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Odds & Ends


With four principal songwriters and influences drawn from alt-rock, indie-pop, jazz, and funk, Odds & Ends are truly unique. The four musicians’ fusion of genres makes for a cohesiveness moving through the many sides this four-piece possesses. With countless local shows under their belt, these four musicians are ready to take on whatever challenge is tossed at their feet.

"If there is one thing I have noticed in the past time with the guys it’s that Odds and Ends put on shows that are anything but cliche. With numerous influences, we tie genres together from indie all the way to funk." ~ Max Earnshaw

Based in the depths of Auckland, New Zealand, Odds & Ends pride themselves in the fusion of multiple melodies and harmonies at the high-energy level of their live performance. All this is achieved while the four friends stay completely human, down to earth, and are the friendliest band you will meet in today’s scene.

“This band is a strong team of friends, all serious musicians, and all passionate about the music we live our lives around. The result is a musical mishmash of wonder, each member bringing their own distinct flavor to the mix and pushing the limits of Odds and Ends further”~ Jonathan Meyer

Guitarists, Luan Meaker and Koen Aldershof, admired each other’s passion for lyrical and rhythmic complexion and created the modern genre of indie-funk that delivers the foreground of the band’s music. With the addition of Jonathan Meyer came the love for progressive rock and solid backbone that his bass riffs provide. As Max Earnshaw joined the group so did the drummer’s history in blues and rock.

“We are an energetic four-piece that has no trouble hyping up the crowd. With our versatility, we can deliver powerful rock songs and emotional ballads. When Odds and Ends are playing it’s guaranteed to be a fun night.” ~ Luan Meaker

Odds & Ends show off a particular attention in maintaining a close connection with their following whilst playing numerous shows in intimate local venues. They pride themselves in writing music that speaks to the audience while it stays true to all four members of the band.

"We are hot and sweaty four-some of pop, rock, funk, and jazz. In Odds and Ends, we combine honest lyrics with fresh music in an effort to fill this world with even more beautiful music." ~ Koen Aldershof

With an energetic performance and multiple layers of vocals, they write captivating melodies with great harmonic support, existing from some of the tastiest licks, moving riffs, and much more. Odds & Ends constantly look to the future and where their music might lead it by the hand.

“Odds and Ends are like the perfect fruit salad; filled with juicy melodies, tasty songs, and sweet, sweet harmonies. Perfect for the summer, or any other season of the year.”
~ Jarrod Faamoani Aki, fellow musician.

Band Members:
Koen Aldershof (rhythm guitar, vocals)
Luan Meaker (lead guitar, backing vocals)
Max Earnshaw (drums, backing vocals)
Jonathan Meyer (bass, backing vocals)


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