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Selwyn Times: December 20, 2016

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SELWYN TIMES Tuesday December 20 2016 7 News Double pass winners in Star Media’s Selwyn Sounds giveaway are – Ray Thomas, Kate Holley, Brian Walkinshaw, Anna Wilson, Andrea Dobbie, Michael Drummond, Mark and Mishka Smorfitt, Jim Newman, Donna Mclean - Trish, Mike Murray. Band’s role to warm up Selwyn Sounds Covers band Sign of the Firebird is used to getting a crowd amped up but an opening slot at Lincoln’s Selwyn Sounds concert in March is likely to be its biggest gig yet. Guitarist Rob Tate spoke to Tom Doudney WHEN SIGN of the Firebird played their first gig in 2010 it was supposed to be a side project to their main focus – a Led Zeppelin tribute band called NZeppelin. Six years later, the band members have played more than 300 shows, almost all of them as Sign of the Firebird. During that time, they have acquired a reputation as a strong live act, playing covers of 1960s and 70s classic rock from artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and more. The band has been a mainstay at Rangiora’s annual Muscle Car Madness show and has played a number of other events ranging from motor-cycle rallies and pubs to weddings. The current line up consists of Tim Martin (guitar, bass and lead vocals), Rob Tate (guitar, keys and vocals), Geoff Cox (bass, keys and vocals) and Pete Appleby (drums and vocals). Tate said Sign of the Firebird CROWD PLEASERS: Sign of the Firebird has made its name playing covers from rock icons such as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. The band will open the Selwyn Sounds concert began when NZeppelin, which had formed in 2009, was asked to play a private function and the hosts wanted them to play more than just Led Zeppelin songs. “From then on we were quite sneaky on some occasions,” Tate said. “At gigs we would do one set as the NZeppelin band and we would so a Sign of the Firebird set beforehand for about half an hour, almost like we were a support band, and then we would come on stage as NZeppelin.” When the February 2011 earthquake put some of the venues that NZeppelin had been playing out of operation, the focus shifted to Sign of the Firebird. The band have been happy sticking to covers in spite of the fact that all four members have previously written original songs with other bands. Tate said the key to winning crowds over as a covers band had been their strong musicianship. “I am fortunate enough that these guys with me are just su- event which includes The Jordan Luck Band (right). ​ perb musicians,” he said. Their repertoire doesn’t include anything by the other bands playing Selwyn Sounds – a line up which includes New Zealand heavyweights such as Mi-Sex, Dragon, The Jordan Luck Band, Jason Kerrison, Annie Crummer, Debbie Harwood, Sharon O’Neill and Margaret Urlich. “It’s going to be big for us to be on the same stage as a lot of those famous New Zealand bands and we are there to do our bit by warming the crowd up,” Tate said. In fact the band may be pulling double duty on the night, as Tate revealed the band had been discussing playing an after party gig for Selwyn Sounds at Lincoln’s Famous Grouse Hotel. “We have been asked to play at that in the evening, so there is a chance, I’m not saying it’s definite, it’s only what the people from the pub have told us, but that various members of these bands might want to come up and sing a few of their songs,” Tate said. And for those who want to get a preview of their performance at Selwyn Sounds, the band, which have been playing at the Famous Grouse for more than four years already, will be playing a Christmas Eve gig at the pub. •Selwyn Sounds will be held on March 4, from 11.30am- 8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek and buyers will be able to prepurchase a return bus ride between pick up points in Christchurch or Rolleston and Lincoln Domain boXing daY ramp race derbY mon 26th december 6pm start familY pass: (2 adults & 4 children 14Yrs & under) $40 adults $20 | seniors $10 | children $5 | under 5Yrs free the place to be this summer! doubledaYs road Kaiapoi | infoline 03 364 8833 | www.woodfordglen.co.nz SALE ENDS CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS SALE $ 1499 SAVE $700 STRADBROKE 3 seater chaise Includes cushions. Storm Scarlett Denim Riccarton Megastore, 179 Blenheim Rd. Phone 341 3196 • OPEN 7 DAYS • www.bigsave.co.nz Offers valid 30 November to 24 December 2016