Getting aroused

AROUSE SOUND: The eclectic, brass-driven, multi-instrumentalism of five-piece, Strangely Arousing, skips fearlessly through various genres to make a sound all of their own. Picture supplied

Strangely Arousing’s multi-instrumentalists strive to recreate a multi-layered sound in live performance, singer/guitarist Lukas Wharekura told the Guide last winter. Now fresh off the biggest international tour of their career, the dub-funk, reggae-based, jazz-influenced five-piece is celebrating the sunny season with a tour that will bring their special spices back to Gisborne next week.

“Over the past couple of years, Strangely have been hard at work both on and off the scene cultivating their sound, their team and their live show,” says the band online.

“An album release, five shows in Asia, a two single release shows and hours of home recordings has lit a fire under Strangely’s haki that could only result in the sonic and ocular spectacular you will be able to catch this summer.

“This will be an unmissable experience of epic proportions. Friends, fans and newcomers to the lads are bound to become mesmerised, uplifted and most certainly Strangely Aroused.”

Recent highlights include playing to 15,000 people at Rotorua’s annual Lakeside concert and headlining with Elemeno P and New Zealand dub heroes Salmonella Dub at the Whangarei Fritter Festival.

View Strangely in action at www.youtube.com/strangelyarousingnz

Strangely Arousing with DJ Straw Hat, the Dome garden bar, January 18, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Strangely Arousing’s multi-instrumentalists strive to recreate a multi-layered sound in live performance, singer/guitarist Lukas Wharekura told the Guide last winter. Now fresh off the biggest international tour of their career, the dub-funk, reggae-based, jazz-influenced five-piece is celebrating the sunny season with a tour that will bring their special spices back to Gisborne next week.

“Over the past couple of years, Strangely have been hard at work both on and off the scene cultivating their sound, their team and their live show,” says the band online.

“An album release, five shows in Asia, a two single release shows and hours of home recordings has lit a fire under Strangely’s haki that could only result in the sonic and ocular spectacular you will be able to catch this summer.

“This will be an unmissable experience of epic proportions. Friends, fans and newcomers to the lads are bound to become mesmerised, uplifted and most certainly Strangely Aroused.”

Recent highlights include playing to 15,000 people at Rotorua’s annual Lakeside concert and headlining with Elemeno P and New Zealand dub heroes Salmonella Dub at the Whangarei Fritter Festival.

View Strangely in action at www.youtube.com/strangelyarousingnz

Strangely Arousing with DJ Straw Hat, the Dome garden bar, January 18, 8.30pm. Free entry.

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