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Explorer leads song writer to fame
Behind the hit show: Sam Prebble.
Marking 100 years since the end of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole an award-winning multi-media performance comes to
Queenstown's Winter Festival. Debbie Jamieson reports.
What: The Explorers Club:
Where: Remarkables Red Barn.
When: Thursday, June 27,
When the Mirror catches up with
song writer Sam Prebble he is
taking a break from driving the
Auckland City Council mobile
It is a part-time job and gives him
a chance to enjoy ''rural New
Zealand'' or at least the outskirts
of Auckland, providing a welcome
distraction from the intense
touring this year has brought.
Prebble's sometime three-piece
and at other times five-piece
ensemble Bond Street Bridge has
performed his multimedia song
cycle The Explorer's Club: Antarc-
tica 35 times between February
and April including sold-out
shows in the Wellington and
Auckland fringe festivals and
winning the award for best music
at the 2013 New Zealand Fringe
Festival awards. They have also
been busy in the studio.
The show has been a massive hit
and came about largely because of
Prebble's involvement with the
library and new books on the
Antarctic stories of Captain Scott
and Ernest Shackleton, and the
publication of fantastic photo-
graphs, re-igniting a long-
''I've just had these particular
stories of Captain Scott and
Ernest Shackleton rattling
around in my head for many
years,'' he said.
''Scott was a really great writer.
The stuff he was writing in his
tent at the end of the day frost-
bitten and exhausted is very
lyrical, very beautiful.
''You just get this real sense of
what it might have been like to be
involved in these endeavours
because there's so much source
material available. Being a song
writer, my response was to turn
that into songs.''
It became obvious a story telling
approach would give it context
and his partner, becoming
interested, began producing art
based on the photographs.
The resulting show mixes folk
musicians with tales of ship-
wreck, frostbite, survival and
stoical stiff upper lip freezing in
Indeed the publicity material
promises to transport the audi-
ence to a time when ''hardship
meant something, pluck was
everything and, if the worse came
to the worst, one could always eat
Which seems a tall promise for a
''The funny thing with this show
is that we're a folk rock band and
. . . we're attracting a whole lot of
different people who are interes-
ted in the stories or art or
interested in the history. It's great
for us to connect with this new
Future plans include touring the
show in Australia and Europe and
Prebble also has his sights set on a
new subject for the next show
with different climatic conditions
-- Captain Cook in the Pacific and
Tahiti, he said.
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