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NZ Music Hall of Famer Peter Urlich

By MATTHEW MCKEW

A New Zealand Music Hall of Famer’s coming to Arrowtown to pump some energy into the Wakatipu next month through some deep house tracks.

Peter Urlich, once of ‘70-80s pop rock band Th’ Dudes, will be looking to raise the roof of
Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall with his brand of house, tech and funk.

Th’ Dudes were inducted into NZ’s Music Hall of Fame last year — songs like Bliss
continue to win audience affection, with close to four million listens on Spotify.

Frontman Urlich moved on from the band, that originated in Auckland, to forge a solo career as a DJ in the ‘90s.

He teamed up with Bevan Keys on bFM radio station and the duo toured New Zealand’s nightclub scene as well as releasing three albums under the name Nice’n’Urlich.

The Aucklander, who lived in Arrowtown during the winter of 2013, went on to bag
a popular show on George FM and release compilation albums that saw success on both sides of the Tasman.

Urlich: ‘‘It was time for me to return to Arrowtown … it is special to be able to come back
and play a gig at the [hall].’’

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am, with the gig taking place on August 22 at 7.30pm.

Urlich will team up with Wanaka-based DJ Scotty Mayes and tickets will be available on eventfinda.co.nz.

matthew.mckew@scene.co.nz