sun city stuff
Here's the latest goings on and happenings with Sun City Soul - including a few extra nuggets of wisdom.
YOUNG MUSICAL TALENT OF NELSON
We will be joined on stage on 15th May by the very impressive Nelson College Rockquest Funk band - The Fling Pigeons - who funked it up in the heats this week to progress to the next round!!!
Seeings how those guys and girls are also part of the Nelson College Jazz Band....why not get them on up and do a set.?..Led buy our very own Simon Williams, it would be rude not to right?
Maybe Simon will sit in with us and show us how its done?!
Gunna be a great night!!!
These guys are gunna kick off around 8:45pm so get yourself along.
NEW SOUL BROTHERS AND SOUL SISTERS
DON MANUNUI - GUITAR & VOCALS
Taking over the role of commander in chief of all things guitar in 2019 is Don Manunui. Sun City Soul are honoured to have him on board this year as we said farewell to our very own soul brother Steve Mitchell in 2019.
Not only has Don stepped up and kept the soul engine humming - he has added his signature funk element to the mix.
TRUDI WILSON - VOCALS & KEYS
Also joining the team is the very accomplished and unmistakable vocal talents of Trudi Wilson - one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. Trudi has always been in and around the NZ music business scene and this shines through in every performance. Sun City Soul are excited to get into some of the great soul - female vocal classics in 2020.
HOW LUCKY ARE WE?
Very lucky!... With Annabel busy taking over the world, we asked our very good friend and talented player Simon Williams to step in to the horn section for our wonderful Founders Park gig as part of the Nelson Arts Festival.
We have all played music with Simon in the past and it was so much fun having the opportunity to do it all over again.
A student of the Christchurch Jazz School, Simon now teaches at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and is the musical director at NCMA Youth Jazz Orchestra. Check out his latest project - Rabbit Hole, Sax and Ewi instrumentalist supreme.
bon voyage steve
Our very own national treasure - Steve Mitchell is saying his goodbyes as he heads out on another life adventure.
Try to catch a show before he leaves to show your appreciation for the amazing job he has done as head plank man and chief coordinator of giggles.
Everyone here at Sun City Soul will miss him dearly. Especially our stick man Lenny, who Steve would turn to at the start of a gig and whisper - "you're fired".
Here's hoping it wont be to long before we see him again and we wish him all the best as he ventures into the unknown.
Sun City Soul have always dedicated a song in our show to the Captain of our ship - Andrew Leachman.
Andrew was there, with his baritone sax and beret when we first got together on this boat.
We will now sing our song for Viv also.
The shining star that always brought our Captain home.