In 2006 the notorious Hopepa (Joe Lindsay, trombonist for FFD) ceased his outlandish antics for a brief moment and formed his own group, The Yoots.
He enlisted his younger brother Sam Lindsay along with colleagues Iain Gordon and Toby Laing. Then he summoned Mike Fabulous, the Yeabsley brothers and P.K. Hoskin. Still not satisfied, Hopepa called in favours from the likes of Craig Poll, Lucien Johnson, Will Ricketts and Adam Tijerina; and finally the ensemble was complete.
With Ho at the helm, the new group set out to navigate a musical passage somewhere between calypso-ska and country-soul...
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Photographer extraordinaire Trevor Villers was at this year's WOMAD Festival in New Plymouth last weekend...
Trevor Villers, a regular contributor to the photo galleries of Amplifier, was this year commissioned by the Groove Guide to cover the WOMAD Festival in Taranaki on 16 to 18...