Zuru Nightglow 2016 
4.00pm to 9.00pm - Saturday 19th March 
The University of Waikato

Bring the family and join us for a night of fun and entertainment with live music from 4pm.

The Music

4.00pm - Simon Hirst

Simon Hirst is a Hamilton based songwriter who released an EP titled 'Shining In Silver' in November 2015. With a sound drawing comparisons to the pop music of Crowded House, he heads back into the studio in January to start work on his first full length album, to be released later in 2016. 

5.00pm - Tasty Brown

6.00pm - The Tonettes

The Tonettes are a diverse group of singers from the award winning Waikato Rivertones Chorus. The Tonettes will be performing an entertainment package of fun, upbeat pop songs from the 70's through to the current top 40 hits.   

7.00pm - Brendon Thomas & The Vibes

Bohemian trio Brendon Thomas & The Vibes, comprised of frontman Brendon Thomas, drummer Timothee Nolier and bassist Michael Anderson teleported from the psychadelic 60's to our TV screens early 2015, auditioning for the sophomore season of The X Factor NZ. 

The Auckland-based outfit applied for the show after the announcement of a bands category, a first in the show's international franchise. After a barnstorming take on Hendrix's Foxy Lady, Brendon and his stagemates earned themselves a reputation as a live highlight among the show's top 12.

Wearing their influences (Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Who) on their tassled sleeves, Brendon Thomas and The Vibes made their way to the show's grand final, putting their signature spin on every song they covered, smashing a few guitars and guiding their debut EP The Eclectic to #1 on the NZ iTunes charts.

Eventually taking third place in the show, the band is looking forward to returning to their well-worn gig circuit, and doing what they do best - delivering one of the most electric live shows around. They're currently bunkered in the studio with Split Enz legend Eddie Rayner working on a new EP, as well as ramping up to summer performances at Rhythm & Vines and Homegrown.

The Glow

7.45pm - The Glow

The main attraction! The balloons present a stunning light show to music.

8.20pm - The Fireworks

The final fireworks! Waikato pyrotechnic master, Dr Martin van Tiel creates another magical display!

After Glow

8.30pm - 9.00pm - Brendon Thomas & the Vibes

As the end of the night nears, Brendon Thomas & The Vibes will conclude the night's entertainment.

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