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12 Bar presents: Syde Chicks

Wednesday July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Will Kao and Monet Schutte are two up and coming soul musicians that have recently starting performing as the Syde Chicks duo. Both hailing from jazz backgrounds, Syde Chicks bring a modern takes on classic standards, infusing jazz with r&b soundscapes and modern pop language.

Will Kao started playing keys eleven years ago and has been titled as best jazz improviser in the 2021 NZSM youth jazz improvisation competition, as well as other competitions around New Zealand including Southern Jam and Jazz Quest.

Monet Schutte has been singing since she was four years of age and has been awarded best vocalist at Jazz Quest 2021, and was been invited to perform internationally in Vienna in 2019, after winning a songwriting competition.

Both are multi-instrumentalists, Will Kao switching between piano, trombone and trumpet and Monet playing saxophone and vocals. Both have been selected as a part of the Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Lana Law.


12 Bar is proud to play host to a wide range of New Zealand’s finest craft beers, delicious eats from our on-site food truck, Craft Eats, and a huge variety of live music events 🍻 🍔 🎶

Located within the four aves @ 342 St Asaph Street, we’re just a stone’s throw away from the central city. Grab your bike (or electric scooter) and head on down to join us for the action! 🚲 🛴

12 Bar is a safe and inclusive space for all to enjoy. Antisocial behaviour or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. Please alert any of our friendly bar team if you have any concerns or queries ❤️


Wednesday July 27
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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