One of the most important projects in New Zealand's music history - ENZSO - is being recreated to celebrate its 21st anniversary.
Also celebrating NZ Music Month, hear the unforgettable Split Enz songs in Eddie Rayner's ENZO at the glorious Civic in Auckland and Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch for one night only.
Inspired by Split Enz keyboardist Rayner's original project ENZSO (the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's 1996 Split Enz collaboration), this 21st anniversary event is another evolutionary moment in the history of an iconic repertoire of Split Enz hits including I See Red, Six Months in a Leaky Boat and Message to My Girl.
This time with a smaller orchestral backing of 10 people to retain the ‘groove', plus three vocalists and a rock rhythm section of bass and drums as well as lead guitar, the sound is lush and full, but still manages to capture the punk pop buzz of the Enz.
Rayner leads his "ENZEMBLE', including four members of Split Enz (Eddie, Mike Chunn, Paul Crowther and Michael Barker) together with a group of NZ's finest musicians, brass and string sections, and guest vocalists Rima Te Wiata (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), Rikki Morris and Phil Madsen.
Eddie Rayner's ENZO
May 5, Isaac Theatre Royal
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May 18, The Civic
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