Festival Performance ScheduleJune 3
3.25 pm with Anita Prime – Whitianga Hotel
8.10 pm – Whitianga Town Hall
4.30 pm – Whitianga Town Hall
The Mercury Music Festival is thrilled to welcome the Louie Shelton Band, comprised of a fantastic group of Australian and NZ music professionals. The Louie Shelton Band will of course will feature Louie Shelton, legendary session guitarist with his smooth guitar licks. Joining Louie will be Mark Dennison on sax, Bruce Kerr on bass and Kosta Theodosis on drums (Robbie William’s drummer).
Joining the band is NZ vocalist Michael Murphy runner-up winner of the 2004 New Zealand Idol. After NZ Idol, Michael Murphy signed to BMG records. Murphy’s first single debuted at No. 1 and stayed a while at the top of radio charts. He gained a gold status for No Place to Land, his debut album. He then toured New Zealand, singing to sold-out audiences.
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