Drax Project + Victoria`s Flight + Neon Seas + Ruvellas
+ Victoria’s Flight + Neon Seas + Ruvellas
Saturday 11th May 2019
Tickets ON SALE Via See Tickets & Tickets Scotland.
Drax Project began as buskers in Wellington in 2013, composed of Shaan Singh on saxophone and Matt Beachen on drums (the origin of the band’s name is a portmanteau of ‘drums’ and ‘sax’).
Drax Project mostly performed pop song covers while busking at Courtenay Place, Wellington and performing at local bars and events. Double bassist Sam Thomson joined shortly after, and guitarist Ben O’Leary joined the band a year after, when the band made the switch to creating original material.
All members were jazz students at the New Zealand School of Music, except for O’Leary who studied music at Whitireia New Zealand. In August 2014, the band released their first extended play to Bandcamp.
In March, Drax Project opened for Ed Sheeran’s three Auckland performances of his Tour in March 2018 (currently the largest-scale concert held in New Zealand as of 2018).
In June 2018, the group opened for the European leg of Camila Cabello’s Never Be the Same Tour then In January 2019, a new version of “Woke Up Late” was released, featuring American singer Hailee Steinfeld.