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The Bullrush Bonanza Extravaganza – A NZ Music Month Spectacular For The Whole Family

16 April 2019 - 0 Comments

Join us at The Winchester Club, Eden Terrace on Sunday May 19th for a celebration of family music in NZ Music Month.

It’s a truly all-ages New Zealand music bonanza, with three of the country’s most dynamic family acts under one roof for an epic show.

Bullrush Bonanza Extravaganza Event Page


Levity Beet

Flying in from Takaka is three-time APRA NZ children’s song of the year winner and 2018 Tui Children’s Musician of the Year, Levity Beet. Levity is well known for dynamic and humorous performances, and wows audiences with new musical inventions, playing instruments he makes from heaters, air bed pumps, tyre valves and anything imaginable.

Mr. Beet has produced 6 albums and a cd/songbook, and produces music for ‘Darwin and Newts’, which you can view on TV2 and Hei Hei TV. Levity also teaches kids the ukulele, guitar, songwriting and mentors young bands.


Mr Roberelli

Mr Roberelli is actually two people: Rob Wigley and Paul Depledge, whose interactive and humorous live show gets children (and parents) bouncing, listening quietly for details, singing "really high", tiptoeing past the bull, moving like macho ballerinas, and much more. If you're lucky enough to catch a live performance, you'll be seeking out one – or all – of their eight albums.


Captain Festus McBoyle’s Travellin’ Variety Show

From the ashes of a non-illustrious 25-year Rock n’ Roll career comes the unwashed, semi toothed and slightly uncouth Piratical ‘cheese’ Captain Festus McBoyle. With cheeky humour and the sharpened hooks of his songs, The Captain is joined on stage by Miss Lucy Drawers and Ebeneza Strong. Together, they are more fun than a squirrel up ya jumper!

Regularly compared to Monty Python and Spike Milligan, this much-loved Vaudeville Musical Comedy Troupe transcend age and culture with ease, and their almost ‘Punk Rock’ ethos will whisk you away on a first-class voyage to sample their weird and wonderful world.

The Ultimate Rotten Entertainers… an act not to be missed!

*Update* The song 'The Little Things' by Captain Festus McBoyle and his Travellin' Variety Show has made it into the finals of the International Songwriting Competition in the Children's Music category.

Plus their brand new album Bubbles and Squeek comes out on April 26th so you can grab it at the show. Here's a sneak peek at the cover.
Can you spot the spelling mistake?

Yes that's it - 'Captain' has been spelled as 'Captian'.

Cover artist Elliot Stewart is dyslexic, so instead of asking him to correct the spelling, Festus McBoyle and his crew thought it was perfect just the way it was. Because after all, who is perfect anyway? The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand have given them the nod - it's a nice way of raising awareness of the condition.

The Festus McBoyle website

Kiwi Kids Disco tunes by Lee from 95 BFM Kids Show

Hosted by Lee, the 95bFM Kids' Show has been running since forever ago. Lee has been involved with bFM on and off since 1995 and has two kids of his own to try out his bad jokes and other fatherly material on before he subjects the audience to it.

The 95bFM Kids' Show with Lee

The Bullrush Bonanza VIP Meet and Greet

As a very extra special bonus, some other members of The Kiwi Kids Music Collective will be onsite for meet/greet and signing opportunities.

Acts in the Kiwi Kids Music Collective include Kahuna Kidsongs, Bumbleberry Lane, Jay Laga’aia, Julie Wylie, Zoo Boogie, Petite Music Box, Itty Bitty Beats, Toot, fleaBITE, Levity Beet, Mr Roberelli, The Moe Show, Captain Festus McBoyle, kindyRock, Kidsinglish, Kath Bee, Mr Yipadee, The Funky Monkeys, Love To Sing, Fatcat and Fishface, Anna Van Riel, Rainbow Rosalind, Mac’s Patch, Bryan and Bobby, Chris Sanders, Raymond McGrath.

Who will be at the Bullrush Bonanza? Stay tuned for updates…

Kiwi Kids Music

What else can we tell you?

There will be hot food and a full bar available, and merchandise (cash sales only for merch).

Ethel will be painting faces at $5 per face.

Tickets are now available through Under the Radar - $15 pre-sales and $20 on the door.

Grab your tickets here

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