Like a Mardi Gras on a Monday!
Rising from the sodden Otago ground to fill your brains with swampy soul and blues: it’s Tahu and the Takahēs!
Singer/songwriter, native bird wrangler and mad scientist Tahu Mackenzie cobbled the Takahēs band together from dismembered parts of Dunedin’s musical soul land: singer/guitarist Billy ‘King’ Morris, trumpet player Jonathon ‘Sugar Drawers’ Holloway, keyboardist Robin ‘See-that-man, Hear-that-man’ Cederman, saxophonist Hamish ‘HamSax’ Fyfe, backing vocalist “Nir-Hana” Fahy, Benton Glassey (who puts the Ass in Bass) and Drummer Chris Butchard (who is simultaneously Butch and Hard).
The Takahēs now flutter their flightless wings across the vast expanse of Aotearoa in search of human hearts to feast upon, conjuring a peaty stew of country, blues and New Orlean’s soul with a touch of psychedelic zombie love for good measure.
Be warned: the Takahēs are a living, breathing, prehistoric band that has outlived the forces of predation and evolution to entertain, amuse and enthrall!
Tahu and The Takahes at Feastock 2015
Tahu and the Takahes, which will take the 8pm - 9.15pm slot is a band with a deep-south country blues flavor led by the inimitable Tahu Mackenzie, whose free-spirited musical passion gives the band its unmistakable focal point. The band said "This nine-piece promises to get you smiling, laughing and dancing inside and out with their infectious blues funk story songs."
Come and enjoy an action-packed cabaret style event featuring a variety of Dunedin Fringe Festival's finest comedians from the Polson Higgs Comedy Club, hand picked acts from the Festival programme and nine-piece soul and blues band Tahu & the Takahes. The Takahes, led by the vivacious songstress Tahu Mackenzie also feature songwriters Bill Morris and Hana Fahy.
Who else could finish the night but Tahu and the Takahes? Covered in glitter, she sang of saxophones and love, covering Mink and Matt Langley respectively.
After thanking the organisers and covering us all in glitter, she encouraged us all to pelvic thrust to encourage the (unfortunately infertile) Orokonui Takahe to get their population up to at least 7 billion. Ultimate babe. Ultimate night. I can't wait for next year!
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