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Swamp Thing at Lucky Star Twilight Sessions

Swamp Thing at Lucky Star Twilight Sessions

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  • Mon 31 Dec ’18, 5:00pm – 9:00pm


Waihi Beach Community Centre, Beach Road, Waihi Beach


All Ages

Looking for something fun to do this New Year's that's also kid friendly... well the Extravaganza Fair has it all going on this NYE.

LuckyStar Twilight Sessions - featuring a stella line up!

- (Swamp Thing)
- Belleville
- AllyKat
- Dastardly Bounder

Plus all your usual Extravaganza Fair delights - with loads of unique stalls, great food and drinks, kids rides, pampering such as barber, spray on tatts, massage, hair braiding, henna, face painting... the list goes on... all the fun of the fair!

Come on down to join us for a NYE celebration, boogie with your kids, boogie with us - its going to be a blast!

Just $10 koha on the gate - kids free.

Tales from the Swamp...

He came out of the swamp and took a look around, he liked what he saw, he liked what he had found, he started to slither and he started to slide, he started to jump and then he did the jive, he did the Swamp Thing.

Michael Barker & Grant Haua formed their two man band Swamp Thing in 2010. Michael returned to NZ in 2010 after 27 years in Australia playing & recording with a multitude of artists ranging from Split Enz, Neil & Tim Finn respectively, The Black Sorrows and The John Butler Trio to name a few.

On account of an economic recession in NZ at the time Haua a roofer by trade and gifted musician found himself with more time for music, it was during this period he teamed up with Barker to write songs for their debut album Balladeer 2011, Primordium 2013, Let’s Get Live 2014, Rumors & Lies 2017.

Swamp Thing have toured NZ and Australia extensively playing club dates & festivals. Woodford Folk Festival, WOMADelaide, WOMAD NZ, Nannup Music Festival W.A., Electric Avenue Festival, Soundsplash, Peatsridge Festival , Mitchell Creek Rock, Nukara Festival W.A.

Barker & Haua’s songwriting, arranging and production ventures into Swamp Pop, Dirty Blues jams, Hoe Downs and Americana delivering sounds grooving deep into roots music.

Dastardly Bounder
It is said, in certain circles, that the Dastardly Bounder is a cad and a scallywag. This is true. The Dastardly Bounder ignores the fundamental mores of propriety.

When he takes over a sound system the Dastardly Bounder plays a fantastical funktronic sound, brimming with ear twisters and gob-smacking grooves. The music he chooses for his DJ sets feature hints of house, dabs of disco, and touches of techno. Actually we have no idea how to describe what he plays… We just know we like it.

Check out one of his 34 Dastardly mixes here: www.mixcloud.com/TheDastardlyBounder/

DJ Belleville
Belleville (Paris, Auckland) can wear different hats (both literally and musically) depending on the time of the day or night of his apparences. Groove and fat bass from around the globe are common grounds for both his world/ hip-hop/ragga/minimal happy hours or his stonking gypsy house/folkstep/techno swing club sets. An NZ festivals regular who keeps digging for the ecstatic smiley moves of the dancefloor.

Through big bass, swing, electro, reggae, hip hop, ska and a dabbling of punk, AlleyKat loves to mix up the genres. Making mix tapes since the 80’s, AlleyKat brings an eclectic vibe. Touring NZ bands to Australia, running record label AlleyKat Records & dropping samples with the band Melatonin in Melbourne, set Al’s course in the Music Industry.

One of the key organisers and Producer of Sundaise Music Festival and running Sunsonics, his own solar powered sound system.

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