SUNDAY 9th February - 1.30 - 2.30 pm - Art Beat
Apollo Suite delivers a high-impact encounter with the essence of soul.
Hailing from the shaky South (Otautahi/Christchurch), Apollo Suite is a true tour-de-force. Formerly known as Locean ("Lotion"), the group has evolved from humble beginnings in 2006 as a strictly "porn-funk" outfit to one of solid neo-soul grooves infused with cutting edge hip-hop sensibility.
Over the years Apollo Suite has performed alongside some of New Zealand's best and brightess, sharing the stage with such performers as Hollie Smith, Katchafire, L.A. Mitchell, Tahuna Breaks and dDub (to name a few). In addition, Apollo Suite has been regularly called upon as festival headliners at such events as Christchurch Arts Festival (2008), Queenstown Winter Festival (2008), Luminate (2011) and Christchurch Summertimes Festival (2012).
At present, Apollo Suite is comprised of Tim Driver (AhoriBuzz; Soulsystem), Burke Goffe (La Petite Manouche), Luke Smillie (1 Drop Nation) and Josh Logan (Tali Live). With a forthcoming EP in the final stages of production and upcoming video releases, a live Apollo Suite performance is not to be missed!