Synthony Announces Hamilton Show
Synthony will take over Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena on Saturday 12th December
with its unique combination of electronic dance music anthems played with the full
might of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra , plus special guests from across the
Kiwi music spectrum.
Synthony is no ordinary orchestral experience. With an epic backdrop of visuals,
lasers, and a state of the art sound system, it’s a magical, uplifting, hands-in-the-air
dance party like no other. This celebration of dance music is more than just a show...
it takes the audience on a journey. A journey back through their most memorable
electronic experiences, track after track, fans are taken down memory lane and
celebrate dance music that is embedded into their subconscious.
Conducted by Peter Thomas and hosted by George FM DJ General Lee , the lineup
for the Hamilton show features DJ sets by Grant Marshall and Dick Johnson , plus
guest performances by Jason Kerrison , Ria Hall , Cherie Mathieson , Nate
Dousand , and Lewis McCallum .
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tumultuous rollercoaster for event promoters. The
Synthony tour was due to be announced just days before New Zealand went into
Level 4 lockdown and the future of the tour all of a sudden became awfully uncertain.
Shows across Australia, Asia, and the US were in the pipeline for 2020. Months of
preparation and negotiations with artists, venues, and sponsors were all dashed, and
the team behind Synthony had to rebuild the program all over again.
Synthony founder and producer, Erika Amoore says she’s incredibly excited to bring
Kiwis an outstanding musical showcase based on performances of the world’s best
dance music, performed solely by Kiwi musicians.
“Given the circumstances, it’s amazing to be able to pull together the 200+ local
artists and crew that make these events happen. Even with our borders closed to
international musicians, we have all the talent we need right here.”
SYNTHONY: THE BACKGROUND
Founded in 2017 by DJ and producer, Erika Amoore and fellow Kiwi David Elmsly,
Synthony sold out its first ever show at the Auckland Town Hall to a packed house
and unprecedented reviews. The show’s creation brought together key New Zealand
talent, with Peter Thomas, conductor and music director of the Auckland Symphony
Orchestra believing in the unique concept and enlisted the services of Ryan Youens,
an arranger with hundreds of professional credits to his name, including film scores
for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug .
After sold-out events at Auckland Town Hall in 2017 and 2018, Duco Events, a
major event promoter with a 16-year track-record, purchased the concept with an
ambitious long-term vision to expand the event from one city to multiple venues and
cities across the globe. In 2019, they took the show to Australia, and also sold out
five shows across NZ later that year. Over six shows, four orchestras, and hundreds
of musicians played to over 14,000 fans in 2019.
In 2020, Synthony will now stage its biggest ever NZ-wide tour, supporting the live
music industry’s recovery post COVID19. Synthony will return to Australia in 2021,
followed by other international markets.