The Lady Killers
On Stage: 4:00-6:00pm
The Lady Killers is a dream team of some of New Zealand’s favourite female vocalists. From a whisper to a scream and everything in between, Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke make beautiful music bursting with harmony and power.
The Lady Killers' approach is simple; take great songs and lovingly accessorise them with harmony.
The Lady Killers sound defies pigeonholing, wilfully crossing genres from pop, R&B, jazz, gospel, country to a whole lotta rock and gleefully name-checking iconic artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Neil Young, Neil Finn and Dolly Parton. These gals sing anything that takes their fancy!
A Lady Killers performance is a dazzling vocal tour de force full of wonderful pin-drop moments, warmly presented by three women who know how to entertain and have a good laugh too!
On stage: 3:05-3:50pm
Sylvia's Toaster are a group of 10 women living on the same road in Te Pahu, who picked up the humble ukulele a few years ago. Since then, they have strummed and plucked that instrument into (in)complete submission. They then borrowed Jim, a double bass player who also lives on the same road, to be the mysterious 11th member of the band.
As a group almost at the fringe of the cutting edge of ukulele music, Sylvia's Toaster specialises in tackling songs about issues such as love, hate, revenge and knitting.
On Stage: 1:30-2:15pm
The Trenwiths are two brothers, and their father.They play a mix of modern songs, folk songs and old-time bluegrass music.
Their music sounds like old movie soundtracks and is inspired by bluegrass music from the south of USA.
Sam is the songwriter and he tells stories of life, love and loss, and blends them together with stunning melodies and smooth harmonies. Acoustic guitar, bass and a stomping kick-drum provide the rhythm, with banjo and slide guitar being the icing on the cake. Dylan-style harmonica features in some songs.
Father, Paul Trenwith, has been playing banjo since his teens, and over the last 45 years has performed internationally, toured New Zealand extensively and is considered a legend in country music. His sons have followed his footsteps musically and since childhood have performed on stages all around NZ.