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a live music event for young musicians, powered throughout aotearoa by nz rockshop



Aotearoa's only nationwide, live, original music, youth event

• 1st Place (winning $3000 Musical equipment from the Rockshop):
WHYPHY from Rangikura School (Wellington)

• 2nd Place (winning $1000 Musical equipment from the Rockshop):
Shades On from Holy Cross School Papatoetoe (Manukau)

• 3rd Place (winning $500 Musical equipment from the Rockshop):
Carnival Cops from Berkley Normal Middle School (Waikato)

• Wright the Best Original Song Award (winning $200 for their school’s music department):
Ampt Up from Napier Intermediate (Hawkes Bay)

• Best Keyboard player Award:
Jackson from Hazy Days, Kamo Intermediate (Online Region)

• Rocking Drummer Award:
Harvey Connor from Tempo, Waimea Intermediate (Nelson)

• Rock-Solid Bassist Award:  
Amelie Pilot-Rowsell from Pyramid Scheme, Te Atatu Intermediate (Auckland)

• “Killer” Guitarist Award:
Alex from Synchronicity, Wairarapa Cobham Intermediate (Canterbury)

• Rockstar Styles Award:
Shades On from Holy Cross School Papatoetoe (Manukau)

• Musicianship Award:
Olivia Pinkney from Wildfire, Kapakapanui School (Manawatu)

• Best Vocalist Award:
Taniane Lemafua, Emaia-Lei Ah-Hoi Tiatia, Jahvis Cheung and Desire Waara from WHYPHY, Rangikura School (Wellington)


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Key Information

We’re all about making this process as straightforward and smooth sailing as possible for you. We are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions!

How it works

It says it in the title! Here you’ll find a step by step guide on all aspects of how the programme works. It’s a simple guide and aims to answer all your initial questions!

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Are you interested in finding out what date and venue you could perform at one of our live Rockshop Bandquest events? Look no further! Click through here.

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Click this link to find all of the nationwide event dates and venues for 2023! Here you'll also meet the team behind Rockshop Bandquest, read a bit about the history, and find the FAQs.  

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It's a winning combination! As without our friends at the Rockshop, none of this would be possible. Click through here to read more about our amazing partners in putting on these events.

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Presented by the Wright Family Foundation, powered by Rockshop.
We are extremely grateful for our wonderful sponsors.
Without them, Rockshop Bandquest would not be possible.