The Mutton Birds Two Club Shows
The original line-up of The Mutton Birds, reunited after 10 years, will break off from the Classic Hits Winery tour to play two club shows in Auckland and Wellington.
Three years later The Mutton Birds were about as big as it is possible to be in New Zealand. They had released two platinum albums: a self-titled debut and another collection called Salty. They'd scooped music awards, McGlashan had won the APRA Silver Scroll for his song-writing, and they'd become one of the biggest live acts in the country.
In 1995, the band began to get restless and moved to the UK where they turned heads all over Europe. Two more critically acclaimed records followed, Envy Of Angels and Rain, Steam and Speed. Although the band's live following in the UK was growing steadily, some of the members decided to return to NZ which eventually led to the Mutton Birds disbanding in early 1999. They last played together in 2002.
The band has a large and familiar catalogue, songs infused with the images of New Zealand and widely loved by New Zealanders. "Music should taste of somewhere," McGlashan says.
Wednesday 29 February
King's Arms, Auckland
Wednesday 7 March
Tickets are on sale through www.eventfinder.co.nz from Monday 30 January