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Maaori Sidesteps swing into The Meteor

New Zealand ensemble The Maaori Sidesteps brings its new take on crooning showbands to Hamilton this month.

As part of a five-stop North Island tour, The Maaori Sidesteps’ showband goodness, satirical skits and lively hilarity reaches The Meteor on 23 June.

The Maaori Sidesteps delivers a fresh and enlightening perspective of the evolution of the Māori showband. For this tour, the ensemble will embark on an original take and a political spin on some old familiar party tunes with new foot stomping music such as Whakawhanaungatanga, Marae Way, Battle of Waikato and My Old Man’s an All Black.

Starring some of New Zealand’s best entertainers – Jamie McCaskill (Shortland Street, Takes a Village), Cohen Holloway (Fresh Eggs, Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Regan Taylor (Mahana) and Erroll Anderson (Ghost in the Shell) – the group takes audiences on a nostalgic and lively ride with their comedic banter and harmonic prowess.

“I love side stepping with this group. But we don’t sidestep the hearty issues in New Zealand,” says Mr Holloway.

“We’re so excited to bring our new and improved show to NZ. We even rehearsed this time, with a director and stuff!” he quips.

The performers are also known for their successful self-titled, musical comedy web-series – The Maaori Sidesteps. Their strong online presence has seen one of their music videos amass more than 1M views.

The Maaori Sidesteps perform on Sunday, 23 June at The Meteor Theatre at 7:30pm.

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