Band bound for world stage

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A band play­ing the 50th Mon­trose Jazz Fes­ti­val in Switzer­land later this year, fea­tures dur­ing this Sun­day’s Sounds of Sum­mer in the Es­planade.

Neon Fu­sion, a Feild­ing High School jazz band is mak­ing its SOS de­but.

The eight mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ists will give any genre a go – pop, funk, swing, bal­lads, rock from Glenn Miller to Bruno Mars – as long as there’s an ar­range­ment for the horn sec­tion.

The core of the band has been play­ing to­gether for two years with its two new­est mem­bers join­ing last year. School mu­sic teacher and band di­rec­tor Danielle Philipsen says Neon Fu­sion are pre­par­ing for per­for­mances at con­certs at Mon­trose and in Ger­many in July.

An­other Sounds of Sum­mer new­bie is Daniel Web­ster. the R&B and al­ter­na­tive rock gui­tar player and singer is a grad­u­ate of UCOL’s con­tem­po­rary mu­sic pro­gramme.

Stan­ley Pedi­gree (James Pikari)) has been part of the Manawatu mu­sic scene for years. His ex­per­i­men­tal hip hop flavoured sound will be aug­mented by col­lab­o­ra­tor Dirty Hairy, aka Stom­ach co-or­di­na­tor Matt Davies.

Fin­ish­ing off is a set from class clowns and se­rial Sounds of Sum­mer-ners, the Bing Turkby En­sem­ble, the only out­fit in the 2016 line-up to have played ev­ery SOS show

SOS is in the Es­planade, Sun­day from 2pm to 5pm.

Mon­trose bound, seven mem­bers of Feild­ing High School’s jazz octet Neon Fu­sion, from left, Tipuna Rakatairi, Ainslee Smithers, Sophie Cole­man, Sarah Her­cock, Sam Shore, Lach­lan Bush, and Bai­ley Jewell, play Sounds of Sum­mer this Sun­day.

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