The Andrew London Trio is my main vehicle for my satirical, whimsical and comedic songs, which are wrapped in a 1940s ‘Hot Club’ swing, jazz, blues or country-style package. Actually they are veering a little towards English Music Hall these days. Line up includes Kirsten London on bass and usually either Nils Olsen or James Tait-Jamieson, both saxophonists.… Read More »
Too Many Chiefs are four songwriters: Andrew London, Laura Collins, Rob Joass and Wayne Mason. These ‘Chiefs’, all of whom lead their own bands, met for a coffee one fateful day in 2012, and conspired to form a collaboration in which they would perform each other’s songs together without their usual ‘Indians’. Laura leads the Back Porch Blues Band, Wayne the Fallen Angels and Rob the Shot Band and Hobnail.… Read More »
From a chance meeting in a Paekakariki cafe in 2012, four singer/songwriter bandleaders hatched a cunning plan to join forces and present a show featuring their favourite original songs, without their usual ‘Indians’. Although working in slightly different genres the Chiefs discovered enough common ground to compile a repertoire that brings together elements of jazz, country, folk, blues… Read More »
Andrew London’s whimsical songs reflect the national psyche with gentle irreverence, and playfully lampoon many of New Zealand society’s obsessions and taboos. Themes run the gamut from rugby fans, television evangelists, politicians and weddings to male insecurities, technophobia, youth culture, household appliances, pretentious socialites, parenthood, and various other issues of concern to the average middle-aged, middle-class Middle-Earth-dwelling Kiwi. Download our press pack to… Read More »
The current Cattlestops line-up is Andrew London (guitar), James Cameron (bass), Lance Philip (drums), Wayne Mason (keys) and Ross McDerrmott (steel guitar). Occasionally we are joined by guitarist Nick Granville. Tui finalists in 2007 with their second album ‘Back To Rosetta Road’, The Cattlestops and their music featured in the movie ‘Second Hand Wedding’. New album ‘Dance in the Rain’ released August 2016.
The Retro Pack is a loose collaboration of swing and jazz musicians who had their first outing a decade ago with the award-winning show ‘Blue Eyes’; a tribute to Frank Sinatra conceived by playwright and vocalist April Phillips. Along with Phillips, Andrew London and James Cameron comprise the core of the project, with guests called in as required.… Read More »
The Cheese Brothers involves Andrew London and M.C. and radio and television personality Nick Tansley. Occasional members include drummer Lance Philip and bass-player Danny Fearn. The Cheese Brothers play popular hits from the ’60s and ’70s with genuine tongue-in-cheek affection – ideal for corporate and conference events.
Jazz on Norfolk Island has become a well-known event on the Jazz calendar and has brought pleasure to many jazz enthusiasts. It is one of the “must see” events offering friendliness, uniqueness and high quality jazz set on a beautiful sub-tropical island. The 2017 event is fast approaching, join us for an unforgettable week of jazz on Norfolk… Read More »
Just need a few days to finish off songs about middle-aged men in lycra, people who talk at concerts, taking offence, cruise ship life and a few odds & ends. Watch this space!