top of page



Janine and Rob started TALL POPPIES from their music team at CCC Church Manukau. Then the breaks just kept coming! We played for the police APEC function in 1999 then The Rose & Crown called us to fill in for KICK.  We invited other bar owners to that gig and next thing, we were regularly booked at bars all over Auckland! You can see all the pubs we played at by clicking here.


If you were in Mt Maunganui for the Millennium New Year’s Eve celebration, you would have seen us on the huge outdoor stage, playing to a crowd of over 30 000! We were then invited back there for New Year’s Eve 2001, playing to 35 000! The crowd was so huge that the infamous Mt Maunganui riot happened when TALL POPPIES  were instructed to stop playing because of crowd concerns! We also played twice for the Whangamata New Year’s Eve concerts prior to that. Still being as popular as ever, TALL POPPIES were invited back for the Mt Maunganui New Year’s Eve concert as recently as 2008!


TALL POPPIES also made TV appearances back in the day, on "Trading Places";  "Inside NZ - Teen Summer Whangamata"; the "Police" documentary at Whangamata and TV1 and TV 3 News for the New Year's Eves at Whangamata and 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 at Mt Maunganui!


TALL POPPIES usual lead male vocalist/guitarists are the awesome Kerry Walker; or  the legendary Carlos Miranda, of the Auckland Viaduct's Danny Doolan's fame,  sometimes accompanied by the brilliant Tim Gittens from Danny Doolans as well!


TALL POPPIES are thrilled that Julian Sturrock has joined us now, on keys! Julian and Carlos used to play together in Native Soul. Julian and Rob also join Carlos and Tim sometimes at Danny Doolans.


Janine appreciates the great service of Tina at HAIR.DO in Meadowbank and Five Star Nails in Mission Bay.

bottom of page