Northern Corridor Alliance (WSP Opus, Jacobs, Northern Corridor Alliance)


NCIdental are an eclectic rock group straight outta Rosedale. A diverse range of musos with three powerful female vocalists and influences ranging from R&B, pop and blues to indie rock and hard rock, be sure to expect the unexpected.


General Info

Band name:

Band created:
June 2018

Band members:
Maree Drury (Vocals)
Enakshi Chakravorty (Violin, vocals)
Mandi Smuts (Vocals)
Mike Ruebe (bass)
Matt Montgomery (Drums)
Paul Corbett (Sax, keys)
Darrell Oosterbeek (guitar)

Instruments played:
As above

Music Genre:
An eclectic take on rock & roll including elements of garage rock, new wave and folk.


Music idols:
David Bowie, Dan Auerbach, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Momsen, Lemmy Kilmister, Josh Homme, The Cure, Etta James, Florence Welch, Amy Winehouse, Danzig, John Coltrane, Stephane Grappelli

Favourite song to jam to:
We’ve only jammed to the songs we’re playing at CR18 and don’t want to ruin the surprise!!!

Favourite live performance:
Neil Young – Rockin’ In the Free World, SNL 1989


Where did you meet:
While hard at work solving Auckland’s traffic problems on the Northern Corridor Improvements Project.

History behind band name:
A portmanteau from the ‘NCI’ acronym and ‘incidental’ music.

How frequently do you perform?
CR18 will be the first! And with a bit of luck, not the last.

How frequently do you practice?

Sell your band:
The band draws from a diverse background in musical styles and skills, throws the best bits into the mixer, and spits out some gold. We are in it for the craft of the music and the thrill of the performance.

Darrell Oosterbeek

Maree Drury

Matthew Montgomery

Paul Corbett
Keys, Sax

Mandi Smuts

Enakshi Chakravorty
Violin, Vocals

Mike Ruebe