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Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for tuning in over the year.
The CoffeeBar Kid has been reading up a storm over the last year ... Check out his pages for a huge selection of reviews including a list of stocking fillers on offer at your local bookshop: http://adventuresofthecoffeebarkid.blogspot.co.nz/
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Get your Groove on with a Groove FM mobile DJ (or even Karaoke).The entertainment is one thing that can make or ruin a fantastic party. Garantee a great time with a team with over 700 successful functions under their belt.
- No, it's not just Groove music. We play it all.
- Lighting, sound, music and DJ included.
- 400W Sound system with 2 - 4 speakers depending on venue size and number of guests
- Has been recommended as "Wellington's top Wedding DJ" by industry professionals
- Travel, set up and pack up time is free (within greater Wellington)
- Fog/Bubble effects available
- Great pricing for combination DJ/Karaoke
What about a Crooner Karaoke night? Find the ultimate lounge singer in your team.
Regular system for up to 250 Guests $500 for the first 4 hours then $100 per hour thereafter.
Ask us for a quote for longer periods or larger crowds.
Karaoke: $150 extra.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thursday Night on the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid - A tribute to Nelson Mandela. RE-BROADCAST 12 HOURS LATER!
Thursday night's show is a tribute to the 20th century's greatest man. Greatest, most humble and inspirational leader. We look at the life of the man through a special documentary and also at New Zealand's greatest moment - or worst - the 1980 Springbok tour. And we play jazz from Soweto and other music from that part of the world in dedication to Nelson. See you then - from 7.30PM NZDST and now, if you missed it, re-broadcast 10 hours later at 7.30am NZDST on www.groovefm.co.nz
Former President of South Africa
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Spouse: Graça Machel (m. 1998–2013), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (m. 1958–1996), Evelyn Mase (m. 1944–1958)
Children: Makaziwe Mandela, Zenani Mandela, Makgatho Mandela, Madiba Thembekile Mandela, Zindziswa Mandela
Thursday, December 05, 2013
|Pleasure Point CD release - The Realm|
Check the interview with Greg Crayford on Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid tonight from 7.30PM
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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
BIG DAY OUT ADD NEW ARTISTS TO 2014 LINEUP
Blur has been replaced with three new acts:
BEADY EYE, who are heading to New Zealand for the first time ever. Founded in 2009 by Oasis members Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock and Kasabian‘s Jay Mehler, BEADY EYE have picked up where Oasis left off, traversing the globe and bringing their sing-a-long anthems Down Under for Big Day Out 2014.
"One thrilled of metal’s most consistently respected and revered bands,” (Metal Hammer) DEFTONES are joining in the festivities this summer. They will be adorning and crushing us with their internationally renowned live show featuring tracks from their latest album Koi No Yokan, all the way to the trailblazers from White Pony.
And our favourite Swedes THE HIVES are making their return to New Zealand, bringing with them their well-documented high-energy live performance, which NME says “Somehow it seems completely, theatrically rehearsed and flamboyantly anarchic at the same time.”
Rivers: New Zealand's shared legacy by by David YoungBeautiful hardback about New Zealand's major rivers, featuring text from natural historian David Young and stunning photography from Aliscia Young.
David tells the often complex story of each river or river system through the people who interact with that river, both historically and in modern times. This is very timely given the current public, political and cultural interests in our river systems.
This beautiful gift book focusing on the amazing and diverse rivers of New Zealand showcases a great deal of the country, with great regional spread.
Rivers examines the situation for our rivers today; it looks at what has happened to our rivers over recent years and what is happening today; it discusses the positives and the negatives, and it looks at the challenges our waterways face now and in the future.
As well as being a celebration of our beautiful rivers, it also focuses on conservation aspects, with commentary on dairying pollution, ecology, conservation orders and Maori claims.
River is a heavily revised and rewritten version of Faces of the River by David Young and Bruce Foster, published in 1986.
The Starship Christmas Album
1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Come and celebrate the release of this great new live album, Rattledog!, made by fine musicians and excellent engineers and awesome artists.
Support kiwi jazz!
Or, if you can't be there in person, listen to Groove to hear Pleasure point play live at the release party around 7pm Wednesday 4th. Alternatively, why not just buy the album?
The first recording session was rudely interrupted by the earthquake earlier this year as described in this extract from liner notes, written by Anand Satyanand (former Governor General of NZ) and former parliamentarian, Graham Kelly:
Since its launch in 1954, Bart Howard’s “Fly Me To The Moon” has been part of the repertoire of many jazz greats, including Sinatra, Mathis, Vaughan and Tormé. For audience members this tune will now be unforgettable for another reason. At precisely 5:09pm on Sunday, 21 July, 2013, while this concert was being recorded, Wellington singer Simon Jones had launched into his stylish rendition when a 6.6 earthquake struck, heaving , shaking and, sadly, bringing proceedings to a complete halt. Is this a world first? A live jazz recording interrupted by an earthquake?
A month later the rerun was held, with music, instruments and equipment recovered, and again the room was packed with fans. This CD is the result – with a title picked to recall the original event, named after the Meehan-penned opening tune.
As wave after wave of this eclectic mix of eighteen talented musicians’ music swept over an enthusiastic audience, it reinforced just how fortunate we are to be part of the best live jazz in New Zealand.
The gig is at The Realm, Hataitai Wednesday 4/12/13 from 7 - 10pm.
Greg Crayford – drums/concert director
Patrick Bleakley – double bass
Bruce Brown – vocals
James Cameron – double bass/vocals
Mike Costeloe – trumpet
Terry Crayford – piano/bass
Mark Donlon – piano
Rafael Ferrer Noel – percussion/vocals
Nick Granville – guitar
Simon Jones – vocals
Andrew London – guitar/vocals
Norman Meehan – piano
Nils Olsen – saxophones/vocals
Ann Pacey – vocals
Tessa Quayle – vocals
Anita Schwabe – piano
Michelle Scullion – flute
James Tait-Jamieson – saxophones
Nick Tipping – double bass
Album can be purchased at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon & wherever good records are sold. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rattledog!/id738721473
A recording of earthquake can be heard here.
Tonight Andrew London's show, Soundbites, is back on Groove at 5pm NZ time, talking to Del Thomas.