NZ singing legends for lake concert
‘‘It's all about doing killer versions of classic songs.’’
Matamata is set to experience iconic New Zealand band The Lady Killers for the first time when they perform at Rotary Matamata’s Concert by the Lake on February 19.
The legendary Kiwi trio, consisting of Jackie Clarke, Tina Cross and Suzanne Lynch, are arguably as close to entertainment legends in this country as you will find - and they are really looking forward to their first show here.
‘‘We have never performed there before but it is one of my favourite places to go through,’’ Cross said. ‘‘We love doing outdoor shows – it is the flavour and vibe with what is going on and the audience can sit back and be entertained and also get up and dance.’’
The Lady Killers formed 11 years ago following the Boxing Day tsunami when Kiwi music icon Frankie Stevens asked them to perform in a tribute show.
‘‘We had all been performing individually but you cannot create that very special harmony flavour without at least three voices and we immediately thought the sound was really special,’’ Cross said of their inception.
Since then, the trio has taken the attitude from their name – ‘‘it’s all about doing killer versions of classic songs’’, Cross said.
Band-mate Jackie Clarke said the trio worked hard to be as good as they possibly could be.
‘‘We don’t rest on our laurels – we are always trying for a higher level and we just love singing with each other.
‘‘We are all really different performers – we are not cut from the same cloth and that’s why it works so well because we bring different points of view and different texture and it somehow all just meshes together,’’ Clarke said.
The show will also be the first time the trio has performed on a pontoon but Clarke said the group was really looking forward to be a part of it.
‘‘We just love doing community things like this that have a good heart attached to them.’’
Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke and Suzanne Lynch make up The Lady Killers.