Live music has always been a large part of Sarau Festival and this year will be no different.
This year, we are delighted to welcome a few new names and some old friends of the festival too.
The talented Carl Gillan makes his Sarau Festival debut, and we welcome back Ceol River – the three piece band performing upbeat Acoustic & Celtic Rock Folk songs from a veritable goldmine of musical experience within the group. Featuring members of local band The Saints, Ceol River (translation; Music River), have found their flow exciting crowds and simply having fun playing their music around the region.
An old friend, and former lead singer with Groove Collective (former headliners at Sarau), Zoe Jackson is back this year with her own band. A firm favourite with the Sarau crowd, Zoe and her 7 piece band are sure to delight, as the evening rolls in.
- Zoe Jackson-Lead Vocals and Keyboards
- Richard Kendrick-Bass
- Clive Garlick-Lead & Rhythm guitar
- Gabor Irmalos – Drums
- Liz Kendrick-Backing vocals
- Jenna Stallard-Backing vocals
- Simon Williams-Saxophone
…and it wouldn’t be Sarau Festival without the drums and pipes of the Motueka Highland Pipe Band.
…and there should be more too, as we are working on an extra music spot or two during the afternoon – watch this space!