Posts Tagged ‘Heleyni Pratley’

NEW RELEASE: “To France” (Big Rick EP, 2012)

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

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I am currently playing bass for the Wellington rock band Big Rick, and having a blast doing it (that’s us above, with me in the funny hat). The band also includes the wonderful Heleyni Pratly on guitar and vocals, Joel Cosgrove on guitar and vocals, and Helen O’Rourke on drums. My time in the band ends in December, when the new bass player Rohan takes over (an exciting addition). At that time I will resume production duties (Heleyni jokingly refers to me as their Brian Eno – although Jim O’Rourke and Bob Rock are also apt comparisons, though I am unsure which I prefer). For now you can check out their first EP ‘Big Rick To France’ on Bandcamp (which I did not play on, but did help engineer and mix). I especially recommend the first song Boogie Dance, which is an absolute gem (and if that doesn’t satisfy your appetite, they have some demos online as well).

Big Rick are also playing a lot of shows in the next two months so keep your eyes and ears open. The EP release gig is happening on Dec. 1st at the Newtown Bowls Club in Wellington, and we’re playing in Auckland, Dunedin and possibly Christchurch too, later in December (as well as various parties and some other surprise appearances). Find out more by checking out their Facebook Page.

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