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Mike Rigg

It all began as a wee lad when my father would play a trio of songs to me on his guitar. "Joy to the world", "sloop John. B" and " To love somebody." These were the songs that he knew and they made me fall in love with the sound of music, especially the guitar.

I was 11 when I joined my first band. I auditioned as the guitarist but wasn't quite up to par yet so I was given the bass guitarist roll instead. I was thrilled to be a part of the band and over the next year I continued to learn and grow as a musician. I fell in love with making music with my friends. Our band was called the MISFITS and won the Wellington "Battle of the bands" in 1999.

I have been involved with many bands since and have worked along side some of New Zealand's best bands such as "Supergroove" and "Evermore." My experience includes from performing at preseason super rugby games, New Year's Eve celebrations, weddings, corporate parties, music festivals, farmer's markets, local restaurants, and more. I enjoy all performances but my favourite are my performances in small intimate venues where I can connect more intimately with the audience.

Earlier Event: 6 May
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Later Event: 6 May
Shayne Cater