Tū Tilley and Guests
December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come get your groove on and celebrate summer with Tū Tilley, Simloco, Brother Tem and guests. Doors open early and tickets will sell fast. Get them at Fruit and Vege or online:
Paekākāriki band Tū Tilley have invited other acts to join them for a night of bands with a local flavour at St Peter’s Hall Paekākāriki.
Featuring up to eight performers all from Paekākāriki, Tū Tilley was initially formed to play at the the Shipshow eco-festival in Paekākāriki, an event which mixed environmental action with art and music.
“We all have a lot going on in our lives, but we love to come together to play music, have a laugh and challenge ourselves musically,” says keyboard player Julia Truscott.
Every Sunday the group gets together in a garage space on Tilley Road, piecing together their own takes on originals and covers of New Zealand classics, reggae, funk and rock.
“We all have such different influences and vary widely in age, but we all have a love of music in common, and our main driver is enjoying what we do, and the audience sharing that joy,” says Truscott.
The musicians merge their differing musical styles including classical, reggae, funk and
jazz into an upbeat groove which always gets the audience dancing .
18-year-old Tanira Kingi leads from the front and effortlessly fills the room with her dynamic vocal range and unique rich sound.
As well as a number of sell-out shows in Paekākāriki, they’ve recently performed at the Local Music Scene, at the Waterfront and at the Kāpiti Food Fair and also performed for Waitangi Day at Hongoeka Marae. They are also working on some recordings of original songs, set to be released in the coming months.
Also performing will be Raumati band Simloco, and Wellington hip-hop band Brother Tem and Friends.
Simloco is a live hip-hop band based in Raumati. Drawing influence from coastal landscapes, pure expression and appreciation of art and culture. Simloco are known for their positivity and power and promise to bring a set of funky, up-beat grooves, feel-good rhymes and infectious melodies.
Featuring some famous young Kapiti ex-pats, Brother Tem and Friends is one of Wellington’s newest live hip-hop acts. They describe themselves as “Sounding like 6 stars on Vice City with your favourite girl in the passenger seat” and promise to shake the hall with their high energy sound.