Tauhou Music Video out now!

Released on World Refugee Day, 20th June 2019

This video was filmed, produced and directed by Hattie, Ryan and Mozza from The NZ Broadcasting School.

Acting as the beautiful bird dancer is Sophie Overend, and our gorgeous little star is Indiana Pudney.

 

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Introducing our Korimako Music Video!

Illustrated and animated by  Jade Oskar Harvey
3D Compositing and VFX by Benjamin Whorwood

Big thanks to Creative New Zealand who supported us with the nationwide tour, school workshops and part of the making of this video!

ARO TOUR POSTER - Full tour

Manu Album Release Show | Auckland

Waitangi Day – 6th Feb 2019

Photography by Hayden Box

 

MANU.

Our debut album ‘Manu’ is out now! Listen HERE.

Recorded, mixed and co-produced with Vivek Gabriel
Mastered by Nathan Tiddy

Musicians who joined us on the album are:

Shaun McClean on Taonga Puoro (Māori Instrumentation)
Samuel Kelsen on Electric Guitar
Christina Looker on Poi
Jocee Tuck on Vibraphone
Eamon Edmundson-Wells on Upright Bass

Music, Lyrics, vocals, Acoustic Guitar, claps and all the other lil sounds by Charles and Emily Looker… Aro!

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Aro’s Summer Tour #2

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Hayden Box Photography

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Aroha nui!

Thanks to EVERYONEEE who helped us with our Kickstarter campaign! The album is recorded and on it’s way! Feb 15th 2018 it’ll be everywhereeee

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Nationwide Tour Numero Uno!

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From Leigh Sawmill Cafe right down to South Sea Hotel on Stewart Island we went, sharing our music in 17 different spaces with kiwi’s and travellers from all over the place!

March 9th | Leigh Sawmill | w. The Low Low | Leigh | TICKETS at UTR
March 14th | Butter Factory | Whangarei | Koha
March 15th | Milk & Honey | Whangarei | Koha
March 18th | Deep Dreek Brewery | Browns Bay | Free Show
March 25th | The Bunker | Auckland | $10 on the door
April 1st | Tairua Beach Club | Tairua | Free Show with set menu
April 2nd | The Old Mill House | Tairua | Free Show
April 7th | Paisley Stage | Napier | $10 on the door
April 29th | Blue Smoke | Christchurch | Koha
May 4th | Dee’s Cafe | Dunedin | Koha
May 6th | Bellamy’s Gallery | Dunedin | $10 on the door
May 11th | South Sea Hotel | Stewart Island | Free Show
May 13th | Level One Bar | Invercargill | Dine & Listen for free
May 16th | World Bar | Queenstown | Free show
May 18th | Sombrero’s | Queenstown | Free show
May 19th | Queenstown Market 1-3pm | Queenstown
May 19th | Sherwood | W. Nicole Andrews | Queenstown | TICKETS at UTR
May 25th | Pub on the Wharf | Queenstown | Free Show
May 26th | Muskets & Moonshine | Queenstown | Free Show
May 27th | Redcliff Cafe | Te Anau | Free Show
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VANJAMS!

We moved into our little home on wheels in December 2017, and decided to put an ep together with some of our songs, recorded from inside our very own Jamba (that’s the van!) over the last few months whilst on the road!
Below is our fav one buy you can check the rest out right here! The audio can also be found on BandCamp here.

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We moved out of our home and into our van on December 16th to pursue full time music, it all started with backyard gigs, a campground tour and a whole heap of wedding singing along the way!

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Kumeu Live!

 

Single Release

August

I’m delighted to share with you the most recent release of our duo Aro, this is our song – ‘A hymn of faith’. Check it out online HERE

Thankful to all the people who were involved in bringing this music to life with us- Vivek Gabriel, Nick Dow and Pascal Roggen, as well as all the kind souls who helped us fun this!

Isn’t this cover art by Huia just beautiful!?

ARO hymn of Faith

 

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The Courtyard release for ‘Aro EP’!
29th July 2017

Photography by Beka Hope

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Press & Contact

For hello’s, bookings or enquiry’s, contact us here:

aromusicao@gmail.com

To check us out online, here‘s where to find us:

facebook

instagram

bandcamp

youtube

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“The musicianship through out – haunting and interlocking vocals, stick percussion, evocations of taonga puoro, touches of Latin rhythms – is clever and diverse” – Graham Reid | Elsewhere Magazine

“This is currently my go-to album to take a break from the world and let the music wash over me.” – Corinne Rutherford |muzic.net.nz

Incredible voices…gave us goosebumps! And such awesome chemistry. A pleasure to listen to and watch.” – Sophie Greenly | Concert Goer – Queenstown

“This authentic and talented duo played at Leigh Sawmill Cafe last night and deserved many more encores! Their voices together are magical, with some lyrics in Te Reo Māori and amazing looping skills…seriously worth watching! Kia ora” –  Eva Tui | Concert Goer – Leigh

“Love the musical gel linking the wairua in your voices. Kia kaha. Meinga meinga” – Jeanne Kelber Hill | Concert Goer – Paeroa

“This is lively and cheerful yet at the same time inspiring and engaging. I was completely captivated by the stories told through the birds and I very much look forward to seeing Aro perform this album live.” – Corinne Rutherford | Muzic.net album review

 

Reviews and in the Media

Aro Interview and live song on RNZ

Forest and Bird Article

Manu Album Review by Graham Reid

Manu Album Review by Corinne Rutherford

Gig Review, Jam Factory – Tauranga by Corinne Rutherford

Gig Review, Common Room – Hastings by Rosheen Fitzgerald

Te Karere TVNZ ‘Manu Release Show’ Interview

 

 

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