No tickets needed. Admission is FREE!
Hosted at the Whistling Sisters Brewery & Fermentery, on the corner of corner of Ghuznee & Taranaki St.
Our exciting line-up features soulful Wellington musicians, who each have their own style and taste and all exude strength and extraordinary talent. We're proud to welcome them to the family!
This week Moira Jean brings her contemporary sound to jazz classics and a selection of her favourite R&B/soul numbers. She is joined by Wellington groove merchants Louis Thompson-Munn on the keys, and Chris Beernink on the double bass.
KIRSTEN TE RITO
Kirsten Te Rito is a vocalist, songwriter and producer from Wellington, from Ngāti Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine iwi. Sydney Morning Herald called her vocals ‘spectacular’, and that's no exaggeration.
Musically Kirsten and her band conjure up original, electro / future soul delights with a pinch of musical wizardry. Soaring vocals, earthy beats, hypnotic melodies, and lush soundscapes take you on a sonic journey in both English language and Te Reo Māori. Last year Kirsten’s sophomore album Āiotanga album was a finalist at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, and won Best Māori Pop Album and Best Māori Urban Album at the Waiata Māori Music Awards. Her song Tamaiti Ngaro was finalist for the APRA Maioha Silver Scroll Award.
Her band features some of New Zealand’s most accomplished contemporary musicians including James Illingsworth on keys (Bliss n Eso) and Sam Notman (Thomas Oliver) on beats.
WOODEN BOX BAND
OUR FIRST SISTER & MISTER BAND!
Songwriters Emily Clemett, Jessie Moss and Paddy Burgin drive The Wooden Box Band. Together with the full band they create a rich tapestry of folk, country and indie sounds. Influenced by Shona Laing, Gillian Welch and the Wainwrights, their melodies are catchy, harmonies are close and spine tingling and the rhythm section is underlays it all.
Scarlet are Amanda Hanna-Doull, vocals & Andy Mauafua, guitar.
From sultry ballads to sassy 60's jazz & pop, Scarlet inject every song with their unique flavour and soul. Dusty Springfield to Suzanne Vega, Nancy Sinatra to Leonard Cohen, expect tunes you love dished up with style and tenderness to burn.
More sound comes out of Andy's guitar than you'd believe for one person, he slaps, beats and makes it sing - a love affair really, laying the architecture for Amanda's velvet tone and powerful delivery.
Stephanie Paris is an accomplished and versatile singer who has been working in professional jazz, pop, rock and soul bands for over 15 years.
Due to her great vocals and warm stage presence, she is a sought after singer having worked with well known NZ musicians Hollie Smith, Trinity Roots and The Pink Floyd Experience.
She has performed at festivals and theatres around NZ and overseas.
Stephanie is also a member of the Royal NZ Air Force Band and is often deployed at functions as part of the dance band rapid response team.
Her unique voice, which covers all genres, is not to be missed!