Following the runaway success of last year’s sold out “I Believe You Are A Star” tour, Dimmer return for an encore performance. Band leader Shayne Carter put together a six-piece band for the tour in 2022 marking the 20th anniversary of Dimmer’s most celebrated record, and the event proved such a musical success that he has decided to continue with this expanded Dimmer line up.
“The music sounded too good, and the band played it too well to just pack this thing away,” said Carter. “I truly believe that this line up was the fullest realisation of the musical vision I always had for Dimmer. The number of people on stage and the skills and sensibilities they brought to the band meant we could do justice to a lot of material we maybe hadn’t been able to do full justice to, or even play, in the past. It was a new band with a fresh set in a lot of ways. I also found this group inspiring with future material in mind.
” Core members Carter, James Duncan (bass/guitar) and Gary Sullivan (drums) were joined by Auckland musicians Louisa Nicklin (guitar/vocals) and Durham Fenwick (keys/vocals) and Dunedin artist Neive Strang (vocals/percussion). This same line up reconvenes for the dates later this year.
This will also be in celebration of a live double album drawn from last year’s shows at the The Hollywood Avondale, recorded by RNZ’s Andre Upston. Dimmer “Live At The Hollywood” features cherry picked versions from the entire Dimmer repertoire, recorded over a sold-out three night stand in Tamaki Makaurau.
“Live performance has always been it for me,” said Carter “but I’ve usually found live recordings ropey. I was actually blown away by how good the Hollywood recordings were, and how they included angles and extrapolations on the tunes that aren’t on the original recordings. Although I stand to financially gain from the exploitation of this artefact I wholeheartedly recommend the item to the general listening public.”
Dimmer announce the special guest for the Powerstation.
Winner of the Best Independent Debut Award for her 2022 album Te Kaahu O Rangi as TE KAAHU (with band) will bring her beautiful waiata to the Powerstation. A fiercely indie act with a gorgeous live performance,delivered entirely in te reo Maori, the audience are in for something special.
All tickets buyers will go into a draw to win a DIMMER, Live at the Hollywood LP.
RestrictionsThis is an R18 Licensed Event If you are under 18 years old with or without a parent or legal guardian, you cannot enter this event.
New York has the Apollo Theatre, London has Brixton Academy, and Auckland has the Powerstation, an intimate venue at the bottom of the world that has punched above its weight since the mid-1980s, hosting some of the best and biggest acts on the planet.