We;re exited to bring you four amazing acts for the Oyster Festival 2019!
Stinky Jim aka Jim Pinckney is a DJ, broadcaster, producer, label owner and music writer who has made New Zealand his home since 1990. His 95bFM radio show Stinky Grooves is now in its 29th year of providing a weekly dose of the most discerning adventurous sounds from around the world, and sometimes closer to home. Many of the latter can be found on Jim’s Round Trip Mars label which has released pioneering albums from the likes of SJD, Phelps & Munro, Scratch 22, The Vietnam War, Tourettes and Jefferson Belt over the last 15 years. Drawing from a lifetimes obsession with music, Jim’s DJ sets and productions (as Stinky Jim or part of Unitone HiFi, Phase 5 etc) are an ever shifting, tonal tutorial, focussing on quality and maintaining the credo ‘respect the unexpected’.
Aria Jones, Esther Stephens and Liv Tennet are The Up-Doos. This dynamic vocal trio pay tribute to the songs of iconic 60’s girl groups, covering hits by The Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, The Shirelles and more.
These performers share a wealth of singing, acting and dance experience - Liv Tennet’s acting credits include TV drama 800 Words and choreographic work for Shortland St The Musical (ATC) and Power Rangers, Esther Stephens is best known from TV3 drama Westside and Kate Sheppard musical That Bloody Woman, and Aria Jones has performed in the New Zealand Opera Chorus and is a busy session vocalist.
With big hair and bigger harmonies, The Up-Doos breathe new life into vintage classics, entertaining sell-out crowds around Auckland with their repertoire of sugar-sweet love songs, odes to beautiful bad boys, and teenage heartbreak ballads.