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Spring Chicken


Whitianga’s own youngest band, Spring Chicken are four dudes who enjoy playing good music, for people who enjoy good music. Music from the past and present. Classic tunes with classic memories. Great tunes from all genres, hatched by band members with experience to share with you.


Playing in places near you.


Contact for booking enquiries.

Contact info:

022 610 0498

Coromandel People

Meet the people who make up the Coromandel Creative Sector.

Whitianga Dixieland Band

A seven-piece band playing traditional New Orleans style jazz music.

Spring Chicken

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Brooke Dennehy Lakin

Writer, musician, performer, playwright and tutor.


Designer, muralist, illustrator

Rodger Jack Photography

Rodger Jack Whangamata Photographer

Kaetaeta Watson

Kaetaeta Watson Te Otanga maker, Kiribati raranga weaver and Pasifika artist

Scott Burst and The Flangers

Instrumental rock - play it loud!

Kate Hill

Multi-media visual artist in the Coromandel and Waikato.

Jane Parson - Printmaker

Jane’s contemporary artwork is inspired by the hills and coastline surrounding her home at Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula

Verena Tagmann

Verena is a mixed media artist. Mixed media allows combining various substances to the paint and various materials onto the painting surfac

Leanne Litherland

Leanne Litherland is a mixed media artist with a love of painting and printmaking.

Peter Augustin

Peter Augustin is a painter and printmaker. Peter’s art is figurative, face paintings and landscape in a lyrical abstract style.

Alan & Julia Rhodes

Alan and Julia Rhodes make stoneware pottery at Whenuakite.

Annie Smits Sandano

Annie Smits Sandano is a mixed media artist in Hahei/Cooks Beach.

Betty Collings

Betty Collings is a ceramics and sculpture artist in Hahei.

Colin Verner

Colin Verner is a wood and ceramic artist in Kuaotunu.

Kay de Blaauw

Kay de Blaauw is a contemporary mixed-media artist from Cooks Beach.

Lutz Gaebler

Lutz Gaebler is a mixed-media, pottery & sculpture artist in Kuaotunu.

Margherita Giampietri

Margherita Gimapietri is a painter and watercolour artist in Whitianga.

Meg Auth

Meg Auth is an art jeweller based in Hahei.

Michaela Palacios

Michaela Palacois is a lampworked glasswork artist in Kuaotunu.

Peter Matai Johnston

Peter Matai Johnston is a textiles and mixed-media artist in Wharekaho.

Pippa Le Lievre

Pippa is a painter, watercolour & mixed-media artist in Kuaotunu.

Roimata Taimana

Roimata Taimana is a fine ink artist in Kuaotunu.

Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon is a painter in Ferry Landing.

Sharon Wright

Sharon Wright is a photographer, pastel artist and printmaker in Whitianga.

Vanessa McKay

Vanessa McKay is a Pottery Artist in Coroglen.

Warwick Lidgard

Warwick Lidgard is a painter in Rings Beach.

Debbie Emslie

Debbie Emslie is a watercolour & pastel artist in Tairua.

Michael Harrison

Michael is a painter, watercolour & mixed-media artist in Tairua.

Tracey Walker

Tracey Walker is a mixed-media & photography artist in Tairua.

Lisa Gifford

Lisa Gifford is a dancer and runs En Pointe Dance Studio in Whitianga.

Peter Lawrence

Peter Lawrence AKA The Rockin Realtor is a musician from Whitianga.

Gemma Louden

Gemma Louden is a singer/songwriter from Te Kouma Bay, Coromandel.

Lets Go Descarrego!

Let's Go Descarrego! are an acoustic folk punk duo in Whitianga.

Stewart Pedley

Stewart Pedley is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer in Whitianga.

Crimson Coast

Crimson Coast are a melodic rock band from Thames.

Pete Delete

Pete Delete is a poet and artist in Whenuakite

Andy Santos

Andy Santos is a jazz guitarist in Wharekaho/Simpson's Beach.

Fabian Roberts

Fabian Roberts is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter in Whitianga.

Gerald (Jerry) Thoma

Jerry Thoma is a rock, folk, country musician in Hahei

Howard Saunders

Howard Saunders is a poet in Hotwater Beach.

Katarina Lee

Katarina Lee is a childrens and young teen author in Kaimarama, Whitianga.


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Sarah Morcom

Sarah Morcom is an indie pop singer/songwriter from Purangi/Cooks Beach.

Soul Sax Plus

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Dave Rhodes is a sound engineer and music producer in Whitianga.

Charlene Scott

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Hans-Leo Peters

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Cassandra Nevin

Artist & documentary maker

Yvette Audain

Yvette Audain is a musician, composer & tutor in Whitianga.

Deborah Hide-Bayne

Deborah Hide-Bayne is an artist, photographer and author in Coromandel.

Ian Preece

Ian Preece is a photographer in Kuaotunu.

Diane Connors

Writes plays and jukebox musicals

Rob Fort

A lifetime of developing creative skills & exploring natural environment…

Christina McGrath

Using paints, pastels, and other supplies...

Tipene Music

Allan A Beaver

Allan Beaver is a Coromandel Town visual artist working in pastels and oils.

Airdrie Hamilton

Airdrie Hamilton is a Mercury Bay visual artist.

Anne Bowden

Anne Bowden is a Mercury Bay mosaic artist.

Natasha Courtney

Natasha Courtney is a woodworker in Hahei.

Tim Aldrich

Tim Aldrich is a woodcarver/sculptor in Tairua.

Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper is a designer of handcrafts in Thames.

Liz Hart

Liz Hart is a visual artist in Tairua.

Fatu Feu’u

Fatu Feu’u is a multimedia visual artist in Thames.

Jocelyn Pratt

Jocelyn Pratt is a sculptor in Thames.

Bernadette Ross

Bernadette Ross is a Mixed Flax and Fibre Artist in Whangamata.

Dessa Bluu

Dessa Bluu is a glass mosaic artist in Tairua.

Gretha Whyte

Gretha Whyte is a fibre artist in Opoutere.

Joanne Mahoney

Joanne Mahoney is a mixed media visual artist in Whangamata.

Shaun Fay

Shaun Fay is a writer and song writer in Whangamata.

Coro Sonic Lab

Matt Sephton is a Sound Engineer in Coromandel.

Paula McNeill

Paula McNeill is a visual artist in Tairua.

Barbara von Seida

Barbara Von Seida is an acrylic & watercolour artist in Coromandel.

Heidi Turner

Heidi Turner is a mixed media artist and jeweller in Tairua.

Lynne Robinson

Lynne is a printmaking artist in Whangamata.

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly is a musician and music tutor in Thames.

Kate Ewing

Kate Ewing is a craft jeweller in Thames.

Raewyn Hildreth

Raewyn Hildreth is a flax weaver in Whitianga.

Lindsay Nicholls

Lindsay is a painter in Coromandel.

Deb Brock

Deb Brock is a Painter, Workshop Facilitator in Ruamahunga Bay, Thames Coast.

Gary Nevin

Gary Nevin is a ceramic artist in Whenuakite.

Diann Cade

Diann Cade is a Visual Artist in Coromandel.

Julie Pijfers

Julie Pijfers is a Jeweller in Coromandel.

Kay Ogilvie

Kay Ogilvie is a Potter, Sculptor and Painter in Coromandel.

Linda Sampson

Linda Sampson is a Visual Artist in Coromandel.

Jude Elliot

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Robyn Lewis

Robyn Lewis is a Potter/Textile Artist in Coromandel Town.

Stephanie Parkyn

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Sally Tennent-Brown

Sally Tennent-Brown is a Visual Artist in Coromandel.

Paul & Kathy Heffernan

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Raewyn Penrose

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Pam Mundell

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Sally Samins

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Souzie Speerstra

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Wendy Walls

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Michael Smither

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Nathan Simpson

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Tina Carey

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Gaylene Lonergan

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Roger Harwood

Roger Harwood is a woodworker in Purangi.

Julie Burns-Nevin

Julie Burns-Nevin is a potter and also teaches harekeke weaving.

John Smith

JaM Soy wax Candles made by John Smith in Tairua.

Bob Drummond

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Max Byrne

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Becs Wood

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Ginney Deavoll

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Emma Mudgway

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Susan Dunster

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Meghan Hawkes

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Floyd Johnston

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Maureen Allison

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Monique Rush

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Cherry Estcourt

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Sarah Alves

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Jill Cameron

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Rachel Olsen

Rachel Olsen is a visual artist in the Cooks Beach area.

Andy Scholz

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Rebekah Pearson

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Angelique Delano

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Lynley Russek

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Lisa Passmore

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Erica Lyons

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Elizabeth Mather

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Kenzie Sampson

Kenzie is a visual artist based in Cooks Beach and founder of the Coromandel Gig Guide.

Kelly Harrison

Kelly Harrison is an artist in Coromandel Town creating authentic Toi Maori.

Leanne Adams

Leanne Adams is a contemporary abstract artist in Whitianga.

Christine Hatton

Christine is a Sculptor based at Sailors Grave specialising in stone and wood.

Peter Plumb

Peter Plumb is a Master Carver of Pounamu in Thames.