A Black Seeds first
Reggae band to play fest
The Black Seeds, who were named by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘‘the best Reggae band in the world,’’ are keen to reinforce the label at Queenstown’s Shotover Sunshine festival next Saturday. Vocalist and percussionist Daniel Weetman said the praise from Rolling Stone meant the band had to bring their best performance to every gig - but that was something they would do anyway. ‘‘Thanks to Rolling Stone, we always try to put on the best show every time we play, and have just put together some old and new tracks for the set at the Shotover gig,’’ he said. ‘‘We’ve never played the festival before, but have heard great things about it, and are really excited to check it all out and play a great show with other great NZ bands.’’ While the band have played Wanaka many times before, that has been the biggest base for any Southern gigs, and while the band has always had a great reception there, they are hoping the Queenstown festival slot will attract punters from throughout the entire Southern region. The band are concentrating on home-grown gigs before more touring in Europe and South America.
On song: The Black Seeds’ vocalist and percussionist Daniel Weetman sings in the new year at Coromandel Gold. Weetman and band mates are looking forward to the Shotover Sunshine Festival.