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SoundBites - Mara and the Bushkas


Fri 8 Feb 2013, 12:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Dowse Square, Laings Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Hutt City Council

Grab a bite to eat and head to the Dowse Square for SoundBites - live music from some of Wellington's finest, every Friday from 25 January - 22 February. This week - Mara and the Bushkas (folk/soul).

With a style of songwriting equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a fresh perspective, supported by her Wellington band of Bushkas.

UK / Kenyan songwriter Mara Simpson went to four other continents before appearing, on a whim in New Zealand. Having just recorded a new album with Warren Maxell at Stone Feather Studio, Mara took the Bushka project to Berlin, touring solo throughout Europe.

This summer the band are reunited in their hometown Wellington to release ‘To the Sea Sessions’ and play a host of dates in Aotearoa, and we're pleased to be able to host them right here in Lower Hutt!

Tour dates:
1st: Whanganui Musicians Club;
2nd: Southern Cross Arvo Show, Wellington (Mara and Jean);
8th: Sound bites at The Dowse;
13th: Le Café, Picton;
14th: Hot Mammas, Motueka;
15th: Golden Beer, Mapua;
16th: Mussel Inn, Onekaka;
17th: Roots Bar, Takaka;
20th: Dux Live, Christchurch;
21st: Penguin Club, Oamaru;
22nd: Chicks Hotel, Dunedin;
27th: Wunderbar, Lyttelton;
28th: Freehouse, Nelson.

2nd: Evil Genius, Wellington (Mara solo);
3rd: Newtown Festival;
6th: Puppies, Wellington (Mara and Ed);
7th: Yot Club, Raglan;
9th: Leigh Sawmill, Leigh;
10th: Eggsentric, Coromandel;
22nd: Matterhorn, Wellington;
23rd: Craggy Range, Havelock North.

6th: Beer Fest, Nelson.

See the website for full listings of all the gigs, times and ticket pricing.

New album available to listen to and download here: