Mar 10: LIVE & LOCAL at the Old School

Friday Mar 10 at Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan. Upstairs in Whare Tapere.

Doors open at 7pm with Live & Local starting at 7.30pm. Koha entry. Bar open.

Live & Local- our popular series of showcases for local performers.

From songwriters to comedy – this month featuring Rata Gordon, Wiremu McCarthy & Sandri.

What’s up my beautiful people!!

I’m Sandri Tapia (La India Meshica) I’ve been playing the guitar since I first saw a guitar, they say I was seven years old. I’ve been dancing since I learned to walk. I’ve been singing since the day I discovered my voice is the medicine that activates my essence.

I grew up listening to the influences of classic rock, heavy metal, blues, flamenco, gypsy, African and of course Latin American music, from indigenous to reggaeton.

So with so many rhythms I have decided to make a salad with everything I have learned.

The only thing I can say is that I will most likely make you dance.


Wiremu McCarthy is a singer-songwriter whose art has also evolved into passions for acting and more recently, stand-up comedy.  Wiremu blends elements of soul, reggae, funk and folk to bring his own original sound and unique style through with guitar and vocals.

LIVE & LOCAL FRI MAR 10 at Raglan Old School Arts Centre – upstairs in Whare Tapere
Koha entry, 7.30pm, doors 7pm
If you’re interested in performing at one of these shows, contact

Rata Gordon is a poet, dance teacher, mother, mentor and arts therapist. Their first book of poetry ‘Second Person’ was published in 2020 with Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington Press. Rata teaches online courses in creative practice and regular Open Floor community dance classes in Raglan. 

Live & Local is made possible with the support of Waikato District Creative Communities, Raglan Light & Sound and Mark Frost (Bayley’s Real Estate)

Rata Gordon

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