Barnaby Weir

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Flash HarryFly My PrettiesBlack Seeds

From AudioCulture

No musical project is too big or small for Barnaby Weir. The Wellington-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, DJ and producer has hopped across the genres of reggae, funk, soul, jazz and folk, establishing bands, musical collaborations and a solo career. A founding member of reggae/funk band The Black Seeds and the musical director of folk/rock collective Fly My Pretties, Weir also performs and records solo under his own name and as Flash Harry. Weir previously also played in Dub Connection, The Verbs and even had a band in primary school. Read moreProfile from Audioculture, available under a Attribution Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand Licence


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  • View on NZ On Screen Making Music - The Black Seeds

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Arts/Culture ; Short Film

    "Wellington funk, soul, reggae act The Black Seeds manage to cram themselves into a single shot for this episode from a series made for secondary school music students. Bookended by stripped back performances of 'Keep on Pushing' and 'Going Back Home', they explain the development of these songs from their origins as bass grooves. Mike Fabulous has cautionary words for aspiring songwriters about the dangers of overcomplicated song structures while Barnaby Weir reassuringly suggests that virtuosity is not an absolute prerequisite for being in the band.    " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Lucky

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Rock ; Folk ; Music Video

    "A live performance music video taken from the highly acclaimed Live at Bats album. Simply but stylishly shot and edited, this clip suits the moody style of this folk rock song from Fly My Pretties creative director Barnaby Weir.  " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Let's Roll

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Rock ; Folk ; Music Video

    "A live performance music video taken from the highly acclaimed Live at Bats album. Fly My Pretties creative director Barnaby Weir is out front in this one. The not-quite-black-and-white video treatment works well for the feel of the song and the elegant and atmospheric Fly My Pretties sound.  " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Fly My Pretties

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Fly My Pretties is a musical collaboration put together by Barnaby Weir of the Black Seeds. The all-star outfit - who come together for live performances - has included members of the Phoenix Foundation, Fat Freddys Drop and Paselode. The group began as a one-off project - a sellout multimedia show performed, filmed and recorded over four nights at Bats Theatre in Wellington in 2004, which was released as a live album and DVD. The one-off nature of the project has expanded nationwide to equally well-received shows.     " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen So True

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Dub ; Reggae ; Music Video

    "The laidback pop-reggae of double platinum album On the Sun was a noughties Kiwi summer soundtrack, and this golden hour-hued affair is a video to match. A Seedy trio (Barnaby Weir, Bret McKenzie, Daniel Weetman) head on holiday to the Coromandel for a smorgasbord of baches, pohutukawa rope swings, mussels on the barbie, and cricket on the beach. There's a nod to the sponsor's product as McKenzie pulls the Holden into the Tararu Store for a Fruju pitstop: one of the future Oscar-winner's earliest paid acting gigs was in an ice-block commercial." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen 50Hz

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "The Wellington studio whiz behind 50Hz, Jeremy Geor, stamped his mark on the country's dance scene in 1997 with the cinematic beats and breaks of debut album Cyclehum. Self-released it was the first full length drum and base release to roll out under the long white cloud. It was judged by industry insiders in Rip It Up as one of Top 100 New Zealand albums of all time. After a five-year hiatus, 50Hz re-emerged with Carbon (Released on Loop Recordings), which featured an impressive list of guest artists, including Ladi6 and the Black Seeds' Barnaby Weir." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Black Seeds

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "The Black Seeds are key flagbearers for the downbeat Wellington sound, thanks to the unique fusion of dub, reggae and funk they're been pushing out since 1998. Led by singer Barnaby Weir (Fly My Pretties), the Wellington collective's line-up has included keyboardist Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) and drummer Rich Christie. Dub-pop tunes like 'Keep on Pushing' and 'Something So True' have helped The Black Seeds become favourites on the local summer tour circuit, and they've taken their southern soul on several international tours. En route, two of their five studio albums have topped the New Zealand charts." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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