Win 40 years of Dobbyn hits
Dave Dobbyn CD: A Slice Of Heaven — 40 Years Of Hits. Performing at Villa Maria Winery Saturday, February 2 w/ Rodriguez, The Topp Twins & The Eastern
Evergreen Kiwi rocker Dave Dobbyn is an exciting inclusion in the line-up when the enigmatic subject of the 2012 hit documentary, Searching For Sugar Man, Detroit psychedelic folk artist Rodriguez (aka Sixto Rodriguez), makes a most welcome return to New Zealand in February.
With a plethora of hits spanning his career in Th’ Dudes, DD Smash and as a solo artist Dobbyn brings to the table such great tunes as Be Mine Tonight, Slice Of Heaven, Outlook For Thursday, Magic What She Do, Whaling, Loyal, You Outa Be In Love, Guilty, Language, Lap Of The Gods, Love You Like I Should, Devil You Know, Maybe The Rain and Welcome Home to name but a few.
All are included on our featured CD and we have two copies up for grabs as the ideal precursor to have you amped and ready for what will be one awesome night of rock.
Thanks to bootleg recordings and word of mouth, Rodriguez’s first and most famous of recordings, Cold Fact, found its way to South Africa where its counterculture lyrics resonated with the country’s Yes folks, Toto are returning to New Zealand and we have a double pass up for grabs for you to catch their live show in Mt Maunganui.
The Toto tour will be the first in what will be an annual summer concert series called A Summer’s Day Live, which will feature major international artists from the past four decades. And what a way to start the ball rolling!
Founded in 1976 by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era, Toto had immediate commercial success and critical acclaim.
Described by Eddie Val Halen as ‘collectively the best musicians on the planet’, Toto continue to tour to sold out venues worldwide.
Their album sales rank in the tens of millions worldwide and they’ve won an astonishing six Grammy Awards including album of the year for their 1983 TOTO IV.
Look out for all the hits that made them famous including Africa, Rosanna, Hold The Line, Georgy Porgy and I Won’t Hold You Back and a touching nod to former member Jeff Porcaro and Beatle George Harrison and politically-alienated youth. Without a telephone and working factory and construction jobs to support his family, Rodriguez remained oblivious to the fact that he was arguably bigger than Elvis in South Africa.
Nearly five decades after the release of his debut, Rodriguez’s incredible vocal and musical skill is finally being heard by audiences around the globe!
Tickets from Ticketmaster.
■ Competition by Fill The House Tickets Project, proudly supporting families of children with cancer. Email your name, address and daytime phone number(s) to email@example.com, with Dave Dobbyn in the subject, by Friday, October 5. maybe a little bit of Weezer. With a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B and jazz they have something for everyone and are guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles.
Kiwi icons Dragon are a welcome addition to the bill and have carved a notch in our musical history with such great hits as Young Years, Rain, Still In Love With You, Are You Old Enough, April Sun In Cuba, Celebration and Speak No Evil.
With Mark Williams now lead singer, look out for a rocked-up version of his big hit Show No Mercy and perhaps Age Of Reason which was co-written by Dragon’s Todd Hunter and was a No 1 hit single for John Farnham.
Tickets from https://www.neptune entertainment.co.nz/asdl-mountmaunganui.
■ Competition by Fill The House Tickets Project, proudly supporting families of children with cancer. Email your name, address and daytime phone number(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with TOTO in the subject, by Friday, October 5.
TOTO Double Pass — performing at ASB Bay Park in Mount Maunganui on January 9 with Dragon and more!