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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This Week on the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid !

This week we checkout new music from the recent French Film Festival, Nathan Haines and do a wrap up from WOMAD, Taranaki 2013.  Plus We're giving away tickets to Robert Plant in Wellington!

Groove is giving away tickets to:
Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters, Wellington, 9 April 2013

Tune in to The Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid - Thursday Night from 8.00PM To win!

Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to confirm that rock legend Robert Plant will also be performing a series of headline shows across Australia and in New Zealand with his band the Sensational Space Shifters.

Two New Zealand shows will follow his Australian shows, firstly at Wellington’s TSB Bank Arena on Tuesday 9th

go to for all thedetails. 

Tune in from the special time of 8.00 This Thursday!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Groove at WOMAD this weekend

Don't try this at WOMAD

The Taranaki daily news website features video footage of Dean talking to The Correspondents at WOMAD as well as their stage show: WOMAD footage from Taranaki Daily news

Lots of details and photo's from WOMAD so far and continuing on the Groove Facebook page (link on the right).

Even if you've missed out this year, have a look and then book the date for next year!

One of the great things about WOMAD is the all age vibe. My favourite quote from The Correspondents gig was "I never thought I'd say this at a gig but "Can I have a wave from the over 65's!" (referring to the special grandstand reserved for people over 65 years old.

Salif Keita on the Bowl stage


Saturday, March 16, 2013

WOMAD 2013

It's been a busy day for the Groove crew checking out the sights and sounds of WOMAD 2013.
There have been interviews, photos, mingling and much more to keep us all busy. Including entertainment from the skies.

Check out the Groove Facebook page to see photos and what the crew have been up to at the Groove 107.7 FM listeners and supporters page.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WOMAD Special - On the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid, this thursday from 7.30PM

To kick off the party, the Kid will be playing tunes and featuring an exclusive interview with Antibalas one of the most exciting acts coming to the festival this year. 

So sign in from 7.30 on Wellington's only independent Jazz and World music station : Groove 107.7FM

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Carrara Park Jazz Picnic (+ Newtown Big Bike Fix Up) TODAY

Newtown Festival crew, Carrara Park neighbours and Groove 107.7FM invite you to bring your lunch and join them for the day today at the Annual - Carrara Park Jazz Picnic, AKA The “Little Day In” at Carrara Park, Regent St, Newtown.

This is what the Soundshell concerts used to be: Lot's of room on the grass to choose a great spot, relaxing Jazz and's even sheltered from the wind (if there is any). The forecast is for a high of 22 degrees and any drops of (well needed) rain to clear this morning so it's looking good!

Pack some treats and enjoy the Jazz Picnic, from 12 noon.- 6.30pm.

We'll be playing tunes on site before and in between live acts and are broadcasting the event live.

Kick back and relax to jazz all afternoon in the peaceful sunshine at Carrara park.

Bring a picnic, your blankets, kids, grandparents, friends and come and listen to a variety of jazz styles from 2 stages…


1 pm: The Wend

Newtown Locals playing their take on tradtional blues.

2 pm: Serendipity

The ultimate Duo – Mike Duffy and Jeremy Desmond.

2:30 pm: Elizabeth Wise

All the way from Memphis, Tn. 24 Year old Elizabeth Wise born and raised in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and spent last 4 years working on music in Memphis. Her own Memphis-based band, which includes blues/jazz legend Dr. Herman Green who accompanied BB King, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis for years, has been a regular band during tourist season on Beale St., played all over Memphis, while her Richmond-based band has toured Virginia.

3:30 pm: Megan Wheeler

British muso travelling New Zealand and combining other travelling musicians in the set. Look out ya’ll!

4 pm: Nigel Patterson

Led by Nigel Patterson, one of New Zealand’s finest keyboardists/composers (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties) with support from Lucien Johnson (Shogun Orchestra, The Troubles) on tenor saxophone, and Peter Elliot on drums the trio combines expert musicianship with passion and creativity.

Inspired by such greats as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Mal Waldron, McCoy Tyner and many others The NP Trio creates a contemporary, sophisticated and digestible take on the jazz idiom.

5 pm: Serendipity

See above …

5:30 pm: The Bandits

6 piece Salsa Band. These young and up and coming Jazz School trained performers are playing regularly in the Wellington scene and will bring the grass dancefloor alive in the afternoon...

As a bonus this year there's also the Big Bike Fix Up - does your bike need some TLC? Got a flat tyre or squeaky brakes? Bring it along and our volunteer mechanics will help fix it up. 10am - 2pm.

How do you get there? It's a hidden Gem so take a squizz at this map:

For more details follow the link on the right hand side of the page at