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Fri 7 Dec 2012, 8:00pm

Where: The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Presale: $15.00
  • Door: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: The Boathouse

Hailing from Newtown in Wellington, Newtown Rocksteady bring you their unique take on rocksteady reggae.

Newtown Rocksteady may be a dance band but it's all about the soul for the 12 strong group, aligning their collective musical powers to conquer hills and plunder valleys and almost always sweeping their audiences away with their sheer guile.

Newtown Rocksteady is a dance band that simply makes you move that can also be described as a Jamaican rocksteady / soul / funk / dub big band and feature members of Hikoikoi, IRoots, Sam Manzanza Afrobeat Band, The Nudge, Fly my Pretties, Roy G and the Bivinators, Zirigidum, Fraser Ross & the Felt Tips.

"Representing one of the foundation flavors of Jamaican music, Newtown Rocksteady are a strong force in Wellington's live music scene. Among the many reggae bands here in Aotearoa, their music stands apart and reaches back to a sound further and deeper than most bands have explored here before.... with sell-out crowds always calling for more, Newtown Rocksteady are amongst the hardest working and most in-demand live acts in the capital. With a repertoire focused around some of the pioneering legends of Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae, the 12 piece band are not to be missed when they come by a town near you. Expect infectious grooves, impeccable musicianship, and good vibes." - DJ Art Official from 'Newtown Sound'

"Possibly one of the greatest dance bands to have played the Mussel Inn in the past eighteen years. These guys are rock steady in every sense of those two words." - Andrew, Mussel Inn - Takaka