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Summer In the Square - Rough Town

Summer In the Square - Rough Town

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  • Sun 19 Jan, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Rough Town

Auckland Live presents Music in the Square.

It wouldn’t be Auckland Live Summer in the Square without a sensational music line-up, and this summer is no exception. Music-man extraordinaire, Matthew Crawley has gone and blown us all out of the water with an eclectic range of musical acts to enjoy in Aotea Square.

If you’re a music nerd or you simply love a cool beverage in the sun while the sweet sounds of live music sizzle in the background, come on down to the Square and make the most of this free music programme. It’s going to be a scorcher!

As part of Auckland Live Summer in the Square

Sunday, 19th January
2pm – 3pm Sounds of Summer Live Music – Rough Town
Fresh off the starting block – this is an exciting new band formed especially for the Festival. Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Tim Chia, Caleb Chia, Adam Ogle and Emily Roughton (coincidentally all of whom have been past recipients of the Frank Winter Memorial Award), these musicians are well known in the New Zealand trad scene.

They have grown up playing music together socially and over the years have all absorbed the incredible tutoring provided by international guests associated with the NZ Gaidhealtachd, Celticanz and Ceol Aneas. They are multi-award winning musicians (including your odd colouring-in competition) and continue to perform in various bands around NZ.Both fiddle players are previous winners of the Waipu Scottish Fiddle competition, Tim being the fiddle champion in 2016 and Emily in 2012 and 2013, and have performed with the Aotea Youth Symphony, Auckland and Districts Pipe Band and City of Auckland Pipe Band (Tim), Northland Sinfonia, Whangarei Theatre Company and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Emily).

Tim has also competed in the Grade One International Piping Championships in Glasgow. Adam has toured extensively with the Indian Ink Theatre Company throughout Australia, India and Canada and was the in-house musician for the Basement Theatre in Auckland City. Caleb is an in-demand guitarist and has performed with (amongst others) the Chias, Shimna's List, Project Albatross, OrigiNZ and at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. He also attended the South Sligo Summer School of Traditional Irish Music.

All members of the band have performed in festivals such as Prana, Wellyfest, the Auckland Arts Festival and in various TV programmes and recordings.They have now joined forces to explore a fresh and vibrant side of the music they have always loved, combining the traditional style with an exploding beat and unmistakeable flair. They love to get the party started and are looking forward to doing just that on Saturday night.

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