Band And Deliver returns

Band and Deliver Girls jamming. Photo: Supplied.

A hugely successful series of gigs promoting free youth live music gigs last year is returning this month to open the door for more young musicians to pursue their musical future.

For 2024, Band And Deliver is delivering three gigs, in May, June and August, at The Jam Factory in the Historic Village in Tauranga City.

“Band And Deliver is an exciting project that enables young musos and their peers to gain live music performance, production experience and confidence in a chilled and nurturing environment that is steeped in creative camaraderie,” says one of the project’s musical champions, Marc Anderson.

Now in its second year, Band And Deliver is the brainchild collaboration of Marc, Aaron Wright and the music team at The Jam Factory — Nigel Gregory and Bret Williams.

Marc, known for his event and festival work in the city, is also a seasoned musician with an incredible career working with an impressive song sheet of international acts such as Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Jimmy Barnes, Mary J Blige, Prince and even Michael Jackson the man himself.

Musician Aaron Wright is a music educator who is now working as Tauranga Boys’ College’s arts faculty head of department.

Nigel Gregory and Bret Williams both have a hardwired commitment to create accessible and supported opportunities to see young musicians flourish and to help develop their own audience and following.

Marc says Band And Deliver is not only for aspiring performers, but those interested in learning musicians’ stagecraft.

Aspiring music technicians are invited to have a go mixing and recording live sound, being introduced to a taste of what goes into live music production.

Liminal Band and Deliver. Photo: Supplied.

“Who wouldn’t want to play with all those buttons, lights and knobs and make live music sound even better?

If you are a school-age performer, solo, duo or band, who wants to take part, or a sponsor looking to support this ongoing initiative please sing out,” says Marc.

Band And Deliver is on tonight, May 17, then June 21, and August 9, at The Jam Factory, 17th Ave, Tauranga. To find out more, email:

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