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Artists and Musicians, Groups and Clubs

This is where to find any group or club involved in arts, crafts, music, dance, theatre, sports, festivals, or community events. Especially non profit groups like community choirs, and community performing arts groups.

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Bands/Musicians

Peter Lawrence
The Rockin Realtor!
Non Stop Rock, Rock n' Roll,Country, Blues, Jazz & Pop. Hi spec sound system can handle halls or outdoors. As 'full on' hard rock or cruisy background as you want. I have a huge range of all popular classic in all musical genres (Not classical!) You can choose? Based in Whitianga, I will perform anywhere on the Coromandel Peninsula. (Or beyond if the price is right) Testimonials available. Call Peter Lawrence 021 841898 anytime. (Editors note - we used Peter and he was great - recommended)
Contact: Peter Lawrence
In Region(s): Coromandel Wide
Send an email enquiry to Peter Lawrence

Kokomo
Favourites whenever they play
From Tauranga but willing to travel. Music with great attitude and variety, blues and beyond!
Contact: Derek Jacombs     Phone: 07 578 9578
In Region(s): Bay of Plenty Wide
Send an email enquiry to Kokomo

Soul Sax Plus
Specialise in soul, latin, blues, reggae, jazz, original New Zealand music entertainment and covers for all occasions: Website with mp3s at http://www.soulsaxplus.co.nz
Contact: Paul Lee & Jani Dennis 07 866 3849
In Region(s): Coromandel Wide
Send an email enquiry to Soul Sax Plus

Beach Culcha
Great range of covers and originals to move you.
Cool and cruisy or fast and energetic!
Contact: Terry     Phone: 07 864 7945
In Region(s): East Coast Coromandel
Send an email enquiry to Beach Culcha

Frankie D
One of Christchurch's top solo musicians
With rich voice & Piano like performance on his 12 string guitar. Have a listen on youtube http://www.youtube.com/mrjakes12 or contact for a full songlist. Frankie Has superb HK audio,Senhieser & Taylor equipment that proves a professional sound.
Contact: Frankie
In Region(s): Christchurch Wide, North Island Wide
Send an email enquiry to Frankie D

Dave Alley - Musician
Singer, songwriter, percussionist, guitarist
A wide range of original music influenced by folk, blues, celtic, world and mainstream. As well as great high energy covers set. On his own or with other talented performers
Contact: Dave Alley
In Region(s): Nationwide
Send an email enquiry to Dave Alley - Musician

The Cruise
3 women covers band
Experienced live music trio available for cafes, bars and restaurants, private functions, weddings, civil unions, birthdays (e.g. over 40s). We also provide Band + DJ packages, combining the excitement of live music with the flexibility of a DJ to give you the best of both worlds for one price. We enhance your special event with our professional affordable service.
In Region(s): Auckland Wide
Send an email enquiry to The Cruise

Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard
Acoustic Oriented Music with Passion
Have recorded 18 albums, written hundreds of songs, and have an 'unplugged' style which includes blues, reggae, acoustic rock, ballads and new country. Play guitars, mandolin, rowan lute, harmonicas and vocals, and weave a tapestry of sound and feeling that is both entertaining and moving.
Contact: Mark or Brenda
In Region(s): Auckland Wide, Coromandel Wide
Send an email enquiry to Mark Laurent & Brenda Liddiard

Jo Little & Jared Smith Acoustic Duo
Lively, dynamic performers with genuine talent.
The pair captivates audiences with harmonies and skillful, fluid guitar melodies. Their song selection resonates with a wide age group from young to old. Both Jo and Jared have a strong history of fronting and performing with bands that have released, toured and opened for renowned artists extensively throughout New Zealand.
Contact: Jo & Jared
In Region(s): Nationwide
Send an email enquiry to Jo Little & Jared Smith Acoustic Duo

Two Of Hearts live music duo
vocal/guitar plus alto saxophone
Two Of Hearts is an experienced professional duo band playing easy listening favourites, classic hits and party hits, and cool reggae. Mostly from 70's to 90's. We create our own high standard backing tracks. For professional entertainment with style and flair.
Contact: Graham
In Region(s): North Island Wide
Send an email enquiry to Two Of Hearts live music duo

Annee2CU Blues Band
The Blues Experience
Top musicians with excellent skills giving an amazing platform for their performance. Our six piece features strong lead vocals (by Annee the Blues Lady), 3 guitars, bass, harmonica & drums performing the spectrum of the Blues with excellent musicianship, giving an amazing platform for the Blues experience. Annee2CU performed to great success at the Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival & the Mt Maunganui Blues, Brews & BBQs. Website with songbites and contact information at http://www.annee2cu.co.nz
Contact: Glenn 027 213 9443 or Annee 027 209 7936
In Region(s): Auckland Wide
Send an email enquiry to Annee2CU Blues Band

Jazz Factor
Denise & Barry - Jazz Factor
Duo to 6 piece band for hire, reasonable rates, wide range of covers music. Classic hits to jazz, blues, rock & pop Experianced musicians. Sax, Bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals.
Contact: Denise Puppyn 09 4730774
In Region(s): Auckland Wide
Send an email enquiry to Jazz Factor


Community Choirs

SingForJoy Choir
Open to all community choir
SingForJoy's charter is to bring people together for the sheer joy of singing. We currently have around 70 members and our repertoire is wide including African, pop, gospel, Maori and Pacific Island, etc. We meet on Wednesday evenings during school term at 7:30 in Mt Eden Normal School. members can subscribe term by term or come casually. We do our own concerts and other gigs several times a year. See web site for more info.
Contact: Max Maxwell
In Region(s): Central Auckland
Send an email enquiry to SingForJoy Choir

Mercury Bay Community Choir
Meets weekly in Whitianga for anyone interested in singing
Work together towards performing several concerts a year assisted by workshops with great national and international facilitators.
Contact: Jan Wright
In Region(s): East Coast Coromandel
Send an email enquiry to Mercury Bay Community Choir


Community Radio

Cool Blue
Cool jazz and blues
Online streaming only. Well worth a listen
Contact: Terry
In Region(s): Nationwide
Send an email enquiry to Cool Blue

LFM 88.2 FM
Local Whitianga Radio at it's best!
Great supporters of NZ music and local events, minimal advertising!
Contact: Ethan Lessiter
In Region(s): East Coast Coromandel
Send an email enquiry to LFM 88.2 FM


Dance

World Dance
Dances from around the World
Ancient and modern, which are a fun way to socialise beyond words, have fun, get insights into other cultures and get some exercise.
Contact: Catherine     Phone: 078671995
In Region(s): East Coast Coromandel
Send an email enquiry to World Dance

Belly Dance Classes
Informal, fun multi-level belly classes
Help improve posture, reduce back pain by strengthening the core. Styles range from folk, tribal and classical amongst others. A great way to keep fit and develop style.
Contact: Catherine     Phone: 07 8671995
In Region(s): East Coast Coromandel
Send an email enquiry to Belly Dance Classes


Music

Bay of Island Jazz & Blues Festival
August 2014?
Normally around $50 for 40 great bands at venues in Paihia and Russell .Great quality and value. (Not sure if it will be held in 2014 - editor)
Contact: Shirley May
In Region(s): Bay of Islands Wide
Send an email enquiry to Bay of Island Jazz & Blues Festival


Music Clubs & Societies

Hamilton Blues Society
Keeping the Blues alive...
Our Jam Nights are on the second Thursday monthly, and we also host visiting artists throughout the year.
In Region(s): Hamilton
Send an email enquiry to Hamilton Blues Society

Whitianga Music Society
Making Music Accessible
Aims to bring music of a high standard to people who would normally find it too difficult, or too expensive to get to listen to recitals. Also tries to encourage young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to hear classical music. House concerts, 3-4 times a year prove very popular
Contact: Diana Morcom     Phone: 07 866 5690
In Region(s): East Coast Coromandel
Send an email enquiry to Whitianga Music Society

Thames Music Group
Enriching the Thames community with music
The Thames Music Group is a not-for profit incorporated society that promotes and presents music performances in Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula. The Group has been running continuously since 1977 and is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers with a passion for music. Join us for somme of our great performances throughout the year.
In Region(s): Thames
Send an email enquiry to Thames Music Group

Coromandel Music Society Inc.
Promoting music in Coromandel Town
Promotes on average 6 concerts a year, ranging from classical, instrumental, jazz and world bands. Our venues include the Hauraki House Theatre, the Anglican Hall where we keep our concert piano, and the Bowling Club.
Contact: Maureen Kimber Ph 07 866 8282
In Region(s): Coromandel Town
Send an email enquiry to Coromandel Music Society Inc.

Katikati Folk Club
Katikati Folk Club accommodates a broad range of musical styles and genres. Our guest performers include some of the finest acts on the New Zealand and international folk. We welcome visitors and new members! Visit our website for programme details.
Contact: Martin Sydenham
In Region(s): Other Areas Bay of Plenty
Send an email enquiry to Katikati Folk Club

Guitar Association of NZ (GANZ)
GANZ is a club for people interested in the guitar. Weekly meetings 7pm Wednesdays at The Ponsonby Cruising Club, Westhaven Marina (behind the Sitting Duck Cafe. Meet to play (Jam and Open Mic) or talk about gear. All abilities and styles welcome.
In Region(s): Central Auckland
Send an email enquiry to Guitar Association of NZ (GANZ)


Music Resources/links

Chordie
Huge online music resource
Thousand and thousand of songs online with chords, tabs, ability to transpose and print out. A great place to start looking for anything you want the music for.
In Region(s): Nationwide
Send an email enquiry to Chordie


Music Stores and Suppliers, Instrument makers

Music Machine Napier
Great team to help you with all your music needs
Musically passionate staff with great service oriented attitude. Great equipment brands to ensure you get the best from your music buck! Secure on line store. Guitars, keyboards, drums, amps and more. Everything you might need.
In Region(s): Napier
Send an email enquiry to Music Machine Napier


Other

Highly Flammable Ltd
A creative visual entertainment organisation based around Fire Performance, Stilt Walking, Human Statues, and Pyrotechnics.
Highly Flammable is a creative visual entertainment organisation based around Fire Performance, Stilt Walking, Human Statues, and Pyrotechnics. We also customise costumes and performances through our expertise and contacts created through our current core products. We focus on performing at corporate, community and private events. Check us out at www.highlyflammable.co.nz and start making your next event extraordinary!
Contact: Logan Elliot     Phone: 027 310 4930
In Region(s): Nationwide
Send an email enquiry to Highly Flammable Ltd


Performing Arts

Thames Music Group
Enriching the Thames community with music
The Thames Music Group is a not-for profit incorporated society that promotes and presents music performances in Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula. The Group has been running continuously since 1977 and is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers with a passion for music. Join us for somme of our great performances throughout the year.
In Region(s): Thames
Send an email enquiry to Thames Music Group


Disclaimer

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