Students to share stage with renowned mu­si­cian

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Mu­si­cian and com­poser Barn­aby Weir will head­line Whi­tireia mu­sic de­gree students in two con­certs at Welling­ton’s Ilott The­atre next week.

Whi­tireia Up Front with Barn­aby Weir will show­case the tal­ent and skill of 31 up-and-com­ing con­tem­po­rary rock, pop and jazz mu­si­cians. In ad­di­tion, about 20 students will work front of house, light and sound pro­duc­tion, stage man­age­ment and back­stage.

The gig will fea­ture some of Weir’s best loved ma­te­rial, span­ning an eclec­tic range of gen­res in­clud­ing ma­te­rial from Black Seeds and Fly My Pret­ties, with some fresh ar­range­ments. Whi­tireia Up Front mu­sic gigs, where students per­form along­side es­tab­lished artists in a concert venue, have been run­ning since 2000.

Pre­vi­ous gigs have fea­tured mu­si­cians such as War­ren Maxwell (Trin­ity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop) and Karl Steven (Su­per­groove) and have re­ceived crit­i­cal praise from the artists and pub­lic.

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