Monday 9 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
These five loveable Aussie dorks are back in New Zealand for a summer jaunt. They are a rainbow-coloured, disco, rock’n’roll theme-park-ride for your soul.
Watch a performance here.
DJ Papa Dave Taylor
Tuesday 10 January, 12pm – 3pm
Dave Taylor (of Magic Factory and The Raw Nerves) will brings the warm soothing melancholia of country and western songs.
Wednesday 11 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Her band The Miltones supported the legendary Mick Fleetwood Blues Band. Frontwoman Milly Tabak gives a soulful take on country, blues and 1970’s radio rock.
Thursday 12 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Psychedelic-dance duo with dream-like vocals, beats and intoxicating riffs.
DJ Andy Flyboy
Friday 13 January, 12pm – 3pm
DJ Andy Flyboy will play rare and rocking R&B, doo wop and soul.
Show Me Where It Hurts
Friday 13 January, 6pm
Show Me Where It Hurts plays big-hearted pop songs and R&B with a dreamy touch.
Motor City Family Funk
Friday 13 January, 8.30pm – 10.30pm
This nine-piece band will get the party started with soul and funk classics.
The Lindy Tops
Saturday 14 January, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Get on the dancefloor with your partner while The Lindy Tops play arrangements selected specially for swing dancers.
DJ Sal Valentine
Saturday 14 January, 3pm – 6pm
The swinging sultan of soulful strutting (and so on) will make you swoon this afternoon!
Society Jazz Men
Saturday 14 January, 8pm – 11pm
Guaranteed to get your toes tapping, the group formed in 1969 and has been playing great jazz and swing music ever since.
Sunday 15 January, 4pm – 6pm
Cigar box guitar and snare drum blues. Rockabilly skiffle and 12-bar vintage boogie.
DJ Aaron Yap
Monday 16 January, 3pm – 6pm
Ethereal and eclectic, you have no excuse not to come and bliss out.
DJ Gianmarco Liguori
Tuesday 17 January, 3pm- 6pm
Sarang Bang Records founder and the man behind some of the best New Zealand jazz, gets behind the decks.
Wednesday 18 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Formerly known as Kip McGrath and the hardest band to google, Polyester is made up of the summer-friendly indie-poppers you’ve been waiting for.
Thursday 19 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
The critically-acclaimed new project from Lake of Urbantramper, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter making a splash in the New Zealand music scene.
Weyes Blood (USA)
Tuesday 24 January, 12pm – 12.45pm
Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) sings folk music, but not as you know it. Her painful, poignant riddles celebrate the ambiguity of love in a disharmonic world.
Watch performances here and here.
Circuit Des Yeux (USA)
Tuesday 24 January, 1pm – 2pm
Special guest, Chicago resident Haley Fohr’s striking voice - an impassioned baritone - is her music’s centerpiece and guiding force.
Wednesday 25 January, 12pm – 3pm
The Turnaround/Conch Records founder plays soul, funk and tropicalia.
HaRRY: Terry Crayford and Hannah Fraser
Thursday 26 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Wellington jazz icon Terry Crayford and violinist/vocalist Hannah Fraser.
Tū Crucial Sound System
Friday 27 January, 12pm – 5pm
DJ/MC/Riddim Selector collective, with Te Kupu and MC Wiya of Upper Hutt Posse, Dancehall Dons members, and new-comer Levi, aka Papa Ini.
Saturday 28 January, 12.30pm – 1.15pm
Auckland Americana act The DeSotos bring their widescreen country rock to Aotea Square for a set of original material from their two critically-acclaimed albums, plus new music from vocalist Paul Gurney’s upcoming solo album. Fuelled by a powerful blend of rock-infused country blues, The DeSotos combine rich harmonies with reverberant guitar sounds and warm flourishes of Hammond organ.
Tiny Ruins with Archie
Saturday 28 January, 6pm - 8.30pm
Hollie and her band have toured internationally, had glowing reviews, and collaborated with the likes of David Lynch. Supported by Archie playing twisted calypso, curious country and cacophonic Cuban tunes
The Ruby Suns
Sunday 29 January, 4pm – 6pm
From Californian pop and Pacific party music to psychedelic dance tunes, The Ruby Suns have done it all. Back for a rare visit, enjoy the joyful sounds while you can!
DJ Murray Cammick
Monday 30 January, 12pm – 3pm
The Founder of Rip It Up magazine, Southside Records and Wildside Records, Murray Cammick will be beautifully flipping wax for your enjoyment.
Auckland Live Summer in the Square is back in February with plenty more music.
Stay tuned for more of Matthew Crawley’s scorching sounds!