Christchurch-based group FRICTIONLESS consists of four members, all dedicated to playing instrumental smooth jazz music. The musicians that make up the band are Hanafi Machirus (guitar), Jessi Bright (keyboards), Todd Jones (bass) and Chris Searle (drums). All four have performed for many years in various other well-known groups and festivals before they joined together to create their own unique sound in the form of FRICTIONLESS. Their covers and originals sets provide a variety of styles encompassing influences from jazz, funk, pop, blues, reggae and latin.
Los Farsantes (“The Imposters“)
has become one of the most popular Latin bands to hail from The Garden City, with their sonic melting pot of classic rock mixed with contagious Latin rhythms and percussion.