The Fabulous Botting Flower
Long-time collaborators Jo Fabro, Aaron Flower & Thomas Botting have joined forces with this new artistic endeavour.
Together they have created an suite of breath-taking music, performing both original compositions, as well as their own arrangements of some of their favourite music, exploring the concept that “everything is jazz”. The brainchild of Fabro and Flower, they soon recruited the talents of NZ import Thomas Botting who was quick to lend his amazing bass talents and beautiful tenor voice to the project. Finally, the band added fellow New Zealander Daniel Kennedy to the mix to help to bring their music to life. The quartet draw on the influences of jazz, blues, soul, pop and Americana, creating beautiful arrangements that are performed with breathtaking harmonies.
Fabro’s soulful and powerful vocals are elevated by Flower’s voluptuous guitar and Botting’s earthy bass tones and the driving force of Kenned's drums and percussion to create a sound that is both intimate and full of poke!!
“[Fabro] is a full blown talent.” – John Clare – 2012
“Flower’s virtuoso guitar periodically streams into furious life but more often the music is as sparse as a desert and could easily have been written as the soundtrack for some dark, outback mystery” – John Shand (The Sydney Morning Herald)