Aro’s Debut Album Release & Aoatearoa Tour


Aro are setting off on their debut album release tour around the country next February to May (2019) following on from their official album release. Aro’s sound is best described as world music, with jazz and R&B influences. With 20 shows booked, the pair are taking their tunes from Whangarei to Stewart Island sharing their native bird inspired project titled Manu (bird); a bilingual - te reo Māori & English 10 track album. The husband and wife duo made up of Charles and Emily Looker, have toured the country finding inspiration and discovering stories to share within the album.

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Manu was inspired on Aro’s first nationwide tour in 2018, using the melodies, rhythms and stories of Aotearoa’s native birds, playing on their characteristics, and some of their significances for Māori to convey messages about life and identity.

The songs were written from their home on wheels they call ‘Jamba’. They have put together a unique tour, celebrating the release of this album and sharing the stories of our native manu with the people of Aotearoa.

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Feb 17th | Cafe One2One | Auckland
Feb 24th | Bunker Unplugged | Auckland
March 2nd| Whangarei Quarry Gardens |
March 8th | Kumeu Live | Kumeu
March 22nd | Luke’s Kitchen | Kuaotunu
March 24th | Eggsentric | Cook’s Beach
March 29th | The Refinery | Paeroa
March 30th | Jam Factory | Tauranga
April 5th | Common Room | Hastings
April 6th | Joseph St Kitchen | Palmerston North
April 7th | Raumati Social Club | Raumati South
April 11th | Le Cafe | Picton
April 14th | Fairfield House | Nelson
April 18th | Barrytown Hall | Barrytown
April 20th | Cork Bar | Wanaka
April 21st | Sherwood | Queenstown
April 25th | South Sea Hotel | Stewart Island
April 26th | Invercargill Brewery | Invercargill
April 27th | Bellamy’s Gallery | Dunedin
May 4th | Geraldine Music Academy | Geraldine
May 5th | Lyttelton Records | Christchurch


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Released: 15 Feb 2019

Written By: Radio13