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Musician Aaron Andis playing the guitar and singing

Free outdoor entertainment every week at Sound Bites

Enjoy lunchtime concerts, featuring local bands and solo artists, every Friday at 12noon-2pm on Andrews Avenue this February and March.

Sound Bites is an eight week series of lunchtime music concerts at the green on Andrews Avenue. The performances feature local musicians, mostly solo artists. Each week a musician will perform during the hours of 12noon-2pm.

CBD workers can bring their lunch and come along to enjoy the summer sounds of Sound Bites. Sponsored by Kingdom Music and managed by Aaron Andis. Amplified music will not exceed the allowable level for the Central Commercial area.

Aaron Andis
7 February and 6 March

Musician Aaron Andis playing the guitar and singing

Aaron is a professional musician, entertaining crowds around New Zealand and abroad. He has performed for the All Blacks, the Hurricanes and regularly plays for the Phoenix soccer team at after match functions. His one man band style delivers tasty vocals, soulful guitar licks and great grooves. Covering tunes ranging from Bruno Mars to Fleetwood Mac there’s bound to be something for all to enjoy.

Ainslie Allen
14 February

Musician Ainslie Allen standing outside under a tree

Winner of NZ Country Music Entertainer of Year 2018. Ainslie’s new Single ‘My Mum’ has debuted at #2 on the OZ Country Charts, and won Song of the Week. Recently Graduated from CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamworth, Ainslie is regarded as having a contralto vocal range. With guitar in hand be sure to catch Ainslie’s set with a mix of cool country and hits of today.

Andy Gartell
21 February

Musician Andy Gartrell sitting outside

Andy Gartrell is the most prolific loop artist currently on Wellington’s musical scene. A charismatic storyteller, with folk-pop sound, confessional songwriting and crowd-pleasing wit.

Andrew London
28 February

Musician Andrew London playing guitar

‘Let’s Talk About Me’, ‘I Hugged My Mate’, ‘Middle Aged Man in Lycra’, the titles say it all. Andrew London’s whimsical songs reflect mainstream culture with gentle irreverence, and playfully lampoon many of society’s obsessions and taboos. Themes run the gamut from rugby fans, driving habits, youth culture and weddings to male insecurities, technophobia, household appliances, pretentious socialites, and various other issues of concern to the average middle-aged, middle-class Antipodean baby-boomer.

Carl Webley
13 March

Carl Webley poses with guitar

Carl is a versatile live-entertainer with a vast song-list and experience including performances at weddings, corporate functions, bars and private events. He can perform a high-energy show right through to finger-picked tunes for that more intimate occasion. Carl’s band ‘Uncle Monkey’ enjoys radio and video success with their songs and he wrote the ‘Phoenix’ football team supporter’s club anthem. Carl is working on a new album of original music over at so stay tuned…

Sam Hyde
20 March

“Play it Again, Sam!” is Sam Hyde’s Piano-Man show, featuring himself on piano and vocals. His solo act is a fresh and exciting blend of piano-man favourites – including recent ‘classics’ from the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris, as well as honouring all-time greats such as Sir Elton John, Billy Joel and Toto”.

Steve Carlin
27 March

Musician Steve Carlin sings into a microphone

Steve Carlin has emerged as one of the most exciting crooners in New Zealand, with a rich baritone voice that captures the essence of the swing era vocalists. He has performed at many festivals and events all over the country and as far afield as Australia, Fiji and Germany. His style and lush vocal textures ālways bring to life the classic songs, and reignite the audience’s love for the music of the magical swing era.
Steve is a regular draw card at NZ’s premiere wine festival “Toast Martinborough”. He has also performed at events for Wellington on a Plate and Wellington Fashion Week, as well as conferences, weddings and events.

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