• UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival
  • UPSURGE Festival - Bay of Islands Arts Festival

A six day festival of the arts around the Bay of Islands region.

2 – 7 April 2019

September Moon 2019

September Moon is a Kerikeri based band with a light-hearted jazz and soul repertoire. Featuring the versatile talents of Bella Mason, mixing rich and pure vocals with bluesy rawness, Julian Brady (guitar), Phil Gore (drums) and Alan Thomas (bass), the band can entertain from lunch through to late and will even hang around for breakfast.

when Tuesday 2 April


TIME 6.15 – 7.15 pm


PLACE The Turner Centre bar prior to Kiss the Sky – NZ Dance Company.



Moondog’s Blues

Featuring Moondog’s AlleyTyn Guitars – a jook joint in a biscuit tin! His instruments are mostly metal… and modestly abused. His nocturnal freight train voice plus blues harp is the real sound of the blues. With drummer Ben Michelsen standing up next to Moondog, beating & stomping the good-times out of a custom drum kit… Traditional blues to rock-n-blues-a-billy-roll. Possessed – heartfelt and real.

when Wednesday 3 April


TIME 5.45 – 6.45 pm


PLACE The Turner Centre bar prior to Bruce.



Te Rina Kahle

Te Rina Flavell Kahle is a 19 year old singer song­writer from Kaeo. Inspired by artists such as Etta James and Michael Jack­son, Te Rina believes that music heals the mind, heart and soul and that being a singer is a natural gift.

when Friday 5 April


TIME 6.45 – 7.45 pm


PLACE The Turner Centre bar prior to The Māori Sidesteps.



Asch & Rogan

With a unique style of her own, folk singer Asch-Rose sings with an unaffected purity and an astonishing ability to take her listeners on a journey. Combined with Rogan Mortimer’s tasteful instrumental backing, they will perform an eclectic mix of catchy folk/pop tunes, producing an organic sound emanating originality.

when Saturday 6 April


TIME 6.15 – 7.15 pm


PLACE The Turner Centre bar prior to My Best Dead Friend.



WiEkko

WiEkko are a husband and wife, two-piece acoustic act. Influenced by Bon Iver, Ben Howard and Laura Marling, combining unique, minimalist arpeggio guitar arrangements with ethereal vocals. Their music is inspired by an eclectic mix of shared life experiences that feed into their raw and honest sound.

 

when Sunday 7 April


TIME 6.15 – 7.15 pm


PLACE The Turner Centre bar prior to Wild Dogs Under My Skirt


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