"ABSOLUT" are a professional Christchurch band whose main objective is to provide the best musical entertainment for all functions and events. We are willing to listen & cater for the customers needs whether it's learning a particular song for a Wedding, Time Flexibility or cost.
We believe we have a great product and that we provide excellent value for money.
LISSEL STEWART: Vocals
Lissel Stewart is a vibrant and spontaneous woman with a passion for music. She has been singing professionally for 13 years and has been in popular Christchurch duos SoulCage and more recently Jiggy plus also sang in many bands.
She trained classically from the age of 8 then at 16 made the transition to pop when she joined SoulCage.
Lissel was a contestant and a judge favourite in the 2005 series of New Zealand Idol and last year was an invitation finalist in the hit show Maorioke.
She has sung at the Coca Cola Christmas in the Park in Christchurch 2005 and 2006 and in the Auckland show in 2007 to record live audiences
LINO LUAFUTU: Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar.
Lino has been working as a musician for 25 years. He started in a Duo & also did many variety shows early on in his career with the "Christchurch Musicians Club".
He also did a stint for three years at the "Chancery Tavern" Sunday to Wednesday with the hugely popular band "IN THE POCKET”. From there, Lino played with various bands such as "Raspberry Krush" & "Don't Tell Mama". He went on to form the outstanding 4 piece “Absolut” which played together for 5 years all over the South Island at many of the top Workingman’s Clubs incl the Richmond & Woolston, The Park Royal, “THE CLVB”, Christchurch Casino, Hundreds of Weddings & numerous Corporate Events.
His passion, energy & love of music is evident thru' his performance and he enjoys making audiences smile.
Our PA Equipment consists of : Behringer UB 2442FX 16 Channel Mixer with built in effects, Two Mackie SR1530 Powered Speakers, DBX 31 Dual Band Equaliser, QSC 1850 Watt Power Amp & TWO EV300 speakers as monitors.
This allows us to produce a quality “FULL BAND SOUND” for all occasions.
We also have a Mackie 808S 1200 watt powered 8 channel mixer which we use in conjunction with the EV300’s for those more quiet, private & intimate settings such as a small room or bar.
We use two mini disc players so that the music is continuous & have over 400 songs in our repitore.
For only the best in Quality Sound & Entertainment, Value for Money & Superb Vocal Ability from a Duo, you can’t go past "ABSOLUT".