North of Bombay
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Thu 5 Jan ’12, 7:30pm–10:00pm||
Where: The Church, 50 Dundas St, Dunedin
Restrictions: All Ages
- Adult: $10.00
Event listed by: locketj
North of Bombay is a group of eight Auckland-based musicians, which took shape in 2009 and which have now performed in a range of venues in the City of Sails. At the core of the group are the C-Change duo of Clare McCormack and Caroline Zeeman, who have already toured southern parts of the Mainland and who are responsible for the bulk of the band’s original material with songs such as “Poncho Rae”, “Tropical Waiheke” and “Misty Blue”, which takes its inspiration from the landscape of the West Coast of the South Island. Original material is also provided by Tony Ramsay, the group’s base player, who is the leader of Auckland jazz band Roundhouse.
North of Bombay use a range of ukuleles: 6-string, baritone, bass, concert, soprano, tenor and banjo, which results in rich, layered music which is complemented by the vocal harmonies of what is effectively an octet. While it describes itself as a ukulele orchestra, the group generally throws additional instruments into the mix, including a melodica, glockenspiel, African drums, flutes, tin whistles and other oddities.