Frank Burkitt Band are Frank Burkitt (guitarist,lead vocals), Cameron Dusty Burnell (mandolin/banjo/guitar), Kara Filbey (backing vocals, flute) and James Geluk (double bass).

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. He formed his incredible backing band when he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh.

The band have made incredible progress in the last 3 years, releasing their debut album Fools & Kings in 2015, which reached No.12 in the Official NZ Music Charts. They have embarked on several national tours and have played several festivals across NZ. Inspired by artists such as Pokey Lafarge, Van Morrison, Billy Joel and The Wood Brothers, they play high energy, original music written by Burkitt and arranged by the band. They are releasing their 2nd album Raconteur at Port Fairy Folk Festival before embarking on a tour of Australia and New Zealand in March and April 2018.


Guitar Tuning in Songwriting

Songwriters and guitarists will explore how different guitar tunings can enhance the music you write and give you new and exciting techniques to keep your music fresh and unique. We’ll also discuss songwriting and how each individual goes about it.



4:30pm, Monday 31st

11:30am, Wednesday 2nd