Transcending the seams of Maori, Pacific and Scottish culture, Pacific Curls brings their worldly and enthralling music to Whittingham Memorial Institute next week.
With a cornerstone of backbeat Pacific rhythms, vivacious Scottish fiddle playing and evocative Maori instrumentation and lyrics, Pacific Curls have pioneered a fusion sound that seamlessly blends their indigenous roots.
Their world-ribbed sounds and precise arrangements are played on an impressive collection of instruments, from ukulele, cajon and Taonga Puoro to various traditional Maori percussion instruments.
Classifying their sound is a challenge. They use jazz chordal transitions, traditional Scottish fiddle tunes, political and moving lyrics in Maori and English and world instruments with Pacific-style beats and moods before shaking and baking it all into a contemporary and intriguing edginess.
Geoff Hoskin, promoter at Whittingham Memorial Institute, said: “I saw a taster of this show last year and wanted to bring them to Whittingham.
“Pacific Curls are very talented musicians, fun, entertaining, moving and engaging so we will have a great evening.
“The hall will be set cabaret-style so bring your own drink and glasses. There will be a raffle too.”
The concert takes place at the Memorial Institute on Friday, September 26, at 7.30pm.
Tickets, £8, £7 conc, £4 children, £18 family, are available on 01665 574964, email@example.com or online at www.highlight snorth.co.uk