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PURCHASE TICKETS TO UP AND COMING SHOWS HERE: https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/index.php?task=searchall&q=waiheke

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THE WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA (W.I.S.O) RELEASE SINGLE/VIDEO "INLOVEWITHMYENEMY (Featuring NIKKI NGATAI ON VOCALS) AND ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

 7 piece Electro | Soul | Percussion Collective The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra (W.I.S.O.) release new single/video "INLOVEWITHMYENEMY". Taken from a forthcoming debut E.P. entitled Round 1, due out in late  2018 it features the swirling ghostly vocals of Nikki Ngatai (from alt/noise 3 piece Oyawa) atop a drum'n'bass groove. The video was shot on the beautiful Onetangi Beach on their native Waiheke Island.

Watch the video HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrwMpRy43qU

After two years of shows around NZ, founding members Lee Catlin & Solomon Cole decided the 8 piece live band needed a musical exorcism and a new sound that reflected the current state of play. Tracks like "INLOVEWITHMYENEMY" feature on going collaborations the group are excited to pursue.

They've announced tour dates to follow the release that see them touring with 12 piece afro beat, world, avant-garde collective NEW TELEPATHICS for 3 dates but return to headline OKERE FALLS BIERFEST  SAT OCT 20th alongside alt country group The Miltones with more dates to come. They have shared the stage with NZ acts such as Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System, headlined nights at The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival for The Blue Note Series, Okere Falls Strong Beer Fest and Sun Sets Festivals.


They've released two prior singles OUTOFTIME (featuring Bianca Du Bont) & THETHRILL and completed two debut singles in 2017 by veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott and the band are based on Waiheke Island.  INLOVEWITHMYENEMY is now available from iTunes, Spotify and all good digital providers.

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WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA (W.I.S.O) RELEASE SECOND SONG 'THETHRILL" FROM FORTHCOMING EP "ROUND 1"

Following on from their recent electro,house,soul single "OUTOFTIME" the Waiheke International Soul Orchestra (W.I.S.O.) release the sexy Prince inspired hip hop, funk, track THETHRILL. Taken from a forthcoming debut E.P. entitled Round 1, due out in August 2018 it once again features the sultry vocals of new vocalist Bianca Du Bont alongside founding members Solomon Cole and Dione Denize.

After two years of shows around NZ, founding members Lee Catlin & Solomon Cole decided the 9 piece band needed a musical exorcism and a new sound that reflected the current state of play.

The resulting e.p. showcases a revamped collective with 5 brand new tracks.

THETHRILL’s artwork was created by established Waiheke Island artist Daisy Solomon (Daisylandnz) who also created the popular female focus on "OUTOFTIME" and will adorn all the bands releases for this E.P.

W.I.S.O. return to headline OKERE FALLS Oktoberfest SAT OCT 20th with more dates to come. They have shared the stage with NZ acts such as Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System, headlined nights at The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival for The Blue Note Series, Okere Falls Strong Beer Fest and Sun Sets Festivals.

They've released two prior singles completed by veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott and the band are based on Waiheke Island. 

'THETHRILL' is now available from iTunesSpotify and all good digital providers.

 

SAT-OCT 20TH OKERE FALLS OKTOBERFEST-W.I.S.O. HEADLINE SATURDAY NIGHT! Tickets on sale shortly!! WATCH OUT FOR TICKETS HERE: http://www.okerefallsstore.co.nz/events/2018/6/21/2018-okere-falls-store-beer-fest

 THETHRILL is coming shortly...new video and single SOON! Holla....

THETHRILL is coming shortly...new video and single SOON! Holla....

http://musicnation.co.nz/waiheke-international-soul-orchestra-new-single-outoftime/
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WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'OUTOFTIME'

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Electro-Soul-Percussion collective W.I.S.O. have released their new single/video 'OUTOFTIME' just in time for NZ Music Month.

The track is taken from a forthcoming E.P. entitled Round 1, due out in June 2018 and also features the vocals of new vocalist Bianca Du Bont.

After two years of shows around NZ, founding members Lee Catlin & Solomon Cole decided the 9 piece band needed a musical exorcism and a new sound that reflected the current state of play.

The resulting e.p. showcases a revamped collective with 4 brand new tracks.

Round 1’s artwork was created by established Waiheke Island artist Daisy Solomon and represents the hard work it took to overcome internal issues, stay positive, and break through the other side to release new music and form a solid foundation for W.I.S.O. going forward.

W.I.S.O. have shared the stage with NZ acts such as Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggsand Sunshine Sound System, headlined nights at The Christchurch Jazz & Blues Festival for The Blue Note Series, Okere Falls Strong Beer Fest and Sun Sets Festivals.

They've released two prior singles completed by veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott and the band are based on Waiheke Island. 

'OUTOFTIME' is now available from iTunesSpotify and all good digital providers.

"OUTOFTIME' Official Video 2018 

 

PURCHASE HERE: 

https://waihekeinternationalsoulorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

ELECTRONIC | SOUL | DRUM N BASS | FUNK | LIVE PERCUSSION

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"Shank" is the second release from our playlist, and is out now. The result of recent recording sessions with veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott (Robert Plant, Rihanna, Golden Horse, The Datsuns), "Shank" features the raw soul power of "guest only" vocalist Sophia Faalogo. Read the full Songbroker press release here.

Following the release of our epic dub jam "Three Little Words".  Shank is the next of many instalments coming your way over the Summer, and we'll be celebrating the single release at Leigh Sawmill Cafe on Thursday 28th December, along with our good friends, Waiheke's own 12-piece Latin Ska powerhouse, Radio Rebelde - for one night of dance floor madness. Tickets are available from Under The Radar now.

In the past 12 months W.I.S.O have supported kiwi acts such as Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System. We've also headlined Okere Falls Winter Festival, The Cavell Leitch Jazz and Blues Festival as part of The Blue Smoke series, and we're gearing up for a Summer full of high energy shows.

Releasing tracks one by one, we want to create more of a "playlist" for listeners, given the variety of the material on the album. From Electronic | Soul | Funk | Drum n Bass | Dub | Percussion Collective, our music spans a wide palette that reflects the many nationalities of W.I.S.O that includes Argentinian, Maori, British, American, Australian and more, all of whom call the lush bohemian setting of Waiheke Island home - post code 1081.

Recorded and tracked on the island at the local Eco Village, we picked the community hall with producer, Nick Abbott because of its local reputation for amazing acoustics. The hall itself is made from adobe mud brick and with a high ceiling proved a rewarding sonic experience for us all, with Abbott bringing his full arsenal of recording studio on site. 

Stay tuned for more exciting tracks from the sessions over the Summer of 2018 and beyond.

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THE WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA IS A seven-PIECE ELECTRONIC | SOUL | drum n bass | FUNK | percussion COLLECTIVE.  

ABOUT W.I.S.O.

W.I.S.O. is the electronic brainchild of Lee Catlin and Solomon Cole, who along with close friends on the lush bohemian island of Waiheke, created the entity and groove collective known as The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra.

Fast forward 18 months from their inception and many shows around the country, and they are now known as W.I.S.O.

Catlin and Solomon are the masters at cuntrol. Having completed recording sessions with veteran NZ engineer/producer Nick Abbott, W.I.S.O. set about releasing the music that has made up their powerful live show over the last 18 months. "Three Little Words" and "Shank" being the first recorded tasters for the band. Lee Catlin writes intensely from a bedroom full of electronic equipment and banks of effects to craft all the material that W.I.S.O. will release in 2018. His love of 60's soul, two tone and trip-hop, through to drum n bass, electronica and funk create driving soundscapes that Solomon, and co vocalists Dione Denize and Bianca Du Bont can pivot from. From headlining to various support shows the collective have gone from strength to strength, but look to make their biggest impact locally and internationally with the release the "1081 playlist" that is the Abbott sessions this year plus new stage faves "OUTOFTIME", "THETHRILL" and drum n bass single "INLOVEWITHMYENEMY" (featuring Nikki Ngatai on guest vocals) 

The collective look forward to a summer tour across NZ and getting all the music out into the world.

 

THE WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA-  'Road Trip Doco"

Our very own Crack Wonderboy " Congas" decided to make this little documentary of a band on the road. No kittens were harmed in the making of this film. ENJOY

WHERE TO CATCH THE W.I.S.O. GROOVE

Thursday 28th December 2017 - Leigh Sawmill Cafe, with special guests Radio Rebelde

Saturday 11th November 2017 - The Yot Club, Raglan, Waikato

Thursday 28th December 2017 - Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh, Auckland, plus support 

Saturday 3rd June 2017 - Okere Falls Strong Beer Festival, Okere Falls Store, Rotorua

Saturday 27th May 2017 - Christchurch Jazz and Blues Festival, Bluesmoke, 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch

Saturday 13th May 2017 - Malone's, Waiheke Island

Saturday 4th March 2017 - The Waiheke Summer Sounds Festival (Headline)

Friday 27th January 2017 - Headland Sculpture On The Gulf, Pavillion, Waiheke Island #hSOTG

Saturday 7th January 2017 - Sun Sets with SorceressLatinaotearoaOptimus Gryme + more

Saturday 31st December 2016 - NYE - Global Culture 2016/2017, with Deep House Brothers & DJ Didge

Saturday 17th December 2016 - Sun Sets with The Solomon Cole BandK+Lab + more, The Bay, Waiheke Island

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - Station Village, Lower Hutt

Friday 2nd December 2016 - Caroline, Wellington

Saturday 26th November 2016 - Sun Sets with Yoko-ZunaRookOffbeat Records + more - The Bay, Waiheke Island

Thursday 10th November 2016 - The Waiheke Social Club, Artworks, Waiheke Island (Lee Catlin Electronic Set)

Saturday 15th October 2016 - Artworks Theatre, Waiheke Island (support from Deep House Brothers)

Sunday 5th June 2016 - Okere Falls Festival (Headline)

Saturday 28th May 2016 - Malone's, Waiheke Island (with support from Deep House Brothers)