session 3: friday 2 november
Omega Levine has embarked on a solo journey that blends his childhood influences from pop, rock and alternative music with his unique storytelling talent lyrics.
As the front man and song writer of the multi-award winning Parachute Band, Omega spent almost a decade touring the globe, playing festival stages around the world and entertaining crowds of up to 80,000.
In 2017 Omega joined forces with NZ electronic producer duo, Chores, on the hit single Away and followed this up in late 2017 with his solo release, Clouds, which featured two weeks running on Spotify's New Music Fridays (Aus/NZ) and Apple Music's Best of the Week.
Omega has had a busy start to 2018, collaborating with bass heavy duo, Lee Matthews to release their track, Stay, in February and then his solo release Need Your Love in late May.
Sola Rosa is one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts.
With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon.
And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk.
With a synth heavy undercurrent that floats along to a pulsating half-time drum and bass beat, ‘Back To You’ is yet another cracking tune, which is in keeping with Sola Rosa’s long-standing reputation of pushing further into new musical territories.
session 2: friday 2 november
Since their inception in 1989, Nairobi Trio have become New Zealand's favourite jazz band. They tour regularly throughout the world, appearing at major festivals in New Zealand, the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Now in their 25th year together, Nairobi Trio are more passionate about their music than ever.
McCallum & McCallum is a father & son musical duo that plays great music from a range of genres and time periods. Malcolm and Lewis bring their knowledge together to produce a live performance that blends popular music with jazz & electronica.
Two generations, two lifetimes of musical experience and experiment, brought together with the love of live performance. Mal's solid vocals and pop piano sensibilities meets Lewis’ saxophone excellence and love of a beat.