Avalanche City – Hope Bros, Wellington

Avalanche City’s songs have been on continuous play in my life since Candy first downloaded the free album in late 2010. It accompanied us on our road trips to shoot weddings in Auckland, Thames, Featherston, Kapiti and all around the North Island during our mini summer getaway . And if it wasn’t blasting from my iPod or the CD player, it was on TV. Even Izzy knows the lyrics to their songs!

When I got the ‘yes’ to attend their Wellington gig and to meet them backstage, I was ecstatic! The guys from Avalanche City were very friendly, warm, down-to-earth and the backstage photos really show that they are having the time of their lives and enjoying every minute of it!

The Wellington gig was the penultimate leg of their NZ tour but they didn’t look or sound tired at all. There was energy, enthusiasm and passion even on the cramped stage filled with an eclectic assortment of instruments – ukulele, xylophone, mandolin, accordion, bongos, all that was missing was the harp (which as you can see, wouldn’t have fit on stage!) – all harmoniously coming together to produce the unique sound of Avalanche City.

I must admit, before I listened to their songs, I wasn’t that  into folk, but their music has definitely opened up a new genre for me that I now truly enjoy.

Every year we have a ‘summer’ song which always reminds us of how good the previous summer was. This year it’s ‘You and I’, hearing this song always brings a smile to my face and it’s my ultimate feel good song.


…and when you smile at me so sweetly
i love what happens in your eyes
when they open up to me my darling
its all i need and its so right…

Enjoy the photos – I certainly enjoyed taking them!

– Jay

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About Candy
I am a Wellington based Photographer and my images are all about making someone smile and bringing sunshine into someone's life. Feel free to email or call me, I would love to know how I can be part of your special day.

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