Invercargill band brings ‘wall of solid sound’

Invercargill Rhythmonyx band members (from left) Doug Heath (trumpet), Rhys White (bass and synths), Richard Hogan (drums), John Pfeifer (guitar and backing vocals), Emma Jarman (saxophone), Tahne Brown (guitar, samples and backing vocals) and Saelyn Guyton (lead vocals). Photo: Element Photography NZ

THE funk sounds of Invercargill’s Rhythmonyx are set to get people on the dancefloor this weekend.

Presented by MASSAV Productions, the seven-piece band is playing at the Tuatara Cafe and Bar on Saturday night.

Rhythmonyx drummer Richard Hogan said the band would be playing all original music.

“It will be high energy… good music to dance to.

“A wall of solid sound, at times.”

Pretty Wicked Head and the Desperate Men and DJs NIHILISM playing ghetto funk house music and M2MYU, a young up-and-coming house DJ, would also feature on the night.

Promoter Blair Savory, of MASSAV Productions, said it would be a great opportunity for the people of Invercargill to experience “arguably the two best original bands this city has ever produced”.

It would be a night with high-quality entertainment, world-class sound and lighting and a vibrant venue, he said.

“Combine these elements with a fantastic audience and you’ve got a show that any major city in the world would be proud of.”

Rhythmonyx had been playing together for about 12 years with several different lineups, creating its own sound and performance.

Hogan said its music was a variety of styles, including dub, hip-hop and drum and bass.

The seven-piece band played throughout the South Island, mainly at festivals and events.

Rhythmonyx had also been the support act for some of “New Zealand’s finest” including Shapeshifter, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Tiki Taane and Six60, as well as international acts such as The Original Wailers and Dragon when they played in Queenstown and Invercargill.

“…with families and full-time jobs for most of us, it’s been a slow journey, but we just love making music and seeing people dance and enjoying what we do.”

Hogan said the band was currently working on new material, which was expected to be released within the next few months and eventually included on a new album.

Rhythmonyx, Tuatara Cafe and Bar, Invercargill, on Saturday. Doors open 7pm. Tickets available from Tuatara Cafe, $25 or $15 with student ID. Limited door sales.Sports ShoesKamala Harris’ Stepdaughter Ella Emhoff Wows in Coat at Inauguration News