The Frank Burkitt Band play original music inspired by folk, jazz, blues, swing, soul and all things American Roots.

A string band that has become popular throughout New Zealand thanks to their entertaining performances, strong musicianship and fantastic song-writing, they’ll make you dance, laugh, listen and cry (in good way).   

The Frank Burkitt Band formed in early 2014 when Frank put an ad for a double bass player on a notice board in the New Zealand School of Music, shortly after Frank and lifelong partner and backing vocalist Kara Filbey moved to Wellington from Scotland.

Jazz student James Geluk answered the call and the band began to take shape.

After meeting Cameron Dusty Burnell who added Mandolin/Banjo, the band have made incredible progress in the last 3 years, releasing their debut album Fools & Kings in 2015, which reached No.12 in the Official NZ Music Charts.

They have embarked on several national tours and have played several festivals across NZ.

Inspired by artists such as Pokey Lafarge, Nina Simone and The Wood Brothers, they play high energy, original music written by Burkitt and arranged by the band.

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