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Music News - General Fiasco: Powerstation Auckland

01 September 2010 - 0 Comments

General Fiasco are an indie rock group from Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.

Forming in 2007, they have toured with Fighting With Wire, The Wombats, The Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy. They have also supported Snow Patrol at a show which made Northern Irish History, attracting over 45,000 people as well as playing many of the top European festivals.

On March 22, 2010 they released their debut album, Buildings, and on Friday August 13 they played a show at the Powerstation in Auckland City.

Nick Douch, co-organiser of Fill The House Tickets Project and drummer for Waikato band Eqwanox was at the show. 

The Fill The House Tickets Project is a nationwide voluntary organisation that organises tickets to shows for Child Cancer Foundation network families to give them some welcome time out from the stress of dealing with a sick child. (Nick's band Eqwanox also brand and profile the Child Cancer Foundation through their Myspace and Facebook websites and at their live gigs)

Current benefits to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation of the ongoing project have exceeded $9m in commercial terms. 

Thanks to the bands New Zealand record company Nick and co were able to send along some very happy CCF folk who were able to witness a show that will not be forgotten by those who attended.

General Fiasco had the crowd in the palm of their hands as they went through their set of songs from their album including the epic show opener 'Dancing With Girls', singles 'We Are The Foolish', 'I'm Not Made On Eyes' and their signature dance floor anthem, 'Ever So Shy' as well as crowd pleasers 'Buildings' and 'Rebel Get By'.

Nick got to catch up with General Fiasco before the show.

Says Nick - "The band was really cool and happy to sign a bunch of show flyers for us to take back to some of their Child Cancer Foundation fans. They had been in New Zealand for a few days doing press and were hugely grateful for the support New Zealand music lovers had given the band. Their show had an incredible vibe and lead singer Owens voice blew me away especially when he screamed one of the parts during the opening song 'Dancing With Girls'."

"Expect to see a lot more of these lads in the future, there's something pretty special about General Fiasco"


Photo:(L - R) Stephen Leacock, Nick Douch, Owen Strathern, Enda Strathern.


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