The Orange. Photo by Jeremy Freedman.
It has been just over a year since the passing of Andrew Brough, and Covid-19 has made it difficult to organise a celebration since. Thankfully we now have a chance with the announcement of a gig to celebrate his life and music at The Wine Cellar in Auckland, May 7th. A fitting date because it would have been Andrew's 58th birthday.
The night will feature music from Andrew's entire career, from The Orange through to Straitjacket Fits and Bike, with family, friends and Andrew's past bandmates jumping on stage for the event. Andrew's step-brother Justin McLean will be one of the performers, and he spoke about learning Andrew's songs:
“Over the last year I’ve spent a lot of time listening to and learning Andrew’s songs. This process has been fascinating and challenging. His singing and songwriting ability is widely recognised, but he was also a very innovative guitarist, both sonically and musically. Andrew’s songs sound fantastic, live and loud.”
McLean's other band, Roulettes (of which Andrew was a big supporter), will open the night with a short set. For tickets, head to Under The Radar.
In the mean time, cast your mind back with this excellent tribute video posted by The Unofficial Flying Nun Vault: