You are warmly invited to come launch the debut collection of poetry by Eliana Gray: Eager to Break, (Girls On Key Press, 2019).
On the 25th of August from 6-9pm at MEANWHILE Gallery, 99/2 Willis St
Thurs September 5 - Good Thing Showcase, Mt Albert (7 - 9pm) More details to come
Paper Cranes have already been on a full tour of Voices, and now their tour continues with this date in Hamilton.
The latest album Voices delves into themes of togetherness and relationships, the echoes that pull us together and send us apart. In its darkness and lightness, the album is about doubt and freedom, the changing seasons, the decisions that lead us, the lies we’re told and the search for truth.
Join the full band in an intimate setting where they will play songs from debut album The Road Home and Voices. Paper Cranes shows are known for heartfelt ballads, energetic bursts of dynamism and everything in between.
Nivara Lounge, 266 Victoria Street, Hamilton
It has come time for Wellington drummer, composer, producer & bandleader Myele Manzanza to spread his wings and relocate overseas.
While it’s sad to see him go, Myele will be putting on a final New Zealand concert in his hometown, Wellington, on September 29th, with over 15 of the countries best musicians across 3 distinctive sets.
Nikita & Myele Duo
Myele Manzanza & The Eclectic
The Arthur Street Loft Orchestra performs ‘A Love Requited’.
29th September at San Fran
5pm doors, 6pm first band.
Tickets go on sale to the general public from Thursday 15th August via eventfinda.co.nz
Jonathan Crayford - keys
Sam Manzanza - percussion / vox
Nikita Tu-Bryant - guitar / vox
Rachel Fraser - vox
Marika Hodgson - bass
Johnny Lawrence - bass
Callum Allardice - guitar
Ben Hunt - trumpet
James Guilford - trumpet
Martin Greshoff - trombone
Julian Kirgan Baez - trombone
Louisa Williamson - saxophone
Jake Baxendale - saxophone
Chris Buckland - saxophone
& sneaky secret extra special guests
To listen to Myele Manzanza, head over to the Songbroker search Engine.
When: Saturday August 17th
Where: The Hub , 145 Kitchener Road , Milford , Auckland
Doors 7.30pm $15
Hannah Fang 8.15pm
Cold Harvest Trust 9.15pm
Sure to turn a few ears is violin maestro Hannah Fang. Hannah and her band bring their dazzling genre defying performance to the Hub for the first time. Cold Harvest Trust continue the festivities with their own flair of country-folk infused rock with hints of The Band, Wilco, Harry Nilsson and Elvis Costello .Superturtle round out the evening with some toe-tapping dance numbers in the spirit of post-punk, new wave, and down and dirty rock 'n' roll.
A little something for everyone, an evening not to be missed.
Phobos and Deimos - Dylan Storey EP
Phobos - (panic/fear) Deimos - (terror/dread)
Is Dylan Storey’s new 5 track EP Phobos and Deimos designed to create a feeling of terror and panic in the listener? Not at all - perhaps a mild feeling of unease at best if you’re lucky.
It is the name of the 2 moons of Mars though. Appropriate for a piece of work that has absolutely nothing to do with astronomy either.
It is a collection of 5 songs that could loosely be defined as laid back progressive rock with a dreamy psychedelic mood and an introspective leaning. Recorded in New Zealand and mixed in Texas by McKenzie Smith of Midlake at Midlake’s studio, the songs focus on rich sonic textures and forward-facing retro moods.
Dianne Swann (solo project) and Tibor in support.
A chance to connect with other Auckland Muso's and hang out.
The evening will start with 3 quick yarns from Dan Buchanan (Grand Central), Sam Bartells (Bartells) and David Shanhun (David Shanhun) - see poster for details - then we'll have an AMA, then it's a totally social evening to chat with a bunch of other musicians, collaborate, connect, and make connections for projects that you're up to!
Funky Jandal and the Murray Brothers (AKA The Funky Jandal’s) are relatively new onto the NZ blues scene, but the band members are certainly not!
The ‘Funky Jandal’s’ will play soulful mix of original funk and blues, with 3 part vocal harmonies and an huge array of musical instruments on show!!!
Friday 7-00-7-45pm Paihia Sports Bar
Saturday 3-00-3-45 Ex Servicemens’ Club
Saturday 10-00-10-45 Kingsgate Hotel
Sunday 7-00-7-45 Scenic Hotel
The Murray Brothers will be our feature guest artists for the 8th August Auckland Blues Club Jam Night. For those members & supporters who have not heard The Murray Brothers you are in for a real treat! Don't miss this grand opportunity to see these guys play - ABMC club members free, non-club members $10 on the door.
The Murray Brothers are two of New Zealand’s most energetic and entertaining bluesmen. In 2018 in their extended line-up as the Fabulous Murray Brothers their debut album - ‘Sing It Chap!’ - rose to number six on the NZ Album Charts and received excellent reviews on blues radio stations across the world. They have appeared at festivals including Bay of Island Blues (NZ), Portobello Blues (NZ), Las Condes International jazz festival (Chile) and Fiji Jazz and Blues (Fiji). The Fabulous Murray Brothers are currently the opening act for NRL-side NZ Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium where they perform their original and innovative blues-based songs with humour and virtuosity. They will be playing as a versatile three piece with the drummer-extraordinaire Mike Beck holding the sticks... at the Auckland Blues Club on guitars, vocals, harp, ukulele and more as a warm-up on their way to appearances at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival 2019.
Auckland band Outside In are releasing their third single 'Blue Dragon.'
The track is the final release scheduled before their upcoming album Karmatrain, which is set to be completed in December.
All tracks on the album are mixed by Dave Rhodes (Blindspott, Head Like a Hole).
Influenced by prog-sensible rock bands such as A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, and Radiohead, Outside In meld prog-rock elements with powerful catchy vocals and instrumental hooks, producing a sound that is their own.
Late Model European are hitting the stage to perform their debut album live with full 6-piece band; featuring their producer Ben King (Goldenhorse/Grand Rapids) on bass and, Matthias Jordan (Pluto/Night Choir), on synths. Although best described as pop-rock, LME's sound is genre-defying with a wide appeal.
Joining them will be very special guests, Show Me Where It Hurts, bringing their swingin’ sass and soul, and fingerpoppin’ rock-a-rolla! And, our very own piano man, Jacob O'Callaghan; NZ's answer to Elton John, Billy Joel, and Roy Bittan, all rolled into one.
Pop-rockers, Late Model European are a songwriting and music collaboration between John and Tones; two life-long best friends who grew up together in a wee village back in Scotland.
Starting their musical journey together as wide-eyed teenagers with big dreams, big hair and big amps, they had plans to conquer the music world. Then life came along and took them down different paths. Little did they know they were destined to come together again many years later across the other side of the world, in New Zealand!
Along with their hopes and dreams, a bunch of demos, and Producer, Ben King (Goldenhorse/Grand Rapids), they headed into Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios. Featuring some of NZ's finest session musicians playing on the songs; a gem of a debut album was born.
This is going to be one very special night for Late Model European. Come one, come all, and help them celebrate! It's Time!
**** Tickets on sale at www.undertheradar.co.nz (booking fee applies) OR latemodeleuropean.com OR door sales ******
**** No booking fee when buying tickets through latemodeleuropean.com ****
This performance at the Incubator will be a special piano-based concert. Join the band in a homely setting to get a glimpse into how Paper Cranes new songs were written. Featuring songs off their recent album ‘Voices’ and including a lot of their back catalogue, this will be a one-off, intimate show.
An uplifting evening of songs, stories and suburban philosophy from New Zealand singer/songwriter and positivity personified, Jan Hellriegel.
After 7 years pondering and 2 years in production, Jan Hellriegel has released Sportsman Of The Year - A Suburban Philosophy, her 4th studio album, with a unique twist: Sportsman Of The Year is also available as a beautifully produced book with photos and 12 chapters based on the stunning new collection of songs.
At one stage in her ambitious new album and book project, Jan joked about calling it ‘A Loser’s Guide To Winning’. Only she wasn’t joking.
“Sportsman of the Year is about finally arriving at a place where she can look back at failures, disappointments, and rejections with a sense of accomplishment and pride, knowing that without them she wouldn't be doing what she is today. It is about following your dreams and never giving up” commented Jan.
From being the next big thing in her early 20’s, to giving music away altogether at 30; raising a family, starting businesses and returning to music with fresh enthusiasm, a newfound wellbeing and a sense of purpose- those are the stories in the songs and the book and they are what Jan will be sharing at this very special show.
Sportsman of the Year will be an entertaining and inspirational evening and is not to be missed – because as her fans will know, with Jan it can be a long, long time between shows.
Original Shlipp Comix art exhibition and sale, along with the release of "All That Has Ever Been' E.P...
During the 90's creating comics I produced the two 24 page issues of 'Shlipp Comix' which were released between 1994 and 1997.
Thanks to Flying Out, after 25 years these can now be shown for sale from June 22 - 30.
Witness the many black and white pages - and observe the dark deeds executed by creepy cartoon characters pointing their inky scrawl towards the shape of things to come!
Be taken aback with the pithy rejects and foolish cretins roaming throughout...careless and unthinking - and with little regard for those forced to share the same panels...
Your chance to own one of the psychotic scrawlings of an unravelling 18 year old - circa 25 years gone!!
'Come On Down'