Substantial Afro Cuban Band ‘Santiago Soul Stars’ breathe new life into some of the greatest Latin compositions of the last half century. Featuring music from artists as diverse as Tito Puente, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Palmieri, Mondo Grosso and Incognito, this group’s sound is contagious – the ‘Santiago Soul Stars’ will get you up and dancing!
Karl Benton (keyboards and musical director), Henrique Morales (bass and vocals) Edwin Westermeier (percussion and vocals) and drummer Lance Bentley are joined by Dixon Nacey on guitar, Finn Scholes on trumpet and Hadyn Godfrey on Trombone.
COVERS WITH A BIG DIFFERENCE | AUCKLAND | 11 Piece band
Ijebu Pleasure Club takes you to Nigeria in 1987, where a small town Afrobeat band have just been told they need to play American top 40 hits to keep their nightclub gig. They don’t own any of the records, but they’re going to give it a try.
Mashing up the music you remember (and some that’s best forgotten) with the Nigerian funk style of Fela Kuti, and about a dozen musicians, this band will surprise and delight. But mostly, get you shaking it.
LINEUP: Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Heaps of Horns, Bass, Drums & Percussion
9 PIECE ORIGINALS FUNK JAZZ FUSION GROUP
I.D. - super funky-pop with jazz and funk flavours. Think ‘neo-soul’ with an upbeat, party vibe. A perfect appetiser to a night of funky covers - original and inspired funky dance music.
New Zealand's premier vocal French gypsy band
Chanteuse ‘La Luna’ & her amazing Gadjos perform a feast of authentic French chanson, gypsy jazz and swing. From the steamy hot clubs of Paris they bring lashings of joie de vivre, unimaginable feats of dexterity, Vintage Piaf, a little gypsy mayhem and the unforgettable sounds of New Orleans!
LINEUP: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Acoustic Bass, Saxophone