Bella Kalolo

A Tribute to Aretha – Queen of Soul 


... she comes across like one of James Brown’s funky divas capturing that feeling with as much authenticity as a retro-soulster like Sharon Jones.” - Nick Bollinger, Radio New Zealand Review


Be spellbound as NZ’s soul diva Bella Kalolo delves into the songs of Aretha Franklin. Bella and her amazing band, The Atmos, pay RESPECT to Aretha bringing you a show that will take you back to those Aretha-classics! Get ready.

Bella is a Pacifica soul sister who has supported artists as diverse as Renee Geyer, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Dave Dobbyn, Nathan Haines, NZSO, and Chaka Khan.

She has performed internationally at Glastonbury Festival, City Of London Festival, Sydney Festival, Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta and toured the USA with J. Boog and Katchafire.

The Atmos:

  • Darren Mathiassen - Drums
  • Isaac Etimani - Bass
  • Christmas Ropati - Guitar
  • Peter Leupolu - Keys
  • Ben Wilcock - MD/Keys
  • Thabani Gapara, Brendan Agnew - Horns
  • Joanna Nika-Toloa, Nastassia Wolframm - Backing Vocalists
When & Where
Sat 20 April 2019
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre
7pm (90 minutes plus interval)
General Admission $55*
Student/Jazz Society Members $47*
(TECT earlybird $50) TECT earlybird offer ends 22 Feb
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Physical locations
0800 842 538
* Service fees apply

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