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Wed 4 Jan 2012, 8:00pm

Where: The Strawberry Tree, 21 West End, Kaikoura, Canterbury

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Bushkas

UK / Kenyan songwriter Mara Simpson went to four other continents before appearing, on a whim, in Wellington. The last thing on her mind was to stay for long. However, a little over a year later, she has a band of Wellington all-stars playing her songs, a single & music videos, gigs, tours and a sell-out three date showcase at Bats Theatre under her belt not to mention an album in stores.

Mara & the Bushkas released their first album “Live at Bats” on Oct 20th 2011. The album, recorded live at the famous BATS theatre, Wellington and mix & mastered by Dan Goudie in London, marked its release at San Francisco Bath House with a host of guest musicians who featured on the album itself. Having compiled a set of
songs since travelling around the world, it seemed apt that Simpson did a re-run in the post production of the album- taking back to the very start of her travels, London. Now the band is on the road taking their unique sound across Aotearoa.

Mara & the Bushkas are:
Mara Simpson – vox – guitar
Jean Pompey – drums – vox (Olmecha Supreme)
Rio Hemopo – bass (Trinity Roots, Fat Freddys Drop)
Ed Zuccollo – Rhodes, Hammond (Harbour City Electric, Eru Dangerspiel)
Nikita Tu-Bryant – vox (Nikita & The Spooky, The Pyramid Scheme)
Daniel Yeabsley – saxophone (Twinset, Wellington Intl Ukulele Orchestra)