Local Legends at The Session with guest Darren Mathiassen
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|Wed 22 Aug ’12, 9:30pm||
Where: Matterhorn, 106 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: myele
Wellington's only weekly jam night, The Session, has been dishing out jams every Wednesday night at Matterhorn for 9 months running now thanks to a thriving Wellington music community and throughout August and September The Session introduces a series that features some of the star talents that the creative capital harbours.
Every fortnight from Wednesday the 8th of August, Local legends at The Session will feature a special guest musician who excels in their field and calls Wellington home. The Local Legends sessions provide an opportunity to see the guest musicians perform in a different musical context to their regular musical environs with The Session House Band, as well as a practical insight into their musical experience through the interactive open jam part of the evening where musicians in attendance are invited to play with the guest.
Local Legends guest # 2 – Darren Mathiassen (drums)
Renown for his stalwart drumming chops, Darren Mathiassen is one of New Zealand's most wanted and experienced drummers. His long-standing bond with sensational soul sister, Hollie Smith, has contributed toward top selling albums and headline performances at festivals around the globe. Darren has also contributed his high energy rhythmical talents to an incredibly long list of artists including Trinity Roots, Nathan Haines, Matt Penman, Don McGlashan and currently holds down the drums for Bella Kalolo and The Soul Symphony, Iva Lamkum and his own rock hip-hop trio, The Nok.
Darren has had the honour of opening shows for global superstars and legends such as Mos Def, Coldplay, Dr John, Simply Red, and Taj Mahal among others. And a few of the festivals and events he has appeared include: Glastonbury (UK), Blue Note Festival (France), Winter Olympics (Canada), Blues & Roots Fest (Aus/NZ), Rhythm & Vines (NZ), Big Day Out (NZ), WOMAD (NZ), and Grand Points North Festival (VT, USA).