News & Events

July 21st 

 

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

July 27th

www.graemejamesmusic.com/

In 2010, in a moment of fortuitous impulse buying, he bought a loop pedal which would finally allow him to combine and layer the various instruments he had picked up along the way. After a few weeks of practice he started playing small cafe shows in Palmerston North.

In desperate need of some cash to repair his car while on a New Year holiday in 2012, Graeme hit the streets of Gisborne for his first ever loop pedal busking session and the response from the public was so generous he was back on the road in two days.

A major breakthrough came later that summer in Queenstown, as he would play nightly, busking concerts to crowds of 200-300 people by the lakefront. This started to gather what would become a large, loyal and global fan base. On the recommendation of a fellow street performer Graeme decided to record an album of these quirky covers.

The self-released album Play one we all know was released in 2013 followed by Play one we all know Vol. II in late 2014. The latter was funded through a kickstarter campaign that met its $5000.00 target in 27 hours. Both cover albums have sold thousands of copies while busking on the streets of New Zealand.

Graeme had always written his own songs, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he began performing them live at shows around New Zealand. His original material was met with immediate interest from fans with breakout singles Alive and One + One racking up over 3 million plays between them, and Alive placing second in the singer songwriter/folk category of the international songwriting competition Unsigned Only.

July 28th

The Take That Show

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF TAKE THAT!

Take That is the biggest boyband the UK has ever produced and now their music, mannerisms and magic have been recreated in this sensational tribute. The Take That Show is one of the most exciting and sought-after tributes across the UK and Europe.

Featuring Mike Hyde from The Gary Barlow Experience, these boys have played sold-out shows and wowed audiences everywhere they go. From their incredible vocals, great costumes and stunning dance routines, to the smash hit songs you know and love – everything from Pray, Back For Good and Relight My Fire, to Giants, Greatest Day and Rule The World.

This is a show you’ll Never Forget!

August 4th

Beachboys

Good Vibrations have been playing together for a number of years, with an impressive history of gigs and experience behind them, both as a group and as individuals.

August 11th

The Wee Bag Band’s raison d’être is to bring mad, bad, trad, popular and contemporary diddly, diddly IRISH / Celtic  music and song to the masses at pubs, clubs, doos ‘n festivals in North Wales, UK, infinity & beyond…… 

We must be hitting the notes in the right order as to date our music has take us to many parts of the world including the UK, France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, USA, Cuba, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Honduras and even northern Greenland. (it was -32° there…!!!) 

August 17,18 & 19th

Beer Festival

A selection of Ales and Ciders from Local Breweries such as Mantle, Bluestone, Gwynt Y Ddraig and many more, along with Live music on Saturday night.

August 18th

The beginnings of the Welsh group Yr Hwntws dates back to 1981 when Gregg Lynn (vocals, guitar) and Jethro Newton (vocals) assembled a cast of musicians to interpret the traditional music of Wales in a new light. Their name means “South Walians,” and many of the songs are sung in the almost extinct south east Wales dialect. They stopped performing in 1994, then reformed in 2005 as an electric lineup with bass, drums, and electric guitar, but have returned to an acoustic lineup

August 25th

Popgun have 40 years combined experience in the music industry and 5 years together as a group and in that time we have played everywhere from small venues to prestigious places like the O2 arena, Stoke Park House and the Ritz Hotel in London. Regardless of the size of the room the size of the show doesn’t change so if you are looking for a monster, high octane performance featuring the finest songs from the 80’s hit parade then look no further.

1st September

The Aces are a lively local band that are sure to get you dancing!! Boasting a former drummer from the original Shakin Stevens line up, these guys will keep you tapping toes to their 60’s rock blues tunes!!

8th September

With hundreds of gigs behind him – and a coveted Danny Kyle Award from Celtic Connections 2013 – Elliott Morris has a formidable reputation as one of the hardest-working and most sought-after young artists on the acoustic scene.

The singer-songwriter, featured in Acoustic magazine as ‘The Next Big Thing’, taps the strings and beats the guitar’s body to create an intricate spectacle, together with an original and unique sound integral to his songs.

Half English, half Scottish and raised in Wales and Lincolnshire, Elliott is continuing this journey by means of his almost constant touring schedule. He plays across the British Isles, from Orkney to Plymouth, Boston to Llangrannog, Belfast to Clonakilty