12 – 4:30 pm, Saturday 11 August, 2018
Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd.
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 event truly is “all ages” – a Kids’ Disco, a live Band for the grownups (that the kids will enjoy too), Circus entertainment, food, face painting and a performance by one of New Zealand’s top family entertainment groups.
It’s all here and it’s all free!
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.
A free event for the whole family – first in, first served.
This event will be bonkers!
For more info and updates, keep an eye on the Free Family Fun Day Mash Up Facebook page.
About the Acts
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. Their brand new track Moolah is brought to you with the help of NZ on Air, who are now offering grant opportunities to the ‘family music’ community. Captain Festus is among the first recipients of this grant. Compared to Spike Milligan and Monty Python, this lot are more fun than a squirrel up ya jumper!
The new single ‘Moolah’ is available on most digital platforms and is proudly distributed by DRM Music (NZ). The video for ‘Moolah’ is available on YouTube and Vimeo, and via their website. For extra giggles, you can also check out The Making of Moolah.
Le Cirque de JP: JP studied at the French Circus School, and has worked as a Clown Doctor (France and Italy) in the Children’s Oncology & Serious Burns unit for 2 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. He has recently performed at for Westpac’s anniversary, and for Sky City VIP events.
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
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.