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January 2019

The Lisa Tomlins Group

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lisa’s worked with everyone, her career, which she almost laughs off as a bit of fun with some mates stretches back some 20 years – she’s been a cameo artist one minute, a main feature the next; the lead singer or part of a line-up of backing vocalists. Locals may have seen her most recently singing backup with Louis Baker. With over 20 years’ experience in the music industry as a professional vocalist, Lisa has toured extensively throughout Australasia, Asia,…

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The Hip Town Bangers

January 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a roaring night of 60's hard-bop and boogaloo with Wellington's hardest-swinging jazz quintet: The Hip-Town Bangers. Equal parts serious jazz and fun, dancy grooves, the Hip-Town Bangers are your answer to an awesome night of funky, 60's swingin’ jazz and boogaloo. Presented by Ben Hunt and Lauren Ellis - Members of Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra, Raw Collective, and the Richter City Rebels unite through a common love of the music…

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Gold Nugget Pawn Shop

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Showcasing piano grooves and vocal stylings, 'Gold Nugget Pawn Shop' is a toast to the great New Orleans pianist, Dr. John. Playing everything from Louis Prima to Kermit Ruffins, 'Gold Nugget Pawn Shop' will win you over with their infectious rhythms and their tight, 3 part harmonies. A band that will get your hips shakin' and your feet tappin', you're in for a stonking good time! Dan Hayles - Piano https://www.facebook.com/goldnuggetband/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qr91dJvbqs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCBdO4w6jAs

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The JB3

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

JB3 is a funky organ-drums-sax trio with an extensive repertoire, from jazz, boogaloo, latin, funk, soul and R&B. The JB3 have been lighting up bars, clubs and stages around NZ for years, developing a deeply grooving sound with adventurous improvisational interplay. Whilst drawing on the funk and soul jazz stylings of ’50s and ’60s era Blue Note recordings, JB3 bring their own flavour with their original tunes and interpretations of classic jams. Jake Baxendale - Sax Daniel Hayles - Organ…

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Sunday Soul Session with The Fades

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Fades are Wellington’s own vintage Funk & Soul masters! Born out of a love for artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and the deep collection of artists from the Funk and Soul catalog, this 5 piece band bring a commitment to vintage tones. Having spent 2018 cooking up their own vintage soul sounds, they'll be playing all new original material, live and fresh at the inaugural Sunday Soul Session. Joining The Fades for this event will be Nelson's…

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Richter City Rebels

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

YEAH! watch out!! this high energy, big sound, fun New Orleans style brass band are returning to our stunning courtyard to have you swinging and dancing into the twilight. Richter City Rebels' music is heavy and soulful. Blending RnB, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk, it grooves deeply and pulsates with pounding bass and searing brass. Catchy vocals and chants draw the crowd into the party and the rolling, infectious sound is punctuated by the fierce crack of drums and percussion.…

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Pipes in the Park

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It's Back! The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band brings you Pipes in the Park for 2019 outdoors at Fairfield House Meadow. This will be an afternoon of all things Scottish (with a touch of Irish!) with performances from the full Pipe Band, items from pipers and drummers in the band, as well as special guests Jacquie Walters and James Wilkinson and the Kahurangi Irish Dancers. Bring cash for your entry fee, and the drinks and goods on offer, as…

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February 2019

Todor Amor, Brazilian jazz

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Brazilian Jazz album Todo Amor is made with love. "With love we have everything, I have always been drawn to love songs, romantic love, friendship, family, music that talks about all the different aspects of love" says Maggie Gould. New York based New Zealander. In collaboration with Brazilian musician Nanny Assis, the album was released in July 2018 at Blue Note, Hawaii. Nanny and Maggie will be accompanied on this tour by well known Auckland jazz pianist and composer Kevin…

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The Young Folk from Ireland

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Irish band The Young Folk are returning to New Zealand, in response to the success of their 2018 NZ tour. Hailing from Dublin, The Young Folk marry traditional acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies with contemporary production techniques resulting in a sound which has been compared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash. “One of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades” (Maverick Magazine) The Young Folk consists of Anthony Furey (vocals/guitar)…

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Michelle Mahrer and HeartSound.

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fresh from LUMINATE FESTIVAL, join international artists from Australia, 5Rhythms dance teacher Michelle Mahrer, and musicians Vanessa Forbes & Steven Mazabow of HeartSound, for an uplifting sunset 5Rhythms dance journey in the magical meadow of Fairfield House. Featuring both recorded music and an evocative live soundscape of didgeridoo, flutes, voice, sax & percussion, the dance culminates in a deeply relaxing sound journey as twilight fades into night leaving everyone refreshed and ready for the new week. Michelle Mahrer & HeartSound…

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Redwood Reider and Mad Hallelujah Tribe

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spoken Word Poetry and Epic Heartfelt Music Redwood Reider is a spoken word poet known for inspiring and uplifting live audiences. Performances range from intimate storytelling to fully charged eco-political rhyme (and often all at the same time). Redwood's rhymes grow out of a deep connection to earth, a love of community, a passion for justice, and deep commitment to the healing of our outer and inner worlds. Words flow from the heart with humour and compassion. Redwood collaborates with…

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How to Change Your Challenge to Cheese

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Core Beliefs... The Engine Room Voni is the Director of The Beyond, the nerve centre from which she runs her holistic coaching that transforms lives. She has created and runs a suite of interactive retreats in Canterbury, delivers one on one coaching and online programmes! She has been described as ‘A force of nature’ who supports and challenges in equal measure. ‘Join me for an awesome evening of discovery and fun! I’ll even throw in a glass of bubbles! Can’t…

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