Filter: Genre: Keywords Sort By:

Bubble Bites Series - Episode 9

Online

18th July 2020, 5:30pm


Creative Mercury Bay presents our ninth episode of:

 

"BUBBLE BITES" - A SERIES OF SHORT PERFORMANCE BY ARTISTS FROM THE COROMANDEL

 

In this weeks episode we feature the below artists:

 

Andy Santos - Jazz Musician

Andy’s first attempt to learn guitar at age 15 was unsuccessful. He was a drummer in a Jazz band at the time. However, 5 years later, he was in a position to learn guitar more comprehensively, and discovered that he could learn and play by ear. During the 70's and 80's, Andy was in and out of various bands. His musical influences were initially Jazz, Folk and Easy Rock, and later Blues and Rock, preferring to compose instrumentals rather than songs with lyrics.

Andy is originally from the United States and met his wife Shirley (a Kiwi) in 1995 while working at the same company. They married in 1997, and moved to New Zealand the following year. Shirley’s mother was living in Whitianga, so that’s where they decided to settle down. 

 

After 2 weeks, Andy got a job at a mechanic (he’s a self-taught mechanic), and after a year, was hired at Beta Electrical. From there he moved to 100% Whitianga and then did contract work for Sky TV for a time. 

 

Andy will be performing two original jazz instrumental pieces.

 

Wild Bones Open Floor Dance (Jacqui Chan & Lisa Corston)

Jacqui & Lisa hold weekly Open Floor Dance classes in Coromandel.

 

In Open Floor there are no moves to learn: we come to explore our own unique dance. This form of dance is at once fun, creative and therapeutic. As teachers we create soundscapes to inspire movement that ranges from quiet and meditative to wild and sweaty. In the dance we include our moment to moment experience (physical sensations, mind states and feelings) and this becomes inspiration for creative expression. The aim is to become embodied, emotionally intelligent, resilient and flexible in our response to life on and off the dance floor.

 

Our dance community is supportive and inclusive. Men and women ranging from 20 to 80 years old attend our classes. The class is also suitable for people with injuries or disabilities.

 

Jacqui and Lisa both are passionate teachers who have trained and qualified with Open Floor International. They both have a background in conscious dance, movement and the visual arts.

 

See www.wildbones.co.nz for full details about classes. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Helen Oliver ft Sarah Morcom - Poet

Helen Oliver is an ESL teacher, materials writer and editor. Working part-time now allows more time for tai chi, music, books and poetry, family and friends. She loves the sea, kayaking and wandering the beaches of New Zealand. Writing is becoming a passion.

 

Helen will be performing her original poems Sanctity Despoiled, Nuclear Ponderings - Forgotten Victims.

 

Sarah Morcom is classically trained in piano by her grandmother and has been singing most of her life. She will be performing one of Helen’s poems which she has put to music Prayer for Aotearoa. 

 

Bubble Bites is by locals, for locals, offering ‘bites’ of local talent free to you in your bubble.

 

Every week at 5:30pm, we’ll release a new episode on our YouTube Channel, a 30min show featuring performances by 3 local artists.


Contact info:

021-0256-0645

admin@creativemercurybay.co.nz

www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBpPDKPG2-pNf9Rdx2yE0A

https://www.facebook.com/creativemercurybay/

https://www.instagram.com/creativemercurybay/

2020 Annual Short Story Award

NZ Writers College Competition

Andy Santos

Andy Santos is a jazz guitarist in Wharekaho/Simpson's Beach

Art & Faith Retreat

Mt Paku, Tairua: 14th to 16th Aug, 5pm to 2pm
14 Aug 2020

Austen Found

Penny Ashton and Lori Dungey, aka Miss Patchybottom and Miss Gingerbottom, have prepared some videos to keep you all tittering in your manor houses.

Boosted Live

Launching 24th April, Boosted Live is a place where you can live stream your creative mahi and be fairly remunerated for it.
24 Apr 2020

Brendan Dooley Kids Magician

Brendan Dooley - five short magic workshops.

Bubble Bites Series

Bubble Bites - a series of short performance by artists from The Coromandel

Central to the Soul

A gentle story of Central Otago, the touring artists, the halls and heroes, that host them.

Creatives in Schools

Sign-up for the Ministry of Education's Creatives in Schools Programme by the end of June.

Dave Rhodes Productions

Dave Rhodes is a sound engineer and music producer in Whitianga

En Pointe Dance Studio

Lisa Gifford is a dancer and runs En Pointe Dance Studio in Whitianga

Fabian Roberts

Fabian Roberts is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter in Whitianga

Fantastic Flying Machines

Build Fantastic Flying Machines at Mercury Bay Library these school holidays.
Various

Freedom Painting Workshop

Gain new confidence and clarity in your own creative ability.
11th & 12th July 2020, 9am to 4pm

Gerald (Jerry) Thoma

Jerry Thoma is a rock, folk, country musician in Hahei

Harcourts Foundation Grants

Funding available for the promotion and fostering of art and culture in New Zealand
4 May 2020

Howard Saunders

Howard Saunders is a poet in Hotwater Beach

Hula's Beats & Beans Sunday Sessions

Hula's Beats & Beans Sunday Sessions are back!
Sun 26th July, 11am-2pm

Katarina Lee

Katarina Lee is a childrens and young teen author in Kaimarama, Whitianga

Kitchen Chaos! - Children's Magic Show

Rollicking Entertainment team returns with another fabulously funny fiasco.
Fri 10th July 2020, 1:30pm

Lawrence Arabia, Single

Eggsentric Cafe, Flaxmill Bay: 7pm
17 Oct 2020

Let's Dance

A short piano duet recital featuring performances of light classics by Diana Morcom & Daniel Jones.
Fri 24th July 2020, 5pm

Lets Go Descarrego!

Let's Go Descarrego! are an acoustic folk punk duo in Whitianga

Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition

The Lion Foundation National Secondary School Songwriting Competition is open to every NZ secondary school student
Thur 23rd July 2020

Offbeat Theatre Company

Offbeat Theatre Company is a community repertory group based in Whitianga.

Pete Delete

Pete Delete is a poet and artist in Whenuakite

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence AKA The Rockin Realtor is a musician from Whitianga

RELAPSE Band

RELAPSE Band is a musical theatre/originals/dance group in Kuaotunu

Retrowhiti

Retrowhiti are a pop/rock/folk/reggae duo in Whitianga

Sarah Morcom

Sarah Morcom is an indie pop singer/songwriter from Purangi/Cooks Beach

Soul Sax Plus

Soul Sax Plus is a jazz/soul/blues/reggae/Latin influenced duo from near Coroglen

Stewart Pedley

Stewart Pedley is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer in Whitianga

The Daylight Atheist

Michael Hurst stars in this repertoire experience written by award-winning satirical cartoonist Tom Scott.
Thu 20th Aug 2020, 7pm

The Lost Spring Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour every Friday featuring live musicians at The Lost Spring.
Fri 3rd July 2020, 5:30pm

White Chapel Jak

The Coroglen Tavern: 7pm
24 Oct 2020

Yvette Audain

Yvette Audain is a musician, composer & tutor on the Coromandel Peninsula