Violet Highway is a female fronted three piece that plies a fiery blend of Rock, Pop and Blues that will leave you torn between dancing up a storm and drunk texting your ex.
They match passionate lyrics with catchy melodies and powerful instrumentation. Lead vocalist Jacqui Munro belts out a tone described by listeners as “PJ Harvey meets Joan Jett” alongside her own gritty guitar work. The band’s rhythm section is defined by attention-grabbing bass riffs from Ant Deane and heavy, energetic drumming from James Rimmer.
Baloo is an indie rock outfit and the musical creation of singer songwriter Henry Beasley (Vocals/Guitar), Charles Beasley (drums), Pierre Beasley (keys) and Guy Harrison (bass).
The four piece continuously pushes the boundaries of the popular music scene with their insatiable need for musical innovation which sees them blend styles together to create something entirely new. Elements of alternative rock meet hip hop beats and blues licks to allow a quirky yet collected style to consistently impress audiences and leave catchy melodies ringing in their ears.
With influence from Kings of Leon to Kanye West, Baloo prides itself in its ability to harmoniously blend such contrasting styles together.
Fly My Pretties is an ever changing collective. A collaborative musical & visual show, set in a theatre environment, featuring fresh & established contemporary musicians & artists.
The focus is on original music and artistic collaboration, but the surrounding themes and aesthetics have made it much more of an experience than a just a concert.
Since its inception, Fly My Pretties has grown to become a local legend of music that continues to reach people all over the world. Fly My Pretties first entered New Zealanders’ hearts and minds in 2004, with the idea from The Black Seeds front-man Barnaby Weir and Mikee Tucker (Loop), to assemble a talented and exciting group of Wellington-based musicians and record it live in an intimate environment.
Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson (all in The Black Seeds), Toby Laing (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Age Pryor, Hollie Smith, Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) Adi Dick, Laughton Kora (Kora), Nathan ‘Nato’ Hickey (Grand Prix), Tessa Rain, Mailee Matthews (CASH), Module, Brendan Moran, Darren Siggley, Anna Coddington, Eva Prowse, L.A. Mitchell, Lisa Tomlins, Mara T.K (Electric Wire Hustle), Paul McLaney, Ryan Prebble, Tom Watson (Cassette), Rio Hunuki- emopo (TrinityRoots), Jayson Norris, Ned Ngatae (Anika Moa), Aaron Tokona (AHoriBuzz, Cairo Knife Fight), James Coyle & Iraia Whakamoe (both The Nudge).
Sherpa is an Auckland based Psychedelic/Power-Pop band formed in 2006.
A high-speed blend of blood, sweat and tears with bowl cuts, feathers and rainbow kaftans, Sherpa’s live show is both raw and flamboyant, energised and unashamedly fun.
Sherpa have headlined many memorable shows as well as supporting noteworthy acts including Opossom, The Checks, Goodshirt, The Clean, Darwin Deez and Real Estate as well performing at 2012’s Auckland Laneway Festival.
These four guys are an Alternative Pop group who all grew up in Mount Maunganui, started a band and moved up to Auckland, in the meantime playing shows with the likes of Cut Off Your Hands, Two Cartoons, Clap Clap Riot and Collapsing Cities, as well as holding a #1 single on bFM’s Top10.
The Leers are ready to play music that makes you want to dance and maybe buy that girl a drink.
The son of Crowded House and Split Enz frontman Neil Finn, Liam Finn succeeded in making a name for himself, first as the teenage frontman of the quirky rock band Betchadupa and, several years later, as a talented solo artist in his own right.
About The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra:
Started in late 2005, The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra bring “unpretentious, tongue-in-cheek charm (that) meets actual musical talent.”………. “Multiplying the amazing by exponential numbers.”…….. “Damn, they’re good at it.”
Band members are:
Age Pryor, Andy Morley-Hall, Bek Coogan, Carmel Russell, Daniel Yeabsley, Francis Salole, Gemma Gracewood, Megan Hosking, Sam Auger, Stephen Jessup, sometimes Nigel Collins, occasionally Bret McKenzie.
Andrew Keoghan fuses carefully arranged electronic, R&B and orchestral elements, with songs sometimes delicate and sparse, other times layered and orchestral. His songs reflect a fascination with unconventional love and unexpected encounters.
A classically trained singer and arranger, Keoghan has worked closely with a number of prominent New Zealand artists. In 2013, Keoghan relocated to New York to produce his sophomore LP.
Pip Brown is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She took her stage name from Richard Donner’s 1985 film Ladyhawke.
The artist has been involved in numerous collaborations including: with Pnau on “Embrace” from the duo’s 2007 self-titled album, one of their best-known songs; The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess; New Zealand singer Nik Brinkman, better known as Junica, on the single “Living in My House”. In 2011, she remixed American singer Alex Winston’s song “Sister Wife”, and in 2014, Ladyhawke appeared on the Tiesto album A Town Called Paradise with a track called “Last Train”.
In 2013, via her Instagram, she announced she would return to the studio to record her third solo album. In 2014, her song “Blue Eyes” was used in a series of Verizon commercials in the United States, raising them to pop culture phenomena.
Things have been steadily shining bright for rising indie R&B duo, Jupiter Project.
Gavin Correia and Marty Rich; otherwise known as Jupiter Project, aren’t new to the scene in their native New Zealand, where they have played major international festivals such as Rhythm and Vines and also shared stages with the likes of Flume and Will.I.Am.
The now Perth-based duo are also known as one of New Zealand’s most prolific song-writers and have recently penned a number of top 10 hits back home.