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Shake Em On Downers
15 July 2018
At Meow Sunday 15 July at 5:00 to 7:00 Genre
New Orleans swing and the American songbook Band Members
Robert Henderson (Double Bass), Oscar Laven (Saxophones), Emma Wollum (Accordion), Kaito Walley (Trombone), Michael Costeloe (Trumpet), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (Drums), and Alex Boulton (Guitar/Banjo).
Louis, Big Sid, James P., Frankie T., Jelly Roll, Fatha Hines and Jackie T.
The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers, the capital’s most danceable yet offbeat New Orleans-style swing septet, have performed on stages throughout the country since their formation as a busking quartet of young musicians with questionable haircuts in 2011. Performing energetic interpretations of standards from the New Orleans tradition and and American songbook, as well as original compositions inspired by the era, they promise to serve up a spicy jambalaya full of mystery meat.
THE WELLINGTON CITY SHAKE-’EM-ON-DOWNERS present their second LP, Live At Orange, featuring energetic and iconoclastic tunes inspired by the New Orleans of yesterday and the New Zealand of tomorrow. Recorded at Christchurch’s Orange Studios on the final day of the Shake-‘Ems two week tour of the South Island in February, Live At Orange captures the self-aware swing of the sincerely sinful septet, enjoyed by audiences from Milford Sound to Waiheke Island.