Reb Fountain & The Black Quartet: The Boy Next Door
Nick Cave pens love eulogies that’ll sink you to your knees, performs like a revivalist, croons like a drunk, weeps like a banshee, mocks like the devil.
His undisputed musical genius has been drip-fed to the world over decades. Originally devised to celebrate Cave’s 60th birthday in 2017, singer-songwriter Reb Fountain’s stunning tribute show returns by popular demand — and this time, she weaves her own Cave-esque songs into the mix.
Alongside her band – including collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan — Reb is joined by New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet. Together, they channel the raucous, brazen wisdom and beauty of Cave’s musical legacy.
This show is part of our The Civic Club programme, a very special collection of events which sees the audience seated on stage at The Civic.
“There is intensity to [Reb’s] performance that makes her mesmerising to watch.”