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Those Lethals - featuring Ash Laforteza

Historic Village, Tauranga
Event organized by Historic Village, Tauranga

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The Jam Factory team are proud to be presenting Those Lethals travelling from Auckland to entertain us on Saturday the 28th April. Drawing inspiration from artists like Lianne La Havas, Lake Street Dive, and Alabama Shakes, their melodic hooks are clean and catchy from first listen, but the carefully crafted layers of electric guitar, trumpet, and double bass give their sound an inventiveness which plays wild or subdued in equal measure. Lyrically, the style varies between the poetic, fiery disdain, and candid melancholy. There are stories of serious hits to the heart and head, but the overall tone of adventure and of growing up prevails.

The now five-piece band, began as a duo when songwriters Elizabeth Cameron (vocals/ melodica) and Lane Twigden (vocals /guitar) were put in touch on a musical blind date. Cameron, having spent the past three years writing and performing foot-stomping Americana music with expats in South Korea, returned home ready to head in a new musical direction. Initially, their joint songwriting was the meeting point between this and Twigden’s dreamy acoustic folk style. The transition to electric guitar and the introduction of a full band, brought in Raj Bakker (drums), Tim Shacklock (double bass), and Guy Harrison (trumpet) to round out their unique set up.

You can expect a very special show as we return to Tauranga, this time backed by talented local Ash Laforteza.

With a soulful take on rhythm and blues, Ash Laforteza is sure to get you grooving with original songs and a spicy fresh cover or two.