Central Leader : January 18th 2013
www.centralleader.co.nz 2 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 18, 2013 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Melanie Louden email: email@example.com Sales Manager Cheryl Ashby email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 54,449 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz Plus Size Clearance Store SIZES 12 - 24 Shop 8, Auckland Clearance Outlet Airport Shopping Centre | 09 257 5188 ts14plus.co.nz | virtushop.co.nz SALE 80% OFF UP TO ORIGINAL PRICES PRICES FROM $7SPEND & SAVE Special In Store Offer ENDS SUN 20/1 Like us on search: central leader Giants come back home MUSIC IN PARKS 2013 Music in Parks is celebrating its 20th year with a lineup of more than 70 homegrown and international artists performing across 42 free outdoor gigs and traversing opera, soul, swing, hip hop and jazz. The Gramophone Band will be bringing their vintage sounds to the Auckland Domain Wintergardens on Sunday from 3.30pm to 5pm. Avalanche City will perform at Kingsland's Nixon Park on March 2. Go to musicinparks.co.nz for the full lineup. Home grown: I Am Giant, from left: Ed Martin, Paul Matthews and Shelton Woolright, are coming home to Auckland to perform a free gig at Music in Parks. Photo: JESS LEE Go to centralleader.co.nz to watch a video of the band performing live in London. By JESS LEE Fresh off of tours with Slash and Shihad, London-based rockers I Am Giant are back home on Auckland soil to head- line tomorrow's free Music in Parks gig at the Three Kings Reserve. The band was formed in 2009 by Aucklanders Paul Matthews and Shel- ton Woolright and its members can look back on a successful year after completing extensive tours of New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia promoting their debut album The Hor- rifying Truth. But supporting former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and his band The Conspirators as part of the Australian leg of their world tour was the real highlight, Mr Mat- thews says. Touring with such a massive icon -- it was pretty epic. We got to hang out with him to a certain level and chat with him and he complimented the band and attempted to play one of our songs on guitar and that was pretty cool.'' Although based in London and fronted by British singer Ed Martin, I Am Giant is still considered to be a homegrown band and they are looking forward to stepping back on an Auckland stage. There's always a lot of familiar faces in the crowd and that's really great. It's always really supportive because we're the hometown boys,'' Mr Matthews says. The four-piece will be supported by Kiwi bands Fire at Will, Ekko Park and 71 Sunset. It's awesome to have other local bands that are like we were when we were starting out opening for us,'' Mr Mat- thews says. The Music in Parks audience will be the first to hear the band's new track performed live in New Zealand. While in Auckland they will continue writ- ing material for their second album. As the band head back to the northern hemi- sphere in March to con- centrate on touring and recording in Europe, drummer Shelton Wool- right says this could be one of their last New Zealand gigs for a fair while. We're not sure when we'll be back so it's a good time to come out and see us.'' The boys have no plans to take a break from their full-on sched- ule any time soon. In fact we're going to speed up actually,'' front- man Ed Martin says. I Am Giant will perform tomorrow at Music in Parks, Three Kings Reserve which runs from 2pm to 6pm.
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