Live Nation, in association with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), is proud to present Elemental Nights as part of Elemental AKL.
Unique to Elemental AKL, Elemental Nights is an exclusive curated concert series showcasing an impressive line-up of emerging and high-profile local artists.
Bic Runga and Cass Basil (Tiny Ruins, Carnivorous Plant Society) have combined their considerable talents to form KING SWEETIES.
With Cass on bass and Bic on drums, King Sweeties songs are built off the duo's bouncing rhythm section, cooking up a playful post-punk strut. Their first single ʼLetʼs Just Stay in Bedʼ, has made the top 20 list for the APRA Silver Scrolls song competition. It is off their forthcoming EP 'We are the Bossesʼ. Elemental AKL will be the first opportunity for audiences to see King Sweeties share this project live.
Prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, producer & performer Kody Nielson formed infamous noise band The Mint Chicks in 2001 with his brother Ruban, and following their demise in 2010, went on to work with Bic Runga, co-writing and co-production with Ruban's band Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and his own projects OPOSSOM, SILICON, plus a solo album released under his own name.
Utilising influences ranging from jazz, punk, psychedelica to 60s pop, he wrote and performed most of the OPOSSOM material himself (with occasional contributions from Runga and his father Chris), going on to win Best Alternative Album at the 2012 NZ Music Awards with the album Electric Hawaii. Other notable award wins include the prestigious Silver Scroll for UMO song Multi Love, and the Taite Music Prize for SILICON's Personal Computer.
Don't miss OPOSSOM's first live performance in 8 years this October.
Tickets go on sale 12pm Wednesday August 5.
Elemental Nights - OPOSSOM & King Sweeties
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The evening starts with the musical welcome by a guest musician at 8 pm. Then poetry night starts by a guest poet at 9pm.
What next? The stage is all yours.
All you need to do is let the staff member know you are keen to go on the stage.