Congratulations to Martin Clyde who correctly identified Watermelon Man as the Herbie Hancock composition that became a hit for Mongo Santamaria in 1962. Martin has won two tickets to see Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th. We’ll have more ticket giveaways in the future so keep checking in to The 13th Floor.
I had a feeling this Beth Hart show might be something special…a preview of her about-to-be-released album, Better Than Home, indicated an artist bursting with talent…but her performance at Auckland’s Powerstation this Friday night was nothing short of a tour de force.
At the Kings Arms we run into Emily, one of Australian new wave band Pseudo Echo’s biggest fans; a woman who loved singer Brian Canham so much that at age eleven she cried when he got married. Emily is buzzing with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement that she is about to see her childhood heart-throb in the flesh. Trepidation that the man, and the music, might not live up to the memories. And she is also deeply concerned that the band may no longer have a keytar player.
Keyboard legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock will perform at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Saturday, May 30th. The 13th Floor has a pair of tickets to give away for this very special evening. To win, just be the first person to name the Herbie Hancock composition that was a hit for Mongo Santamaria back in 1962. Please fill out the form below to enter:
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff touched down in Auckland yesterday ahead of his two New Zealand shows this weekend. The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda sat down with Jimmy and spoke to him at length about his music, his films and his life, including plans to film a sequel to the 1972 film The Harder They Come. Jimmy also shared some insights into his relationship with producer Lesley Kong, and, of course, there is the cricket.
Watch the interview with Jimmy Cliff here:
Jimmy Cliff performs tonight at ASB Baypark in Mt Maunganui with Ardijah and Herbs and Saturday night in Auckland at The Powerstation.
Congratulations to Dallas Pickering who has won two tickets to see Giorgio Moroder tonight at The Studio in Auckland. Dallas correctly named Call Me as the hit single Giogio produced and co-wrote with Blondie back in 1980. Click here for more details about Giogio Moroder’s show tonight in Auckland. We’ve got more tickets to give away later today, so check in often.
A Pokey LaFarge show is a 78-RPM record brought to life, a string of wildly, infectiously, exuberantly catchy songs performed by a band of talented musicians led by a man who could so very easily be a cartoon, a caricature, but who manages to be one of the most authentic performers I’ve heard in some time.
Greg Johnson introduced the Cocktail Club by saying: “If you can remember anything about the original Cocktail Club – you weren’t there.” The banter, the intimate venue, special guests and yes, cocktails, make for a performance that is unforgettable.