Snells Beach will be grooving to the sound of three rocking bands this summer, when a free beach-side concert is held as part of Auckland Council’s Music in Parks series.
Rock, funk, roots and reggae are all on the menu when SOJØURN, Tempist Fugit and Hipstamatics play Snells Beach Reserve from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday, January 23.
SOJØURN are a six-piece psych and surf-rock reggae group based in Mangawhai, whose line-up includes former Bream Bay College teacher and local surf supremo Tony Baker. Their laid-back indie fusion sound is perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon and their appearance coincides with the launch of a new EP, Mystic Ways.
Northland four-piece Tempist Fugit are a dynamic rock band with a sound that mixes 90s alt-rock with an injection of soul, fronted by the expansive range and vocals of singer Lisa Walters. They promise a mix of genres, from rock to poetry with powerful vocals and solid guitars.
Last but not least, popular Auckland party band Hipstamatics will get everyone kicking off their jandals and dancing to their big 10-piece band, complete with horn section. The red hot combo will be playing their usual irresistible blend of classic tunes from the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield in seriously authentic funk-soul style.
The show is free to get in, but people should bring their own blanket, beverages and picnic.
The event will only take place at Orange or Green levels and My Vaccine Pass and masks are required for anyone aged 12 years or over.