Live Music

Enjoy the eclectic acts performing in some of Kāpiti's live music venues

Wellington Sea Shanty Society EP release party!

3 Dec 2022
Paekakariki Memorial Hall

98 The Parade, Paekākāriki

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They say some things never leave us. They’re always there, just out of reach, between sleep and dreams. Between the foreshore and seabed. The plaintive moan of a bachelor seal. The treasure we never found. The life we never led.

But fear not sweet hearties – the Wellington Sea Shanty Society (WSSS) are back from exile with a swag bag of forgotten futures in this national tour! Secrets given up by the sea in the form of ‘Sea Shanties of the 70’s, 80’s & Today!’ (their new EP).

Each song a mysterious oyster lovingly shucked by the likes of Vorn dont Le Père Était Marin, Lake Davineer, Nick De La Mer, Thomas Un Copa and long time shanty foes ‘The Salty Wailers’.

Come help the WSSS sing all your favourite shanties — as well as a few fresh pāua ballads.!

Gold Dust Woman

3 Dec 2022
The Pinetree Arms

Cnr McLean Street & Seaview Road

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2020 Entertainment are proud to present New Zealand's No 1 Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty tribute act. In one night of awesome, just for you lovely, lucky people of Kapiti.

An early Christmas present? A work night out to remember? A special night with friends? Or just rocking out to a trip through some of the most recognisable tunes of a generation.

Seaside Slothin' at the RSC!

9 Dec 2022
The Raumati Social Club

34 Poplar Ave , Raumati South

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Seaside Sloths are a 7-piece, genre-defying outfit, here to remind everyone to slow down. Hailing from the jungle and now residing on the luscious shorelines of the Kapiti Coast. The Sloths have climbed down from their tree to present to you their second full-length album,“Claws”.

“Claws' is abundant with vibrant soundscapes, lyrical prowess and many auditory twists and turns within each song. It plays cohesively as a body of work that encompasses more genres than you can wave a branch at! With “Claws” out now and a bunch more live shows on the horizon, Slothmania is sweeping the nation at a rate that is anything but slow!

Retro Pack Jazz on Broadway!

16 Dec 2022
Kapiti Playhouse

7 Ruahine St

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The Retro Pack is back! With their show “Jazz on Broadway” for one night only, following up their sold-out event at Circa Theatre in Wellington.

“Jazz on Broadway” pays tribute to the famed avenue which has been home to the most talented and sophisticated composers, many with jazz-oriented roots. Composers like the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin whose musical gems continue to uplift and entertain on stage and on record by music legends such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Michael Bublé, and Diana Krall.

Starring Andrew London (guitar/vocals)
April Phillips (vocals)
James Tait-Jamieson (sax/vocals)
Lance Philip (drums)
Kirsten London (bass/vocals).

The onstage dynamic and banter between the performers are completely infectious and will have you tapping your toes, laughing, and reminiscing.

Sensible New Year's Eve at The Winey!

31 Dec 2022
The Winemakers Daughter

1081 State Highway 1

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Yes folks once again we offer the ideal New Years' Eve for ourselves. Start at 5.00pm and finish 8.30, home for a cuppa and an early night.

We'll have the usual lovely Summer's evening under the bougainvillea at the Winemaker's Daughter, Mike will provide his customary delectable buffet dinner, and we'll play whatever we (and you) like on the night.

The same band as last year with Wayne Mason, Anje Glindemann, Brian Omundsen and Jeremy Fleming all featuring.

You can call Mike to reserve a table if you like, on 06-364-3665. $60.00 pp - ridiculously good value considering how great this will be and what a blast we had last year!

The Joyful and Defiant Collective presents Pride

22 Jan 2023
St Peters Hall

Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St

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Wellington Jazz Festival / Paekākāriki Pride Festival 2022

Pride is a concert of jazz, blues, classical music, comedy and Kiwiana, featuring the Joyful and Defiant Collective. Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the Paekakariki Pride Festival, PRIDE explores the musical and personal journey of harmonica virtuoso Coral Trimmer whose eight decades of performing included tours of Great Britain, Europe and the Middle East.

Coral will be joined by harpist and composer Michelle Velvin, vocalist Gwen Greenham, pianist Gilbert Haisman and cellist Janet Holborow. Gwen’s songs will include songs in Te Reo accompanied by concert harp, harmonica, cello and keyboard.

The Pride concert will be filmed for inclusion in a documentary about Coral’s life, directed by Pat McIntosh.

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