A group of Kiwi musicians has been found to back Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop.
More than 200 New Zealand musicians auditioned for the chance to lay down Iggy’s renowned solo track ‘The Passenger’ online and under his direction.
It’s all part of a promotion from telecommunications company Orcon for its next generation broadband.
Now the band has been chosen and it assembles on Friday (October 30th) to hook up with Iggy in Miami live via Orcon Broadband, to record a new version of ‘The Passenger’, to be turned in to a television ad for the company. It will be available for viewing from November 17th.
Iggy’s new band comprises four musicians from Wellington, two from Auckland and one each from Warkworth in Rodney District and Paraparaumu.
The group comprises:
Tia Beaufort (Pukerua Bay, Wellington) & Stephanie Engelbrecht (Evans Bay, Wellington), drums
Charley Davenport (Paraparaumu), cello
Ben Jurisich (Warkworth) & Sam Logan (Karori, Wellington), guitars
Takumi Motokawa (Brooklyn, Wellington), xylophone
Daniel Tate (Onehunga, Auckland), bass
Miho Wada (Remuera, Auckland), flute
The recording session is being streamed live at www.facebook.com/Orcon from around 1pm Friday (NZST).