FRASER ROSS & THE 04’s

FRASER ROSS & THE 04’s
30
/ Jun
Thursday
2016

FRASER ROSS & THE 04’s

Location
3 Garlands Road
Venue
Blue Smoke
Price
$10 door sales only

Fraser Ross returns to Christchurch with his 4-piece, electric band. They’re on a tour of the South Island, road-testing songs for his upcoming, second album, due out in Summer. It will be his first LP recorded in New Zealand, after returning from Scotland last year with his debut, ‘Mongrels.’

A wide-ranging set that included everything from jangle-pop to psych-folk to indie folk. The music that is available online via SoundCloud and Bandcamp does not do justice to Ross’ sound and presence. Throughout his 40-minute set, the audience was dancing and in a joyous mood. The best way to describe Ross is that he’s a mix of Mac DeMarco, Glen Hansard, and Andy Shauf, as his stories can be whimsical, imaginative, and poignant. His music, which you Ross’ stage presence, as well, was second to none. Sincerely funny on stage, Ross built good rapport with the crowd from the get-go with his witty anecdotes and sincere vocals. “We are mongrels baby!” filled the venue, which was then complemented by wolf-like howls from the crowd. We love finding hidden gems, and Ross proved to be just that.
– a review of last month Wellington show