So stoked to see Opiuo in New Zealand, I took an eight hour bus to catch his show in Christchurch this past weekend. Ready to get super sober raved out, I came in my concert apparel per usual – an eclectic mix of costume box findings , but Opiuo has quite the classy NZ crowd- little black dresses and high heels, ladies. The sold out show at the Dux Live got off to a sweet groove with Tom Cosm before Opiuo took the stage and brought the bass fed funk. Sweaty hands high fived as jams like ‘Don’t Hold Back’ and ‘Good Thymes’ rocked the bar. Smiling faces were everywhere as the head banging wild crowd bumped along with Opiuo’s explosive and captivating stage presence. You can’t help but bounce to the crunchy, glitch vibe of this NZ artist, and when the beat drops…shoot, you better watch out for the girls getting really rowdy on the dance floor. Incorporating sounds that span genres like jazz, reggae, funk, and rock, Opiuo’s music continues to evolve in a fresh and dance-tastic direction. The native Kiwi did his homeland some justice with his addictive beats and high energy vibe. With his international reputation, you Colorado kids can catch Opiuo headlining at Sonic Bloom this year in Georgetown, CO. And if you’re looking for a bumpin’ party to kick off summer, I suggest you don’t miss it.
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