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The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3 389 5544 http://bluesmoke.co.nz/

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April 2019

Larkin Poe

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$55

Blue Smoke is proud to present Larkin Poe, the American Blues-Rock band who will be performing their gritty, soulful, southern heritage in Woolston, Christchurch this April. “These women are seriously badass. Don’t mess with them." – Paste Magazine Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the multi-instrumentalist sister duo are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Alan Poe and ‘Larkin Poe’ was the name of the sisters’ great-great-great grandfather. The Lovell sisters are known for blending Haim-esque vocals with guitar riffs…

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May 2019

Dolph, Corduroy, And The Kennel

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Dolphin Friendly, now commonly known as "Dolph" are built on the mutual motivation to promote movements centralised around environmentalism, and anti-conventionalism. The four-piece group have found themselves creating a mixture of sounds, platformed on a no-bullshit, anti-pop, hard-pysch, and rock etiquette. One would describe Dolph to be influenced from the likes of rock gods Nirvana and The Doors from their rock n’ roll stage performance and comparable ability to engage a crowd with often debaucherous mannerisms and "loose" behaviour. Corduroy.…

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Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders – Album Release Tour

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$35

Two of New Zealand's most distinguished songwriters, Lyttelton musical troubadour Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders of The Warratahs have teamed up for a special collaborative record named Word Gets Around, releasing in conjunction with a record release tour happening across the nation in this May. The offbeat new project was sparked when the pair were simultaneously sound-checking in a church for an event with Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson, and quickly gathered steam as both artists recognised the creative synergy…

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Graeme James [Christchurch] The Long Way Home Tour

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$16 - $19

After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home. The Long Way Home is an album that explores time and space through the motif of the journey. In keeping with the album title 2018 was a year of intense international travel for Graeme, relocating to Europe and racking up over 25,000kms on a highly successful 3 month North…

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Great Gable – Cool Mind Blue Tour

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

"One of WA's premier upcoming bands; their music is simple yet layered so cleverly that it punches you in the throat whilst still holding your hand." - Xpress Magazine Great Gable (Alex Whiteman, Matt Preen, Callum Guy & Chris Bye) are a Perth based band originally from the South-West of Western Australia, combining a wide range of influences to bring a subtle twist on the alternative-indie sound. The band have had a stellar year in 2018, selling out two national…

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You Should Be Dancing @ Blue Smoke

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$14 - $20

"You Should Be Dancing" is a night of Disco Hits from the 70's and 80's and we are very pleased to announce our second nationwide tour. A GREAT BIG DANCING DISCO CELEBRATION! We play classics that you would have to be a robot not to move to. A literal Boogie Wonderland! If you're sick of needing or feeling like you need a good reason to shake your thang, or perhaps you are worried your friends will judge your over enthusiastic…

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Solid Cream – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

May 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Solid Cream pays tribute to the 60s power trio Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce). Using their music as a launching pad Solid Cream put their own mark on the well-known tunes, yet staying true to the original version and the things that made the very band so great, improvisation and the evergreen sound of the blues. The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival is the largest combined jazz…

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Mike Frost Blues Band – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Following the trail of pioneers with colourful names like BB King, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor, Mike Frost & the Icemen have refined the original blues of Memphis, Chicago, Houston and L.A. The result is a dynamic blend of new and old. Original tunes and old favourites, played and sung with respect for the past, but with the drive and enthusiasm needed to entertain a contemporary audience. When you hear the…

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June 2019

La Luna & The Gadjos – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Chanteuse ‘La Luna’ & her amazing Gadjos descend from afar to bring you an irreverent brew of French chanson, gypsy jazz and swing or Manouche! This traditional French music of the 30s is played with authentic feel and passion led by the multilingual talents of La Luna (Fr: the mad one) who sings vintage Piaf and gypsy classics with verve and nerve! Poised for unimaginable feats of dexterity La Luna & the Gadjos recreate…

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Tom Harris Yurt Party – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. Embrace the Eastern-European-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party! Clap hands to seething Romani and Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and cheer along the fiery horn players. This Christchurch-proud band gets people dancing at festivals, under trees, on top of tables and generally in an up and down direction. Lorenz Weston-Salzer (violin) Tom Harris (keyboards) Thomas Isbister (drums) Kiefer Wilton (trumpet) Doug Brush (percussion) Charlotte Crone (trombone) The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz…

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Jazz Jam with Axolotl & Friends – ChCh International Jazz & Blues Festival

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

WELCOME TO THE BLUE SMOKE SERIES.. The festival goes out on a great note with Axolotl taking you on a delightful adventure performing world jazz from South America to Eastern Europe with some stops in between. After, they’ll invite musicians from the festival line-up (and others) to join them on stage throughout the evening to participate in the jazz jam. Tamara Smith (flutes, percussion) Chris Burke (sax) Chris Dabinett (guitar) Doug Brush (world percussion) Mike Story (bass) Jonty O’Connor (drums)…

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Deep Water Creek – Live at Blue Smoke

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20 - $25

After a busy summer of festivals Deep Water Creek will be playing their first indoor show of 2019! They are excited to announce their debut EP release show at Blue Smoke on June 7th. With an opening acoustic set by frontman Matthew Smith, this will be a very cool night and the chance to see this unique band before they head into the studio to record their debut LP. Tickets from Under The Radar are $20.00. $25.00 on the night

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The Jordan Luck Band NZ Winter(ish) Tour 2019

June 21 @ 7:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$40

Following a Sold Out Winter Tour in 2018, Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band announce the 19 date New Zealand Winter(ish) Tour of 2019, trekking all across the country from Saturday April 27th to June 22nd. Jordan Luck is the lead singer and songwriter for the New Zealand rock band The Exponents. The Exponents, had a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, and Victoria was recently voted by public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all…

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July 2019

Villainy – Christchurch

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$45

EARLYBIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT. GENERAL RELEASE 12PM FRIDAY. www.villainymusic.com The Rock and Eccles Entertainment present: VILLAINY RAISED IN THE DARK NZ TOUR Hot on the heels of a triumphant performance to a capacity crowd at Homegrown, rockers Villainy have just announced a nationwide tour, which will coincide with the release of their highly-anticipated third album, RAISED IN THE DARK. Villainy will play Blue Smoke in Christchurch on Friday, July 12; 50 Gorillas in Dunedin on Saturday, July 13; The Royal…

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