Dominic Blaazer & The M.P.O. - special guests, The Loving Arms
Last year was one of packed houses and superb reviews for Blaazer’s
album “The Lights of Te Atatu”. His talented and lush 10-piece brings
together members of the ASO, APO and From Scratch as well as three music
specialists, and the youngest member is just 11.
Marty Duda reviewed the last Pumphouse show as “outstanding,” singling
Blaazer out as “a formidable songwriter and fine storyteller, calling to
mind the best of Bacharach/David.”
A stalwart of NZ music, Blaazer has played alongside Don McGlashan,
SJD and The Chills, also accompanying the Topp Twins, John Rowles,
Goldenhorse, David Kilgour and The Clean, among many others.
His songwriting is compared favourably with Jimmy Webb, Bacharach and
Nick Bollinger said the songs were “beautifully refined … sound like classics, fearless and perfect,” while Graham Reid wrote, “magical and resonant … These are fine songs.”
Grant Smithies sums up best why you won’t want to miss this show: “gorgeous arrangements make this so very special. Your heart might just break.”
We can’t promise not to break your heart but we might give it the occasional squeeze ;)
Opening the evening, The Loving Arms, where every song is a thunderstorm of desire and repulsion.