Fatty and Skinny and Scene Magazine Presents
Tomorrow People (NZ)
8:00pm, Sat 24th November, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD
After the huge success of their No1 award winning album "ONE" and sold out shows throughout NZ, Tomorrow People are coming to Brisbane for ONE SHOW ONLY.
Out of the 100+ reggae bands currently active in NZ, not one of them has moved up the ranks faster than Wellington band TOMORROW PEOPLE. From the garage to playing NZ's Premier Reggae Festival 'Raggamuffin 2012' and 'A' rotation on radio within one year, the band has gone from strength to strength showing no signs of slowing down.
A studio project turned live stage show, the eight-piece band are purveyors of what they describe as 'sunshine reggae'. Focused on providing a mid-tempo sound that, while clearly reggae-centric, adds touches of dancehall ragga to its colour. It is a sound built around strong vocals, soothing harmonies, catchy hooks, aggressive ragga raps, and feel good riddims (rhythms).
Together, the members of mixed descent (NZ/Maori/Pacific Island) have decades of experience in the music industry, citing previous careers in hip-hop, R&B, gospel, funk and soul. Taking their name from a Ziggy Marley song, Tomorrow People live up to the futuristic allusions it casts, having built their fan base via Facebook (www.facebook.com/tomorrow.ppl) and demo tracks uploaded to YouTube. While they gather their musical influences from Jamaican and Hawaiian artists alike, once combined with their roots in NZ music, they bring a sound that is clean, laid-back and easy on the eardrums.
They have built their movement predominantly through their live shows and the online world. The result of their hard work is evidenced by having over a million views of their songs and countless YouTube remakes and remixes from around the globe. This was all before they even released their album.
In March 2011, the band released their first official single 'Feel Alright' to radio and to rave reviews. The single became one of the Top 5 most played urban radio songs of 2011. Following the successes of 'Feel Alright' and follow up single 'One More Time', Tomorrow People were invited to play the EXODUS New Years Eve 2012 reggae festival and RAGGAMUFFIN 2012 to audiences of more than 25,000 people. They have also enjoyed nationwide success by touring over 50 shows in 2011 both locally and abroad.
2012 saw the band release two more radio hits and their highly anticipated album 'ONE'. The 13-track CD (released June 1st) shot straight to the coveted #1 spot in NZ in its first week and held on for 3 weeks thereafter. It showcases all original tracks written, recorded, produced, mixed and even funded by the band itself in true Kiwi D.I.Y fashion. It is an album that is sure to satisfy both reggae and general music lovers alike.