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Brookvale staff “banding” together

Jun 30, 2015Bus Express

Brought together by their shared love of live music, a number of Brookvale Depot staff have formed their own eight piece band and will play their first official gig together next month.

Lead Singer Sarah Taranaki, who performs regularly with band ‘Kotahi Groove’, said she knew of a number of colleagues who shared her enthusiasm and passion for music. “It was inevitable we would soon form our own depot band and then the ‘Brookie Band’ was born,” she said.

“It’s been a juggle trying to get everyone together due to different shifts, but we finally found a night suitable, and it’s been a lot of fun since.”

The band will be playing a one hour set from 7.30pm at the work social night on Friday 31 July at Brookvale Hotel, before Glen Waterhouse and his three piece band ‘Malibu’ perform the night out.

“We are excited to get out there, have fun and provide a bit of live music to our fellow workers, friends and family,” Sarah said.

The ‘Brookie Band’ will be playing a mix of pub rock, funk and soul, along with some modern songs. The band welcomes everyone to “come along and enjoy a fun-filled night ‘getting ya groove on’.”

In the band:

Sarah Taranaki – Lead Vocals / Percussion

Glen Waterhouse – Lead Vocal / Drummer

Alan Nolan – Harmonica / Vocal

Marty Manickum – Rhythm Guitar

Jimmy Barbour – Lead Guitar

James Makasiale – Vocal / Back-Up

Jamie Paku – Bass Guitar

Robert Iwan – Back Up Drummer / Percussion