Friday 06 June 2014 18:11.
The Eastern - Band
The Eastern is the band that features in Hope & Wire, don't what they did with friends after the earthquakes - performing in any venue, including backyards around Christchurch, buoying up morale, bringing people together. The Eastern song, Hope & Wire, inspired the title of this series and plays over the opening titles.
Composer Adam McGrath says, "Songs have jobs to do, songs have work. They do different things and they have different things that they need to do. And this song had some work to do. Hopefully the little humble song is strong enough to withstand all of this."