Friday September 23rd 8.30 $10
Tommy and The Fallen Horses is an Alt-Country, Indie-Pop and Folk-Rock flavored band featuring singer-songwriter Tommy Benefield.
Benefield rose to infamy around the New Zealand music scene with his group TOMMY headlining many festivals, getting several singles on high rotate on the indie and b-net radio stations and with their two albums released through LOOP Records making it onto the indie charts. Their album 4000 YEARS features on the sound track to Shortland St on a weekly basis.
TOMMY became festival darlings with their high energy performances, beautiful melodies, evocative lyrics and hilarious banter.
When TOMMY disbanded the remaining replacement members released their new album under the name Tommy and The Fallen Horses which had a new aesthetic and a 70’s country-rock sound.
Their Debut album ‘Isolation Is The New Party’ has received rave reviews, had several songs receive major airplay on radio and T.V, and featured on the New Zealand indie charts. Songs from this album have featured on Shortland St, Home And Away, and Outrageous Fortune.
Tommy tours relentlessly both with the full band and as a duet with his ridiculously articulate 19-year-old side kick, the bands lead guitarist, Finn Johansson.
PARIHAKA is being released in September and features the contentious and highly relevant single PARIHAKA, made popular at the Parihaka Peace Festival.