The Return of Eat My Shorts
Formed in the early ‘90s, when Gameboy, The Fresh Prince and frosted tips were all the rage, Christchurch band Eat My Shorts was at the forefront of the live Acid Jazz and Funk genres.
Members usually numbered nine or ten, a ragtag bunch who were studying at Christchurch Polytech. The group held an extended band residency at Bardellis and took their sound to venues and festivals all across New Zealand. Rumour has it there's also an unfinished album of original music...
Join founding members Greig Bainbridge and Jennine Bailey, here at the Festival, as they revisit their classic repertoire with a brand new Eat My Shorts lineup.
Soul, blues and funk are the predominant styles, covering artists such as Donald Byrd, Lou Donaldson, James Brown and Aretha Franklin, and featuring a jazzy 10 piece line-up of guest DJs and MCs.
The Avon Rooms, that sit on the banks of the Avon River, will provide stunning and unrivalled backdrop for your event. With striking wooden features throughout, each room is as unique as the other and will see their historic elements rejuvenated with additions such as integrated technology and automatic blinds further enhancing each space.
86 Kilmore St,
All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator, which is situated inside the main entrance foyer adjacent to bar area.
Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (four seats – in rows S and T, two each side) and Dress Circle(two seats – one either side in row H ).
There are also a further four specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls (two on each aisle of rows I and M), where the arm rest of the seat opens so a person can move easily from their wheelchair.The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Accessible toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre, two in the Stalls foyer area, one in the Dress Circle foyer and two in the Grand Circle foyer.