Queenstown Live Band LA Social

New Years in LA-LA-Land

“We're not a band, we're a brand!” Lindsay Woods the energetic, ever enthusiastic frontman of LA Social is dead right. Not only is their band headlining the New Years Eve celebration in Queenstown this year, they are also bringing in 2017 in Dunedin, Mount Cook Village, aboard the TSS Earnslaw and a wedding in Wanaka to boot.

So how does one band do it? Practice: ten years worth of practice. This NYE LA Social is celebrating more than five simultaneous gigs, they are also raising a glass of bubbles to ten years as a band. The band started in 2006 by Lindsay and Ailsa Woods as a party-band-duo in Queenstown and have grown to twenty in house singers, musicians and DJs covering New Zealand and internationally.

It takes more than just enthusiasm and a stable or rockers to keep the party going for a decade. What LA Social has honed into a science is playing the crowd as well as they play their instruments. Whichever New Years gig we are talking you can count on them to be getting the crowd moving; playing everything from classic singalongs like 500 miles or Grease, to current bangers by Calvin Harris or Bruno Mars! So if you’re 8 or 80, they’ll look after you.

For Woods it’s more than just floor fillers, this band and brand is a family business - wife Ailsa Woods is the A to Lindsay’s L in the LA Social. It doesn’t stop there - Rosa Woods aka DJ Rosé, their daughter, is DJing on The Earnslaw to bring in 2017. It’s not just the immediate family that calls the band home - it’s a family of local musicians too.

Woods is quick to praise his band and his business model, “We’re proud of the fact, that we’ve been able to create an inclusive business which gives opportunity for performers to work and earn in an industry that generally accepted to be no more than a hobby - we’ve even being finalists in the Westpac Business Awards of 2014.”

Raise a glass, kick of your clogs and bring in 2017 in style - LA Social style. You know they’ll be celebrating; for Lindsay, Ailsa, Rosa and most of the muso’s in town this is a party a decade in the making.

For further information contact:

Lindsay Woods - General Manager
Mobile : +64 27 44333661
Email : lindsay@lasocial.co.nz

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