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Steve Thomas Electric Group

  • Anthology 375 Karangahape Road Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Steve Thomas brings a new electric lineup to CJC.

This group is the culmination of Steve’s investigations into modifying and expanding the sound of the acoustic drum set using preparation devices such as electronics and found objects. Through the application of these devices, a new book of original music was penned for an ensemble that integrates both electronic and acoustic sound sources. These compositions provide the context for free improv, deep groove, and group interplay, and the group is looking forward to presenting this music at CJC.

Steve is an in-demand drummer based in Auckland, NZ who enjoys playing in a wide variety of musical contexts. As a sideman in the pop world Steve has collaborated with such artists as Avalanche City, Julia Deans, Tama Waipara and Hollie Smith as well as enjoying the chance to improvise alongside such luminary NZ jazz players as Nathan Haines, Jonathan Crayford, Kevin Field, Matt Penman and Will Vinson (UK).


Steve Thomas: drums / electronics / prepared materials
Mostyn Cole: electric bass
Andy Smith: electric guitar
Joel Vinsen: prepared electric guitar

Lukas Fritsch: alto sax
Chris Mason-Battley: soprano sax / electric wind instrument / electronics
Alan Brown: keyboards / synthesizer


$15 General Admission
$10 CJC Members
$10 Students
$5 CJC Student Members

+$1/per ticket for EFTPOS/CREDIT at door

Presale tickets available from Eventfinda until 5pm on day.

Door sales unless sold-out prior

Earlier Event: 11 September
Spirograph Studies (Melbourne)
Later Event: 25 September
Louisa Williamson Quintet (WGTN)