Beervana Road to Beervana

Each year we team up the the brains behind CubaDupa & Creative Capital Arts Trust to rally the best of the best for your entertainment each Beervana.


Bringing their own blend of Good-Time Americana to Kāpiti Food Fair, T-Bone play this early summer’s show to warm your heart and get your toes tapping.  Featuring a line-up of über talented musicians playing fiddles, mandolins, guitars double bass & banjo, and a repertoire that ranges from decoy to old-time, blues to originals. These lads will dazzle you with a powerhouse of harmonies, world-class musicianship and a guaranteed good time!

Comprising of Coastella co-founder, Gerry Paul, American import Richard Klein, Whangarei multi-instrumentalist Dusty Burnell and musical genius Michael Muggeridge, T-Bone were brought together not only by their love of music, but also their obsession with food, wine and beer. The spear fisherman, ex-restaurateur, ex-chef, gardener, and appreciator of all the above (Michael) get together weekly in the capital to cook kai moana, sample Italian wine and play music.


Dj Takas plays an even mix of nostalgia and left field nuggets.He is a fan of great music, listening to everything from Muddy Waters right through to Warpaint, Plantlife and Kiko Bun.

He has been resident at many of the Capitals finest bars and clubs over the last 18 years.

He has played at many festivals and venues throughout Aotearoa, along side the likes of Mark Rae, The Nextmen and DJ Day, The Scratch Perverts and London Electricity. Chivas Regal, Weta Digital, and Havana Club, are but a few of the international brands Takas has curated music for.
He is a DJ with few limits and many sounds. His dance floor is a treat to enjoy, long lost favourites that you love, woven into contemporary tunes of tomorrow.

Liam Luff has been DJing across Wellington since the 90s playing most of the bars and clubs you ended up in.

Many years at and a few at RNZ too.

Style wise, he swings towards the organic and diverse with a love of disco and house and Balearic and indie sounds.


The man behind Wellington-based party starters Strange Behaviour, B.Lo has been DJing for over 20 years. Whether exploring the weirder side of the dancefloor or digging deep for laidback nuggets, he’s a regular around Wellington’s best venues and parties. His sets represent an eclectic taste in music matched against an ability to read the vibe. He also runs Behaving Strangely, a radio show that airs every Saturday on DJing a game of two halves for B.Lo, he’s just as comfortable playing in an underground club as he is a gastro pub, and his love of music always shines through. With a record collection of over 8000 titles, music is about moods, vibes and environments, which is reflected in his current residencies, which range from Wellington institutions Havana and Laundry, nightclub 121 and craft breweries Parrotdog and Double Vision.


SorchaLula fell in love with bass music after getting unexpectedly stuck in China a few years ago. Never happier than in the midst of a dancefloor, she amps on tracks that make the body move, or the soul transcend. Based in Poneke, she adores hefty basslines, luscious vocals, and tunes you can't resist dancing to.


The Professionals are out for their annual numbers push. Giving you a chance to join the coolest stuntman division since knight rider was last aired. Famous for The Human Catapult, Bus Jumping and The Ring of Fire (will not be happening at Beervana for safety reasons) But Ace Packer & Gary “The Ice Man” Doosey take Beervana to the next level. Do you have what it takes to be apart of the club that boasts “More popular than Evil Knievel on instagram”. Only one way to find out!



Andrew Kerr and Al Norman are a duo based in Wellington, NZ who, over many years of playing together have developed a fluid and instinctive sound. Based on a mutual love of acoustic original and non-mainstream sounds. A combination of folk, blues, ethnic, blues and rag-time sounds with influences from a diverse range of artists such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Paul Kelly etc combined with originals. Both musicians have been involved with many recordings and have toured nationally and internationally in various guises. Irishman, Andrew Kerr has been part of NZ Music award nominees, Jacky Tar and more recently alt country outfit, Parcel of Rogues. Al has been on the Wellington scene for a while and been part of several groups including Smokeshop, Warratahs, Laura Collins Band and still plays with the Rag Poets and, less regularly, The Hardcore Troubadours. He has also played several gigs offshore and toured NZ extensively. “I very much enjoy the cut-down sound of playing with Andy as a 2-piece and having the space to express the music we play with dynamics, space and free improvising”.


Bill Hickman is an intense, lyrical singer/songwriter from Wellington, New Zealand. A long serving stalwart of New Zealand stages, Bill has played in bands (The Shot Band, Billy Bones, Parcel of Rogues and King Lazy) and as a soloist all over the country and further abroad.  

A self-described ‘folkie with a chip on his shoulder’ Hickman’s songs run the gamut from murder and outlaws to absent friends, love and gratitude. With a strong, gravel dragged voice and country inflected acoustic guitar; fans of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and Townes van Zandt will find touchstones in his song writing and selected covers.  But don’t be fooled into thinking this is a set of gentle melancholy, Bill Hickman’s primary approach is ‘gutsy’.  He has done his time howling above the clamour and is always capable of stepping it up a notch when the occasion or story requires.  

Live, Bill is backed by Crawford(Percussion) and Burnell(Mandolin, Lap steel and guitars) with new addition Tom Joass on Bass.


Black Spider Trio is a Gypsy Jazz ensemble born in the heart of Wellington. The talents of these three virtuosic musicians combine to create a highly polished original repertoire featuring blazingly swift swing, deep sultry ballads, old-world waltzes and foot-stomping shuffles. As well as re-imaginings of classic jazz tunes by Django Reinhardt. Constantly evolving and releasing new material, Black Spider Trio are definitely one of the most exciting gypsy jazz entities to come out of New Zealand.


Durty Murder is the two-piece outsider music collaboration of Andy Millar on guitar and lead vocals, and Martin (Robot-Man) Horspool on percussion, two string bass and vocals. The pair construct and personalise their own instruments to belt out their unique, low-fi blend of durty blues and manic rockabilly.


With a smile that steps into the room before he does, Marcos Alonso lights up the dancefloor with his eclectic, effervescent style.
UK born but based in windy Wellington, get ready for Marcos to blow your fringe back with his vivacious, varied sets.
Drawing on decades of playtime in NZ and across Europe, he is a long-standing DJ, music producer and head honcho at the newly-minted record label Sqeaky Wheels.
Playing alongside the likes of Nickodemus and The Illustrious Blacks, Marcos always delivers a fun and fruity show, proving why he is a firm favourite on the New Zealand festival circuit and beyond.


Zaira Della Pietra (AKA Zaira DJ) entered the music scene as a DJ in 2014. She started spinning her favourite tunes at local bars in Italy. In 2017 after djing in the New Wave/Punk Zaira DJ put her mixer in her backpack and set off on a journey to sample the London dance floors where she fell in love with the funky vibes. In just one year she became the resident DJ for several venues, spinning and mixing a wide variety of genres. In 2019 she took her tracks to Australia and more recently NZ. Her set is an eclectic mix that will set your feet a'grooving.


Wellington band OneBarHeater playing rock hits and misses from the last half century, featuring guest US Ambassador Scott Brown on vocals/guitar.


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