Hailing from Vancouver Canada is all around music aficionado, producer, composer, and DJ James Risbey. James spins tracks that hit your soul, not the charts, from French Ye-Ye to Cambodian Funk.

Expect to hear the moody undertones of 1960s Ethiopia, the sultry overtones of repressed 1950s sub-cultures, the stirring harmonies of New York Doo-Wop, and pulsating rhythms of Latin America and the Caribbean.

An eclectic mix of grooves from around the world. Some you may know and love but certainly by the end of his set you'll be adding a few more to your favourites playlist.

What is Q Mixtape?

Located in the beating hub of the arts precinct, Q brings you a mixtape of free live gigs in our Lounge bar with a generous helping of cult musicians and DJ’s to enjoy every Saturday night.

“The spirit of Mixtape is really one of eclecticism. This is a city where you can hear adventurous jazz, literate songwriting, ultra-rare reggae 45‘s, and off-the-wall mutant surf versions of klezmer music. Real music fans are open-minded and cosmopolitan - and Mixtape is a space for them.” (Tom Rodwell, Mixtape curator and calypso-blues guitarist)

Gather your mates, order a drink and enjoy Q’s mixtape of intimate and rare performances by some of NZ’s most exciting contemporary musicians and songwriters. From fresh renditions of beloved vintage classics, sweet indie-folk to soulful jazz and acoustic pop, you’re in for something refreshing and unique every time.

If you're after a late night meal, browse through our in-house restaurant menu Citizen Q and book a table with reservations@qtheatre.co.nz or call 09 282 4402.

Kickback. Mingle. Feast.