Links

Strawberry Sound   www.strawberrysound.co.nz/

Dunedin's premier sound company. Strawberry Sound was established in 1984 and has supplied crews, sound and lighting production for the Oxo Cubans since 1993. Since its humble beginnings as a recording studio and hire service, Strawberry has grown to earn an enviable reputation as a market leader and the largest audio/visual company in the South Island with experienced staff that design and install state of the art customised AV systems.
In Southern NZ, Strawberry Sound is the only company with specialised Sound Technicians, trained A/V technicians and experienced sales staff all working under one roof. This gives them an unparalleled knowledge base and a team that works for a common goal of delivering the best possible hardware and service available.
Mark Laughton Motors   www.mlmotors.co.nz/

An Oxo Cuban since 1997, Mark Laughton is a consistant enthusiastic sponsor of the Arts, Sport and community events in Dunedin. He is the driving force behind the city's hugely popular annual Santa Parade and always goes "the extra mile" to ensure the success of an event and to maximise its benefit to the community.
JoJo Smith   www.jojosmithsoul.com/contact.htm

Dunedin born and raised, Jo Jo Smith is a singer / songwriter / percussionist and one of Australasia's best female vocalists. Her voice has been described as 'a potent tool' that she uses with exquisite skill and control to convey the full range of human emotions and musical styles. Jo Jo takes to the stage with a magnetic force, she is a musician with a love for giving something of herself to the audience.
Jo Jo performed with the Oxos as their special guest at the bands "Jazz, Funk and Rhythm & Blues Spectacular" for the Otago Hospice at Dunedin's historic Mayfair Theatre.
Known as the 'Mistress of Groove', Jo Jo fronts her own all star band in quality venues around Australia and captivates audiences with her awesome voice and stage presence.

Georgie Daniell   www.georgiedaniell.com

19 year old singer/ guitarist Georgie Daniell is an outstanding member of the ever expanding Oxo musical family.

Born and raised in the rural town of Outram southwest of Dunedin, Georgie began her music career at the age of 10 when she became a member of the Otago Country Music Club.

Performing with the Club until she was 14, Georgie gained experience and critical acclaim at a variety of venues in and around Dunedin and further afield.

During this time her music and performances gained her a number of Awards.

These included the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards 2007 Traditional Junior/Intermediate Award, the 2008 New Zealand original song Composition Award and the 2009 Award for the best Country Rock Performance.
In 2008 she won the Intermediate Award for Best Overall Performance at Timaru’s Caroline Bay Soundshell.

In July 2008, Georgie was invited to join Dunedin band “Livewire” as a lead singer and guitarist.
With “Livewire” she performed throughout the south playing shows in Central Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

Departing “Livewire” in 2010, Georgie joined “Y Not” and “Done & Dusted”, two popular and accomplished Dunedin bands under the guiding hand of drummer & vocalist Anton “Antz” Harris, a longtime member of the Oxo family.

Recognizing Georgie’s potential, Antz arranged for the Oxos to hear her sing which led to her being invited to join the band.

She has subsequently taken a leading role in the Oxos "Big Night Out" concert series and was the Special Guest artist for the band's concert with American Broadway & Nashville Country Music icon Gary Morris.

A further development in Georgie's career is her duo work with guitarist Luke Flanders in the popular duo 'Flanders & GG' and her starring role at the inaugural concert for Dunedins Forsyth Barr Stadium.

A talented, engaging & dynamic performer, Georgie is a fine example of a young up & coming artist destined to make her mark on the New Zealand music scene.
The Fortune Thearte   www.fortunetheatre.co.nz

Fortune Theatre is Otago & Southland’s only professional theatre

Located in the heart of Dunedin city, Fortune Theatre is entertainment delivered as fusion energy and excitement. Whether you love classic comedies or are passionate about contemporary drama, Fortune Theatre’s programme has an entertaining show for every individual, couple or family.

2012 Season contains contemporary shows from iconic playwrights such as Tim Firth and New Zealand’s David Armstrong and with affordable ticket and package deals; Fortune Theatre is an affordable entertainment choice.
The Mayfair Theatre   www.mayfairtheatre.co.nz

Dunedin's classic Mayfair Theatre is home to The Oxo Cubans "BIG NIGHT OUT' Concert series and a unique venue for stage shows, concerts & recitals, meetings & product displays.

Facilities include:
Theatre with 400 seat Auditorium (single rake), 80 sqm stage, stage lighting and control board.
Grand Piano available.

Green Room with 80 sqm polished floor space (can be hired separately when theatre is vacant)
Grand Piano & small stage available.
Meeting Room (hired seperately) with 50 sqm carpeted floor space, Kitchen facilities, TV & Video.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary   www.orokonui.org.nz

Wildlife Tours, Great Walks, Rare Birds

Our 307-hectare Cloud Forest is the largest area of native forest in mainland South Island where indigenous plants and animals can live in the wild without threat from most introduced pests. It is home to some of New Zealand's most fascinating and rare forest wildlife.
Visit us and explore the Ecosanctuary's protected habitat where you will experience a natural encounter with South Island forest wildlife in a regenerating forest ecosystem. By visiting you will be supporting the preservation of biodiversity today and contributing towards a better tomorrow for our natural heritage. Daily Guided Tours, Self-guided Walking and After Dark Tours are available.

The Sanctuary complex also provides a unique venue for concerts by leading NZ performers including iconic Dunedin band The Oxo Cubans.

Nāu mai, haere mai.
Welcome to Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin, New Zealand.
NZ Guitars   www.nzguitars.co.nz

Home of N Z Guitars, your one stop shop for Stringed Instruments and Amplifiers for the N Z Musician & Collector
Everything for Guitar Players, Stringed Instrument Investors, and Music Industry historical information and current International Industry news... Come on in and have a look around! You just might find something interesting while you're looking through the pages here. Please sign up for NZ Guitar's newsletter while you're here and have a good time! I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the NZ Guitars site!!! It's through our Visitors & Customers that we learn to do things better to create a higher value for us all!
Welcome, and thanks for surfing our Site! It's pretty new and I'll be making more and more changes as we go, but I'm committed to offering the very best Instruments, Customer Service and Industry Information to you whether you're a Collector, Professional Player, or just getting started!
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Michael Wolfe / mike@nzguitars.co.nz
Sweetway Studios   www.sweetway.com

Sweetway Studios - the world’s Southernmost ProTools Recording Studio.
Located in New Zealand's deep south in the beautiful Owaka Valley, Ross McNab's Sweetway Studios is a highly professional, quiet and creative recording facility that specialises in original music of all genres.

The Oxo Cubans (Australia)   www.oxocubans.com/

Wonderful Aussie Band with the same name.
Are they acappella? A brass quartet? Jazz? Cabaret? Pop? All of the above, and more :):)
Celebrating their 21st anniversary this year, our talented cousins across the ditch have been described as Monty Python meets James Brown and the Salvation Army
Dunedinmusic.com   www.dunedinmusic.com

This is a great site for and about Dunedin musical artists: past, present, and future.
dunedinmusic.com was setup in June 2003 with a view to providing comprehensive resources for the Dunedin music community and to promote and report on local music of all genres.



Graham Wardrop   www.grahamwardrop.com

Graham first played with the Oxo Cubans as lead guitarist at the 07' Christchurch Art Gallery testimonial concert for radio announcer Evan Campbell.
He has been acclaimed as New Zealand's finest finger style guitarist. After thirty years in the professional arena, he is regularly called upon to give concert performances, to play on television and studio recording sessions, to hold workshops in advanced fingerstyle techniques for steel string guitar, along with providing atmospheric music in sophisticated dining situations.
Kylie Price   www.kylieannprice.co.nz

Kylie started singing at 11 and has played guitar since she was seven, hers is a natural talent for performance and song writing. Inspired by contemporary divas, Adele, Beyonce and Jessie J, Kylie captivates audiences through voice and guitar and through the sincerity of her song writing.

‘I Will Be There’ – an original which won her the 2010 Intermediate New Zealand Gold Guitar Award – is dedicated to her father Graeme and she also penned ‘Under the Earth’, a tribute song to the miners who perished in the Pike River Coal Mine disaster.

“It’s an amazing feeling when someone comes up to you and says they can relate to your song. I always think Musicians are here to tell other people’s stories through their own songs.” says Kylie. Kylie also creates a dialogue through Country performance and song writing, with Miranda Lambert high on her list of influences. “Lambert has a way of making a simple song mean so much more. She’s
helped me see the importance of simplicity, and not to over clutter my songs.”

Kylie’s commitment to a wide range of musical styles has pushed her to ever greater heights. She starred in the New Zealand Premiere of Dusty Springfield, the Musical playing second principal ‘Reno’ and has played ‘Rizzo’ in the Kavanagh College musical Grease.

She is equally at home performing covers in front of a stadium audience of thousands, on stage, in the recording studio or treading the boards belting out a show tune.
Dianna Corcoran   www.diannacorcoran.com

Voted “Female Artist of the Year” at the 08' Australian Country Music Awards, gifted singer songwriter & Compass Bros recording artist Dianna Corcoran has been an outstanding guest artist with the "Oxo Cubans Country Roadshow".
Peter Caulton   www.petercaulton.de

Over 30 years ago, Peter gave up his day job and has been a full time professional performer ever since. His talent, personality and wit have seen him entertain crowds in over 20 countries. Along the way he has been Grammy nominated, appeared on TV shows in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Denmark and the USA, had his own radio show and played in venues as diverse as stripclubs, trains, riverboats, concert halls, stadiums, honky tonks, casinos and outback aboriginal reservations.
Now based in Hamburg, Peter continues to tour the world and returns to his native New Zealand to perform with the Oxo Cubans when his schedule permits.

Max Merritt   www.maxmerritt.com.au

Max has become a legend in Australasian music over the past forty years. During the last decade Max Merritt and the Meteors played to ever increasing audiences, made up of both long-time fans and kids who experienced his music live for the first time. Going from strength to strength, the band continued to be one of the most popular and sought after Headline Attractions for Special Events and Music Festivals in Australia and New Zealand.
However, in April 2007 Max discovered he was suffering from the rare autoimmune disorder Goodpastures Syndrome which left him with total kidney failure. To ill to tour and perform, he fell on hard times.
As a mark of respect and affection for Max, the Australasian entertainment industry rallied to stage a fundraising concert at Melbourne's Palais Theatre on 21 October 2007 that raised over $200,000.00 to sustain him.
Max was recently inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame.
Brian Cadd   www.briancadd.com

Australian Rock Icon Brian Cadd has been on the road and in the Music Industry for 43 years with a massive career containing many musical adventures in many countries and markets. He continues to move forward with two new albums currently in production and an eagerly awaited autobiography to be published early next year.
Brian has also become much more involved with various charities. He performs an exhausting round of shows and events each year for a large number of charity organizations and can be counted on to lend a hand wherever needed.
To that end he has become involved in an organization that is very close to his heart and to which he gives every spare moment. In July 2007 he became a Director on the Board of the Music Industry benevolent trust, SUPPORT ACT LIMITED. This organization raises and distributes funds to musicians, production crew, producers, writers and other Industry members who have fallen on hard times.
As the Director in charge of State Branches, Brian has opened Support Act branches in Victoria and South Australia with new ones opening this year in New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.
In addition, seven years ago, he formed the now notorious Music Industry lunch group, THE DEBONAIRS. Originally started in Victoria with 12 members, the Debonairs have grown into an organization in 3 States with over 1500 members. A most successful social and networking organization, it also provides an enormous talent pool for the various activities and events that provide funds for SUPPORT ACT (www.supportact.com.au).
Widely regarded as a genuine "living legend", in 2009 Brian celebrated 43 years as a performer, writer and producer. From the seminal 60's bands The GROOP and AXIOM, through a highly successful solo career in Australia in the 70's followed by 20 years in the US and Europe writing for Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters, The Bellamy Brothers and many more, Brian continues to work as an artist, producer and writer and for the betterment of the music Industry.

Broderick Smith   www.brodericksmith.com/

Australian Rock icon Broderick Smith has been a clerk, storeman, soldier, advertising copywriter, graphic artist and actor and singer-songwriter.

In the early 80's, Craig & Broderick shared the stage as founding members of Yamaha Music Australia's "YAMAHA BIG BAND" and the legendary 20 piece "VIC STATE OPRY" which released one album and performed to critical acclaim at the Tamworth Music Festival & The Gympie Music Muster.

Broderick sings, plays harmonica and guitar. He writes his own material and performs other songwriter’s material as well. His stage and TV experience enables him to communicate with any audience.
Broderick started playing folk and blues music back in 1962. Leaving school and having a variety of jobs, he joined legendary Blues outfit the Adderley Smith Blues Band.
In 1968 Broderick was kidnapped by the government of the day and press-ganged into the Australian Army for 2 years, in which he spent most of the time trying to stay out of trouble.
Upon his eventual release after the collapse of the Liberal junta he helped form a country roots type act called Sundown. His first commercially recorded work was on Harvest EMI records in 1972 with Carson, a boogie and blues band. This was his first real taste of travelling the country and playing music.
Then in 1973 he helped form The Dingoes, the legendary country rock group that is a main inspiration behind the modern country rock explosion. The Dingoes aim in life was actually to carry on the great work done by another band called Country Radio and explore the possibilities of blending Bush music with R’n’B.
The Dingoes were signed up to American management in 1976 and went there to live and work until the end of 1978.
Broderick eventually came back to Australia and formed the Big Combo. During this time he also sang on the Andrew Durant Memorial concert album.
He’s released fifteen albums to date, nine under his own name, recording in Australia, Canada and the US. He has recorded with Cat Stevens, Jimmy Barnes, Steve Cropper, The Memphis Horns, Buffy Saint Marie, Phil Ochs, Ted Egan, Tommy and Phil Emmanuel. The list goes on and on.
Musicians joining Broderick on recent recordings have been known collectively as "The Guild".
Broderick's current CD IS "Unknown Country" with Matt Walker and Shannon Bourne.
he shares the harmonica chair with Ian Collard in the Backsliders, a NSW act featuring Dom Turner on guitar and Rob Hirst from Midnight Oil on drums.
Brod holds workshops on songwriting, vocals and harmonica. His workshops have taken him all over his home state, into schools, prisons, reformatories, as well as music stores.
He has been involved in the writing of around 200 songs and his solo albums have seen him writing virtually all the lyrics. He generally starts off with the lyric in a prose form and then when the music is written, tends to change the lyrics to suit the music. Broderick believes lyrics should say something and not just be something to sing along to.




Rockshop   www.rockshop.co.nz/

The NZ Rockshop concept was created in the mid 80's recognising that New Zealand needed a flagship music retail company. Building on extensive experience overseas in the UK and Europe, Managing Director Mick Webb bought an Auckland music store in 1986 and the first NZ Rockshop was opened.
The philosophy was simple. Buy quality product in bulk, promote aggressively through innovative marketing and offer real value for money.
Today, NZ Rockshops are NZ's biggest chain of wholly owned music stores and currently have 19 locations throughout 13 cities.
The Oxo Cubans are among the New Zealand artists that have been endorsed by this successful national brand.

Creatavision Partnership   www.creatavision.co.nz

The brainchild of multi skilled artist Clinton Herdman & Oxo Cubans saxman Brian Omundsen, Creatavision Partnership is situated in Otematata at the start of the rugged McKenzie Country in NZ's South Island.
Kylie Harris   www.kylieharris.com/home.html

Outstanding New Zealand singer songwriter based in Nashville
Billy Ebeling & the Late for Dinner Band   http:/www.billyebeling.com/

Brother of Oxo Cubans Bluesman Terry Ebeling, Billy has traveled the globe spreading his unique style of music to the masses. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas USA, he has toured Europe, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Central America and Fiji. Billy spent twelve years playing in New Zealand and Australia with his own band and with The Ebeling Brothers. A prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Billy's recorded sixteen albums to date.
Along the way he has played with or opened for Brownie McGhee, Red Holloway, Buckwheat Zydeco, Taj Mahal, Keb' Mo', Robert Jr Lockwood, John Hammond, Johnny Johnson, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, W.C. Clark, Tailgators, Rosie Ledet and Wayne Toups.

The Video Factory   www.videofactory.co.nz/

Located in Dunedin NZ, The Video Factory is equiped and staffed to handle most Shooting, Computer Graphic, Sound or Postproduction challenges.
With extensive experience in television production and state of the art equipment, The Video Factory was the perfect choice to film "live" for television & Arena the Oxo Cubans 05' and 06' New Years Eve concerts and the bands 07' "Concert in the Round".
Glozier Audio Visual   www.glozier.com.au

Glozier Audio Visual is an Australian production company owned by Oxo Cuban front of house engineer Simon Glozier.
Situated in Bendigo Victoria, they design, build, service and operate a wide range of Audio Visual equipment.
With over 30 years experience, Glozier Audio Visual services all aspects of the AV industry.

Malcolm McCallum   www.malmccallum.com

Mal is an Auckland based singer, songwriter and performer.
Mal‘s music is acoustic based folk rock, his songs are full of stories and journeys that describe feelings we all share, but from a unique perspective. They look in detail at the parts of our lives that matter, our hearts, our minds and the environment around us, our laughter and our love.
Mal lived in Sydney for a number of years and his recording career spans a couple of decades
Dunedin Direct   www.dunedin-direct.co.nz/

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