Pluto muso re­turns with new band

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Hav­ing started his love of mu­sic at Plim­mer­ton School back in 1986, indie rocker Matthias Jor­dan is look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing close to home this week.

Al­though clas­si­cal and jazz pi­ano lessons proved valu­able, it was Plim­mer­ton School’s elec­tric key­board and the at­ten­tion of an au­di­ence that set Jor­dan on a path to­wards rock’n’roll.

The for­mer Pluto mem­ber and his band, Nightchoir – which also fea­tures Pluto alumni Mike Hall and Michael Franklin-Browne – play two shows this week­end in Paekakariki and Welling­ton City.

The indie rock band have just re­leased their sec­ond al­bum, See The First Star, a fol­low-up to 2010’s 24 Hours of Night.

Jor­dan has also toured re­cently with Stere­obus, Dic­ta­phone Blues, Gin Wig­more and Neil and Sharon Finn’s Pa­jama Club – in­clud­ing an ap­pear­ance with Pa­jama Club on the fa­mous Jools Hol­land show at BBC Lon­don.

It is a far cry from where he started, per­form­ing with the Piz­zazz Jazz Trio at his Plim­mer­ton School grad­u­a­tion, or with col­lege band Hor­ris & the Gir­raffes.

Jor­dan says a re­cent gig at St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki with Dic­ta­phone Blues brought back mem­o­ries of play­ing at Plim­mer­ton Beach, so he de­cided to bring his new band back to his old haunts.

Home com­ing: For­mer Porirua boy and Pluto rocker Mathias Jor­dan, left, with Nightchoir band­mates Mike Hall and Michael Franklin-Browne.

Nightchoir plays St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki, 9pm, Au­gust 17, and Mighty Mighty, 9.30pm, Welling­ton, Au­gust 18. Tick­ets avail­able for $12 each per­son from www.un­der­ther­

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