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This Weekend: A Guy Called Gerald / Orchestra of Spheres Kids Show

By Martyn 17 Mar 2015

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This weekend in Wellington, fans of classic jungle/drum & bass, techno, and ancient future funk are in luck. Below we present you the Cliffs Notes on two days of excellent musical entertainment.

On Friday the 20th of February, UK club music icon A Guy Called Gerald performs a rare set at Bodega.

As part of 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald helped lay down the template for Acid House, before innovating the artcore side of jungle/drum & bass in the 90s. Nine albums and twenty years later, he continues to push the boundaries of independent electronic dance music through touring worldwide, while bringing his "true school" flavours to crowds everywhere. In his words, "I have decided the only way to give music to the people is raw and straight from the true school. I don't have to hide behind any trend or gimmicks. ie. analogue equipment and vinyl fetishism. I'm sorry to say but I still feel like I'm blazing the way forward only because everyone seems to be stuck in "retrogression" mode. Maybe they need a stop / start to get them out of the loop? I refuse to compromise when it comes to my sound. I realised that I'm the only real deal within dance music when I found it was impossible for me to sell out. This is the True School."

Presale tickets are available here. More on the door.

On Saturday the 21st of February, internationally loved Wellington ancient future funk ensemble Orchestra of Spheres play a daytime kids show at Paramount Cinema.

With their colourful costumes, incredible homemade instruments, and even more incredible songs, Orchestra of Spheres have built a solid reputation both here and abroad for engaging performances and quality recordings. For one day only, they're giving the public a chance to see their jazz, indie rock, african beats informed sounds and stage show presented as a performance for children. With assistance from director Stephen Bain and projection artist Lady Lazer Light, Orchestra of Spheres have created a multimedia psychedelic experience: hooter-head light creatures, huge eyeballs, a giant colourful alien band and much more! If you don't have children to bring, feel free to still purchase a ticket and come along. Under two year olds are free as well.

Presale tickets are available online by clicking here. 10am start.

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