Friday, November 10, 2023
Doors open:
8:00 pm

BIG FAN 1st B'day: Molly Payton + Judah Kelley + Lucian Rice

BIG FAN is thrilled to celebrate the first year since opening with the first birthday series to mark this special milestone. BIG FAN has put together an incredible local lineup of artists and comedians as well as a studio open day set for 8th to 11th November.

Incorporating comedy, music and a public studio open day, the series will showcase some of Aotearoa's finest established and emerging artists and comedians. BIG FAN is also opening the doors for anyone to check out the facilities during the studio open day and korero with the studio team.


Wed 8 Nov: COMEDY NIGHT w/ Dai Henwood + Guy Williams + Liv McKenzie + Tim Batt + Hoani Hotene

Fri 10 Nov: Molly Payton + Judah Kelley + Lucian Rice

Sat 11 Nov: Studio Open Day 10am-1pm (free & open to all)

Sat 11 Nov 11: WHO SHOT SCOTT + Fable + CRYSTAL

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Molly Payton has caught the attention of audiophiles and artists alike, propelling a career that started as emotional catharsis. Following the success of her 2021 mini-album ‘Slack’, which included hypnotic hit ‘Honey’, Molly joined beabadoobee at her Australasian shows, as well as supporting frequent collaborator Tom Odell and Arlo Parks on their respective UK tours. Molly is currently working on her debut full-length album, set to release early 2024.


Ōtepoti-raised Judah Kelley blends the dynamics of soul, the instrumentation of western, and the glossy hooks of pop to make songs ripe with emotion, from uplifting to tear-jerking and back again. With a lively five-piece to back her, Judah makes loud her unique position in pop, and makes a room move to sounds unfamiliar but undeniable. 


Meet Lucian Rice, the newly fashioned solo project set to reshape New Zealand's alternative landscape.  Lucian has delved into a new sonic realm that better represents his writing while defying genre constraints; melding the current nu-gaze, dream pop and alternative movements into a captivating blend. With this project, Lucian is delivering songs that create a dreamlike, sonic blasting experience while remembering the first rule of pop music: catchiness.