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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Avantdale Bowling Club returns to Welly! TSB Area on Saturday 12 March 2022

After a sell-out show at the 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival, West Auckland rapper Tom Scott returns with his latest jazz-infused award-winning project to the TSB Area on Saturday 12 March.

"Avantdale Bowling Club has become one of my favorite bands in this country...It really packs a punch. It's quite raw and visceral in a way, but it does make you want to get up and move - you're just utterly transfixed." - Marnie Karmelita

Our camera crew sat down with our Director Marnie Karmelita to discuss Avantdale Bowling Club, listen to the full story here: Open the YouTube clip

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Meri kirihimete, Groovers from all of us here in the Lounge!


Meri kirihimete, Groovers from all of us here in the Lounge! 

It's been a weird year but somehow we all pulled through.  

Sure, Santa will need to be double vaxxed before he come down our chimney and Rudolph will need to master the QR scanner but it's not all bad.  

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones will find time to really learn the magic of whanau and friendship this season.  Hopefully, you'll all get out and enjoy the semmer.  

And, if you are working, especially the core workers who are keeping us all safe, then please take care and stay safe.  And, thank you.  From the bottom of our hearts. 

Go well Groovers, get vaxed, wear a mask, carry your passports.  Mix up your favorite coattail, pull up the couch and head to the lounge this Season.  

And when you tune in, here's some jingle bell swing to get the party started...

Sunday, December 05, 2021

When the Cat's Away - Inducted into the NZ Music Hall Of Fame

We are very excited to announce that Annie Crummer, Debbie Harwood, Dianne Swann, Margaret Urlich and Kim Willoughby are to be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa — individually and as members of When The Cat's Away. 

As a band, they broke records for their live shows in the late 1980s.  "The story of When The Cat’s Away is far more do-it-yourself than observers might imagine", write Murray Cammack on Audio Culture.

We recommend heading over to Audio Culture to read all about this amazing story of success.