Richter City Rebels group photo

Richter City Rebels


Wellington’s first & finest New Orleans band.

From the French Quarter of New Orleans to the streets of Wellington, the soul of traditional New Orleans music is infectious.

The Richter City Rebels have a sound that blends soul, rhythm and blues, funk, jazz and hip-hop with the heart and soul of New Orleans brass band music. Trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphone, and percussion join forces to bring the ultimate Mardi Gras party to any venue or festival.

Incorporating original compositions, funked-up pop tunes and hip-hop, the Rebels’ sound embodies the musical melting pot of Louisiana.

The 9-piece band has an all-star line-up. Their energetic show has recently headlined at events including the Wellington Jazz Festival, Tora Tora Tora, Taranaki Arts Festival, The National Jazz Festival Tauranga, CubaDupa, and Meridian Gardens Magic. Crowds line up for their monthly residency at popular Wellington venue Havana, and they also tour New Zealand regularly.

Energy, entertainment, and musicianship of the highest quality: the Richter City Rebels guarantee a rousing New Orleans experience.


9 Piece Band which is able to stroll.

Ideal for

  • Street Festivals
  • Corporate Functions
  • Festivals
  • Party Music