Fly My Pretties

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Fly My Pretties
Fly My Pretties 2013.jpg
Fly My Pretties on their Homeland Tour in 2013
Background information
Origin Wellington, New Zealand
Genres Folk Rock / Acoustic [1]
Years active 2004–present
Labels Loop
Associated acts Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, The Phoenix Foundation
Members Amiria Grenell,
Anna Coddington,
Eva Prowse,
Flip Grater,
L.A. Mitchell,
Aaron Tokona,
Age Pryor,
Barnaby Weir,
Fran Kora,
Iraia Whakamoe,
James Coyle,
Jarney Murphy,
Justin Firefly Clarke,
Mike Fabulous,
Nigal Patterson,
Ryan Prebble,
& Flox
Past members Aaron Tokona
Adi Dick
Age Pryor
Anna Coddington
Barnaby Weir
Brendan Moran
Craig Terris
Daniel Weetman
Darryn Sigley
Eva Prowse
Hollie Smith
Iraia Whakamoe
Jarney Murphy
Jayson Norris
Laughton Kora
L.A. Mitchell
Lee Prebble
Lisa Tomlins
Luke Buda
Mailee Mathews
Mara TK
Mike Fabulous
Module
Nathan 'Nato' Hickey
Ned Ngatae
Nigal Patterson
Paul McLaney
Riki Gooch & Rio Hunuki-Hemopo
Ryan Prebble
Samuel Flynn Scott
Tessa Rain
Tom Watson

Fly My Pretties is a collaboration of musicians from Wellington, New Zealand that only records live albums, in various locations in New Zealand. The different musical backgrounds of the members make for an eclectic mix of songs on their releases. Fly My Pretties was the brainchild of Barnaby Weir, front man of the Black Seeds and Mikee Tucker of Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa.

Founded in Wellington in 2004, the Fly My Pretties cast includes musicians from the Black Seeds, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Phoenix Foundation and Paseload to achieve a unique blend of musical styles. The group is not a band as such, rather a collection of contemporary musicians who come together to collaborate on songs written by Weir, Age Pryor and Samuel Flynn Scott.[2]

Fly My Pretties performed their first season at Wellington’s Bats Theatre over five nights. Their first album 'Fly My Pretties Live at Bats' achieved platinum-status and was released internationally in the UK. The album received 6 nominations (Best Pop Release, Best Album, Best Producer, Best Cover Art, Best Female Vocalist, Best DVD)[3] and won Best Pop Release at the 2005 bNet New Zealand Music Awards.[4]

In 2006, Fly My Pretties released a second album, 'The Return of Fly My Pretties' which focused on the state of contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand. The 2006 shows sold-out nationwide and the second album reached platinum-status. 'The Return of Fly My Pretties' won Best Aotearoa, Roots album at the 2007 New Zealand Music Awards.[5]

Fly My Pretties releases a third album in 2009 titled 'Fly My Pretties - A Story'. The album reached #1 on the top 40 RIANZ album charts.[6] The third album was nominated for Best Aotearoa, Roots Album at the 2010 Vodafone new Zealand Music Awards.[7]

Members[edit]

  • Aaron Tokona (Splore-City Lineup)
  • Adi Dick (Guitar & Vocals)
  • Age Pryor (Guitar & Vocals)
  • Anna Coddington (Guitar, Vocals & Shaker)
  • Barnaby Weir (Vocals, Percussion & Guitar)
  • Brendan Moran (Drums)
  • Craig Terris (Drums & Vocals)
  • Daniel Weetman (Drums, Percussion & Vocals)
  • Darryn Sigley (Drums)
  • Eva Prowse (Violin, Vocals, & Mandolin)
  • Hollie Smith (Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals)
  • Iraia Whakamoe (Summer Showcase & Splore-City Lineup)
  • Jarney Murphy (Drums)
  • Jayson Norris (Summer Showcase & Splore-City Lineup)
  • L.A. Mitchell (Rhodes, Vocals)
  • Laughton Kora (Encore Shows)
  • Lee Prebble (Lap Steel)
  • Lisa Tomlins (Vocals)
  • Luke Buda (Guitar & Vocals)
  • Mailee Mathews (Bass)
  • Mara TK (Guitar, Bass, Tambourine & Vocals)
  • Mike Fabulous (Bass & Guitar)
  • Module (Piano, Keys & Organ)
  • Nathan 'Nato' Hickey (Bass & Percussion)
  • Ned Ngatae (Splore-City Lineup)
  • Nigal Patterson (Keys)
  • Paul McLaney (Guitar)
  • Riki Gooch (Drums & Rhodes)
  • Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (Vocals, Bass & Tambourine)
  • Ryan Prebble (Guitar & Vocals)
  • Samuel Flynn Scott (Vocals)
  • Tessa Rain (Guitar & Vocals)
  • Toby Laing (Rhodes & Synth)
  • Tom Watson (Guitar & Vocals)

Discography[edit]

Date of Release Title Label Charted Country Catalog Number
2004 Live at Bats Loop New Zealand -
2006 The Return Loop 14 New Zealand -
2009 A Story (Part 1) Loop 1 New Zealand -
2013 The Homeland Recordings Loop New Zealand -

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