Curlys Jewels

New Zealand Rock Band

Curlys Jewels are an original hard rock band from Wellington, New Zealand. Their sound has been described as:

 “…hard hitting, modern rock, deserving of a crowded main stage, and not just a back street bar...” –

Their EP The Skin We Shed was released in May 2017 peaking at #11 on the Official NZ Top 40 NZ Album Chart. The first single Bastard Fate, debuted at #1 on the NZ iTunes rock chart and peaked at #4 on The Official NZ Top 40 NZ heat seeker singles chart. The second single off the record Terror in Disguise alongside Bastard Fate are both currently receiving regular rotation on Bayrock FM and iHeartRadio’s Axe Attack.

“None of these songs would sound out of place on radio and there is just the right mix of heaviness balanced out with some great singing.”

Curlys Jewels have just completed The Skin We Shed tour, playing various cities across the North Island and receiving great reviews. They have also played on a number of rock festivals including the NZ Tattoo and Art Festival 2017, and performed alongside established bands such as a recent sold out show with Devilskin (NZ) and Sumo Cyco (Can) , and gigs with Head Like a Hole (NZ) and Villainy (NZ).

Armed with a powerfully engaging vocalist, Janelle Pollock, Curlys Jewels are committed to unleash their trademark blend of high energy rock.  Aaron Ludlow (guitar), Andy Van Der Heyden (bass) and Corey Bell (drums) lay the crushing foundation for the melodic vocal attack. Curlys Jewels are primed to spread their live show tendrils and recordings throughout New Zealand and have fast become one of the hottest rock bands in Wellington.

 “…Janelle has an incredibly powerful voice which doesn’t falter – whether she is belting it out in their heavier numbers or soaring through the slower songs.  On top of that, she absolutely owns the stage…”

Janelle - Vocals & Guitar

Aaron - Guitar

Corey - Drums

Andy - Bass


Photographer: Bradley Garner