meetTHElocals/Ōtautahi Artists

 Ōtautahi & Waitaha Artists

(Christchurch & Canterbury Regions)

We are working continuously to include all Artists across Ōtautahi & Waitaha on this page and will go live with other regions ASAP.
We would love to feature you and/or your band so get in touch!

Meet Our Locals

Find and connect with a Local Ōtautahi & Waitaha Artist below and click EVENTcalendar to find their next and upcoming gigs.


Kate Owen

A truly wonderful soul, all the feels, all the time. A household name for us down here and recently releasing her album not a proper girl she is a master of her craft and a hero of the local scene.

Luca Joass

Up and coming, ability beyond with a haunting soulful voice and a banger on his guitar. Simply gorgeous.

Jaz Paterson

Bringing raw emotion, honesty and strength with her awesome originals, don’t miss this up and coming local beauty. Modern Chill-POP at it’s best.

Sacha Vee

Super-Soul & Super-Cool since ages ago. Internationally acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Neo-Soul artist, local music guru & founder of SOLE music academy.

Leah Kelsey

Wonderfully dreamy, up and coming singer/songwriter. Gentle swaying and daydreaming ahead.

Willie McArthur

A true legend in the Canterbury music scene this ginger, gentle giant is a true triple threat and can do it all.


Groovy-licious, smooth neo-jazzy fun, a beautiful blend of indie, POP and RnB. Like a little hot pocket filled with soul.

Maria Flores

Full of soul and subtle power, currently continuing her music studies in contemporary music at Ara institute, catch this stunner in her solo/duo/trio combos around town.


Melts like butter, treat your ears. Wonderful renditions by this stunning performer.

Stephen McDaid

With music in his DNA, hailing from Culdaff, Ireland, bringing you country & folk inspired tunes solo with his guitar or rocking out with local band Headrush.

Adam McGrath

Lovely full tones and raspy character, Adam is a seasoned folk singer and performer. Taking the stage on solo and with his band The Eastern keep an eye out for his new project Chulainn’s Dogs.


Part of the Fillets, Saint Peter’s Thursday, running Boo’s Open Mic and performing solo, this little nugget of awesome is one to keep on your radar.

Amber Carly Williams

Neo-POP and chilled rock sounds. Feisty, strong & full of spark as well as soft, sweet & super talented.

Taylor Dukes

Crossing genres landing somewhere between pop and neo-soul, this gorgeous song-writer is a true treat.

miss Candy AppleBottom aka VonLeon

An artist in the truest sense, music, comedy and visual arts, this amazing performer is a real multi threat. A split personality and the sexiest legs on stage.

Emma Dilemma

Always fun, always cool, like, supercool.



Rocky, Bluesy and awesomely Funky this band comes to entertain! Comes in Band & Duo Flavour and tastes great from cover to original, yummy Neo-Pop.

The Fillets

You are sure to have a blast with this super energetic band whose amazing repertoire spans across the ages.

Assembly Required

Entertainers extraordinaire, covering all your favourites and some originals to boot, there’s never a dull moment with these guys, guaranteed to get you up ’till you drop.


This soulful duo comes to play. Big vocals, piano & cajon, done.


It’s a tough world we live in, but wonderful music always helps, and there’s always room for this awesomely weird but tasteful garage-pop band led by Samuel Keelty.


Music for the Mind, Body and Soul. Seriously though, get your groove on.


A four-piece band helmed by Mim Jensen. MIM is here to stay with their delectable, emotive & attention-demanding songs.

Saint Peter’s Thursday

The next big thing, come party with this death filthy grunge rock trio!

Pretty Stooked

Proper getting lost in the wonderfully crafted sounds of their blissful neo-jazzy, groovy tunes.

The Eastern

One of Aotearoa’s most beloved mythic roots band lead by Adam McGrath. If you don’t know, now you know.


Energy off the wall musical chairs with instruments aka an awesome show, gotta have that funky rock, NOW!