San Fran, DJ Bill E, Teeth and Bunnies on Ponies with Garage Project invite you to celebrate the end of 2014 with gourmet BBQ treats on the deck from 6pm-11pm and great music happening inside the venue – the bands Teeth and Bunnies on Ponies followed by DJ Bill E’s legendary Hang The DJ NYE showcase.
So make the San Fran your New Year’s Eve destination. Doors open at 6pm with Teeth taking the stage around 7.30. Then it’s Bunnies on Ponies at 9pm and DJ Bill E from 10pm on through until 4am on the morning of January 1, 2015.
The Woods, a band created by Tom Callwood and his brother Joe with Blair Latham and Rick Cranson has released their debut album, Manyana. It consists of five tracks of ‘some groovy tunes influenced by Jazz, Peruvian music, Blues, Ethiopian Music etc etc…’
Blair Latham – Tenor Saxophone / Bass Clarinet
Joe Callwood – Guitar
Tom Callwood – Bass
Rick Cranson – Drums
released 12 November 2014
Recorded by Joe Callwood at the Car Club, Wellington, NZ
on 29th & 30th April 2014
Mixed by Joe and Tom Callwood in Te Horo, Kapiti, NZ
Artwork ‘The Magic Ocean Tree layered Tree Lasagne’ by Guy Capper
‘Destination Newtown Park Flats’ by Bunnies On Ponies features in a surf video from Billabong NZ. Sam said,
Newtown Park Flats meets surfing in Japan…this makes me feel slightly awkward about the opening guitar riff..but I was listening to lots of Takeshi Terauchi and playing my teisco everyday and it just kinda happened ok!
Conrad Wedde composed music to The Giving Tree, a unique donation-activated Christmas tree installation in Takutai Square, Britomart. The money will support For Everyone Charitable Foundation’s community project grants.
Read more about this initiative and the idea behind it and follow #GivingTreeNZ on social media.
Like most musicians, The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Smashed Guitar PD ex wikiScott has a lot of broken musical equipment. Getting vintage gear fixed (or more broken) can be a long, confusing, heart-breaking journey into the homes of part-time electronics nerds and soldering geniuses. Samuel Scott investigates the secret world of instrument repair with Tim Prebble, Mel Packer of Weta Guitars, and Ben Fulton.
Here’s Sam talking broken everything with his bandmate Tom Callwood as they make some special fake jazz together on their expertly repaired double bass and piano.
Sam talks about recording their new album “Heat Death Of The Universe”, how Bunnies On Ponies is different to his other band The Phoenix Foundation, sexy dancing, Facebook arguments and being honest about “sappy crap”.
Bunnies on Ponies also perform the song “Only Thing” in Auckland, New Zealand, live at The Golden Dawn Tavern of Power.
The Other’s Way is Flying Out’s monthly music event, showcasing the best and brightest musical talent from around New Zealand. This month featured performances from Bunnies on Ponies, She’s So Rad and Totems. Check the photos on Flying Out’s blog. The pictures below are by Dave Simpson. For more and larger photos, go to his flickr album.