Wellington born David Feehan is simply one of NZs premier vocalists, with four albums to his credit, and involvement in over 20 more. David has sung all over the world and appeared at venues as exclusive as Ronnie Scotts (London) and Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), with artists as diverse as the Buena Vista Social Club, Tom Jones, Bill Reichenbach and Greg Bissonette. He is versatile and sings in most genres but was bought up appreciating the jazz vocal standards. Currently teaching privately as well as performing, David has performed all over NZ and been a sought after studio vocalist since the mid 1960s with vocal support on over a dozen top ten N.Z. singles.
Swiss born Coco Favre is a multilingual, multi-genre singer who has toured Europe, Mexico and North Africa as both a singer and dancer. She has worked as a session singer in Geneva, Switzerland and New Zealand, and performed in numerous bands all over the world. Coco recently released her debut Jazz album ‘Introducing…Coco Favre’ and will be singing some of her sultry Jazz, French and soulful Latin from the album along with some new songs. She has also produced much of the vocals on David’s new album and is sought after as a studio vocalist and tutor.
Dawn has been a longstanding student of David Feehan and specialises in adapting Jazz Standards. Based in Wellington, she has also studied; like Coco and David; at the prestigious Tuscany Vocal Workshop in Italy. She was also a founding member of the A Capella group 10DD led by Julie Lamb. Dawn released her first CD (Alternative Medicine) in December 2013. Dawn will include some songs from the album in her set.
Andy Mauafua (Guitar)
Andy works as a session guitarist and has worked with some of NZs leading recording artists such as Annie Crummer, Iva Lamkum, Bella Kalolo, Ardijah, Adeaze, Lisa Tomlins, Deva Mahal & David Feehan. He has played at some of NZs biggest music festivals such as Womad , Rhythm & Vines, Pasifika, Parachute etc.. and most of NZs Jazz Festivals, as well as touring overseas at the Glastonbury Festival (UK), Switzerland, Austria, Korea and Singapore. In 2005 Andy studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was awarded the coveted ‘World Scholarship’, an award given to students who show the most promise and potential.
Paul Mouncey (Bass)
Since graduating from Massey University with a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2002, Paul Mouncey has been a frequent performer in a wide variety of musical projects in Wellington. He was a founding member of award winning original rock group OdESSA who released 2 studio albums and toured extensively. Paul is fluent in many genres but loves playing Funk, Latin and Rock, he performs regularly with Son Clave, Samba Society,
Penny and The Jets and The 5 O clock shadows amongst others.
Phil Hornblow (Keys)
Phil has worked in the recording & music industry for 20 years in New Zealand. ‘Vision Studios’ is the music production business that he owns and manages. Phil has experience producing music in a wide range of genres, ranging from recording work with the NZSO and various classical choral ensembles to music production work for the recent television series, Karaoke High, and numerous radio and television commercials. He has
designed and built two music production facilities where he has engineered and produced material for a large number of recording artists, including production and keyboards on David’s ‘Cuatro’ Album. Currently teaching music at Whitireia Music Conservatorium.
Olivia Campion (Drums)
Olivia Campion grew up in Hawkes Bay where she was immersed in music from a young age, learning the piano, flute and drums. Recently she has graduated from NZSM with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) with First Class. Alongside performing and teaching in Wellington City, Olivia enjoys performing around the country for various events including the Martinborough Jazz Festival.
Sean Feehan (Percussion)
Sean is a multi-instrumentalist who focuses attention on Percussion, Drums and Vocals. As well as playing for his father in the versatile David Feehan Band, Sean has many musical and creative projects to keep his busy brain occupied, including originals band “To Seek Asylum” He is also an accomplished dancer and actor.
Chris Selley (Trumpet, EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) & EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) Chris has played in and written the horn arrangements for David Feehan’s band since 1992. Currently also plays in the Rodger Fox Big Band & Wellington Mingus Ensemble, spent 6 years as a regular British Army musician in the Royal Green Jackets, then in the NZ Territorial Force 7th Battalion RNZIR band. Chris has played with overseas artists such as: Patti Austin, Mike Stern, Bill Cunliffe, Eric Marienthal, and with NZ
artists: Sir Howard Morrison, Frankie Stevens, Alan Broadbent, Darren Watson, Tina Cross, many shows and the sound track to the Gayle Preston movie “WAR STORIES Our Mothers Never Told Us”.
Chris Fox (Trombone)
Chris started playing at an early age in brass bands and played various instruments until settling on the trombone which enabled him to venture out into playing with dance bands and various jazz bands including Rodger Fox Big Band. He has been Musical Director of various bands including the Porirua Brass Band, New Horizons Big Band, Kapiti Coast Big Band and Gisborne Youth Concert Band. He has played with Johnny Mathis,
Kurt Elling, Patti Austin, Mike Stern, Arturo Sandoval, to name a few. International experience gained via several trips to Australia and while performing at the Montreux and Monterey Jazz Festivals. Chris has been involved in many recordings including one at Capitol Records.
Andre Paris (Saxophone)
Andre graduated from Massey University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance). He’s performed around the country with the NZSO as part of their Gershwin concert series, The Tauranga and Nelson Jazz Festivals and toured with The Wellington Jazz Orchestra. Andre is also a section leader in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, the country’s largest professional concert band.