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!”