The forecast for Aotearoa this summer? The most soulful on record!
After establishing itself during 2013 as NZ's premier soul music event, the NZ Soul All Dayer leaves Auckland City behind and follows the sunshine, kicking off the New Year in two of our country's best known and most loved summertime spots: Mt Maunganui, and Waiheke Island.
Saturday 4 January: Astrolabe, Mt. Maunganui
A stellar line-up of locals and key Soultearoa crew will bring some real feel good soul to what can traditionally be pretty blurry days following New Years' celebrations, with an appearance at one of the Mount's most treasured venues. Only minutes from the beach and with a super-sexy outdoor courtyard area, Astrolabe perfectly captures the summertime soul vibe of the NZ Soul All Dayer.
VANESSA STACEY with DJ AYESHA
And DJs All Day:
Sunday 26 January: The Venue, Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island
Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2014 sees the debut of the Waiheke Island edition of the NZ Soul All Dayer, with an all-star line-up delivering some seriously soulful summertime vibes to one of the most attractive settings in the country - The Venue. Situated right beside Onetangi Beach, The Venue has a sun-drenched courtyard space out front and a sub-tropical 'hidden garden' out back, but the whole joint will be oozing soul for the 'Summer Series 2014'.
CHOCOLATE BOX DELUXE
And DJs All Day:
SCOTT 'DOUGHBOY' TOWERS
An all day celebration of soul music, the purpose of the NZ Soul All Dayer is to bring together like-minded lovers of real soul music while replicating the vibe and spirit of the original Soul All Dayers from the UK.
The events begin in the early afternoon and over the course of twelve hours a stack of hand-picked DJs reach deep into their crates to play many of the shades of soul music, from classic soul, rare groove, funk and boogie, to northern soul, proper disco and much, much more besides.
In keeping with many of the UK All Dayers, we also present live DJ/PA performances, and for the 'Summer Series 2014' we're delighted to play host to our 'Sisters From Other Misters' - Vanessa Stacey (Electric Wire Hustle, Sola Rosa) and DJ Ayesha (Bella Kalolo).
As is our way, we'll be giving away free copies of the 'Soultearoa Shakedown' fanzine, screening classic soul and Blaxploitation movies throughout the day, selling exclusive 'Soul Tiki' merchandise and playing more great soul and funk music than you can shake a jandal at.
So come n' Slip-Slop-Slap with us as we make this summer NZ's most soulful yet!
Saturday 4 January 2014
82 Maunganui Road
Sunday 26 January 2014
THE VENUE WAIHEKE
21 The Strand
The Mt Maunganui event is FREE!
For the Waiheke Island event book tickets at:
www.iticket.co.nz or phone (09) 361 1000
Real Groovy, 438 Queen St, Auckland
Conch Records, 115A Ponsonby Rd, Auckland
Waiheke i-Site Visitor Information Centre, 118 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island