Well, what a year it’s been - we’re all ready to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome in 2022, and what better way to do it than seaside at the legendary Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, and what a crew of pirates to see it in with. The iconic Nice n’ Urlich at the helm and a mighty afterguard in support, Rose Alice, DJ Tandra, Nyntee, Sweetpants & Dice_NZ with Matt Sawyer on percussion. Get your crew together and get ready to tack & jibe your way into a new year.
Your ticket includes a NO UGLY cocktail on arrival (if you’re quick enough), delicious grazing platters and all the good vibes you’ll need for the night.
Nice n’ Urlich
Since ’96, Bevan Keys & Peter Urlich have ruled the roost when it comes to melodic & soulful house selections, and party crowds with a vibe like no other.
25 years & 4 Albums later the boys are still selling out shows and filling the friendliest dance floors in town, be it stone-cold classics from the ‘glory days’ or the freshest funky house tracks. PU & Bev are simply the best way to ring in the new year with a smile on your dial.
With ‘The Situation EP’ about to land, a string of Funk n’ Jazz edits supported on BBC’s Craig Charles Funk and Soul show, and releases on TooSlowToDisco, Slightly Transformed & Universal Music, DiCE_NZ keeps busy. DiCE AKA DJ Dave Ti & friends live music to the core, and bring the party with approachable good time Disco infused Soul, Funk ’n House. Expect hands in the air moments, solid grooves and explosive percussion thanks to the talented Matt Sawyer.
Rose Alice is a versatile and energetic DJ covering the musical expanse with bags of funk and flavour. With two decades of experience playing in the Auckland music scene, both as a DJ and singer, her DJ sets are intuitively delivered with feel good vibes that are deeply rooted in soulful house, disco and boogie.
A lifetime lover of music and one of the busiest DJs in Auckland, Nyntee translates all his years of experience into his sets. His vast musical knowledge allied to a keen appreciation of various styles means he brings a fresh, exciting approach to his performances. Delivering gorgeous, soulful sounds ranging from lush downtempo to classic funky house and so many musical touchstones in between, Nyntee brings pure vibes to his dancefloors and big ol’ smiles to the faces of his crowds.
A citizen of the world, Fijian born Tandra Sawyer has travelled extensively, and after much musical and cultural exploration landed up in little old New Zealand. Tandra loves nothing better than sharing music, and before settling in Aotearoa, had a decade of mixing it up across the ditch in Sydney at notable places such as The Beach Road Hotel Bondi, Establishment and Opera Bar to name a few. Keeping the atmosphere eclectic, fun and bouncy, Tandra is the true traditional DJ, watching for reactions as she works through beats of all shapes & sizes, hitting the perfect balance with the crowd.
Decades of radio broadcasting, dance-floor filling and general vibe setting have made Sweetpants a household name around the musical traps of Auckland. Playing a wide spectrum of genres and always with an infectious grin, there are few festivals or parties he hasn't played at. Some of the international names that Murry has appeared with include Norman Jay, Crazy P, Claptone, John Morales, Greg Wilson & Dr. Packer.
We wish to acknowledge the announcement around the government's intention to mandate vaccination certificates or passports to access large scale events. While this is a positive development towards allowing events to go ahead, we are still awaiting official information from the government on how exactly this will be facilitated in this environment. Please bear with us as we work through the details.
*In the event of a COVID level cancellation - ticketholders can get a refund, minus the iticket service fee.