Are you a parent who loves going to gigs – but the late nights aren’t an option these days? Let us put this to you - how about a daytime show that will be a blast for both you and your kids?
The Free Family Fun Day Mash Up may be exactly what you’re looking for.
This Whau Local Board-sponsored event truly is "all ages". The ‘Mash Up’ is a celebration of family and community and the many differences that also bring us together. Featuring Captain Festus McBoyle’s Travellin’ Variety Show, Le Cirque de JP, a kids’ disco thanks to 95bFM Kids’ Show host Lee, a full live band in the form of Otis Mace and the 1B4s, plus face painting ($5 per face), a sausage sizzle by the Lions Club, cupcake and food and drink stalls by both Blockhouse Bay School and Blockhouse Bay preschool.
This event will be bonkers!
Here’s the line-up ...
Captain Festus McBoyle and his Travellin’ Variety Show is one of New Zealand’s top family entertainment acts. Constantly active and performing, they bring their unique style of Vaudeville musical comedy to families all over New Zealand and Australia. Compared to Spike Milligan and Monty Python, this lot are more fun than a squirrel up ya jumper! www.captainfestus.com
Le Cirque de JP: JP studied at the French Circus School and in France and Italy worked as a Clown Doctor in the Children's Oncology & Serious Burns unit for two years. Later, he developed 'The Caterpillar' Circus School in France for children and teenagers. JP is a troupe of performers in one: Flying trapeze artist, clown, juggler, unicyclist, acrobat, balloon twister, magician & musician.
DJ Lee hosts the 95bFM Kids' Show. Running since forever ago, the Kids' Show features games and competitions, stories, songs and lots of laughter as well as plain old conversation. It's a happy community of children and families who call up every week to chat and participate. Lee has been involved with bFM on and off since 1995 and has two kids of his own to try out his bad jokes on before he subjects the audience to it.
Otis Mace "Guitar Ace" - and his band the 1B4's bring Otis' irreverent, and darkly comic takes on life in Aotearoa - which have been strands running through New Zealand music since he was a staple on alternative radio playlists in the 1980's. He has toured overseas, and has opened for Billy Bragg and The Violent Femmes, plus many popular NZ acts. www.otismace.com