Turkey the Bird

02 Oct 2020

Turkey The Bird is New Zealand's answer to "Simon & Garfunkel" if "&" was a musician too

Catchy folk songs with stunning rich melodies and effortless smooth lyrics....Songs that tell uplifting stories about love and life

Hailing from the New Zealand left coast town New Plymouth, this uplifting band will hit you with beautiful three part harmonies and toe tapping rhythms

The bearded trio features Andre Manella from Switzerland on guitar, bass and percussion

Adrian Whelan from Ireland on guitar, bass and spoons

and Sol Bear Coulton, the token kiwi, on Banjo

"Excellent vibes and beautiful harmonies" (fan)
"New fresh vibes from a stunning new band" (fan)
"My wife's nephew is playing the Banjo" (fan)


ANDRE MANELLA the Swiss-Kiwi musician has lived in NZ for 12 years, plays guitar, sings and is in charge of the bass drum pedal. Andre is the manager of
Turkey The Bird and has been part of the NZ music scene for many years now.  He is also part of Folk Funk act Sonic Delusion, 8 piece Latin Afrobeat band Banana Mundo and Techno Jazz duo Ed Pool.


ADRIAN WHELAN is originally from Ireland and plays guitar, bass and has a voice of a male angel.  He has played support to Irish singer songwriter Damien Dempsey on the Wellington leg of his NZ tour, and has played in numerous bands in New Plymouth over the past years.


SOL BEAR COULTON is the token kiwi of the band. This gentle giant plays the banjo like a king and has definitely the most hair in the band. He has played in several bands around New Plymouth over the years.

Show Times

8pm Friday 2nd October 

Ticket Prices

Tickets $20

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