few. Taos have also been privileged to collaborate live on stage with MC's and vocalists Billy Fluid(original Taos), Mana, Kp, Switch, Imon Star, P.Diggs, Antsman, Lisa Tomlins, JB Naste and a host of other top kiwi musicians.
Whanake Gallery & Espresso Bar
173 Palmerston St - Westport