Presented by Modern Maori Quartet in Assoc with SquareSums&Co
Reviewed 14 February 2020
The New Zealand version of the Rat Pack are a very laid-back group who really enjoy sharing their version of a garage party with anyone who is prepared to join. The Quartet, formed a few years ago by key members Maaka Pohatu and Matariki Whatarau, is internationally known and can certainly sing up a storm. With a couple of guitars, a box drum and loads of talent they entertained.
Traditional Maori songs mixed with a variety of pop songs and some killer harmonies are delivered with a wonderful sense of fun. Individually they all have great voices, and each gets a chance to shine. They involve their audience, and all have a great sense of humour. They generously shared their stage with Indigenous comedian Andy Saunders who just dropped in and had everyone laughing. But make no mistake their music was the star of the evening.
Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Rating out of 5: 5 stars
Venue: Cornucopia at Gluttony, Rymill Park
Season: 14 – 16 Feb 2020
Duration: 60 mins