Shut Up & Listen feat. Emma & Faith

Emma and Faith are the coolest mother daughter duo who’ve been attending our classes in Island Bay basically since day dot, so Shut Up & Listen for an insight into the weirdness they rock and what magic carpets have to do with a better world. Answer - they’d make it (a better world).

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Abby Damen
The Spice Girls perform on Wellington Waterfront

We know you're just so eager to watch this magnificent piece of work, so we'll be quick. We were booked to be the Spice Girls for a private event, so we naturally decided we may as well shoot a music video for one of our favourite songs, considering we were all dressed up. I mean… Why wouldn’t you?

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Shut Up & Dance
CUBA DUPA

Moments such as Ailua holding her ear as though she's got an ear piece for her live performance of Oops I Did It Again, Kelsey slinking into the mob as she whisks off her outer layers to reveal a double denim outfit that only dreams are made of, and Lesa giving a sly wink followed by an inappropriate pelvic thrust at a very confused member of the public will hopefully summarise the performance for you.

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Abby Damen
A REAL HOT BITCH

The last time I took a risk was when I tried the dating game and it's made me realise that, I’m a great conversationalist and likely a comic genius. 

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Abby Damen
WELCOMING MILLIE TO THE TEAM!

I met the love of my life at uni through the power of musical theatre (cheese) and his name is Mark. To be honest it's a close call between him and Fix and Fogg's peanut butter, but he's pretty cool. 

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5 minutes with your friendly American: Ashley David

So, this wasn’t in the last week, but on my flight from San Francisco to Baltimore a few weeks ago I hard core fell asleep in the middle seat and you better believe the guy next to me was an involuntary headrest during my subconscious sleep state. He was too nice to move me so it was probably a good two hours I stayed that way with drool stains to boot. *CUE THE CRINGE AND NERVOUS LAUGH UPON WAKING*

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Four bloody good experiences to gift in Wellington this Christmas

Your parents are visiting and you've got to tidy up the spare room. For some reason, you decide you simply MUST get your hair done before the 24th December. You then forget this critical item on your To Do list until today. Your friends are here from overseas but their free days clash with the 5 Christmas Parties you have to go to this week...

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Shut Up & Listen Feat. Kelsey Serjeant

My favourite guilty pleasure track is Prince's Little Red Corvette because it's a great one to holler in the car (not a Corvette), and I love the idea of Prince sitting beside me telling me to slow down, (as I'm in standstill traffic at the Basin Reserve).

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Cut shapes, not mustard.

I knew that I'd never be a ballerina as I'd missed the boat, trying to start again midway through my twenties. However, a beginners ballet class for adults that starts with being told "You won't be a ballerina" isn't the class for me. That's LITERALLY the ONE reason I was there. To do ballet. To be a ballerina. For that small moment in my day to just feel something bigger or better than myself. To dream and imagine and spin and let go.✨

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