Lady Killers prepare songs for show
Three of the country’s best-known songstresses say they will be embarking on an exploratory mission when they hit the stage at The Plaza Putaruru.
Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke are united once more under their banner of The Lady Killers for what has been dubbed the Live and Kicking tour: a selection of North Island dates that includes The Plaza on Friday, June 10.
The trio have just marked their 10th anniversary performing as the Killers – they formed initially as a quartet with Taisha Kuhtze in 2006 – with a series of sold-out concerts in Auckland.
Now they are taking the show on the road, although it is a show that they are still refining and finalising.
It’s also a bit of a gamble. Getting the mix of songs and the amount of inter-song banter just right is an essential element in connecting with audiences.
‘‘Turning 10 was a real facethe-music moment. We wanted to know if it was a good idea to get back to doing concerts and getting out there,’’ Clarke said.
‘‘We are able to perform a huge variety of material now. We have all been listening to a lot of music.’’
Adds Lynch: ‘‘We wanted to keep pushing ourselves. It was our anniversary together and the aim was to do something special for ourselves and our audiences.’’
The trio will be interpreting Queen, The Beach Boys, Meghan Trainor, Dolly Parton, James Bay, Neil Young and Michael Jackson among others.
There will be some more personal numbers too – Cross will perform her own song Walk Away, a domestic violencethemed song; while Lynch has the Neil Finn-penned Ray of Hope as her signature tune.
‘‘We often get together and workshop a lot of new songs and deciding to include them in the set list or not,’’ Clarke said.
‘‘We have to do quite a lot of work on a song before we go ‘Nah’.
‘‘There’s a real science to getting the whole thing bubbling along. It’s all just testing the waters. But we find that if we are having fun the audience are too.’’
Tickets to the June 10 event available from The Plaza or via eventfinda.co.nz.
The Lady Killers – Jackie Clarke, Suzanne Lynch and Tina Cross.