Event Guide

Powered by:

Mara and the Bushkas

Sorry this event has been and gone


  • Thu 24 Nov ’11, 8:00pm


Wine Cellar, 183 Karangahape Road, Newton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.00

Related Artists:

Mara and the Bushkas, Ed Zuccollo

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)

Related Events

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on NZHerald Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by:

© Copyright 2019, NZME. Publishing Limited