Chris Lee

June 4, 10.30am – Espy Cafe June 5, 10.30am – Espy CafeWinner of 3rd Prize and last year’s Young Guitarist award, 19 year old Chris Lee is coming back to Whitianga to play for our Festival and at Espy Cafe.    Chris is an International student at McLean’s college and is an amazing guitarist for such a young age.   …

The Bollands

Always on the road, New Zealand folk duo, The Bollands, have been singing their infectious foot stomping folk songs since 2011. With their love of travel, music, good friends & fine wine, they have gained a reputation for their passion-filled live shows and heartfelt folk tunes. Their energetic music stems from their upbringing in the folk and roots music scenes in small towns and folk …

Toya Fleetwood

Toya grew up in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula in a musical family. Her Dad and Mum were in bands playing in clubs and pubs and entertaining from the time she was young and through het teens. Toya also attended Church where she would play and sing with her Dad and Mum, in three part harmonies. Toya’s Dad taught her …

Nur Peach

Nur Peach grew up surrounded by music and has been singing all her life. Born in New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, and having lived there all her life, she has always been surrounded by the inspiring beauty of nature. As the daughter of a professional musician, there were always musical instruments around and performance opportunities since a very young age. …

Domingo Candelario

Jun 4, 5.45 – Ray White Singer/song writer Domingo Candelario was born in the heart of La Havana, Cuba. As a child he was greatly influenced and inspired by the Brazilian music that his parents listened to. He went on to develop his own unique style within the “Nueva Trova” movement which began in the late ‘60s and has its …

Neighbouring Planets

Hailing from Whitianga and Hot Water Beach are  Yvette Audain on clarinet/saxophone/recorders/vocals and Dix Ozier on guitar/vocals Neighbouring Planets bring you an eclectic playlist of originals, well-known hits and sometimes rarely-heard covers, all with a distinctly laid-back Coromandel vibe.

Paul Ubana Jones

Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was playing guitar by the age of 11. This was the beginning of a three-decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording eight albums. After graduating from music college, where he studied guitar, cello and composition, Paul began to forge his own contemporary style, …

Mercury Bay Community Choir

The Mercury Bay Community choir is part of a wider interconnected arts community in the Coromandel region and beyond. Established in 2005, we are recognised as a quality performance group with a long pedigree and solid structure. We are well supported by our community, with good audiences.