Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra start NZ tour this week

Out of Canada - Tequlia Mockingbird Orchestra kick off their NZ tour this week - see dates below!

From ballads and singalongs to high energy dance parties, Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra (TMO) have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings.

 TMO represent the multicultural nature of western Canada with our musical and ethnic diversity. Two out of five members of our band are first generation Canadians.  Their backgrounds are German Mennonite, Chinese, Dutch, Scottish, and Métis (French Indigenous). The band sings in both official Canadian Languages (English and French) but also in the largely spoken unofficial languages of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

 TMO’s  music represents the multicultural tapestry of Canada incorporating diverse folk traditions: Roots, Eastern European Dance Party, Jazz, Bluegrass, Flamenco, African, Latin, Celtic, Métis, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Canadiana.

 Since 2011 the band has been involved with The Legacy Children's Foundation Gift of Music Programs.  These programs create all-inclusive music programming that engages financially challenged families and at risk youth in creative and positive musical experiences.

 The band regularly plays and hosts workshops at high schools and elementary schools throughout the country with the focus on musical and creative literacy.

Since 2006 the band has played multiple tours across Canada, the USA, and Europe. The band is currently promoting its latest album, We Make Really Party, independently released in July 2017. TMO has had the distinction of performing at many major festivals across the country and abroad including Calgary Folk Fest, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Victoria BC Ska Fest, Ottawa Jazz Fest, Blissfest Michigan, Montreal Folk Fest, Dockville Fest Hamburg and Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife. In addition the band has showcased at NXNE, Folk Alliance and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals.

Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

4th April - Festival of Colour, Wanaka

5th April - Lyttelton Records, Christchurch

6th April - Second Hand News Lounge, Auckland

7th April - Upsurge Festival, Bay of Islands