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

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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 hn­fth­, 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 en­ter­tain­­maun­ganui.

■ Com­pe­ti­tion by Fill The House Tick­ets Project, proudly sup­port­ing fam­i­lies of chil­dren with can­cer. Email your name, ad­dress and day­time phone num­ber(s) to hn­fth­, 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!

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