Past Event14 May 2022

Young Gig Makers - Indie Rock in the Garden

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Wintergarden, The Civic


Join us in the vibey, underground setting at the Wintergarden for Indie Rock in the Garden

Backed by Auckland City of Music Young Gig Makers grant recipient Max Earnshaw, this is your chance to catch four of NZ's hottest emerging indie artists live on stage. 

This special, one-night-only gig will be bringing good times, great sounds, and a lineup of local talent that is not to be missed. Support the upcoming generation of music, get your tickets and get amongst it. 

Featuring Haven (Smokefree Rockquest 2019 finalists), Benjamin Mack (Parachute development artist) Max Earnshaw (featured on Radio Rock) and Keeley Shade (NZ-charting artist). Learn more about the performers below! 

This event is part of NZ Music Month and aligned with Soundcheck Aotearoa. Thanks to Auckland City of Music for their support. 


Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. You can also take a virtual accessibility tour of the venue.  

Meet the artists

Max Earnshaw


Max Earnshaw brings a unique blend of Pop/Rock, backed by an uber amount of stage presence and a killer band. Christchurch-born and now Auckland based, Max absolutely smashes it with live performances across NZ. He’s released 5 singles with recognition on the NZ charts, rock radio and media. Max mashes tasteful rock riffs and driving rhythm with catchy and heartfelt lyrics.

His songs are reminiscent of pop-rock/indie rock bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, The Kooks or Harry Styles. I loved the indie boy band feel; it really brought me back to raw live music” -



Three young indie musicians in a flowery garden.




Queenstown raised, Wellington-based indie-rock darlings, Haven, have taken Aotearoas live music scene by storm with their captivating, high-energy performances. The trio’s melodic pop-rock songs are centered around Ryan Connaghan’s (vocalist, bassist) deliberate and transparent lyrics, and are driven by the tight foundation of Tyrone Henderson (guitarist, vocalist) and Harrison Maguire (drummer). After the release of singles The Right Way, and Spotlight in 2021, Haven has pushed their sound across the country...and they can't wait to meet you! 

Keeley Shade


Canadian born, NZ raised, singer-songwriter Keeley Shade has emerged with music that takes visual lyricism and churns it through abstract Alt-Pop production and layered Rock instrumentation. Her debut single On My Mind received acclamation from a number of media, while also landing a spot on the Hot NZ Singles Top 20 and NZ On Air’s New Tracks. Her five-track EP Give Me Time also charted in the Top 20 NZ Albums alongside local heavy hitters. NZ Musician has compared her to the likes of Chelsea Jade and The XX, deeming her as "already an accomplished songwriter".

Benjamin Mack


Benjamin Mack has emerged into the New Zealand indie-rock scene with a sound that incorporates a radical, yet elegant feel to truly put your soul at ease. Spending the past year in Parachute’s Artist Development Program has helped him curate his craft. His strong vocals give a feeling of future nostalgia, with his music hinting at tones from the 70s and drawing on inspiration from artists such as Julia Jacklin, Gang of Youths, and The War On Drugs. 


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