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Calico Brothers

After playing shows in the barn of their family farm
in Waitakere, Calico Brothers broke into the modern
music scene in 2008 with their debut EP, God Left
Town.

After great reviews, shows throughout New Zealand and the inclusion of the title track on the
double-platinum selling ‘Outrageous Fortune’ soundtrack, February 2009 found the band in
the studio with a bag full of new songs and other things.

A basement studio. A live set up. The warmth of Turkish rugs. Tracks laid down with a
minimum of fuss. The session’s effortlessly soulful performances are the product of the
Calico’s rapport and their respect for many musical traditions.

The result is the band's latest album, Tell it to the Sun, which fuses Jimmy Calico's homespun
intonation with Chet O’Connell’s twanging Telecaster guitar. Added to this, Jeff Calico’s
Merseyside bass playing and Robbie Calico’s humble drums form the perfect foundation for
keyboardist Fran Johansson to interweave baby grand, Hammond and Wurlitzer.

On top of all this is the band’s biggest asset: their vocal harmonies.

Live with Tell it to the Sun for a week in your
car and you’ll drive safer. Put it on in your
living room and you’ll start watching less TV.
Go and see the band live and you’ll
remember what it is that got you into music
in the first place.

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