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.
We're thrilled to welcome the one and only Lisa Tomlins to kick off our first Sister Session. Lisa's energy and enthusiasm has captivated audiences for over 20 years. She's toured around the world, singing with some of New Zealand's greats, like Lord Echo, Neil Finns, Fly My Pretties, Hollie Smith, Shapeshifter, Fat Freddie’s Drop, Sola Rosa and Rhombus. This singer-songwriter breaks genre boundaries with her soulful sounds.
Eva Prowse writes and performs retro-future indie, folk, and pop, using lush, pure vocals, synthesisers and samples, violins and guitars. Her latest album, Humid Nights, is a MIDI-pop album inspired by growing up in the 80s, 90s and today, drunken fights in hot countries, small towns and big cities, bad decisions and The Spice Girls. In NZ, she's best known for performing with NZ super-group Fly My Pretties.
VANESSA STACEY - DOUBLE TROUBLE
Double Trouble brings together the forces of Wellington musicians Johnny Lawrence (Electric Wire Hustle) driving the upright bass, and Vanessa Stacey (Chocolate Box/The $huffle) with her soulful and jazzy vocal stylings. From performing at the Cricket World Cup, to the Wellington Jazz Festival, this entertaining duo delivers original tunes and witty rearrangements of old and nu school R&B/Soul and Jazz.
Honey-voiced singer-songwriter Ebony Lamb is an act not to be missed. With acclaimed album Seeing Things released through her band Eb & Sparrow in March 2018, and a touring legacy the country over, Ebony has delivered contemporary alt-country to a whole new level, earning finalist positions for both album and song at the NZ Country Music Awards 2016. Sewn into a unique tapestry of poetic songwriting and dynamic delivery, Ebony’s increasingly diverse sound sits somewhere between Nina Simone and Gillian Welch with a glimmering of Catpower. She’s opened for the cream of New Zealand music and international acts alike from Tami Neilson, to Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Beth Orton, Pokey la Farge, and Rodriguez.
KIRSTEN TE RITO
Kirsten is a vocalist, songwriter and producer from Wellington, from Ngāti Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine iwi. 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 will take you on a sonic journey in both English language and Te Reo Māori. Her band features some of New Zealand’s most accomplished contemporary musicians including James Illingworth on keys (Bliss n Eso), Darren Mathiassen on drums (Shapeshifter), Johnny Lawrence on bass (Electric Wire Hustle) and Justin Clarke on guitar (Fly My Pretties).
Vocal duo Lynley Christoffersen & Jade Eru bring their unique blend of strong, sweet harmonies to The Tempests. Jade and Lynley have worked together for many years and have lent their backing vocals to projects, such as The Wellington Heads, Hitchcock Railway, Pip Paynes Gospel Project, Darren Watson and Chicago smoke shop, DCM Fundraising gigs and more. The Tempests - two voices one sound , team up with fellow musicians Chris Armour (guitar) with music rooted in country, gospel and soul, they interpret songs that evoke and uplift.
Lisa is back with us again on Sunday 29 July to top off our Sister Sessions. Don't miss your chance to hear this fantastic artist. Her strong, beautiful voice, and dynamic stage presence has taken her around with the world with some of New Zealand's finest, from touring with Lord Echo in Japan to collaborating on Neil Finns 'Dizzy Heights' World Tour.