Niamh Campbell-Ward is a circus performer specialising in hula hoop and aerial arts. She aspires to blend the boundaries between circus, rhythmic gymnastics, dance and physical theatre to create her own special brand of performance. She looks forward to winning you over, one hula hoop at a time. Niamh also offers workshops and private lessons.
Peyton Morete is a 14-year-old singer-songwriter living on the Kapiti Coast. She has been performing regularly for the last four years in the Wellington and Manawatu area. As well as performing at many venues and music festivals she has won various awards. She has won Smokefree RockQuest Manawatu solo category for the last three years running. She also won the Wellington Super Star Talent Quest held in September. In December she won a spot in Def Jam NZ’s final performing for a talent scout from the States. Peyton performs mainly her own music which deals with lot of issues facing young people today. Her lyrics are very moving and mature for someone of her age. You can’t really put Peyton in a music genre category as her music is soulful, powerful and contemporary.
Her latest performance was her winning performance at SmokefreeRockQuest June 2nd.
Hi, I'm Peyton, and I am saving to go to Sweden with my Kapiti College Music group next year, a huge amount to save for.
My facebook page is
A wellington trio with roots in West Virginia old-time, the Faustians' music ranges from tub-thumping hillbilly hoedown songs to dark and mesmerising originals, with edgy mountain-forged vocals and sizzling harmonies, driven down by banjo, guitar and double bass.
Helena carried a wealth of tradition with her when she moved back to NZ after spending 10 years in West Virginia learning the banjo. She formed the group Cotton Daisy Backstep and began playing traditional Appalachian Mountain music at cafes, folk clubs, fairs and square dances around Wellington. They were part of a resurgence of interest in roots Americana music in NZ. Amongst the Old-time songs they performed was an emerging number of originals. While Cotton Daisy still plays the traditional music, for Helena the original songs became increasingly urgent and a more focused conduit was needed.
The Faustians was formed when Helena met Philip in June 2016 and they started playing together at home. Philip set out to learn old-time guitar and Ruby was recruited from just down the road to join them with the bass and harmony vocals. An album is planned for the end of this year to be followed by a tour of NZ.
The Faustians will be playing at Wrought Christmas Makers' Market from 12-1pm, 23rd December. Come along and enjoy their music while you have a bite to eat from Outpawed's fundraiser cafe!