RocKwiz: June 18

It's a salute to NZ with nods to Dragon, Split Enz, The Swingers.


This week RocKwiz salutes the legends of New Zealand, with guests Mark Williams, Hollie Smith, Gypsy and the Cat.

The team high-steps across the ditch to New Zealand to pay tribute to Australia’s Kiwi cousins. Vika and Linda play a short version of the Ray Columbus classic ‘She’s a Mod’, before New Zealand’s Soul Queen, Hollie Smith, performs Bic Runga’s 1997 hit ‘Sway’. Mark Williams, lead singer of Dragon, sings ‘April Sun in Cuba’, and talks about the late, great Marc Hunter and what makes New Zealand music special. Indie-dream pop duo and festival favourites Gypsy and the Cat perform the Split Enz song ‘I Got You’ and as usual, everyone joins in for the closing number, this time a rousing rendition of The Swingers’ iconic 1981 smash hit ‘Counting the Beat’.

8:30pm Saturday on SBS.

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