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.   …

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra

June 4, 9.20 pm – Whitianga Town HallMiho’s Jazz Orchestra (MJO), which has been described as one of the most entertaining jazz acts in New Zealand, performing sold out shows at jazz festivals and concert series around the country, as well as touring frequently in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.  They have released three albums that clinched positions in the …

Slippery Noodle

Slippery Noodle fuse jazz, Latin, funk, hip hop and psychedelic soul to forge their own exciting brand of world music. The trio combines musicians of three nationalities. On bass guitar and vocals isCarlos Pla (Uruguay), on drums and percussions Nathan Koretz (New Zealand) and on guitar and vocals Lott Larsson (USA). The sound is undeniable chemistry, with the rhythm section …

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.

Soul Sax Plus

Paul Lee  singer/songwriter has been a professional musician for over 30 years, backing NZ icons such as Al Hunter, Josie Rika, Tommy Fergusson and Sonny Day.   Now performing as the duo Soul Sax Plus with his wife Jani.  Soul Sax Plus will  Playing an all original set of funk, blues, jazz and Coromandel soul. Paul plays tenor, soprano sax, …

The Burtones

When the Burtones hit the stage they come out loud and strong and if there’s a dance floor it’s filled before the first song is over.