Welcome to the Wooden Box Band’s website. We’re a funky folky eclectic unrelated family of musicians from all walks of life who enjoy writing and playing urban folk music around Wellington and environs beyond.
Usually we come in a group of half a dozen, just like bread rolls. We have singer songwriter Jessie Moss (late of Jessie James and the Outlaws) on vocals and guitar. Alongside is Emily Clemmet from the Balkanistas, Cumbrio Bros and other bands on trumpet, fiddle and singin’ and writing.
Also making a noise is Paddy Burgin who strums and picks a cedar topped jumbo guitar, blows strange harmonica notes and plays slide guitar too. He also sings, sometimes his own songs and sometimes other peoples’.
Anchorman is Murray Costello on bass who used to do this job in the Mockers and a hundred bands since then. Lead guitar duties are taken by Jeremy Desmond who sandwiches the band in with Newtown Rocksteady committments and a growing family.The drumming stool is usually personed by Olivia Campion.
We play everywhere – folk festivals, bars, cafes, garden events and house concerts. Our big news is that our new CD – Far Far Away is out.
NZ Musician says “Our find of the day is this beautiful album by Wellington Americana band The Wooden Box Band. A great variety of styles, some great songs, all with beautifully harmonised vocals.” We invite you to have a listen and find out what the fuss is about – in the following places. .
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