ANDREW LONDON

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Music & Lyrics / Actor

Recent reviewers of London’s lyrical skills have made comparisons to John Clarke (who himself confessed to being a fan), Tim Minchin, Flanders and Swann and Tom Lehrer, and after a recent appearance live on NZ’s National Radio, one commentator remarked...... 'The Andrew London Trio are Flight of the Conchords for Rest Homes!’ Click here to learn more about Andrew.  Andrew's website is here

APRIL PHILLIPS

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Playwright / Actress

One of New Zealand's most licensed playwrights and writer of the international hit comedies "STiFF", "Death & Taxe$", "Bonking James Bond" and "Snip".  She's an award-winning writer and director of stage and screen and her comedy performance includes being the core cast of TV's "McPhail & Gadsby" and "Girl vs Boy", and the sketch comedy stage shows "Hens' Teeth" and "Femme Natale".  April is also a popular singer at jazz festivals and in Wellington stage shows. April's website is here.

FINGAL POLLOCK

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Director

Fingal Pollock has enjoyed a professional career in theatre that has so far spanned 20 years and four continents. An international director, she has had sell out seasons in Berlin and all-over New Zealand. Her work has been described as ‘mouth-watering’, ‘gleeful’ and ‘the most fun I’ve had in ages’ by public and critics alike. With a penchant for the balance between raucous and insightful, she has staged many side-splitting comedies that also deal with deep and visceral truth.

NICK GRANVILLE

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Musical Director / Band

Nick Granville is a professional guitarist, teacher and session musician who has worked with artists as diverse as Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay (Santana's singer), Dave Mathews, Dewayne Pate, Chris de Burgh, Ronan Keating, Delta Goodrem, Steve Smith, Mike Stern, Joey Defrancesco, Eric Marienthal, Kurt Elling and with the band on New Zealand's "Dancing with the Stars". Nick's website is here.

TRACEY SAVAGE

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Actress

Tracey has worked across many documentary and drama productions in Australia and New Zealand for more than fifteen years. Now a resident of Ōtaki, she is an experienced Television Producer, Production Manager, and documentary filmmaker. She is currently producing a documentary about Hens' Teeth with Kate Jason-Smith. Tracey has appeared on stage with the comedy shows Hens' Teeth, The Improvisors, and currently with Femme Natale. She played a lead role in the short film Mothers of Averton, played a newscaster in the film R.E.M., and had a leading role in the webseries Tragicomic.

JEREMY NELSON

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Actor

Jeremy is an actor, celebrant, presentation skills trainer, event manager and emcee.  He has appeared in numerous short films, stage shows and corporate videos. He's part of the core cast of the comedy stage show "Femme Natale". He has been a Clown Doctor bringing laughter to patients and staff in Wellington hospitals. His film work includes "Letter For Hope" and the new feature film "Poppy" (2021). Jeremy's stage work includes performing with "Clued Up" corporate entertainers, and he has worked extensively with Playback Theatre, The Improvisors, and Wellington Action Role-Play as a facilitator and trainer.

GREG CRAYFORD

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Band

From a high-profile musical family, Greg has been performing for more than twenty years as a jazz/show/rock musician with some of the best musicians around including Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, and Jonathan Crayford. International acts include The Drifters, The Coasters, Mike Brignola, Bruce Paulson and national acts: Gray Bartlett, Brendan Dugan, Jodi Vaughan, Tony Williams. Greg’s involvement in musical theatre as musical director, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, percussionist have included Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, West Side Story and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Greg is Head of Music at Rongotai College and leader of Wellington-based band, Pleasure Point.

KIRSTEN LONDON

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Band

Kirsten London is Andrew's "better half" in real life. She has an impeccable musical lineage, being the niece of jazz pianist Mike Nock, at whose insistence Andrew began writing original songs over 20 years ago.  She is an accomplished bass player and vocalist, who worked with alt-country quartet "Henpicked" prior to the formation of "The Andrew London Trio" in 2012.  Kirsten has toured with Andrew all over New Zealand, to Norfolk Island and Australia.  Her vocal skills feature on all of the trio's six albums to date, and she took the lead on the title song for the film "No Ordinary Sheila".

MICHAEL CRAWFORD

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Band

Michael has a Masters degree in Jazz Performance/Teaching/Arranging/Composition (completed in 2012 at the New Zealand School of Music). He has been performing and teaching music overseas for the past 5 years, working in many different venues, musical situations and countries including China, Dubai, and Malaysia.   Multi-talented Michael plays keyboard/piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute.