Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers photo

Where: Founders Park – Twilight Concert starts @ 4pm
Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers play @ 8pm
This is your only chance to hear the fabulous Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers perform in the festival.
When: Friday 5th January 2018
$10 gate entry – covers five bands. Under 16s free.

The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers are a septet of the capital’s most danceable dadaists who have brought the traditional music of New Orleans and early jazz to the shores of our fine isles since 2011. They came up with the band name before anyone thought about how hard it would be to remember.

They have survived minor car accidents and major food poisoning incidents to perform on stages throughout the country, including the Waiheke International Jazz Festival, Toast Martinborough, World of WearableArt, and Seven Days. Performing energetic interpretations of standards from the New Orleans and swing songbook as well as original compositions inspired by the era, the Shake-’Ems will serve you up a spicy jambalaya full of mystery meat.