Otto & Astrid: EUROSMASH!
21/10/2017 - 21/10/2017
13/10/2017 - 13/10/2017
Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say ‘Hallo!’ to your new favourite band!
Dysfunctional siblings Otto & Astrid from the band Die Roten Punkte will take the Wairarapa by storm with their latest show, Eurosmash!
Otto & Astrid are Berlin’s (self-appointed) Prince and Princess of Art Rock and Europop. They are super musicians and unparalleled performers of stellar proportions – gigantic and explosive. Tragically orphaned as children, the brother and sister duo ran away from their small rural hometown and ordinary childhood, to Berlin, and knew instantly they had found a place among the counterculture, a home in a squat – and the solace and saviour of the rock ‘n’ roll music.
A lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between the B52s, Kraftwerk and the early Ramones, Die Roten Punkte are truly one of a kind.
★★★★ “Pitch-perfect pop parody” THE SCOTSMAN, UK
★★★★★ “Wild cabaret rock!” HERALD SUN, AUSTRALIA
Fri 13 Oct, 8pm
FULL $46 | UNDER 19 $25
SENIOR $42 | GROUPS OF 6+ $42pp
(Group bookings only available at Theatre Royal Nelson)
PLUS TICKETDIRECT SERVICE FEE
Theatre , Cabaret ,
1 hr 15 mins
Consistently funny with toe-tapping songs
Review by Janet Whittington 16th Oct 2017
Go see these two!
They are developing into a mature and professional comedic musical act. Commitment to their career blossoms all over the stage during their performance.
This is the third Die Roten Punkte show I have seen and by far their best to date. (See Die Roten Punkte: Supermusician, 2013)
Astrid is growing in both physical girth and comedic timing and content. She commands the stage and is a pleasure to both watch and to listen.
Gone are the fringe incestuous jokes, replacing this with an audience banter which is consistently funny. They develop their humour into a style that is a fresh tangent from the Fringe, heading toward but never too banal to be mainstream.
Musically, they can both play well, but Otto is developing into a good riff guitar player, getting better every year. The songs have the audience toe-tapping and rocking to the beat. Gone is the harsh element of raw talent.
Go see these two!
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