Past Event9 Jan - 30 Jan 2017

January Music Lineup

No longer available

Aotea Square


Golden Dawn entertainment manager and Auckland Live Summer in the Square music programmer, Matthew Crawley has been involved in almost every aspect of the New Zealand music industry for the past 10 years, and continues to make the essential summer playlist for you in January. 

Borneo (AUS)

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.


Milly Tabak

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.


Durty Murdur

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.


Lake South

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.

Watch here


DJ Cian

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.


The DeSotos

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

Watch here


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!

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