Ol’ King Cole

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With Respect to Nat…

…Ol’ King Cole was born out of exactly that. A love of the great music of Nat King Cole’s early drum-less trio which was active 1943-1950.

Performing the tunes of the great trio and other artists of the era Ol’ King Cole is lead by Wellington based Pianist & Vocalist Louis Thompson-Munn. Award winning Jazz Guitarist Callum Allardice joins him alongside Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers Bassist, Bert Hendo.

The trio is formidable. Humour and a great sense of banter is the essence of what makes this band a great enjoyment to behold. Great tunes, honest and humble from the time they came from, and a great spirit of performance – from a time where there was no iPod, no Spotify, just musicians in a room making sweet sounds for other humans.

 

Dan Yeabsley Trio

FB_IMG_1545806329626Dan Yeabsley has been a pillar in the Wellington music scene since the 1990’s and has been in great bands such as Twinset, The Black Seeds, and Fat Freddys Drop. As well as an accomplished saxophinist, Dan is also one of the top double bass players in Wellington. With his hand picked trio you’re in safe hands as you dance in the first few hours of 2019.

 

 

 

The Mint Juleps

NYE BAND ANNOUNCEMENT!

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We’ve kept you waiting long enough! We’re thrilled to announce our NYE band for the Summer Hop 2019!

Swing in the New Year with The Mint Juleps! A refreshing cocktail of swing, blues, and dixie. With a line up like this, you’ll be in the best ‘jazz’ hands to send you into the Roaring 20’s!

 

MC ANNOUNCEMENT

Summer hop promo for FB (11)HOLY SMOKES, HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD WHO’S MC’ing THE SUMMER HOP NYEve PARTY???!

Pinch me – I’m dreaming! We’re absolutely blown away to have the fabulous and fierce Hugo Grrrl as MC for the Summer Hop 2019! New Year’s Eve party!!

Hugo Grrrl is a drag king, a doofus and a Wellington-based comedy and cabaret producer, creating smutty, rough-around-the-edges, politically-charged late-night theatre that’s bound to leave ya with a smile on your face and a bit of glitter in your hair. He won season 1 of NZ’s drag race (House of Drag) making him the first drag king ever to both feature in and win a televised reality competition.

He’s headlining the Austin International Drag Festival 2019, won Best Producer, Best MC,
and Outstanding Achievement (for diversity in comedy) at The Wellington Comedy
Awards 2018 and was nominated for Wellingtonian of The Year for contribution to the arts 2018. He’s the lad who’s always happy to see you, he aims to sexually confuse, he’s Hugo Grrrl!