Te Karere - Aro launch their album, ‘Manu’ 

“These two love birds were brought together by their shared love for romance. They’ve now produced their first album. Charles and Emily Looker of Ngāpuhi met at music school. Te Okiwa McLean reports the album is inspired by NZ’s indigenous birds.”

RNZ - Aro perform ‘Miromiro’

“Emily & Charles Looker are a married couple who spend most of their time living in their van as the band Aro. They're about to release their debut album Manu and perform one of their songs 'Miromiro' in the RNZ Auckland studio.”

RNZ - Aro perform ‘Korimako’

Aro live on Hakanation

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NZ Music Month - interview on Rhema

“Charles and Emily Looker from Aro joined Andrew in studio to talk new music and play a song.”

“The musicianship through out – haunting and interlocking vocals, stick percussion, evocations of taonga puoro, touches of Latin rhythms – is clever and diverse” – Graham Reid | Elsewhere Magazine

“This is currently my go-to album to take a break from the world and let the music wash over me.” – Corinne Rutherford | muzic.net.nz

“Incredible voices…gave us goosebumps! And such awesome chemistry. A pleasure to listen to and watch.” – Sophie Greenly | Concert Goer – Queenstown

“This authentic and talented duo played at Leigh Sawmill Cafe last night and deserved many more encores! Their voices together are magical, with some lyrics in Te Reo Māori and amazing looping skills…seriously worth watching! Kia ora” –  Eva Tui | Concert Goer – Leigh

“Love the musical gel linking the wairua in your voices. Kia kaha. Meinga meinga” – Jeanne Kelber Hill | Concert Goer – Paeroa

“This is lively and cheerful yet at the same time inspiring and engaging. I was completely captivated by the stories told through the birds and I very much look forward to seeing Aro perform this album live.” – Corinne Rutherford | Muzic.net album review

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