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Presenter Profile - STRIKE PERCUSSION
Travels from   Wellington
Based   Wellington
Type   Entertainer
Style   Creative, Energetic, Engaging, Memorable, Fun, Entertaining, Professional, Upbeat, Visually engaging, Lively, Captivating, Unique





With spectacular and inventive use of the elements of fire, water, air, earth and the steel of the cubes, and encompassing a broad variety of musical, choreographic and theatrical influences, STRIKE's stage show is an "exhilarating and high-energy experience".

Five performers combine elements of theatre, dance, invention and rhythmic intricacy to create a powerful and imaginative production that has wowed critics and audiences alike. 

Founded in 1993, STRIKE is a high energy drumming group made up of New Zealand's most outstanding percussionists. While working in a variety of different styles, STRIKE specialises in movement-based or choreographed percussion. This concept of "Percussion in motion" is developed in their Stage Shows. 

They are committed to working with New Zealand composers, as well as creating their own pieces. STRIKE is often called on to collaborate with other musicians or groups from dancers to symphony orchestras. STRIKE creates its own "classical crossover" audience extending their understanding of percussive based music and movement. The mix of musical influences, Pacific, classical and contemporary, combined with the movement and theatre-based presentation, make STRIKE unique in the world of percussion-based music.

The backbone of the STRIKE shows are large steel scaffolding structures called cubes.  They support an ever increasing number of percussion instruments in a variety of positions designed for maximum choreographic impact.  Players climb, hang, run and play on the cubes themselves as well as the instruments. STRIKE can also create a unique custom designed performance for events of all sizes.


The Acoustic show is a more intimate yet still high energy stage show designed for smaller venues but it adapts content from STRIKE WIRED as well as adding much new material.  It presents the performers “up close and personal” in a way that is unique to a smaller venue.

STRIKE is excitingly different and audiences are left both inspired and entertained.


Testimonials

"The intensity, speed, technical brilliance, musicianship and sheer stamina to sustain such a performance was nothing short of miraculous."
Evening Standard

"… a compelling experience… if you missed it, you missed something truly special."
Capital Times

"… energy, verve, imagination and mind boggling skills."
John Button, The Dominion

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Client List

STRIKE's extensive corporate portfolio includes:

  • performances in a huge range of settings, including deep inside a mountain to open a hydro scheme
  • the opening of the Louis Vuitton Global Store in Sydney
  • the Halberg New Zealand Sports Awards
  • the 2000 America's Cup Challengers' Ball
  • the Auckland APEC Leaders' Dinner
  • the launch of the Asia Pacific Festival at Parliament
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