Flash Harry and OdESSA
As we’ve mentioned elsewhere, Flash Harry is without a doubt among our absolute all-time favourite Wellington acts. He’s only done a handful of shows in Wellington, let’s see… Cuba St Carnival last year – great fun!, a show at the Massey Bar – somewhat drunken on our part, and at the tsunami appeal gig at the Town Hall, headlined by Trinity Roots. There have been others, but we weren’t there, so they don’t count.
The good news is that Flash Harry and band the Future of Love are live and local this Friday at Bodega! HURRAH! Now there’s something to come home to. The Future of Love includes members of one of the Wellingtonist’s other favourite band, the Phoenix Foundation … need we say more? Yes, actually. The Phoenix Foundation’s album number two, Pegasus, comes out on Monday! We cannot contain our glee!
Flash Harry’s eponymously titled debut album came out in early 2003, and it remains on high rotate in the Wellingtonist offices to this day. Yet another string to the bow of Barnaby Weir, also up for the top musician award at this year’s bNets. The sound combines reggae, pop and electronica, and is perfectly finished by Weir’s sexy vocals. We’d better stop it with the gushing or we’ll start quoting lyrics…
As for OdESSA, we’ve seen them quite a few times too, and they always put on a great show. The sound is very funky, and lead man Matt sure knows how to move! Might be just about time to replace the suit, though.