Music is how one shows the world what I’m feeling. Music is how one socially interacts with others. Music is entertainment. Music is inspirational. Music is a friend. Music is life.
MITCH JAMES (CAROLINE BAY ONLY)
Mitch James has been caught in a whirlwind. the fast-rising Kiwi singer-songwriter has already ticked off multiple milestones. His self-titled debut album is certified gold in his home country of New Zealand. His singles ‘Bright Blue Skies’ and ‘21’ have become Platinum hits, and he’s had two more singles, ‘Old News’ and ‘All the Ways to Say Goodbye’, go gold. He’s racked up 120 million streams so far, and many of his guitar-influenced pop songs have become mainstream radio staples.
THE FEELERS (HANMER SPRINGS ONLY)
The Feelers released their first album, Supersystem in 1998. The album went to number 1 in New Zealand that September and became the second biggest selling album in the country that year. At the 1999 New Zealand Music Awards Supersystem won Album of the Year, Song Writer of the Year (James Reid), Band of the Year, and Producer of the Year (The Feelers and Malcolm Welsford). The band was also awarded the most played song on New Zealand Radio two years running, with "Supersystem" 1998 and "Venus" the following year.
Jason is a multi-platinum, multi-award winning Singer, Songwriter, Producer from New Zealand. He is one of few artists nominated twice for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll SongWriting Award, winning in 2008. He was recognized for organizing the biggest free concert ever held in New Zealand (160,000 attendance) for the people of earthquake stricken Christchurch.
Kaylee Bell is an award winning Country Pop Artist originally from small town Waimate on the South Island of New Zealand. Bell's single 'Keith' written as a tribute to Keith Urban, was the #1 song on NZ Official Music Chart, has had over 2million streams on Spotify and spent over 25 weeks on The Music Network Chart, Australia. With over 10 million streams, Kaylee Bell is 'Most Streamed Female Country Artist' in Australasia.
SWEET MIX KIDS
New Zealand based DJ/Production duo Sweet Mix Kids have played some of the worlds coolest parties, clubs and festivals - Coachella, Rhythm & Vines, Melbourne Cup Carnival - and toured supporting or playing private parties for Adele, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Flume, Coldplay, Deadmau5, Schoolboy Q, Empire Of The Sun, Marshmello, Rae Sremmurd & Martin Garrix. In 2019 they were finalists for Best Electronic Artist at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
With a focus on entertaining and engaging their audiences big or small, City Limits has a reputation for delivering a professional, energy-fueled performance every time.
Boasting a repertoire that offers something for everybody, the band plays the best of rock n roll through the decades, right up to the Top 40 hits of today. Their point of difference has always been to deliberately avoid churning out the ‘same ole same ole’! give stand out performances at nearly every large festival in the South Island, including Kaikoura Seafest (2008/09/11/12), Wild Foods Festival (2010/11), The Bluff Oyster Festival (2011/2012) and Marlborough Wine Festival (2010/2012), a festival at which they will be performing again in February 2015.
The In Crowd are a seven piece funk, soul, R 'n' B, rock band consisting of lead singer, guitar, bass, drums and a three piece brass section. The brass section blends together seamlessly with the guitars and a strong groove-focused rhythm unit to deliver a groove-laden sound.