Tauranga boasts several recording studio's and a plethora of talented local musicians whose stories are recorded on these pages.

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Tauranga Jazz Festival (2004).

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Thomas Milne: Tauranga Municipal Band.
Thomas Milne was a keen bandsman and was secretary of the Tauranga Municipal Town Band for 13 years. This article
The Right Note: An Insight into Tauranga's Historical Music Scene by Graham Clark.
The Right Note features hundreds of never before seen historical photographs from the collections of those interviewed by Graham Clark.
Sundaise Festival 2015.
The Sundaise Music Festival is to be held on March 6th-8th, near Waihi. It is a three day music festival
Richard O'Brien at Lightwave Gallery.
What a gift we have in writer and musician Richard O'Brien.
Sometimes by Leilani Taula .
Leilani Taula showed great musical promise from a young age, even singing before she could talk. From being given the
The Sound of Music (1989).
Tauranga Operatic Society held a production of 'The Sound of Music' from 9th September to 23rd September 1989.
The Pirates of Penzance (1978).
From April 15th to 22nd in 1978 the Tauranga Choral and Operatic Society held a production of 'The Pirates of
My Fair Lady (1976).
In 1976 the Tauranga Choral & Operatic Society held a production of 'My Fair Lady'.
The Mikado or The Town of Titipu (1986).
In 1986 the Tauranga Operatic Society held a production of 'The Mikado'
Belle of New York (1959).
The Tauranga Choral and Operatic Society held a production of the musical, the 'Belle of New York' in June of
Cesaroni, the Great Italian Operatic Basso (1920).
On 6 October 1920, the Great Italian Operatic Basso, Cesaroni, performed in Tauranga. The event was recorded in an article
The Flame by Bonjour Swing: Album Launch (12 April 2012).
In 2012 Tauranga band Bonjour Swing launched their new album entitled 'The Flame'.
The Flame by Bonjour Swing (album).
The album 'The Flame' by Tauranga band Bonjour Swing was produced in 2012 by Fragile Colours Music, an independent record
All Roads Lead Home by Nine Mile Stone (album).
The album 'All Roads Lead Home' by Nine Mile Stone was produced by Fragile Colours Music, an independent record label
Brilleaux: Live at the Masonic (album).
The album 'Brilleaux: Live at the Masonic' by Tauranga band 'Brilleaux' was produced by Fragile Colours Music, an independent record
Light My Heart by Elizabeth Robinson (album).
The album 'Light My Heart' by Elizabeth Robinson was produced by Fragile Colours Music, an independent record label based in
Bonjour Swing (2012).
Tauranga band Bonjour Swing released their album 'The Flame' in February 2012.
Kokomo (2009).
Kokomo has to be considered an iconic Tauranga band. They would certainly be one of its longer surviving ones having
John Michaelz (2012).
John Michaelz vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion.
Sundaise Festival (2011).
The Sundaise Music Festival is to be held on March 10-11, at Dickey Flat near Waihi. It is a two
Red Hot Peppers.
The Red Hot Peppers originated in 1975 out of the 1953 Memorial Rock 'n' Roll Band. Originator, Robbie Laven, emigrated
Marion Arts.
“ Marion’s reputation as a lyrical and moving vocalist and her depth as a crafter of beautiful songs are legendary
Light My Heart by Elizabeth Robinson (album).
Fragile Colours Music is the label behind many albums produced by Tauranga musicians.
Situated in rural Welcome Bay, the Colour Field Recording Studio, run by Tim Julien, records albums for a variety of
2012 Tauranga Jazz festival 15.
The first National Jazz Festival was in 1963 at the Soundshell in Memorial Park and attracted around 300 people.