Taupo Summer Concert, Taupo Amphitheatre, Saturday 30 Jan 2021
If (like us) you can't wait until January check out some of the big hits from YouTube from the artists performing at the Summer Concert.
Gin Wigmore, The Angels, Dragon, Pseudo Echo and Mi-Sex
5 icons of the music industry line up to perform at the Taupo Amphitheatre on Saturday 30 January, 2021.
Wigmore's defiant blend of blues, rock and pop hit us right between the eyes with Holy Smoke and Gravel and Wine in 2009 and 2011, followed by Blood to Bone and Ivory. Her pitched, raspy voice could be compared to Elle King (tell me I'm wrong here) but her style and stage presence and style is unique. We can't wait to see her on stage in 2021 rocking out such hits as Black Sheep, Oh My and I Do.
Ocker rockers The Angels (originally known as The Keystone Angels) were formed in Adelaide in 1974. Iconic, hard-riffed tunes such as No Secrets, We Gotta Get out of This Place and Into The Heat launched them into rock stardom and redefined the Australian pub/rock music scene. They will no doubt bring their bangers and energy to Taupo's domain in what will be an unforgettable appearance.
The opening seconds of Are You Old Enough and April Sun In Cuba will snag almost any kiwi's ear and take them back to a time in the 1970s when the songs were released - or maybe to a more recent era as these timeless hits were smashed throughout the 80s and even today on their parent's home stereos.
Enduring tragedy and courting trouble throughout the band's history, Dragon endures in our hearts with legendary tracks such as these plus Still in Love with You and Rain. Dragon is fronted today by Mark Williams, Todd Hunter, Pete Drummond and Bruce Reid.
Not a kiwi band as some will think, but in fact Australian - Pseudo Echo, a 'new wave' band that formed in Melbourne in 1982. Perhaps best known with their cover of Funky Town (anyone pick who performed that orginally....? 10 points if you said Lipps Inc). Their synth-pop and fantastic 80s style and look shaped the Australasian music industry and we look forward to welcoming them to Taupo!
Formed in 1978, Mi-Sex (the band name an adaptation from Ultravox's track 'My Sex'), the kiwi new-wave artists had two popular albums in Graffiti Crimes and Space Race featuring the mega-hits Computer Games and People. Tragically, vocalist Steve Gilpin died after a car crash in 1992 and Kevin Stanton (guitarist and songwriter) passed away in 2017 but their music lives on and they round out an incredible line-up for the 2021 Greenstone Summer Concert.
Why book Riverside Apartment for the concert weekend?
If you are familiar with the location of our apartments (just across the river from the Taupo Domain, where the concert it held) you'll know why they book out within hours of the line-up being announced. Beat the queue, take a punt (the artists are always brilliant) and book ahead for next year.