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Avantdale Bowling Club

Rap and Hip-Hop

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The Aotearoa Music Award and Taite Prize winning artist Avantdale Bowling Club aka Tom Scott (Home Brew) embarks on a six date nationwide tour in support of his second album “TREES”. 

The genre isn’t easy to pin down – in Tom’s typically irreverent own words, the Spotify profile for the ABC project says “Irrelevant jazz from an island nation off the coast of Antarctica.”  It is hip-hop, it is jazz, and it features an enviable cast of musicians – Tonga Vaea (vocals/keys/trumpet), Guy Harrison (keys/trumpet), JY Lee (saxophone), Ben Turua (upright bass/bass guitar) and Julien Dyne (drums). 

“The album, a hugely ambitious and largely autobiographical work of jazz and hip-hop, arrived after many people thought Scott had had his turn.” – NZ Herald 

“An incredible album that feels like the culmination of Tom Scott’s whole career” – The Spinoff on Avantdale Bowling Club

“Stunning.  It’s pretty remarkable”  (Jessie Thorn, NPR)

“An incredible journey of jazz, rap, soul, and spoken word” (Radio13).

“It’s not just the local album of the year, not just one of my favourite records in a decade or more, it’s an event, something bigger, wider, deeper than ​just an album​, than ​just some raps; it’s pure poetry, incredible writing, it’s a huge learned journey borne of lived experience.”    Simon Sweetman, Off The Tracks.

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