For one night only this September get up with the get down at The Powerstation for the inaugural Super Soul Revue featuring an all stellar local line up - featuring Aaradhna, Tyra Hammond & the Tornadoes, Estère & the Hipstamatics.
Aaradhna's chart topping new album Brown Girl was recorded live in the US, written by Aaradhna and produced entirely by Jeff Dynamite of Brooklyn based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady, Lee Fields & The Expressions) featuring some of the greatest retro/soul instrumentalist’s and session players on the scene today, including Homer Steinweiss (Amy Winehouse), Leon Michaels (Lee Fields, Dr. John, Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings, The Black Keys) and Vincent John (Lee Fields, Lady). The queen of Pacific Soul headlines the first Auckland City Soul Review her band for the evening made up of some of our homegrown top players in their own right - Jeremy Toy & Chip Matthews from the Opensouls + The Tornadoes and Tom Broome from Homebrew + Esther Stevens and The Means.
Only one 7" release exists of Tyra Hammond and The Tornadoes, the now considered rare vinyl cut: You Got me Thinkin' / Huihui. Showcasing the amazing talent of Opensouls vocalist Tyra Hammond who has since gone on to forge a solo career and feature on many collaborations with the likes of Scribe, Ladi6 and @Peace. The band includes Julien Dyne (BBE, Wonderful Noise), Scott Towers (Fat Freddy's Drop), Chip Matthews, Jeremy Toy (Wonderful Noise, Hit + Run) and Cameron Allen. The Tornadoes live show consists of original Afro-beat inspired funk music and the band's own arrangements of classic B-Boy funk and breaks music.
Estère is acclaimed as being a one-of-a-kind performer, that has seen her (along with her MPC “Lola” ) open for international artists including Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc & Morcheeba, and has put her on international stages worldwide including her most recent tour which included 5 date’s in Africa, 9 shows in the UK and 8 shows in France. Estère is currently in the process of writing her new album but makes time to stop in and get down for the Auckland City Soul Revue.
Hipstamatics are an expanding 10-piece who turn iconic songs into soulful, funky anthems. Made up from a collective of creatives, international seasoned players and soulful singers. The Hipstamatics sound and style is based on 60’s and 70’s Motown acts such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross.
The Super Soul Revue
Friday September 23rd: The Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets via AAA Ticketing
Aaradhna, Tyra Hammond & the Tornadoes, Estère & the Hipstamatics.
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