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Starry Nights Concert Series [Music]

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Last year's 2009 details

The stars glitter in the sky and on stage, and Frank Kitts Park comes to life.

Whether you’re into orchestral music, hip-hop, rock or you fancy a good chuckle on Valentine’s Day – the Starry Nights series at Frank Kitts Park in February will tickle your musical taste buds.

Four of Wellington’s top acts, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Tommy Love’s Valentine Spectacular, Fur Patrol and King Kapisi will play in an eclectic series of concerts along the waterfront. You’ll be whisked away by the stars, the sounds and the sight of the sea.

Thursday 5th Febuary - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

First up is the NZSO with New Zealand’s own diva of pop, rock and soul, Tina Cross, accompanied by pianist Carl Doy, on Thursday 5 February. Performing with singers Grant Sullivan and Bella Kalolo (Dancing with the Stars), their repertoire will include Young Hearts Run Free, Final Countdown and Cry Me a River.

Saturday 14th February - Tommy Love's Valentines Spectacular

Starry-eyed couples walking around town hand-in-hand on Valentine’s Day might want to check out Tommy Love’s Valentine Spectacular on Thursday 14 February – but maybe not if they’re in for a serious night of romancing.

Tommy Love is a Las Vegas legend in his own mind. You are more likely to be falling about with laughter rather than swooning as Tommy Love demonstrates the ‘mystical’ power he has over the ladies with the help of his Loungerillo Orchestra and sequinned showgirls. This show is an absolute must – it will be a hilarious night of comedic musicianship.

Thursday 19th February - Fur Patrol

Fur Patrol are currently writing some of the best music of their career – and you will be able to check out the result of 12 years’ of expert music-making on Thursday 19 February

Thursday 26th February - King Kapisi

To round the series off, King Kapisi will return to his hometown just for Starry Nights. According to the King, he has also got a taste for reggae, funk and soul, so “anyone coming to the gig shouldn’t only expect phat beats and rapping”.

The entire waterfront will be hopping up and down one minute, and dropping down to dancehall tempo the next. And as usual, the crowds are expect to be spilling out onto Queens Wharf at all of these concerts, so get there early – but leave the alcohol at home.

All concerts start at 8pm (apart from Tommy Love, which starts at 8.30pm) and are expected to finish at around 9.30pm.

Date 05 Feb 2009 (Thu) - 26 Feb 2009 (Thu)  
Time Thursday 5 February 8pm
Saturday 14 February 8:30pm
Thursday 19 February 8pm
Thursday 26 February 8pm 
Venue Frank Kitts Park 
Address Jervois Quay, Wellington Central  
Cost Free 
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