- Music: Techno, Reggae, Jazz, Experimental, Electro, Dub
- DJs: Dj Hopepa
- Bands: Happy Cones feat Iain Gordon, Maaka McGregor, Rio Hemopo, Aaron Tokona, Toby Laing & Andreas Lepper
- Tickets: $10 Door Sales
After dropping a 7” vinyl in 2004 then going into a long hiatus, Happy Cones is finally committed to a live debut on stage.
Featuring Welli musicians Iain Gordon, Maaka McGregor, Rio Hemopo, Aaron Tokona, Toby Laing & Andreas Lepper, Happy Cones live debut, one scoop or two, will be well worth the wait.
Happy Cones originated during the infamous Bongmaster days of Welli jam bands, and the musicians are all respected performers who play with the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Wai 100 and gone but not forgotten Ebb, TrinityRoots and Weta.
Iain Gordon says that after so many years of ‘tutuing’ away with Happy Cones, “we’ve decided to bring the live element to fruition and get back to the roots of free style jamming”.
Happy Cones 7” was released by Wellington’s Dental Records in association with Kartel in London. It featured E Tama starring Sacha Kilgour on vocals and recorded in a disused car warehouse during rehearsals for L.A.G.O – Live Ambient Graphic Opera, and Brothers & Sisters, a Bongmaster jam session by Aaron Tokona, Dallas Tamaira and Iain Gordon.