11:00am - 12:15pm
SorchaLula fell deeply in love with dance music after getting unexpectedly stuck in China some years ago. Never happier than in the midst of a dancefloor, she amps on tracks that make the body move, or the soul transcend. She typically channels hefty basslines, silky melodies and irresistibly dancey beats.
She plays from downtempo to house, across 140 bass/dubstep, and up to halftime, jungle, liquid and drum n bass, often crafting multi-genre sets. 2021 has seen festival sets at Twisted Frequency Festival, CubaDupa Festival, Earth Beat Music & Arts Festival, and Beervana, plus a range of gigs and dance parties around Aotearoa.
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Disciple Pati got her start in music playing in covers bands around Auckland, her powerful and soulful voice grabbed the attention of punters and it soon became clear she was ready to do her own thing.
Debuting on close friend and now regular collaborator Leaping Tiger’s smash hit ‘No Heart’, Pati’s fire was sparked. It took Pati’s sometime before her first solo single but it was worth the wait. ‘The Boy Who Cried Woman’ was a hot release for the young songstress and she would also go on to take home the Pacific Music Award for best music video. Another fire was sparked as Pati began to embark on her musical journey, earning placements on independent radio around the country for her next release ‘Atma’, which would see her take more of a pop sound.
Her live shows are not to be missed either, playing with a full band that includes a keyboard and horns section. Pati opened for The Beths at their sold out Auckland Town Hall show and also packed out Galatos Basement for her debut headline show. In 2021, Pati released her pop bop ‘Serious’ and also showed a more vulnerable side to her with ‘Bow Wow Challenge’, featuring PollyHill.
2:00pm - 3:30pm
‘Legend’ is a word suffering from chronic overuse syndrome these days, but when it comes to Jordan Luck, the word regains it’s full meaning and one the NZ public associates with this true blue Kiwi icon.
This affection is obviously felt amongst his musical peers as well who bestowed Jordan the honour of Inaugural Inductee into the New Zealand Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and in 2015 The NZ Music Legacy Award.
As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, he clocked up a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by the public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time.
These days on any given weekend you will hear packed stadiums of sports fans singing in unison (if not in-tune) ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ a song that seems to have taken on the mantle as the ‘unofficial’ alternative NZ national anthem.
THE JORDAN LUCK BAND is the new super deluxe Frankenstein incarnation backing the iconic kiwi singer these days.
Every gig, the band play the best of all those iconic Exponents tracks we know and love as well as a collection of the bands favourite Kiwi classics.
Meticulously designed by Jordan himself from the ground up, this band has just the one purpose…to bring Jordan’s blend of pop rock genius from the past, present and future… back to the masses!
Hand-picked from a wish-list of players Jordan wanted to work with, the word went out, his fantasy starting line up were contacted and unsurprisingly they all signed up…so, starting from the stage right part of the paddock…
Bryan Bell – ex-frontman of the much loved Dead Flowers, Beaver – rocknroll royalty and drummer of the world famous D4, Rich Mixture – God of all things musical, formerly graced the stages of D4, Dead Flowers and many more, Joe Walsh – frontman of Auckland rocker’s Ekko Park.
The Jordan Luck Band released the acclaimed ‘Not Only….But Also’ album in 2016 and were nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2016 NZ Music Awards.’
3:45pm - 5:00pm
Award-winning musician King Kapisi will be bringing his style of reggae, Hip-Hop, funk and drum’n’bass to this year’s Wellington Wine & Food Festival. Get ready to be thoroughly entertained, getting your steps in with his live MC skills ready to keep the party moving.
5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Relatives are a contemporary, energetic band covering all your favourite hits.
Along with their song selection, musicianship, and showmanship The Relatives deliver an exciting, fun, and upbeat performance.
Their expansive repertoire will have everybody up and dancing the entire time.