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The New Sound of Wellington


Sat 6 Aug 2011, 9:00pm–3:00am

Where: The Garden Club, 13 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General: $10.00
  • Door sales: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Related Artists:

Update: The Lost Boys and The Shocking and Stunning have been added to the lineup.

Doors at 9pm, first act at 9:30pm
$10 presale tickets at Door sales are also available but presale tickets are recommended as this gig is expected to sell out.

Featuring The Lost Boys, Polter, The Shocking and Stunning, Funkacybin, Brockaflowersaurus-Rex and The Placid Saints.

NZ Live Entertainment in association with Mukuna online gig guide, and The Garden Club bring you The New Sound of Wellington. Doors open at 9pm with the first act at 9.30pm. Entry is $10 on the door or pre-sale at

Polter, a three piece instrumental act now with recently added vocal intensity of Arie Bleach, are New Zealand’s fastest rising Progressive/Psychedelic/Post-Rock act. Originally from Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, Polter took inspiration from the renowned local Post-Rock band Jakob. After having relocated to Wellington they are set to “carve out their own success based on a style and sound unique to Polter” according to lead guitarist Dean Blackwell.

Polter are currently working on their first yet-to-be-named EP due to be released this summer. (

Funkacybin are a high energy four piece funk band who draw inspiration from a broad spectrum of influences ranging from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Incubus to Tool and Pink Floyd. With a guitarist funkier than funk itself, a bassist with more groove than the '70s could have dreamed of, a drummer with the intensity of a thousand suns and a vocalist with the pipes to rival any rock god, Funkacybin are set to rock the socks off The Garden Club crowd on the 6th. (

Brockaflowersaurus-Rex and the Blueberry Biscuits are a 10 piece band, self described as 'psychedelic neo-soul hip-hop chunk funk fusion' with a sound as big as their name. At the core of this truly epic musical experience is Pat Stewart driving their set along on a road of MPC beats, samples and phat bass licks, teamed with Ashton Sellars on guitar and Thomas Friggins on drums. As a stand alone trio their musical skills defy all logic, though they are constantly adding accompaniments throughout the show pushing the band out to four vocalists including Louis Baker and Julia Catherine Parr, and a three piece horn section. (

Rounding off the list are the Placid Saints, a four piece rock/funk/soul band who seem to have captured the essence of the balance between dark and light. Like the other bands on the roster, Placid Saints have found inspiration in a host of different places. As a result their sound is an intense but elegant blend of guitars, bass and drums with smatterings of Tool, Shapeshifter, Pink Floyd, and even Katchafire all making for an experience not to be forgotten. (

For more information contact:
Kevin Dwyer
021 273 3538

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