What we’re about
This group is for anyone interested in supporting the vibrant Wellington live music scene. We started with jazz gigs but now include blues, soul, and funk bands since they are all musically related, plus reggae 'cos I like it.
If you are keen on a gig, RSVP, and look out for other members. Having someone to sit with can make the evening more social.
One final point. Most people are there to listen to the performer, so please hold your chat until a break in the music.
I look forward to meeting you, Andy
Upcoming events (2)See all
- Newtown RocksteadyThe Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington
A special double bill at the Rogue and Vagabond featuring vintage Jamaican vibes from Newtown Rocksteady, and hypnotic grooves from Snakebone.
DJ support from Uncle Silverback kicking off in the early evening, with live music from 9pm.
Newtown rock-steady was born at the local community center in 2007 when a loose collective of local musos would get together every Friday night as the sun went down in the heady days of summer, to play music for friends, families, and kids to dance to.
Their material, mostly drawn from forty years back in the faraway land of Jamaica where another long, hot summer (1967) had inspired a new sound that came from ska and evolved into reggae, called ‘rocksteady’ - was chosen specifically for its easy danceability!
Over time, the loose collective has settled into a core membership of 12-15 members, written a stack of original material, released a handful of albums, amassed over a million streams on Spotify, and most importantly, packed out dancefloors with happy, smiling faces all over the country many times over.
"Possibly one of the greatest dance bands to have played the Mussel Inn in the past eighteen years. These guys are rock-steady in every sense of those two words. - Andrew, Mussel Inn - Onekaka"
Snakebone is a fusion of far-flung vibrations with a sharp focus on songs and the aim of creating a distinctive, recognisable vibe. Snakebone incorporates bargain bin funk and soul, nefarious hip-hop beats, and psychedelic world music inflections, weaving ear-worm melodies inside hypnotic grooves to create a narcotic effect.
Snakebone is composed of four of Aotearoa’s most in-demand musicians, including, Chris Armour (Guitar), Dayle Jellyman (Keys and Bass), Thomas Friggens (Drums), and Darryn Sigley (Percussion).
Tickets $20 +3.25 fees from Eventfinda, or $25 at the door subject to availability.