Rosy Tin Teacaddy rolled into Rotorua a few weeks ago in a Toyota jammed full of chaos, for the first of their Wild Creations residencies. Billy Earl & Betty Grey are the creative geniuses behind the indie-folk band, Rosy Tin Teacaddy. As apart of the Wild creations programme they have come up with the inspiring idea of creating a new collection of songs based on their experiences, the land, and the people and stories of Tarawera.
The Wild Creations residency programme is a partnership between Creative NZ (Provides the funding) and the Department of Conservation (Host the artists) allowing great folks like Billy & Betty the opportunity to get away from it all and do what they do best – create!
During their latest stay they have been out and about researching the area by day, visiting local ‘hot spots’ and catching up with locals etc. By night they can be found at their humble abode writing & playing. All this mixed in with numerous cups of tea of course!
According to Billy & Betty this first stint has mainly been dedicated to devising their stage show, which is playing at BATS theatre May 19 to 22. “The show and the album project have become parts of the same thing. The show is almost the springboard into the project as a whole” comments Andy.
“On our next visit to the area we are hoping to coincide the dates with the anniversary of the Mt Tarawera eruption (10th June 1886). Some may say that this is a great coincidence. I believe that it is somewhat serendipitous” says Betty.
“We are hoping to throw together a special anniversary gig for the locals come June”
Stay posted on the latest escapades by checking their blog site: http://rosytinteacaddy.wordpress.com/
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If you’re in Wellington don’t miss the show at BATS: 19th – 22nd May 2010
And, stay tuned for updates on a special Tarawera Anniversary gig in Rotorua!
Wild Creations on the DOC website
More from Rosy Tin Teacaddy and the Wild Creations Residency Programme – worth a watch!
Great – thanks for the post and keeping us posted!
OMG – they were on TV3 Nightline news last night!!
Here’s these guys on Stuff: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/3717158/Rosy-Tin-Teacaddy-Live-at-Bats
This is definitely worth a listen. Audio diary of there stay at Tarawera and clip bits of the songs they have to date: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/music101
The fruits of their efforts can already be heard as they have recorded a couple of demo tracks onto there Myspace page that are well worth a listen – http://www.myspace.com/rosytinteacaddy.
Wow!! That is so cool. I saw these guys live in Wellytown last year. They are excellent – authentic and just a touch eccentric. I’ll definitely be at BATS.
Thanks for the up date.
Great to hear from a fan. Enjoy BATS and stay tuned for more on there adventures.