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Having a Party With Gold Medal Famous

Friday 27th April 2018

Gold Medal Famous is a three-piece electro-pop band recognised for their outspokenness and singular style. Chris Wilson founded GMF in 2008 and the band line up has stayed the same since 2010. The band’s songs don’t subscribe to the usual universal pop themes but tend to focus on daily life in New Zealand. Song topics include how to survive working in an office, frustration at the cost of flying to regional airports and how to buy a house in NZ.

GMF aims to catch the zeitgeist and present little portraits of ways of life that strike chords with their audience. The Spinoff wrote of GMF’s latest single: "When future-historians look back at life in New Zealand in the early part of this century, there’s one pop cultural artefact that, in three-and-a-half minutes summed up the aspirations of a changing nation: Gold Medal Famous’ masterpiece ‘We Bought A House’."

This year GMF is turning 10 years old and to celebrate the band is working on a show that combines their good-time music with stories of the band and their experiences recording 6 albums and playing shows across NZ, in Melbourne and in Tokyo. It will be an evening of music to enjoy and stories to make you laugh.


April 27




Ghost Light Theatre
146 Bridge Street

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Pay What You Can: $12.00 Pay What You Can: $20.00 Pay What You Can: $32.00 Earlybird Admission: $10.00

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Additional Info

Official Website


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