Auckland songstress Catherine ‘Cat’ Tunks hails from the wild west coast of Auckland’s Piha Beach and is a NZ queen of Southern Soul. With a powerhouse voice that moves from rock-inspired roots to ethereal gospel blues, jazz, and country. She joins Wellington drummer & percussionist Michael Barker (Swamp Thing), collaborating on an original swamp-style blues … Continue reading "Cat Tunks and Michael Barker"
Experience the mesmerizing fusion of Afro-Jazz with the spellbinding vocals of Francois Judah in this captivating ensemble. A new Afro-Jazz ensemble, led by the extraordinary talent of Francois Judah, delivers an unforgettable musical journey that will transport you to the heart of African rhythms and soulful melodies. With a rich blend of traditional African … Continue reading "Star Time"
Prepare to be transported back in time as The Nicholas Baucke-Manusell quartet brings the stage to life with timeless jazz classics, evoking nostalgic emotions that resonate deep within. But that's not all! The magic extends to the present, as they'll also grace us with contemporary bangers that'll have you tapping your feet and dancing along. … Continue reading "Nicholas Baucke-Maunsell Quartet"
Two Trombone players walk into a bar. We can’t drink alone, let’s get more Trombone players down here. The sweet-sounding and dexterous 1948 NY Bach 6 Trombone of Kaito Walley with the chainsaw-like tone of Damian Forlong’s 1977 Jiggs Whigham King 2b blend together like a G&T, a bogan and coke or a shandy. Playing … Continue reading "Big Boned! This Will Be Phat!!"
Julie Lamb Outfit is an 8-piece Mischief Groove collaborative from Aotearoa. Impressive arrangements. Energising, personality-filled music. Awesome harmonies. Groovy stories. Audiences and reviewers alike talk about their fusion of arrangements and talent as magic. The Outfit shared that this magic simply comes from "enjoying what you do, respecting and laughing with the people you do … Continue reading "The Julie Lamb Outfit And Guests"
Steely DNA performs the wonderfully eclectic music of the American Blues, Jazz, R’nB, Rock & Pop band Steely Dan. Formed in 2018 in closed sessions at a Television Studio, this 9-piece band is made up of experienced musicians and singers from the Wellington region. Hear all the best-known and also some lesser-known songs from the … Continue reading "Steely DNA"