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For the last nineteen years he has been playing in his hometown Dunedin, with iconic group, Oxo Cubans. The Oxo brand of dynamic entertainment and quality musicianship covers a wide range of musical styles and is enjoyed by appreciative audiences from all over the planet. The band continues to keep Marcel very busy. He is also in demand as a fill in drummer for all manners of shows and recording sessions.
Over the last nineteen years Marcel has built an enviable reputation as an inspiring drum educator. It’s here where Marcel challenges and shares with his students his many years of international touring and recording experience and his specialist knowledge and skills in all facets of being a drummer.
And as a drummer who once dressed up like a pixie and hurled speed and explosions at stadium crowds from behind his three bass drums, he is still, in 2023, totally at home living and breathing drums and educating others.
For more nformation please visit Marcel Rodeka
The Oxo Cubans
During their diverse careers, Craig Reeves, Doug Wright & Marcel Rodeka have shared the stage with a variety of iconic national and international performers including Queen, The Bellamy Brothers, Tom T Hall, Johnny Ray, Max Merritt, Rob Guest, Brian Cadd, Ricky Scaggs, Jimmy Barnes, Joan Armatrading, Mother Goose, Emmy Lou Harris, The Dave Hole Blues Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tammy Wynette, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Sir Bob Geldof.
Based in Dunedin New Zealand since 1993, the Oxos brand of dynamic entertainment and quality musicianship covers a wide range of musical styles and is enjoyed by appreciative music fans from all parts of the planet.
The band’s philosophy is to involve, encourage and promote local musicians and crew, resulting in an Oxo membership of over 200 Dunedin artists and a number of New Zealand & Australian national and international performers.
Over the past 20 years Oxo musicians have been an integral part of the Dunedin arts community. They are long-standing performing members of the Dunedin Operatic Society, The Southern Sinfonia, The Fortune Professional Theatre, Calder Prescott’s Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra, The Dunedin Festival of the Arts, the University of Otago Contemporary Music Faculty and the award winning St Kilda Brass.
The band has established a strong bond with Dunedin and southern New Zealand through performances for community organizations including The Otago Community Hospice, The Life Education Trust, The Southland M.S. Society, Youth First, The Cancer Society, the Volunteer Fire Service, The Dunedin Santa Parade Trust, the Malcam Trust, the Regent Theatre 24 hour Book sale, the Dunedin New Year’s Eve Octagon Concert and other community projects.
It could be the core Oxo Trio playing a café gig or house party or the Oxo 4, 5, or 6 piece “Big Combo” packing the dance-floor at a wedding reception. The 16-piece Oxo Country Rock Roadshow playing the Rodeo Circuit or the Oxo Classic Rhythm & Blues Big Band headlining a music festival, civic concert or corporate event.
An Oxo Cubans performance guarantees the audience a great time of excellent music and lively entertainment.
Please check out their skills on Youtube by visiting The Oxo Cubans, recorded at the Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers
For more information please visit The Oxo Cubans
When people are looking for a hard working, award winning country music singer/songwriter entertainer (Gold Guitars New Zealand, Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year, …), Kelvin Cummings is a name on the end of many people’s lips. Every performance shows energy and honesty in every show. This passion for music is highlighted further within his specially crafted songwriting and recording included in his albums One Year and I Want You To Be Happy.
With his charisma on stage likened to both Robbie Williams and George Michael, Kelvin has entertained and excited thousands of music fans throughout New Zealand, Australia, and USA in music festivals, charitable shows, televised Telethons and shows like “Stars In Their Eyes”, stage musicals, New Years Eve concerts, Christmas events, pre-match entertainment at sporting events, private events like weddings, birthdays, corporate events, songwriters in the round, public shows, and more. No audience is too large or small for this passionate performer.
Robyn Johnston is a singer from Dunedin. Robyn was a late comer to the Dunedin music scene, but has made her mark by writing a special song for her parents and releasing a CD called “Just what I need” to a packed Mayfair theatre. She is known for her smooth vocals and has an ability to sing in many different genres. Robyn sings on her own or as one half of the duo Tu Tu Tango with Doug Wright, keyboardist and a founding member of the Oxo Cubans. Singing is Robyn’s passion and with her other professional role as a Celebrant, Robyn incorporates her singing for couples getting married and also for the families of loved ones they have lost.