Music Cafes


  • To provide young musicians the opportunity to perform

  • To provide young people and the community to attend local performances, celebrate and encourage young performers

  • To promote positive social and recreational events and opportunities



  • Run monthly alcohol free events featuring live performances in suburban or community facilities.

  • Youth Cafes would be run in partnership with a community group or youth organisation.

  • Young people will be involved in the planning and running of the evening as a leadership opportunity.

  • Youth Cafes would be used as a way to promote community facilities and services available to local young people.



  • Oversees event coordination

  • Liaises and mentors host organisations

  • Books performers 

  • Oversees promotion

  • Oversees Health and Safety

  • Provides technical requirements i.e. sound and lighting

What does a typical Youth Café night look like:


A community hall/facility or local Café is used to host the event.

Entertainment includes a DJ and a live band.

An evening runs from 7.30 – 10.30 pm.

Entry is $5 with refreshments on sale.

Supervision is provided by an experienced youth event team with opportunities for training or mentoring of youth leaders.

Refreshments are sold by the host organisation

Music Cafe

22 June @ PYDT

A great night and audience at the 4YP Music Cafe. Live entertainment from Richter Scale, Ricochet, Endless Vale and a "Yet Un-named Band" from Marian College. Huges thanks to our partners... Amplify School of Music and Zebedees. Shout out to Tom from the Papanui Youth Development Trust who mixed the sound and recorded the bands. Watch this space for the announcement of next month's line up and venue.

The night was recorded.  However the flash drive was damaged after the concert.  We are working on getting the recording from the flash drive onto this website....

Music Cafe

3 August @ Darfield Baptist

Music Cafe

14 September @ Te Koru

Papanui Youth Development Trust

Something a little different for our second Music Cafe at Te Koru (Papanui Youth Development Trust.  An evening of Hip Hop goodness presented in partnership with the whanau from A Culture Rising.  A showcase of young performers... singing, dancing, MCing, spoken word and even a guitar solo.

The stage was blessed by Twin Harmony (Take and Aka #twinharmony) Oliver (#Oliver_TIK), Jordan Strong, Josh Koia, Hayden Read AKA The Metal Detector, George Read AKA Furious Hori and DeVade. 

Furious Hori


4YP Music Cafe - Twin Harmony
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4YP Music Cafe - Hayden Read AKA The Metal Detector
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4YP Music Cafe - George Read AKA Furious Hori
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4YP Music Cafe - Josh Koia
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4YP Music Cafe - Jordan Strong
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Garden of Sound Live

2 November @ XCHC

Xchange Cafe - 376 Wilson Rd

4YP was pleased to support Garden of Sound to present Garden of Sound Live at the XCHC (XChange Cafe) in Wilsons Road.  Three bands featured: Lotus (Cashmere High School), Love No One (Rangi Ruru Girls High School) and Merlinco (Middleton Grange).  All three of these bands were regional finalists in the Smokefree Rockquest this year.  An audience of over 100 enjoyed the live performances and good food that made this event such a success.  

Congratulations and thank you to Ian Turner (Garden  Sound for a great event)

Music Cafe

30 November @ Te Koru

Papanui Youth Development Trust

The final Music Cafe of 2018 saw bands come together to play at Te Koru.  Better Than Bacon, Lotus and Exit entertained an enthusiastic crowd.  After a break over summer Music Cafe will be back in 2019.

- Better Than Bacon
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Proud Mary - Exit
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- Lotus
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Music Cafe

5 April 2019 @ Te Koru

Papanui Youth Development Trust

After a summer of outdoor events, community fun days and festivals it was time to bring the Music Cafe back indoors.  The first Music Cafe of 2019 was organised by Tom at PYDT and his crew.

A night that introduced a new band... Josh Wedlake and Band.  This line up had only been together for a week but played together like a band that has been together much longer.

Lotus did an incredible job debuting a number of original songs and were well supported by Ricochet and Exit.  A great start to 2019 with the next Music Cafe at PYDT planned for 25 May.

Josh Wedlake and Band




Garden of Sound Live

9 May 2019 @ Caledonian Society Hall

An original event where young musicians were paired with older artists to collaborate on shared performances.  Featuring Twin Harmony with Moses Robbins and Olivia Eady with Amiria Grenell.

The night was organised by Ian Turner, the presenter and founder of Garden of Sound.  Held at the Caledonian Society Hall in Edgeware the venue was dressed up for the night with refreshments and an alcohol free bar.  But the magic was on the stage with beautiful performances by all.  A great way to celebrate New Zealand Music Month and a selection of very talented musicians.

Listen to Chris' interview with Garden of Sound on Plains FM.

© 2017 4YP Consulting