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Antony and Dave Waldock of A n D with The Remarkable and Lake Wakatipu as background. Antony and Dave Waldock of A n D with The Remarkable and Lake Wakatipu as background. CREDIT: Future Bars Ltd
John Healy and Gemma Carroll of Calico Music Duo. John Healy and Gemma Carroll of Calico Music Duo. CREDIT: Future Bars Ltd
 (L-R) John Healy, Charlie Gibson, Tahne Brown, Antony Waldock, Gemma Carroll and Dave Waldock – with a touch of kiwi! (L-R) John Healy, Charlie Gibson, Tahne Brown, Antony Waldock, Gemma Carroll and Dave Waldock – with a touch of kiwi! CREDIT: Future Bars Ltd
(L-R) John Healy, Charlie Gibson, Tahne Brown, Antony Waldock, Gemma Carroll and Dave Waldock. (L-R) John Healy, Charlie Gibson, Tahne Brown, Antony Waldock, Gemma Carroll and Dave Waldock. CREDIT: Future Bars Ltd

Iconic Queenstown bar plays its part in UN World Peace Day

Thursday 20 September 2012, 3:16PM
By Future Bars Ltd
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QUEENSTOWN

The spectacular Remarkables mountain range viewed from the deck of renowned Queenstown bar The Boiler Room, provided the perfect backdrop to a music video recording which will go global.

Five Queenstown bands gathered on The Boiler Room deck earlier this week to record Kiwi music footage that will form part of a global concert to celebrate UN World Peace Day.

Filmed and recorded by ‘Busted Queenstown’, the four hours of footage has now been sent to London for editing down to a 45-minute set that will be used as New Zealand’s offering for the Jammin4Harmony global concert.

Jammin4Harmony brings together cultures and music from around the world through online exposure and co-ordinates global concerts for peace.

Twenty-nine countries will be taking part and the music collection will be streamed live around the world tomorrow (September 21) to celebrate UN World Peace Day.

The Boiler Room Operations Manager Jason Whalley said he and his team were “hugely privileged” to be part of such a poignant event.

“The concert is to celebrate peace and harmony all over the world and what better way to do it than with live music.

“Local Queenstown girl Gemma Carroll from Calico Duo has been the driving force behind this, so when she approached us we were very proud to provide them with a venue that ‘screams’ New Zealand.

“Nothing says New Zealand more than the view of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-covered Remarkables – it worked brilliantly and the performances were outstanding.”

Located at the Steamer Wharf overlooking Queenstown Bay, The Boiler Room frequently hosts local bands and strongly believes in the importance of supporting local artists.

The bands that took part in the Jammin4Harmony recording were Gemma Carroll and John Healy of Calico Music Duo, Nick Farrer, Tahne Brown, brothers Dave and Antony Waldock of A n D along with local legend Charlie Gibson.

Mr Whalley said Queenstown had an amazing amount of local and up-and-coming talent.

“We have amazing artists right on our doorstep here in Queenstown and it’s fantastic to think that talent will be displayed all around the world – and from our deck!”

The free ‘Global Concert for Peace’ – endorsed by Bob Marley’s granddaughter Donisha Prendergast among others --   will be streamed live tomorrow September 21 from noon to midnight and can been viewed here: http://jammin4harmony.net/J4H/  and can also be found on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Jammin4Harmony .

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Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the heart of beautiful Queenstown, this bar will leave you wanting more and more. In summer the outdoor deck is the perfect afternoon base while in winter après ski by the fireplace is a must. An outstanding wine list is on offer featuring Central Otago’s finest & Hawkes Bay favourites. Cocktails created by top mixologists offer classics or their own amazing creations -- simply delicious. Add the back bar bursting with premium spirits and beer selection of craft, local, and worldwide pours... The Boiler Room has got it covered. Enjoy your beverage of choice with sensational tapas, sit back and enjoy Queenstown’s best live music. The Boiler Room is the place to be!

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