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Auckland City Scoundrels

The Auckland City Scoundrels are Auckland's newest and tightest second-line jazz band. They play funky renditions of your favourite songs with the soul and energy of the New Orleans jazz scene.

The band describe themselves as, “A pop-banging, funk-stomping collective with a heart of gold (or brass), who are bound to get you ranting and raving”.

They formed at a reunion concert for the grunge-blues band Double Denim and the Heavy Breathers. Drummer, Tim Doyle, was the opening solo act. It wasn't going too well until a wandering sousaphone player, Alex King, decided to hop on stage and start playing along. After that the pair recruited all of their brass-playing friends to the band, and the rest is history.

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