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 six soulful Wellington musicians, over seven winter Sundays. Each has their own style and taste, but all exude strength and extraordinary talent. We're proud to welcome them to the family. Come check out this weekend's set, and while you're at it, meet our newest sister and sassiest brew yet - AMBER DEXTROUS, our new Aotearoa + American Amber Ale.
Looking forward to playing back at Whistling Sisters this weekend, Vanessa Stacey will be returning with her unique blend of soul, jazz and r&b, playing alongside Tyson Smiths bring the heat on electric guitar and Christopher Yeabsley holding down the low end and tickling the ivory on keys!
Lisa Tomlins is a stand out singer, not only because of her strong and beautiful voice but also the energy and enthusiasm she contributes throughout her performances make her a joy to watch.
With over 20 years experience in the music industry as a professional vocalist, she has travelled extensively throughout Australasia, Asia, UK, Europe and the US with the likes of Fly My Pretties, Hollie Smith, Shapeshifter, Fat Freddie’s Drop, Sola Rosa and Rhombus. She continues to tour regularly, her most memorable being Lord Echo in Japan and Neil Finns 'Dizzy Heights' World Tour.
She will be joined by keys player Chris Yeablsey and Lucien Johnson on Saxophone at Whistling Sisters on the 16th.
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.
Born and raised in Wellington, Lauren Armstrong’s voice is influenced by the style and character of 1920s New Orleans. Having graduated from the New Zealand School of Music (BMus) , she performs regularly in Wellington and around New Zealand with vocal group “Sing Sing Sing” as well as leading a few of her own ensembles. A Wellington icon in her own right, she regularly works alongside many local luminaries in the New Zealand jazz scene.
Lauren and Alexander Boulton specialise in jazz and pop songs from the 1920's through the the 1950's. Joining them for this show will be Christopher Yeabsley on organ.
Katelin Little is an accomplished, working vocalist and graduate of Jazz Performance, Te Koki New Zealand School of Music. Her versatile stylings see her performing a wide range of music from Soul to R&B, Swing and Pop to her own culmination of all of the above in an original group project by the name of Sky Canvas. This group released their debut EP in October last year and Katelin will be looking forward to a nationwide tour through September and October to celebrate the release of their latest single, ‘Fossil’.
This session she is joined by Guitarist Sam Nakamura (Guitarist of Sky Canvas) and Saxophonist Louisa Williamson to create a reflective evening of Jazz rooted, Soul heavy enchantment.