Friday 2 September 2011
TrinityRoots will come together again for the first time in the intimate surrounds of The Powerstation. Creating their patented brand of musical alchemy with a blend of genre-defying fusion of roots, soul, jazz, and rock, TrinityRoots’ transcendent live shows famously transport their audiences into uncharted territory.
In April this year, as part of their first ever Australian tour, TrinityRoots had the same effect on Australians, ‘wow-ing’ them at the Byron Bay Blues Fest alongside artists such as BB King and Bob Dylan. With a string of performances through Australia and summer gigs at top NZ Festivals including Coromandel Gold and WOMAD, TrinityRoots have picked up from where they left off and are currently working in the studio on new material.
Warren Maxwell says his time away from the group allowed him to gain a new appreciation of what he, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo and Riki Gooch have achieved. “Like travelling away from New Zealand, you’ve got to do it to appreciate how beautiful it really is. It was the same for Trinity — I realised how special the songs and the band were to a lot of people.”
Tyra Hammond and The Bluebirds join the bill
The stellar vocal stylings of Tyra Hammond make a return to the stage. Along with fellow Opensouls family Jeremy Toy, Chip Matthews, and joined by drummer Alistair Deverick (Ruby Suns), this quartet is set to take you on their own blues journey. From the songs of Memphis Minnie, Elmore James, through to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee as well original material, Tyra Hammond and The Bluebirds are looking forward to taking the stage before TrinityRoots.