Entertainment

See Toast’s outstanding musical line-up for 2019.

The Entertainment

The Entertainment

10:00AM

Dry River

10:00am - 12:30pm:
Courtney Naera. A Toast favourite here at Dry River, Courtney will ease you into the day with jazz and funk tunes.

Luna Estate

10:00am - 11:40am:
TV DiSKO.  A vinyl only set performance of a treasure trove of treats, tinctures and
tonics. A mind melting sound sonic souvlaki of genres and geographies.

10:15AM

Te Kairanga & Martinborough Vineyard

10:15am - 11:30am:
Wellington based super covers band The Noodles are ready to entertain you with their large repertoire, guaranteed to get you dancing. From rock to contemporary music from the 60s to today.

10:30AM

Ata Rangi

10:30am:
Jimmy & The Jets are a band of super-talented musicians with a killer repertoire of up-tempo tunes you know and love - and those you’ve forgotten you love!

Dry River

10:30am - 12:30pm:
Try your luck at the golf hole-in-one challenge. Fantastic prizes to be won!

Margrain Vineyard

10:30am - 11:30am:
The Fox and the Woolf. Legendary muso Rodger Fox and his Band team up to magical effect with the ever popular Ray Woolf and the delightful Erna Ferry.

Muirlea Rise

10:30am - 5:00pm (all day):
Hipnotics and The Party Mammals, alternating sets throughout the day. The Hipnotics are a high energy dance band performing sets of popular covers from across the decades, including latest hits, and featuring singing sensation Christina Cusiel, regarded by many as the best in the business. This impressive band also features Shapeshifter drumming legend Darren Mathiassen.
The Party Mammals perform classic party music plus renditions of some soaring ballads, and are led by legendary Kiwi band leader David Greer, and include special guest American saxophonist Steven Meier.

Palliser Estate

10:30am - 11:30am:
A Small Victory. This powerful acoustic trio specialises in blues, pop, soul and gospel music from the 1930s to today for a relaxed, toe-tapping and intimate performance.

Tirohana Estate

10:30am - 5:30pm (all day):
Wall to wall entertainment with Fingers Crossed, Meryl Cassie and Shaun Preston performing alternate sets from 10am to close. Fingers Crossed, our favourite trio, are back with their sweet sounds and solid mix of tunes that you can sing and dance along to. Fresh from her tour of South Africa, South Korea and New Zealand as the first female ringmistress in a globally-touring cirque production, Meryl Cassie brings soul and R&B to Tirohana along with her unique MC skills. Shaun Preston is not to be missed and a highlight of the day with his stellar talent - performing hits from the Killers to Elton John and everything in between - and perhaps some leaping around on his baby grand piano too!

Vynfields

10:30am - 12:00pm:
Covering a range of all your favourite sing-along hits The Relatives deliver the quintessential excitement of a fun, energetic band and will have everyone dancing for hours.

10:45AM

Escarpment

10:45am - 11:15am:
Don’t miss the dumpling making demo from Vicky Ha of House of Dumplings

11:15AM

Escarpment

11:15am - 2:00pm:
For a foot stomping good time – Wellington’s Hobnail Band will take you on a journey packed with country, folk and Kiwi celtic music. Don’t miss the action.

11:20AM

Ata Rangi

11:20am:
Carlos Navae returns with his dynamite 7-piece band with salsa and Latin fusion guaranteed to have you on your feet. 

11:30AM

Margrain Vineyard

11:30am - 12:30pm:
Second to none for musical variety and entertainment factor, Mojo will keep you on the dance floor during band breaks.

Palliser Estate

11:30am - 12:30pm:
Satisfactions Acoustic Duo, playing laid back and popular tunes to build on the relaxed vibe and help ease you into the day.

11:40AM

Luna Estate

11:40am - 1:40pm:
7 Seconds to Luna. Martinborough’s Nick and Leah will delight your listening senses with their guitar skills and vocals, adding their own funky style and vibe to a range of well-loved songs - think fun, smooth, soulful, relaxed, Latino Bossanova.

12:00PM

Te Kairanga & Martinborough Vineyard

12:00pm - 3:00pm:
Uncle Monkey are returning to grace the stage at Te Kairanga this Sunday for Toast Martinborough. From humble beginnings winning Wellington’s ‘Battle of the Bands’, Uncle Monkey have become one of New Zealand’s most-loved home-grown bands. The 3-piece are well known for their engaging live performances which has seen them perform alongside Dave Dobbyn, Trinity Roots, The Exponents and Paul Kelly in London. Carl Webley (vocals/guitar), Sam Hyde (vocals/bass guitar) and Steve Carlin (vocals/drums) of the band describe their music as high-energy acoustic-rock with big-harmonies. Over 25-years together they’ve got an extensive repertoire of all your favourite songs from bands like Fleetwood Mac and U2 through to Mumford & Sons and Empire of the Sun. Come dance Toast Martinborough away with Uncle Monkey.

Vynfields

12:00pm - 3:00pm:
The Shenanigans: Swing and dance to the every popular Shenanigans feisty Irish/Celtic rock with the very talented Justin, Jane, Paul and Maurice.

12:10PM

Ata Rangi

12:10pm:
Jimmy & The Jets are a band of super-talented musicians with a killer repertoire of up-tempo tunes you know and love - and those you’ve forgotten you love!

12:30PM

Dry River

12:30pm - 3:00pm:
Battle-Ska Galactica. A high-energy ska band from Wellington, known for rambunctious live shows mixing old-school and new-school ska, and blending horns, multiple singers and a powerful rhythm section into a truly unique sound.

Margrain Vineyard

12:30pm - 1:30pm:
The Fox and the Woolf. Legendary muso Rodger Fox and his Band team up to magical effect with the ever popular Ray Woolf and the delightful Erna Ferry.

Palliser Estate

12:30pm - 2:30pm:
A Small Victory. This powerful acoustic trio specialises in blues, pop, soul and gospel music from the 1930s to today for a relaxed, toe-tapping and intimate performance.

1:00PM

Ata Rangi

1:00pm:
Carlos Navae returns with his dynamite 7-piece band with salsa and Latin fusion guaranteed to have you on your feet. 

1:30PM

Margrain Vineyard

1:30pm - 2:30pm:
Second to none for musical variety and entertainment factor, Mojo will keep you on the dance floor during band breaks.

1:40PM

Luna Estate

1:40pm - 2:00pm:
TV DiSKO.  A vinyl only set performance of a treasure trove of treats, tinctures and
tonics. A mind melting sound sonic souvlaki of genres and geographies.

1:50PM

Ata Rangi

1:50pm:
Jimmy & The Jets are a band of super-talented musicians with a killer repertoire of up-tempo tunes you know and love - and those you’ve forgotten you love!

2:00PM

Luna Estate

2:00pm - 4:30pm:
Sam Manzanza & the Afro Beat Band.  Sam Manzana, the legendary congolese Afrobeat Maestro, leads this merry band of Wellington's finest musos to bring you the hot and spicy rhythms of Africa. African music is for DANCING, with a wild blend of traditional African rhythms, ska, funk, soul, blues, reggae, rumba and rock!

2:15PM

Escarpment

2:15pm - 5:00pm:
Midge Marsden is New Zealand’s most legendary Kiwi rhythm and blues player, with a musical career spanning four decades. Wear your dancing shoes and join Midge and his band as they rock the afternoon away. You won’t want to leave!

2:30PM

Margrain Vineyard

2:30pm - 3:30pm:
The Fox and the Woolf. Legendary muso Rodger Fox and his Band team up to magical effect with the ever popular Ray Woolf and the delightful Erna Ferry.

Palliser Estate

2:30pm - 5:00pm:
A rocking four-piece with over 15 years of experience, The Satisfactions playing hits from the sixties, disco tracks of the seventies, chart-toppers of the eighties to the present day. An absolute crowd-pleaser.

2:40PM

Ata Rangi

2:40pm:
Carlos Navae returns with his dynamite 7-piece band with salsa and Latin fusion guaranteed to have you on your feet. 

3:00PM

Dry River

3:00pm - 5:00pm:
High Society. Wowing the crowd at Dry River for Toast 2018, High Society are known for playing “jazz with a punch”, turning the jazz scene on its head with a repertoire of jazzified contemporary numbers and true American Songbook classics.

Vynfields

3:00pm - 4:30pm:
Covering a range of all your favourite sing-along hits The Relatives deliver the quintessential excitement of a fun, energetic band and will have everyone dancing for hours.

3:15PM

Te Kairanga & Martinborough Vineyard

3:15pm - 5:00pm:
Start and end your 'Toast Martinborough' at Te Kairanga Wines with Loose Jandal; enjoying the dynamic original-sounding duet of Nick Main (vocals and acoustic guitar) & Bryan Perkins (electric bass guitar).

Loose Jandal provide a unique groovy sound - Nick captures the essence of the best cover tunes, with rhythmic acoustic guitar and a vocal range which captures the essences of songs across the ages, whether it's Neil Young or Paul Simon, Kurt Cobain or Jack Johnson. Bryan locks in with fat bass lines delivering a big tight sound. So enjoy the very best of live music with even better wine and tasty foods.

You'll be raising your glass, while singing along or tapping your toes to the glorious tunes of Loose Jandal. So make sure you get into the vibe early in the day - and enjoy the best of hip live sounds of Loose Jandal.

3:30PM

Ata Rangi

3:30pm:
Jimmy & The Jets are a band of super-talented musicians with a killer repertoire of up-tempo tunes you know and love - and those you’ve forgotten you love!

Margrain Vineyard

3:30pm - 4:30pm:
Second to none for musical variety and entertainment factor, Mojo will keep you on the dance floor during band breaks.

4:20PM

Ata Rangi

4:20pm:
Carlos Navae returns with his dynamite 7-piece band with salsa and Latin fusion guaranteed to have you on your feet. 

4:30PM

Luna Estate

4:30pm - 5:30pm:
TV DiSKO.  A vinyl only set performance of a treasure trove of treats, tinctures and
tonics. A mind melting sound sonic souvlaki of genres and geographies.

Margrain Vineyard

4:30pm - 5:00pm:
The Fox and the Woolf. Legendary muso Rodger Fox and his Band team up to magical effect with the ever popular Ray Woolf and the delightful Erna Ferry.

The Square

4:30pm - 7:00pm:
Make your way back to The Square and welcome The Noodles, who'll be performing popular classic rock, to contemporary music from the sixties to today.  Perfect tunes for dancing before heading home!

9:15AM

The Square

9:15am - 10:45am:
Hear our favourite crooner, Steve Carlin welcome you to The Square and to another great Toast festival!  

Entertainment running all day

Muirlea Rise

Hipnotics and The Party Mammals, alternating sets throughout the day. The Hipnotics are a high energy dance band performing sets of popular covers from across the decades, including latest hits, and featuring singing sensation Christina Cusiel, regarded by many as the best in the business. This impressive band also features Shapeshifter drumming legend Darren Mathiassen.
The Party Mammals perform classic party music plus renditions of some soaring ballads, and are led by legendary Kiwi band leader David Greer, and include special guest American saxophonist Steven Meier.

Tirohana Estate

Wall to wall entertainment with Fingers Crossed, Meryl Cassie and Shaun Preston performing alternate sets from 10am to close. Fingers Crossed, our favourite trio, are back with their sweet sounds and solid mix of tunes that you can sing and dance along to. Fresh from her tour of South Africa, South Korea and New Zealand as the first female ringmistress in a globally-touring cirque production, Meryl Cassie brings soul and R&B to Tirohana along with her unique MC skills. Shaun Preston is not to be missed and a highlight of the day with his stellar talent - performing hits from the Killers to Elton John and everything in between - and perhaps some leaping around on his baby grand piano too!