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Arts On Tour NZ tours Carnivorous Plant Society

12 Jul 2019 to 31 Jul 2019
Various - see below
Madcap Mexican style music, complete with custom made animation as a backdrop
Event type: 
Multidisciplinary, Music
Various - see below
Various - see below
Various - see below


Expect a colourful Mexican style night with Carnivorous Plant Society as the band tours the country, performing on a plethora of instruments again against  a backdrop of Finn Scholes’ custom-made animation.

"Wonderful!" - John Campbell, Radio NZ

“The soundtrack to the sepia-toned, sun-washed short film of your dreams... as you would expect from a collective of such talented individuals, the musical genius at play is hard to ignore” - The New Zealand Herald

“They make a fantastic sound... Full of robot bartenders, scary sand-creatures in the desert. There’s a man with a spare face growing out of his shoulder which is a bit alarming… It’s fantastic!” - Grant Smithies

“Some serious instrument playing going on!” - Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ

For more information, contact:

Diana Moir, AOTNZ media liaison, 021 126 573, diana@aotnz.co.nz

Steve Thomas, Arts On Tour NZ Trust, 0274 386 154 aotnz@xtra.co.nz www.aotnz.co.nz Facebook

Finn Scholes, finnscholes111@gmail.com, 027 304 5796, http://carnivorousplantsociety.com/

Alistair Deverick, 027 231 4823, alistairdeverick@gmail.com


Finn Scholes - Band-leader Finn Scholes plays almost every instrument under the sun. He has performed with countless top acts including Neil Finn, Katchafire, Avalanche City, Tiny Ruins and Hopetoun Brown. His compositions have been used in settings such as the NZ International Film Festival and his animations have been used by bands such as Hopetoun Brown.

Tam Scholes - Tam is widely considered one of NZ's most original guitar players. Drawing influence from guitarists such as Bill Frisell and Tommy Emmanuel, Tam is also the frontman of his own country-calypso trio: Archie.

Alistair Deverick - Multi-talented Alistair Deverick has produced the band's recordings and performs with bands such as Neil Finn, Lawrence Arabia and Anika Moa. 

Oliver Emmitt currently lives in Amsterdam, but has been shipped over expressly for this tour. He plays trombone, bass and sings professionally with a number of groups. His own band 'Our Blessed Gertrude' displays his amazing musicianship and personality. 

Friday 12 July 8:00pm Mapua

The Playhouse Theatre

$20 Book: The Playhouse and Eventfinda


Saturday 13 July 8:00pm Mussel Inn Onekaka

$15 Book: On the door


Monday 15 July 7:00pm Lincoln

The Laboratory, Doors open at 5.30pm for dining, show begins at 7.00pm

$20 ($25 door sales) Book: Over the bar or phone 3253006


Wednesday 17 July 7:30pm Geraldine

Crown Heritage Hotel, Talbot Street, Geraldine   

$20 Book: Louk Clothing (No Eftpos), Talbot St. Tel: 03 693 9070


Friday 19 July 7:30pm Cromwell

The Conference Centre, The Gate, 6 Barry Avenue, Cromwell

Adults $25; SuperGold $20; Student/Child $5 Book: All Central Otago District iSites or on line at http://carnivorous-plant-society.lilregie.com/


Saturday 20 July 9:30pm Queenstown

Sherwood, Queenstown

$25 Book: www.eventfinda.co.nz


Sunday 21 July  Invercargill


Tuesday 23 July 2019 7:30pm Gore

Eastern Southland Gallery

$30 Book: Eastern Southland Gallery


Wednesday 24 July 7:30pm Oamaru

Ink Box Theatre, Oamaru Opera House   

$25.00 plus fees Book: www.oamaruoperahouse.co.nz


Thursday 25 July 7:30pm Ashburton

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

‘Open Hat’ NO CHARGE prior to the event Book: no pre-booking


Friday 26 July 8:00pm Balcairn

Balcairn Public Hall

$25 Book: Sally Mac's Amberley; Stan's 7 Day Pharmacy, Rangiora; Sefton Garage, Sefton;

Mumma T's, Amberley


Saturday 27 July 7.30pm Picton

Picton Little Theatre

$25.00 Book: Take Note, Picton and Alyssums, Blenheim


Tuesday 30 July 7:30pm Waipawa

CHB Municipal Theatre

$25 Book: www.eventfinda.co.nz


Wednesday 31 July Coromandel


Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.