Catch The Red Eyes, one of Australia’s leading original dub/reggae acts, at their final ever show. Their 2010 album, ‘Red Army’, received critical acclaim including a nomination for ‘Best Blues & Roots Album’ at the 2010 Australian Independent Record Label Awards. Founded in 2002, The Red Eyes brings together seven multi-instrumentalist musicians who deliver an explosive live sound that combines masterful beats and shake the house dub rhythms with heartfelt lyrics that provide unique antipodean spin on the broad Reggae genre. Led on stage by enigmatic front man El Witeri (2011 APRA Songwriter Award Finalist), the band has toured widely in Australia and regularly featured at major festivals nationwide, including Woodford Folk Festival, Pyramid Rock, Meredith, Peats Ridge and more, plus they’ve played alongside the likes of Mary J Blige, Jimmy Cliff and Salmonella Dub to name a few.
WinchFest, a unique Action Sports Music Festival proudly supported by The Edge. The venue is located 5mins off Taranaki's Surf Highway 45 and will play host to NZ's top wakeboarders who are invited to come throw it down on NZ's newest winch park and get their hands on some of the cash & prizes up for grabs valued over $3000! Camping will be available to some ticket holders on Saturday night so bring ya tent, wake up to a view of Mt. Taranaki, have a swim in one of the waterholes and get ready to Party! Don't have a tent, or just can't be bothered putting it up? We will happily set you up in 'Tent City' our exclusive pre-erected tent village on site just for WinchFest. Prices based on two person share. Check out more details on our website www.winchfest.co.nz (special thanks to littlerocket) Saturday - 9.30am onwards (R18+) The Upbeats MC Tali PNC Karn Hall Batucada Sound Machine Tijuana Cartel (Brisbane OKA (Sunshine Coast) ....plus many more Sunday - 9.30am onwards (all ages) Katchafire The Red Eyes (Melbourne) Cornerstone Roots, Passive Tradition Soundsystem ....plus many more
Manager: Tilly Morris; Damien Charles
Bio: The Red Eyes, “Melbourne’s own Reggae Superstars”, have firmly established their position as one of Australia’s leading original Dub/Reggae acts. Known for their explosive live shows, the 7-piece combines masterful beats and shake the house dub rhythms with heartfelt lyrics that offer a unique an...See Full Bio
“The Red Eyes have cemented their status as one of Australia’s greatest exponents of dub reggae... easily matching the standard set by similar acts from New Zealand including Salmonella Dub, Black Seeds and Fat Freddy’s Drop.”