When: Thursday 4 January 2024, 7:30pm onwards
Where: Butlers Reef, 1133 South Road, Oakura, New Plymouth
MY BABY, the internationally acclaimed Dutch-New Zealand trio, is set to return to New Zealand this summer for a nationwide tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Loves Voodoo!’
Formed by New Zealander Daniel ‘Da Freez’ Johnson (guitar), Joost Sheik van Dijck (drums/vocals), and Cato van Dijck (lead singer and guitar), MY BABY has cultivated a devoted fanbase both in their home country and abroad. Renowned for their unique blend of blues, roots, and trance, the trio has left an indelible mark on the global music scene, gracing stages at prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Sziget (Hu), Lowlands (NL), Pinkpop (NL), and Boomtown Fair (UK).
The upcoming tour promises an electrifying experience as MY BABY revisits the soul-stirring tracks from their debut album, ‘Loves Voodoo!’ Audiences can also anticipate reworked renditions and performances of material from their more recent records.
The trio’s dynamic and immersive live performances have garnered acclaim at local festivals, including WOMAD, Splore, and Electric Avenue. MY BABY’s impact on Kiwi audiences is unmistakable, as the band’s contagious energy and musical prowess continue to captivate fans across the nation.
Don’t miss the chance to witness MY BABY’s mesmerizing performances as they bring their psychedelic blues-trance rave back to the land that inspired it all. Join the celebration of a decade of musical brilliance and the enduring spirit of MY BABY.
Lou’ana, a Kiwi Pacific Artist, singer-songwriter & musician. A unique voice described as “…big, so beautiful and so luminous it contains worlds within worlds.” Music Net.
Inspired by American funk, soul & disco – Lou’ana infuses these nostalgic grooves with her own spirit and stories.
With over a million streams on Spotify. Lou’ana’s debut album ‘Moonlight Madness’ landed her with Best Pacific Female Artist at the 2021 Pacific Music Awards and a No.18 spot in NZ’s top 20 Album charts.
Lou’ana and her band performed Mainstage ‘Splore’, ‘Nest Fest’, ‘Earth Beat’ and ‘NZ Spirit’ Festival in Summer 2021 after a sold out album release show at the reputable Q theatre. With 2 solo tours under her belt and dedicated years as a full time musician – Lou’ana thrives in the live space, delivering an energetic engaging performance.
Over the past year, Lou’ana has been featured in a kiwi-supergroup (Jon Toogood, Deva Mahal, Laughton Kora and more) lineup to perform the albums of David Bowie, Rolling Stones and Elton John across NZ including The Auckland Civic theatre. And again for the 2022 Auckland Live Cabaret Festival show `The Baz Luhrmann ‘Moulin Rouge -soundtrack album show’.
Off stage, Lou’ana has been brewing up new music, so get ready for some exciting new releases from Lou’ana.