Bakers Eddy ( Wellington) Dead Beat Boys ( Auckland) and Skelter (Christchurch) are out to prove that this is not the case, with a collaborative tour of the three main cities this August titled 'Three’s a Crowd'.
It would be easy for each of the bands to attach themselves to an older, harder rock band and mine their fanbase, but these young bands want to try something different. They aim to attract a younger demographic and service that much neglected “all ages” audience.
Friends from the touring circuit over the last few years, each band is known for their dynamic live performance and the sense you get from watching them that they are all about having as much fun as possible from their creative endeavours.
Having said that, each band has also achieved significant support from the music industry – noting that all three are “the ones to watch”. Skelter and Bakers Eddy currently have their latest NZ on Air funded single playing on The Rock, Bakers Eddy are about to go on Decent Exposure on The Edge TV and Dead Beat Boys received NZ on Air funding and radio airplay for their previous single '2'.
Bakers Eddy, Dead Beat Boys & Skelter
Friday August 19th: Zeal, West Auckland
Saturday August 20th: Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland
Thursday August 25th: Meow, Wellington
Friday August 26th: Zeal, Wellington
Saturday August 27th: Churchills Live, Wellington
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By Wal Reid
Kiwi rockers Head Like a Hole, or more affectionately known to fans as HLAH, have seen a few things in their time. Guitarist Nigel Regan jokes at the thought of playing ‘starkers’ again citing, “I think I’m a bit soft around the middle to get naked these days.”
Legendary New Zealand band Head Like A Hole will embark on a 13 date national tour in May to mark the 25th anniversary and the re-release of their debut album '13'.