Age Pryor

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As well as producing his own original material, Age Pryor has been involved in many high profile collaborative projects including ‘Fly My Pretties’ and ‘The Woolshed Sessions’, and his music appears on a number of compilations including the Miramax feature film soundtrack ‘Eagle vs Shark’.
Age is a founding member, musical director and executive manager of the wildly popular ukulele ensemble ‘The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’, and was studio producer for all 4 recordings made by that group.

Age has toured the country extensively, performing solo, with his own bands, and as a session player for others including Anika Moa and Jess Chambers (including opening for internationals Fleetfoxes and K T Tunstall). Alongside his music, Age has also worked as a sound editor for film, television, theatre and installations. On the international stage, Age’s music has appeared on the HBO hit show Weeds and Age has worked at different stages with ‘Flight of the Conchords’, live in NZ and on their first and 3rd albums.

‘The Woolshed Sessions’ received 4 stars in the UK music magazine Q, and ‘The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra’ has quickly become the people’s favourite in the international ukulele community. The songs ‘Funny Shadow’ and ‘I Don’t Want’ appeared in the cult classic feature film ‘Eagle vs Shark’ and feature in the soundtrack album released worldwide.

“Pryor has firmly established himself as one of our best musicians”
– Dominion Post

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Last edited: 17.07.15

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Age Pryor is a New Zealand musician and songwriter. He records and performs solo, is a founding member of both the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and The Woolshed Sessions, and is also a contributing artist to the group Fly My Pretties. Read more on Wikipedia

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  • View on NZ On Screen Age Pryor

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Age Pryor is a Wellington-based multi-instrumentalist known for his association with creative collective Fly My Pretties, and for his own solo work. Pryor's recordings include collaborations with Wellington musical luminaries from Fat Freddys Drop, Trinity Roots, The Black Seeds and Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra. His musical style blends folk, groove, funk, rock and reggae." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Best for You

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Folk ; Music Video

    "Part performance video and part grainy home movie, this pretty clip perfectly matches Age Pryor's gentle folky rock.    " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Singing in My Soul

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Rock ; Folk ; Music Video

    "This black and white performance music video is taken from  debut album Live at Bats (2004), back when the plan was for the Fly My Pretties ensemble to be a one-off project. Written and sung by Age Pryor — with vocal help from Tessa Rain — the gentle folk song is enhanced by simple but effective shooting, and attentive use of split-screen editing. The track was recorded in Wellington's Bats Theatre." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen It's a Heartache

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Folk ; Music Video

    "The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra's version of Bonnie Tyler's wrenching 70s hit was the title track of their debut EP. In director Tim Capper's video, they manage to take the song to new levels of pathos with vocalist Andy Morley-Hall's quest for a slice of vegan apple and rhubarb tart. The location is a crowded Deluxe Cafe (where the ensemble emerged from informal Thursday morning sessions). Age Pryor contributes the solo and, amongst the group's massed ranks, there's a masked nod to absent member and Flight of the Conchord Bret McKenzie." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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