29 Apr 2018

Robbie Ellis’ comedic Pumpkins

From Standing Room Only, 1:45 pm on 29 April 2018
Musician Robbie Ellis.

Musician Robbie Ellis. Photo: Supplied

Robbie Ellis made his name in New Zealand as a serious composer, including time as the University of Otago's Mozart Fellow - but his latest work shows he's just as adept at writing comedic tongue twisters matched with pretty much every musical genre you can think of.

He was a presenter on RNZ Concert and is now working at WFMT Chicago, but he came home to record his album Pumpkins with members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.