Carnivorous Plant Society is back! Allow New Zealand’s favourite psychedelic jazz band to take you on a journey from the streets of Mexico City to the mountains of Asia and on to Outer Space.
This talented quartet, four of New Zealand's most accomplished musicians, will ignite the imaginations of children and adults alike. The stories in the music are echoed visually by projections of hand-drawn animations by band-leader Finn Scholes, who just happens to be one of NZ's best trumpet players (and who also plays tuba, vibraphone, piano, and organ).
Finn Scholes has been playing trumpet, keyboards and vibraphone professionally for the last 15 years. He has performed with many great acts including Tiny Ruins, Hopetoun Brown, Lawrence Arabia, Neil Finn, The Rodger Fox Big Band and the Auckland Chamber Orchestra. He is also known for his psychedelic animations and art work.
Eric Scholes is one of New Zealand’s top bass players. He majored in classical double bass at Baltimore University and has performed several concertos. He's interested in many different musical genres, and has played in the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, jazz and rock 'n' roll bands and the mighty punk band The DHDFDs.
Michael Barker has been one of Melbourne’s top session drummers and percussionists for much of his professional career. There he played with the likes of Tim Finn, Neil Finn and the John Butler Trio. On his return to New Zealand he formed the band Swamp Thing, which took the country by storm. His skills on the drums, congas, vibraphone and marimba are not to be missed.
Sean Martin-Buss is a Tāmaki Makaurau based multi-instrumentalist who has performed with a wide variety of groups - most notably Scuba Diva, The Beths, Hans Pucket, Dead Little Penny, Blackbird Ensemble, and Creme Jean. Sean specialises in improvisational/experimental music as well as jazz and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll but owes it all to his roots in classical piano & AC/DC guitar solos.
"Wonderful!" - John Campbell, Radio NZ
“Some serious instrument-playing going on!” - Kathryn Ryan, Radio NZ
"The musical genius at play is hard to ignore.” - NZ Herald
"Wonderful bunch of extremely talented musicians... they wowed the audience last night."- 4th Wall Theatre New Plymouth