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The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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March 2017

Lindon Puffin At The Sunday Sitdown

March 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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On Sunday 19th of March our special guest is our regular favorite rockabilly raconteur Lindon Puffin. Join him for a session of folk punk and anarchic banter. He plays a mean harmonica, spins hilarious yarns and fronts the occasional tv show but prefers to describe himself as a fisherman trapped in a musicians body.

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Sacha Vee Luminous Album Tour

March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery’s wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long. Doors for the show will be at 8pm music will get underway around 8:30pm with an opening set from Stef T. Internationally-renowned Christchurch singer-songwriter SACHA VEE, takes her new album LUMINOUS on the road this March, as she performs live across five New Zealand centres. Hailing from Christchurch, Sacha Vee has spent the last few…

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Rae Santos At The Sunday Sit Down

March 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Music is a universal language, so why don’t we start a little conversation?’ Melbourne singer/songwriter Rae Santos truly embodies this phrase, and looks to start a little conversation of his own with the release of his LP ‘Stay Your Hands’ in 2017. Rae’s charisma, sense of humour and the ability to interact with any given crowd is what distinguishes him from other musicians. His voice carries an indescribable vulnerability… so sincere and heartfelt that it leaves you entranced, curious and…

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April 2017

NADIA REID ‘PRESERVATION TOUR’

April 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$23

Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery‘s wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long. Doors for the show will be at 7:30pm music will get underway around 8pm with an opening set from those bare knuckled balladairs The Broken Heartbreakers and then Nadia Reid will take the night on through, performing songs old and new with a full band in celebration of her eagerly anticipated new album ‘Preservation’ “Reid…

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Blind Boy Paxton

April 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

Blind Boy Paxton is a modern day songster, minstrel and bluesman. His name is Jerron (say Jer-Ron as in Geronimo) but you call him Blind Boy. Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of the true blues in the twenty-first century, but plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more. The multi faceted, physically gigantic, three hundred pound, legally blind, orthodox Jew is only in his late…

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This way north (AU) & South Island Tour

April 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$14

with special guests Blair Parks ‘Cardigan Bay’ and Ryan Fisherman. Blue Smoke will be serving up The Brewery‘s woodfired pizza and Cassels & Sons beer from early afternoon til late Doors for the show will be at 7:30pm The show will get underway around 8pm For the first time new Melbournian duo This Way North The guitar/drums two-piece This Way North are Leisha Jungalwalla (Jungal) and Cat Leahy (Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel). Sometimes likened to The Black Keys,…

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Jon Toogood Solo & Acoustic

April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - April 13, 2017 @ 12:00 am NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$42.50

Join Jon Toogood this April as he takes his solo acoustic show throughout New Zealand. Inbetween sessions for a new ADULTS album, Jon will take his hit filled sets on a musical roadtrip around the country. Featuring solo, acoustic versions of some of Jons favourite songs (both his own and some handpicked cover versions from his vast collection) and with venues around the country being transformed into seated intimate spaces – don’t miss your chance to get up close and…

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Jon Toogood Solo & Acoustic (second show)

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$42.50

SECOND SHOW ANNOUNCED! Thursday 13th April on sale now.. Join Jon Toogood this April as he takes his solo acoustic show throughout New Zealand. Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery's wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long. Doors for the show will be at 7:30pm The show will get underway around 8pm. In between sessions for a new ADULTS album, Jon will take his hit filled sets on…

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JOSH PYKE (AU) NEW ZEALAND TOUR

April 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

Catch this rare opportunity to see Josh Pyke live at Blue Smoke. Special Guests to be announced soon! Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery's wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long. Doors for the show will be at 8pm The show will get underway around 8:30pm Celebrating his most recent album But For All These Shrinking Hearts which debut at #2 in the ARIA charts, Pyke is heading…

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ANDREW KEOGHAN & FLIP GRATER

April 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

Two of Christchurch's favourite globetrotting songwriters Andrew Keoghan and Flip Grater, will present a very special homecoming show April 21, performing songs from their recently released, critically acclaimed albums. Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery's wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long. Doors for the show will be at 7:30pm The show will get underway at 8pm. It's Los Angeles-based Keoghan's first outing in the garden city since…

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THEMETA

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$10

Support; My Famous Friends & August Fields Themeta will perform a sweltering live show at Blue Smoke this April with support from their friends and cohorts My Famous Friends and August Fields. Blue Smoke will be open from 5pm and serving up The Brewery's wood fired pizza and hand crafted Cassels & Sons beer all night long. Doors for the show will be at 8pm and the music will get underway at 8:30pm Drawing from a range of influences including…

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THE ALL DAY BREAKFAST STRING BAND (CANADA)

April 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Koha entry

feature artists at the Sunday Sit Down Get Down Old time country music group The All Day Breakfast Stringband tour New Zealand and Australia this March and April 2017. The Montreal-based All Day Breakfast Stringband plays old time music from the southern and midwestern USA. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and voices join forces to confirm that the old music is still exhilarating. The band formed gradually through bourbon fuelled jam sessions in Montreal’s many public nature reserves, and solidified with…

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May 2017

The Animals (UK)

May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$50

Metropolis Touring and Magic are proud to present; THE ANIMALS (LIVE AT BLUE SMOKE) The Animals were “one of the most important bands” in the British Invasion. Whilst The Beatles and Rolling Stones were the headliners, The Animals were the backbone of blues! With their legacy undeniable, New Zealand is in for a treat when original members John Steel and Mick Gallagher along with Danny Handley and Scott Whitely bring The Animals live experience to New Zealand this May. The…

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The Chills Vigorous and Far Reaching NZ Tour

May 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$40

Out on the tar sealed and gravelly roads this April and May, legendary Dunedin pop group The Chills have announced their embarkation on a vigorous and far-reaching New Zealand tour. Fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps, The Chills were originally formed in 1980 and had a revolving cast of band members with Phillipps remaining the only constant. His knack for writing fantastic pop songs led to chart hits back home and a cult following around the world. With…

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Matthew Smith Album Release Show

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

Matthew Smith and hIs band celebrate the release of his debut solo album. With a full band this promises to be a special night. The self titled album will be available for sale for the first time at the show. With support from 'The Imposters' and 'Candice Milner'.

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Mel Parsons with full band and special guest

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$40

Mel Parsons has spent the last few years dividing her time between touring the world and performing her solo show in some of New Zealand’s remotest woolsheds. But this May, the Kiwi singer-songwriter will embark on her first tour with a full band since 2015, taking in the country’s main centres. The award-winning singer-songwriter is looking forward to returning to stages at these iconic venues, with the backing of a full band: “Taking my band out on the road is…

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Gemma Ray (UK)

May 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$30

Gemma Ray (UK) brings her band and reverb drenched atmospheric sound to NZ this May, with shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Berlin based/Essex born, Gemma's sound has been described as Gothic-folk,and pop-noir - a moody mix of psychedelic blues with a hefty nod to her sizzling cinematic side. She has collaborated with Sparks, the recently departed Alan Vega (from New York legends Suicide), and Thomas Wydler, drummer from The Bad Seeds. She has also opened for the likes of…

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Thomas Oliver – Album Tour

May 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$25

APRA Silver Scroll winner Thomas Oliver is about to embark on an eight date tour of New Zealand to celebrate the release of his brand new album 'Floating In The Darkness'. On the road for the duration of May, Thomas will be joined by a full band (including Sam Notman, Ed Zuccollo, Johnny Lawrence, Bella Florence) before finishing off with a string of solo South Island shows. See the full list of dates below, and catch him in a town…

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Wahine Toa – Autumn Edition

May 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
Koha

support and celebrate our city's indigenous Queen's and join us for an evening of spoken word and song. A diverse array of Wahine Toa will take the stage, from Chch hip hop and R&B pioneers to actors, poets, politicians and rising local high schools stars. the show will get underway around 7pm and feature performances from Sheree Waitoa, The Byllie Jean Project and Marama Fox as well as many other fine artists throughout the evening.

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JIMMY SMYTH AT THE CHCH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

May 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$30

Jimmy Smyth formed The Bogey Boys in 1978, and two years later had U2 as support band in the Cork Opera House. Jimmy will perform in several events with Mary Coughlan but this is his only solo show in this year’s festival.

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ANNA CODDINGTON & OVAL OFFICE AT THE CHCH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

May 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$35

Anna Coddington is known for her enchanting live performances and a voice which “flows perfectly from soft to grunty”, and for her song writing prowess which has seen her in the Silver Scroll Top 20 list four times since 2010. Oval Office is a Christchurch based seven-piece funk and soul band with a reputation for delivering hard hitting grooves, explosive horn lines and high energy shows. Anna Coddington and Oval Office equals a fantastic night of fun and funk! Richie…

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THE WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA AT THE CHCH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$35

The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra is nine-piece electronica/ soul/ funk/ R’n’B/ percussion collective. Old school meets a neo- soul melting pot of textures, sounds and poly-rhythms. They have shared the stage with the likes of Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System.

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NICK HOLLAMBY AT THE CHCH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL (SUNDAY SIT DOWN GET DOWN )

May 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$12

Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' folk club event. We present local luminaries and national touring artist of the finest calibre, this is a first rate opportunity to catch a matinee concert with family and friends. Nick Hollamby is an established Australian jazz vocalist who has performed alongside ARIA award winning artists and international jazz heavyweights. He’s known for his smooth crooner voice and in this show Nick will perform a selection from the Great…

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BEST OF THE FEST – JAZZ JAM BAND AT THE THE CHCH JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

May 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$12

Celebrating the end of another great festival, this after-party jam is sure to be a highlight of the week. Kicking off the evening will be Joe McCallum (drums), with Reuben Derrick (saxophone) Hamish Smith (double bass), followed by a bluesy set from Mary Coughlan and Jimmy Smyth ... and then it’s an open stage with a variety of festival performers to leave us with a musical memory of the festival.

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June 2017

Evan Dando

June 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$42.5

Emerging after The Lemonheads disbanded Evan Dando returned to music first with a solo tour and ‘Live At The Brattle Theatre’ then came his debut solo album ‘Baby I’m Bored’. Mature and autobiographical, ‘Baby I’m Bored’ is a stellar record that stripped Dando of his grunge label, seeing him lean more towards an achingly melodic alt-country rock sound. Self-deprecating, these are songs of decline and coming back from that. “Dando has a flair for bruised melancholy that stands comparison with…

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NOMAD

June 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

Christchurch musicians Nomad, who made their mark on the charts with the undeniably catchy ‘Oh My My’, have announced shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch The band’s summer schedule was filled with shows and Festivals up and down the country, winning over unsuspecting audiences with their infectious hooks and heady harmonies. They’ve just released a new single, the never-give-up-on-love song ‘I Won’t Stop’ and the 19-year-olds are already working on an album release for later in the year. Aasha Mallard,…

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THE BADS – LOSING HEROS ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

June 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

THE BADS - LOSING HEROS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW - with support from Flip Grater & Terrible Sons Auckland alt-country duo The Bads - Brett Adams Dianne Swann have announced a seven-date tour to celebrate the release of their new album Losing Heroes. Set for independent release on 7th July, the 11-song album was recorded across the summer of 2016 with Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room Studios in Lyttelton and follows their 2013 release Travel Light. The Bads’ touring band…

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HOBNAIL ‘THE BLUE SKIES TOUR’

June 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

Sensational fresh material from Hobnail as the band embark on a national tour in support of their new album “Blue Sky Songs” Hobnail are on the road again, performing all over NZ to bring you their stunning new 7th album “Blue Sky Songs”, along with some of their past classic favourites. This is a live show not to be missed! For the uninitiated, it will be a rare treat as one of the country’s best live acts tours the finest…

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TINY RUINS ‘NZ WINTER TOUR’

June 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$25

"...One of the best acts to harness the power of dark folk…Expansive, experimental and exciting." - Hhhhappy Tiny Ruins embark on an 11- show tour of their home turf this Winter. Following her ‘Hurtling Through’ collaboration with The Clean's Hamish Kilgour, and ‘Dream Wave’, a 7" single recorded with film director David Lynch, Hollie Fullbrook returns with her spellbinding live band to bring a new set of songs to some of the most intimate and celebrated venues in the land.…

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The Woolston Complex Vote-Athon

June 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Hailing from the southern end of The Tannery, Ruffell Productions have produced a hilarious T.V episode starring local comedian Shay Horay and Billy.T award winner Dave Correos called The Woolston Complex After entering the episode into the ‘New Blood Web Series’ competition on TVNZ, The Woolston Complex has been shortlisted into the final ten to be in to win $100,000 to make a full series! Now it’s up to the public to decide who wins. Come down to Blue Smoke…

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July 2017

August Fields with Smokin’ Voodoo & St Peters Thursday

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

Three of the best of what CHCH has to offer with regards to hard hit, sock em in the jaw rock n' f**kin' roll. Anyone who has seen one of August Fields’ high energy shows will know that what they bring to the stage is crowd-engaging power pop tunes with foundations in punk, rock and gospel Since forming their current lineup in 2014, Smokin' Voodoo has been going hard in the christchurch music scene, playing show after show of hard…

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REB FOUNTAIN ‘HOPEFUL & HOPELESS’ RELEASE AT THE SUNDAY SIT DOWN

July 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

Reb fountain, Dylan Storey and Dave Kahn will perform the songs of 'Hopeful & Hopeless' along with new material from the upcoming 'Little Arrows' album which is set for release this September. They will be joined by special guests; Tom Cunliffe, Flora Knight and Ben Woolley. Hopeful and Hopeless was recorded live at The Wine Cellar (8/8/2014) Reb Fountain, Sam Prebble and Dylan Storey have been writing and performing together for over 12 years. They have released multiple recordings under…

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THE WEDDING PRESENT with The Bats & Motte

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$48

Legendary British post-punk/indie band The Wedding Present return to New Zealand on the back of their ninth studio album Going, Going… Having formed in Leeds in 1985 around the lovelorn songwriting of David Gedge, the band soon acquired a reputation for bittersweet, breathtakingly honest songs of heartache immersed in whirlwind guitars — a jangly-yet-brawny sound, played at impossibly breakneck speeds, that was introduced to the world on their debut LP George Best. NME called the album “an unmitigated delight” and…

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Theia – EP release tour

July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$30.00

Kiwi electro-pop princess Theia has announced her first headline tour of New Zealand to celebrate the upcoming release of her highly-anticipated debut EP. Proudly presented by ZM and Eccles Entertainment, Theia and her band will play Neck of the Woods in Auckland on Thursday, July 6; Meow in Wellington on Friday, July 7 and Blue Smoke in Christchurch on July 8. It will be the first time Theia has played shows for the public in Auckland, Wellington and in her…

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ALBION PLACE EASIER WINTER TOUR

July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

In celebration of their brand new single Easier, Albion Place are hitting the road with a four date tour around the country. Support from; Skymachine and Horizone With the grit and honesty of a cold, damp flat and the invincible energy of a full day street party, the Albion Place flavour has become the soundtrack to the world renown Otago student lifestyle. in 2015 (and for reasons still unknown) their single “I Will Not Forget” exploded into the online stratosphere,…

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STEVE GUNN (USA) NZ SOLO TOUR

July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$35

with support from Grawlixes. On his first musical journey to New Zealand, New York-based guitarist and songwriter Steve Gunn will play four solo shows across the country. Former guitarist in Kurt Vile's The Violators as well as collaborator with Vile, Black Twig Pickers and Mike Cooper, Gunn will be bringing the personal and evocative new album Eyes On The Lines to New Zealand this July, as well as drawing from his significant and prolific catalogue of critically acclaimed solo, duo,…

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THE MILTONES AT THE SUNDAY SIT DOWN

July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

With two glorious singles now revealed; Wildfire and Glory, The Miltones are over the moon to announce their debut self titled album will be released June 16th, 2017, as they head out around NZ for a nationwide tour. Starting out as a teenage duo, front woman Milly Tabak and lead guitarist Liam Pratt toured the country as The Miltones, gaining friends in far away places and sharing their earlier material such as the memorable Gypsy Queen and the more recent…

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THE BADS – LOSING HEROS ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

July 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

THE BADS - LOSING HEROS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW - with support from Flip Grater & Terrible Sons Auckland alt-country duo The Bads - Brett Adams Dianne Swann have announced a seven-date tour to celebrate the release of their new album Losing Heroes. Set for independent release on 7th July, the 11-song album was recorded across the summer of 2016 with Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room Studios in Lyttelton and follows their 2013 release Travel Light. The Bads’ touring band…

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DECADES ‘ALL OUR TRUTHS’ TOUR

July 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$32.75

Four of New Zealand’s most exciting and emerging rock acts hit the road this July, playing in five centres across the country. Decades, Skinny Hobos, Dead Favours and Bakers Eddy are the newest generation of NZ rock royalty and kick off the nationwide ALL OUR TRUTHS tour in Hamilton on July 14, before heading to Auckland on July 15, Wellington July 22, Christchurch July 28, then winding up in Dunedin on July 29. Presented by Brent Eccles Entertainment, in conjunction…

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STEVE ABEL AT THE SUNDAY SIT DOWN

July 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

Steve Abel presents an afternoon of song and poetry at our much loved 'Sunday Sit Down Get Down' session. He will be joined by a special guest (to be announced soon). Steve Abel was raised in the halcyon haze of oil poor 1970′s and 80′s New Zealand. “Abel is a refined writer whose lyrics have a bone-bare quality – the sound of someone writing and singing from a place where there is no guile, just hard truth and clear eyes.”…

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August 2017

SOAKED OUTS – NO SLIP UP TOUR

August 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Dunedin band Soaked Oats are embarking on a nationwide tour this August to perform songs from their new EP ‘No Slip Ups’ The tour – starting in Christchurch - will then take them through Wellington, Auckland, and Dunedin, as the band searches for a less icy, more fruitful climate. Over the cooler months, the band have hunkered down – writing and recording new material, as well as playing a plethora of shows including opening slots for touring acts Tiny Ruins,…

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SHAYNE P CARTER & BAND

August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$30

Shayne P Carter and his band (Gary Sullivan drums James Duncan bass) make their only New Zealand appearances of the year with a series of shows through the main centres in August. James will be disappearing for most of the rest of the year to the Northern Hemisphere and this will be the trio’s last chance to get out there and show one person at least how it’s done. The tour will coincide with the vinyl release of Shayne’s Taite…

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ALBION PLACE EASIER WINTER TOUR

August 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

In celebration of their brand new single Easier, Albion Place are hitting the road with a four date tour around the country. Support from; Skymachine and Horizone With the grit and honesty of a cold, damp flat and the invincible energy of a full day street party, the Albion Place flavour has become the soundtrack to the world renown Otago student lifestyle. in 2015 (and for reasons still unknown) their single “I Will Not Forget” exploded into the online stratosphere,…

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BRYONY MATTHEWS AT THE SUNDAY SIT DOWN

August 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our very own folk club event. We present local luminaries and national touring artist of the finest calibre, this is a first rate opportunity to catch a matinee concert with family and friends. The music always starts at 4pm so make sure you come early to get settled in. There is a suggested 'Koha' entry for this event, we encourage you to support the musicians and pay what you…

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IN HEARTS WAKE

August 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$25

Australian metalcore band IN HEARTS WAKE have announced a special headline show at Christchurch’s Blue Smoke. Prior to joining Northlane on their New Zealand tour dates, In Hearts Wake will play one night only in Christchurch on Thursday August 24 in celebration of their fourth and latest album release, Ark. Tickets are available now for what is a rare Christchurch show by a world-class metal act.

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Big Band Extravaganza Fundraiser

August 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

Come and join the Big Band Extravaganza and help them raise funds to support the Rodger Fox Big Band in their effort to get to the Monterey Jazz Festival in September. Rodger and his band members have done a lot to support us here in Christchurch and we wanted to show how grateful we are by making a contribution to their tour fund. https://www.facebook.com/events/1453249778099352 12.20 Chisnallwood Intermediate Big Band 12.50 All Girl Big Band 1.40 River City Jazzmen 2.30 Garden…

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September 2017

Nigel Wearne + Jenny Mitchell at the Sunday Sit Down

September 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Australian singer-songwriter Nigel Wearne crosses the ditch this August for his first tour of New Zealand. Spanning Auckland in the north to Gore in the south, he’ll spend 2 weeks on the road touring his current album 'Drawing Circles'. New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards winner and rising talent, Jenny Mitchell joins the tour for four special shows (*south island). Hailing from Gore, Jenny's love of country, folk, and Americana shines through on her debut album 'The Old Oak'. Blue Smoke…

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Reb Fountain – Little Arrows Album Release Show

September 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$25

Reb Fountain Announces New Studio Album and Tour - ‘Little Arrows’ “Songwriters don’t come much better than this.” Radio NZ, William Dart “Reb Fountain’s voice demands attention no matter what she sings.” The NZ Listener, James Belfield It’s here – 6 years in the making – Reb Fountain’s album LITTLE ARROWS is set for release September 1st with an exclusive 4 tour date to follow. See Reb Fountain and her band perform songs from Little Arrows and her entire back…

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Pacific Heights

September 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$35

Devin Abrams brings the full band to Christchurch for an exclusive headline performance, featuring all of his most recent works, in the intimate setting of Blue Smoke on September 9th. Pacific Heights is the solo electronica project of Wellington-based songwriter, music producer Devin Abrams aka DJ Reno. Best known for the fifteen years he spent as one of the founding members of New Zealand heavy soul band Shapeshifter, of late Devin's focus has returned to his solo work, heralding the…

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Richard Dada & This Way North at the Sunday Sit Down

September 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Richard Dada is the solo project of Richard Larsen, creative driving force behind off kilter pop outfit Glass Vaults. Ahead of the release of his debut solo album Dada's band is stepping out for a string of shows to indulge audiences in his creamy brand of melodic low-fi psychedelic folk. Joining Dada for this special matinee performance is Melbourne, guitar/drums two-piece This Way North. Punchy, left of centre, swampy slide guitar, slimmed down soul vocals, live looping and compelling alt-pop…

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Emily Fairlight & Fraser Ross at the Sunday Sit Down

September 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Emily Fairlight is a poet and a songwriter, she'll be performing songs from her entire catalog with her new band. They will be joined by special guest Fraser Ross, our very own Pacific purveyor of alt-folk music, for a very fine afternoon of music indeed. She describes her own music style as introspective alternative folk, written with a rock 'n' roll heart. Others have compared her sound to Natalie Merchant, P.J. Harvey, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane) and Cat Power. Her…

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One Waka

September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

One Waka and The Caffeinated Collective mash it up in a display of live roots reggae and hip hop coming out of the heart of Otautahi. Having teamed up for a scorcher last summer these two local crews meet once again! For a night which migrates from the Caffs energy filled, pass the mic style hip hop packed with alternative beats and locally referenced lyrics. To the Waka's renowned culturally infused style of grass roots reggae, tickets are just $10…

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Flora Knight & Sean Donald w/ Ben Salter at the Sunday Sit Down

September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Acclaimed duo Flora Knight & Sean Donald (CAN/NZ), celebrate the release of their self titled debut album with a nationwide NZ release tour this September. They will be joined by very special guest; legendary Australian singer songwriter Ben Salter. read all about Ben Salter here; https://www.facebook.com/events/707173039491678 Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our very own folk club event. We present local luminaries and national touring artist of the finest calibre, this is a first rate…

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Eb & Sparrow TO THE WEST TOUR with Fraser Ross

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20.00

8PM SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER - BLUE SMOKE, CHRISTCHURCH SUPPORT from the amazing incredible folk troubadour FRASER ROSS! Presale $20 / Doorsale $25 Supreme sweethearts of New Zealand alt-country, Eb & Sparrow, bring you their new single “To The West” from their forthcoming third album, due out early 2018. To accompany this single release, the band will be taking to the road, with seven select shows throughout New Zealand. “Grand, cinematic, and rich with anticipation” Lydia Jenkin NZ Herald FRASER ROSS…

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October 2017

Cassels&Sons Foosball Tournament

October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

+ Sunday + Club Environment + Teams : Bring your mates and form A TEAM - finally! + 3 free tables for fun + 3 tables for competition + DJ Uwe Filter + Limited capacity for players = first come, first served + $10 per player + info and other enquiries, call Chucky: 0226 804 207 COME TO HAVE FUN AND HAVE A BALL WITH US. We are taking foosball back to where it belongs, to the pub! After several…

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‘The Boy Next Door’ – Celebrating Nick Cave

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$25

THE BOY NEXT DOOR Featuring reb fountain, Dave Khan, Ben Woolley, Dylan Storey & Logan Compain With Special Guest Delaney Davidson In celebration of Nick Cave’s 60th birthday we bring you ‘The Boy Next Door’. Beyond comparison, Beyond genre, Beyond dispute. Cave pens love eulogies that’ll sink you to your knees, performs like a revivalist, croons like a drunk, weeps like a banshee, mocks like the devil. His undisputed musical genius has been drip-fed to the world over decades. In…

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Anika Moa: In Swings The Tide 10th Anniversary Tour

October 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$50

The fans have asked (repeatedly) for it, and Anika Moa has listened. The beautiful, witty and talented singer/songwriter today announces four concerts for her grown up fans, and South Island dates for her Songs For Bubbas: Chop Chop Hiyaaa! show. The In Swings The Tide 10th Anniversary Tour concerts will feature Anika and her band performing the album In Swings The Tide in full, along with brand new music and her biggest hits, with dates scheduled for Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland…

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Sneaky Feelings – Progress Junction LP Release Tour

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$30

Legendary New Zealand band SNEAKY FEELINGS' New Album PROGRESS JUNCTION LP Released on Flying Nun Records August 2017 How do you explain a near thirty-year gap between albums? Perfectionism maybe ..... tardiness certainly...... but it is well worth the wait. Sneaky Feelings, one of the original Dunedin Sound bands formed in the early 1980s return with a brand-new album of original songs. And they are going on the road to support it! Sneaky Feelings was drawn to a wider variety…

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Die! Die! Die! Charm. Offensive. Release Tour

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

Die! Die! Die! have announced a 5-date New Zealand tour to coincide with the emersion of their explosive new album, Charm. Offensive. due for worldwide release on October 6th on LP, CD and digitally. Drenched in the storied history and traditions of post-punk, noise pop, shoegaze, lo-fi, and punk rock, Charm. Offensive. is the sound of a thousand different nights played out in dingy bars, ramshackle DIY venues, and decaying concert halls around the globe. It’s also the sixth full-length…

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Daniel Madill at the Sunday Sit Down

October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

Daniel Madill and his Band W/ Candice Milner & Tom Maxwell He’s been called “the best New Zealand songwriter you’ve never heard of” and has shared the stage with the likes of The Eastern, Bill Morris, The Tattle Tale Saints, Luckless and Violet French. Local Musician Daniel Madill returns to Blue Smoke on Sunday the 22nd October with a new band in tow: Glenn Teasdale (Bass) and Dan Callahan on (Drums) of Candi and the Rockets fame. Come on down…

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The Ahern Brothers (AU)

October 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

Following the release of their debut album in June The Ahern Brothers have not slowed down. The talented duo sold out a string of shows across Australia on their album release tour, before heading back out on the road for 24 shows from Sydney to Darwin in support of Australian music icons Tex, Don & Charlie. This October they are headed to New Zealand to play a run of shows in some beautiful, intimate venues across the country. The tour…

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Graeme James – Wish You Well Tour

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$15

GRAEME JAMES - WISH YOU WELL TOUR Farewell New Zealand tour announced! Graeme James is back with his raucous, foot-stomping new single Wish You Well; available to stream and download today. http://www.graemejamesmusic.com/ A timely tune about saying farewell to a friend off to travel the world, Wish You Well has become a very personal and fitting song for Graeme, as he prepares to relocate to Europe for adventures of his own with wife Zoe in mid-2018. Graeme is proud to…

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Richie & Rosie (USA) at the Sunday Sit Down

October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

Upstate New York Musicians Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton live at Blue Smoke this October! Richie and Rosie blend traditional and contemporary sounds, outrageous punk banjo, powerful evocative fiddle with beautiful vocal harmonies. Richie, is an innovator of 5-string banjo much loved for his “mantra-groove spooky-banjo style" Rosie is a ferocious fiddler who’s work spans many musical styles. RICHIE STEARNS Richie is one of the major innovators of 5-string banjo playing, described by bluegrass legend Tony Trischka as “a transcendentally…

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November 2017

Matthew Smith & His Band

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$20

Matthew Smith returns to Blue Smoke this November. Playing with his full band he will be performing songs from his debut LP as well as singing new material live for the very first time. He has been writing new material for the last three months and these new songs will be on his next album to be recorded early in the new year. Come and get a sneak preview. This will be a special show and one not to miss!…

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Anthonie Tonnon at the Sunday Sit Down

November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand

Anthonie Tonnon is on a national tour to celebrate the release of a new song and EP, and coming to Christchurch as part of Blue Smoke's late afternoon Sit Down Get Down sessions. Tickets are pay what you like from anthonietonnon.com/tickets The song, titled Two Free Hands, is Tonnon's first imprint from two years of international touring and experimentation. It is a sound that will be familiar to those who saw his recent shows supporting The Chills around New Zealand.…

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Soaked Oats & Marlin’s Dreaming Release Party

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

Dunedin alt-pop bands Soaked Oats and Marlin's Dreaming are having a joint release party at Blue Smoke this November. Dunedin four-piece Soaked Oats describe their sound as 'shoulder pop', and while we're not exactly sure what that means, their certainly serving up some sonic goodness. They write songs with thoughtful lyricism and guitar-driven indie-pop sounds. Over the cooler months, the band have hunkered down – writing and recording new material, as well as playing a plethora of shows including opening…

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SOLD OUT! Marlon Williams

November 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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SOLD OUT! Marlon Williams

November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Greg Johnson & Mel Parson

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$60

Live in Christchurch - Greg Johnson and Mel Parsons! A dream New Zealand tour of songs and swagger - hits our nation's favourite concert venues November 9-26. Mel and Greg will perform together and alone alongside their super-talented hybrid band featuring Ted Brown, Josh Logan and Jed Parsons. For Mel, 2017 has been a busy year of touring New Zealand, Australia, and Europe in support of her highly acclaimed third album Drylands: “We’re going to have great fun with each…

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Jed Parsons at the Sunday Sit Down

November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
$10

multi-instrumentalist and singer / songwriter Jed Parsons' unique concoction of indie music is the culmination of a diverse musical background. At 25, Parsons has appeared at multiple festivals around the world, headlined tours and played alongside some of New Zealand and Australia’s finest indie acts. Parsons’ music balances eccentricity and energy with intimacy and musical sensitivity, maintaining a focus on sing-along hooks and lyrical depth. He'll be joined by special guest throughout the evening, come catch him at Blue Smoke's…

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December 2017

The Coalrangers

December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

MUSIC FOR THE HEAD, HEART & FEET After a break of six years, the iconic country-roots band The Coalrangers gather from both sides of the Southern Alps to perform in Christchurch. The Coalrangers are a hard act to pigeon-hole, as they have always comfortably straddled numerous musical genres. They have produced three acclaimed albums that showcase the eclectic range of this unique group. Their first CD Coast To Coast won the Country Album of the Year at the 1996 Tui…

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Holly Arrowsmith At The Sunday Sit Down

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Pure and unfettered but not lacking in power or force, New Zealand's Holly Arrowsmith bares her soul to enlighten those of her listeners. Her earthy, timeless vocals serve as a catalyst for stories of crystalline prose, offering comfort in their unique and profound delivery. This songbird's gentle plea for the hearts of humanity is infused with wisdom and strung together in a hopeful and uplifting account of existence. Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our…

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Paul Ubana Jones

December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

An intimate soulful performance from an acoustic guitar sensation. Winner of three New Zealand Music awards Paul Ubana Jones, born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul was playing guitar by the age of 11. Three decades and nine albums later, he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the USA. Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Norah Jones, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck…

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The Swan Sisters At The Sunday Sit Down

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Award-winning singer-songwriter Amiria Grenell and accomplished professional actor & musician Amy Grace are The Swan Sisters. Despite their nomadic lifestyles, The Swans have managed to play dreamy folk/pop songs with each other regularly throughout New Zealand and have endeared themselves to audiences far and wide. Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our very own folk club event. Our doors open at 3pm and the show get underway at 4pm so make sure you come early…

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The Danberrys (USA) at the Sunday Sit Down

December 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Described as "a rhythmically seductive and emotionally connecting band," The Danberrys are led by Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel - a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our very own folk club event. Our doors open at 3pm and the music always starts at 4pm so make sure you come early to get settled in. To ensure yourself a spot get yourself…

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Barry Saunders & Adam McGrath Swapping Songs And Yarns

December 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

Two of New Zealand's finest songwriters together on stage for an evening of yarns, ballads and barnstormers. Barry Saunders of The Warratahs and Adam McGrath of THE EASTERN are both known for the rolling, rambling, spirit raising atmospheres they project in their respective live shows. So it seems only fitting that Saunders and McGrath will be coming together this December for an evening of good old fashioned folk singing and Christmas hope building; bring along a children's toy or gift…

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January 2018

Bad Company, Foreigner: Rock Steady Supergroup

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$50

Topline Entertainment are proud to present for the first time in New Zealand "Rock Steady" featuring members from the multi platinum selling bands Bad Company and Foreigner in an all Star Classic Rock Super Group summer tour of New Zealand January 2018, playing all the hits from Bad Company, Free, and Foreigner. - Dave "Bucket" Colwell, Guitar. Former guitarist for Bad Company/Humble Pie. Serving for over 16 years with Bad Company, recording and touring with all 3 vocalists that worked…

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The East Pointers (CA) & Mel Parsons

January 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$40

After bringing down the house at WOMAD 2017, JUNO-Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers announce their return to New Zealand in January 2018 for a run of dates with NZ luminary, Mel Parsons. Dazzling musicianship and wild live shows have connected The East Pointers with audiences across the globe, making original roots music the hippest thing going. Currently on a world tour, the trio released their second album, What We Leave Behind in late September. Having charted in the…

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The Richter City Rebels ‘Hard Work Hard Money’ Album Release

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$10

HARD WORK HARD MONEY is the highly anticipated 2nd studio album from NZ's FIRST and FINEST second line band: Richter City Rebels. Rammed with their signature explosive beats and good-feel vibe, HARD WORK HARD MONEY follows 2016's Live at Tora, another joyful and juicy plate of strong, rich New Orleans fire.! ! This show is one not to be missed, don’t forget your dancing shoes!! ! About Richter City Rebels: ! ! The RICHTER CITY REBELS have a sound that…

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February 2018

Nick Dow Single Release Tour

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$10

Nick Dow and his band are embarking on a tour of New Zealand this February. This will be the warm up, teaser tour for his forthcoming album which is set for release later in the year. Equal parts Jeff Buckley, Chris Martin and James Blake, Nick has been heralded as one of NZ'z 'Most promising new artists'. His music will weave an emotive thread through your heart and land down at your tapping feet. With a 5-piece band behind him,…

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Ciaran McMeeken – ‘Which Way Shall We Go?’ Summer Tour

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Auckland based singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken is excited to announce his Which Way Shall We Go? Summer Tour! Ciaran will be stopping at a massive 16 kiwi centres in January and February in support of his self-titled debut album which was released in August. And as a special reward for fans, is performing four FREE shows including an all ages show in his birthplace of Arrowtown! This will be McMeeken’s first major tour of the country, including all the big holiday…

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SOUL TRAIN

February 9 @ 9:00 pm - February 10 @ 12:00 am NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$12

You want me to tell you the secrets to good times? Believe you can live in the Deep down real soul of life. This is the organisation, the law of passion. SOUL TRAIN. Bad Gin Sanctuary bring to you again, the night of your life. Filled to the brim with pelvic swings, high kicks and smooth licks. Featuring DJ ALEMENTAL. & SOUL MATES. Tickets available from Under the Radar. | $12 or for a few more bucks on the door.…

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Soul Train

February 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

You want me to tell you the secrets to good times? Believe you can live in the Deep down real soul of life. This is the organisation, the law of passion. SOUL TRAIN. Bad Gin Sanctuary bring to you again, the night of your life. Filled to the brim with pelvic swings, high kicks and smooth licks. Featuring DJ ALEMENTAL. & SOUL MATES. Sax offenders welcome. SOUL TRAIN STRICTLY FUNK AND SOUL, GUARANTEED GOOD TIMES.

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Lisa Tomlins & Jed Parsons at The Nostalgia Festival After Party

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Blue Smoke welcome all comers to the official Nostalgia Festival After Party. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FREE EVENT If you find yourself hankering to let the good time's roll after the daytime festivities are over then look no further. Blue Smoke have the evening covered with two of this years festival highlights performing live for your foot loose, do right, alright, party pleasure. Jed Parsons & Friends will kick off the evenings entertainment (8:30pm) while Lisa Tomlins and her…

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Esther Swift (UK) w/ Adam McGrath & Jess Shanks (The Eastern)

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Sometimes it is necessary take opportunities when they come knocking, especially when they come in the form Esther Swift "Swift is one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting contemporary harpists. In her composition, songwriting and performance she creates a music which is profound and daringly vulnerable whilst drawing on influences which range from contemporary classical, alternative pop and the Scottish tradition". It has come to Blue Smoke's attention that Esther Swift will be passing through Christchurch on Monday the…

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Clap Clap Riot – Dull Life Summer Tour

February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$25

Fresh off their NZ tour with British band Alt-J, Clap Clap Riot will be hitting the road in February for four dates across the country. They'll be bringing their critically acclaimed firecracker of a live performance to the main centres of New Zealand - Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington. They'll be joined on the road by some close friends - announcement to follow.

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Troy Kingi, Electric Wire Hustle, Borrowed Cs

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$40

1,000,000% Certified, Grade A++++++++ A head-exploding, feel G(())(())D, rollercoasting, tempeh roasting, no frills boasting, night of soul music... Troy Kingi is a gifted ma fucker who is a poet and all round beautiful guy/bear/angel. Electric Wire Hustle will perform their only shows for the year. Borrowed cs is the illest detroit techno producer on earth. We also have Mark Vanilau who is my favourite singer songwriter in NZ, fckn heartbreaking songs so be ready to cry. Bring your mother and…

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The Goldonies & Dictaphone Blues (Solo)

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

The Goldonies return to Blue Smoke to play another hip shaking, toe tapping, guitar shredding, vocal harmonizing, skiffle infused rave up of epic proportions! Joining them this time is another cherished son of the south - the affable and inimitable Edward Castelow who will be playing songs both new and old from his Dictaphone Blues project but in a solo setting. For a guaranteed good time on the Sabbath day and to promote feelings of rock n roll verisimilitude your…

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March 2018

The Teskey Brothers

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$25

THE TESKEY BROTHERS ANNOUNCE DEBUT NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018 Honouring the old-school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, Melbourne four-piece, The Teskey Brothers, stunned many in 2017 with their gorgeous debut album, HALF MILE HARVEST. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners all around the world. After a string of sold-out shows in Australia, US and the UK, as well as opening for Angus and Julia Stone…

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Sam Ness (USA) at the Sunday Sit down

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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THE SUNDAY SIT DOWN IS BACK! To celebrate we have special guest Sam Ness (Wisconsin, USA) at our first Sunday Sit Down Get Down of the year. "Sam Ness is taking the Madison music scene by storm. His rugged charm coupled with immense talent have made him a stellar act to watch" - On Wisconsin Radio Our doors open at 3pm and the music always starts at 4pm so make sure you come early to get settled in. There is…

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Daniel Champagne ‘The Snap Shot Tour’

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Recently described as 'the finest guitar player of his generation' - the young virtuoso brings his world tour to New Zealand, he'll be performing at Blue Smoke's 'Sunday Sit Down' folk club event on April 22nd. Doors open at 3pm and the show will get underway at 4pm so make sure you come early to get settled in. 🎶 WHAT THE PRESS SAY.. “The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds…

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Candice Milner, Emma Cameron, Matty Smith, Michael Morris

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Four world class New Zealand songwriters on one stage! CANDICE MILNER, EMMA CAMERON, MATTY SMITH & MICHAEL MORRIS. Candice Milner is from the seemingly sleepy hollow that is the port town of Lyttelton. Her debut album 'Evergreen' recently made her a finalist for the 2018 NZ Folk Album Tui. Emma Cameron is the lead singer and of Christchurch rock band, Decades. It's not very often this voice gets heard with the subtleties of an acoustic backing, so it's a rare…

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Mark Mazengarb & Friends (USA) at the Sunday Sit Down

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

Mark Mazengarb is a kiwi guitarist who has been based in the USA for the past 7 years, touring full time with his guitar duo partner Loren Barrigar. He has performed and toured with some of the best guitarists in the world, including several tours with the great Tommy Emmanuel. Now based in New Zealand, Mark's passion is to bring some of the finest musicians from the USA to New Zealand audiences. Most recently, Mark brought 'The Lonely Heartstring Band'…

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Sneaky Bones (USA) at the Sunday Sit Down

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$15

Sneaky Bones is the brainchild of Matthew Bean, a Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and all-around giant. Blue Smoke welcomes you to 'The Sunday Sit Down Get Down' our very own folk club event. Our doors open at 3pm and the show get underway at 4pm so make sure you come early to get settled in. There is a suggested 'Koha' entry for this event we encourage you to support the musicians and pay what you can afford. With the help…

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Hockey Dad (AU) ‘Blending Inn’ NZ Tour

March 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20

HOCKEY DAD ANNOUNCE NEW ZEALAND TOUR! In support of their anticipated Second Album 'Blend Inn', out February on Farmer & The Owl. via Inertia Music. The album is Hockey Dad’s boldest output to date, a natural progression for the two as they face the tribulations of young adulthood, a theme reflected across the record. “Homely Feeling” emerges as an ode to their roots; “Join The Club” relays the struggle for self-identity in the face of societal expectation, whilst lighter moments…

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The Cuban Brothers

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZDT
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$40

Returning to Aotearoa after tearing up Splore (Auckland) and San Fran (Wellington) back in 2016 with an extended visit to our shores for a full six date headline tour . SEE THE CUBAN BROTHERS live at Blue Smoke this March! An unstoppable, infectious force of nature, The Cuban Brothers’ unrivalled funk and soul review blends sexy, soulful music with jaw-dropping b-boy action and riotous comedy. Born of the loins of seventies Havana, nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes…

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April 2018

John Wright & The Sou’Westers at Blue Smoke

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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John Wright and The Sou’Westers Touring April 2018 New Zealand cricketing great John Wright with The Sou’Westers play Christchurch, Auckland and Waihi in April 2018. John Launched his debut album Red Skies at a concert in Motueka in 2017 and returns to the stage in 2018 with his insightful songs and stories about travelling the world as an international cricketer and coach. The first New Zealand test batsman to score 5000 test runs in first-class cricket, John went on to…

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Tom Lee-Richards Mini LP launch with Ryan Fisherman and Matty Von Voin

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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After finishing his 1st EU tour including shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tom Lee-Richards is launching his debut Mini-LP 'Out of the Oddness' and celebrating with a NZ, Aus and EU tour. The Blue Smoke launch will be supported by the extraordinary Ryan Fisherman and striking Matty Von Voin. Under The Radar are currently premiering the music video for the title track from Tom's Mini-LP, directed by NZ's extraordinary Phoebe Mackenzie and Emily Berryman: http://bit.ly/2BGsIAC Other reviews: "If the…

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Mark Wilkinson

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$30

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road. “He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and a richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he…

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The Frank Burkitt Band and Adam McGrath

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm NZST
Blue Smoke, The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Creating a truly genre spanning album influenced by jazz, blues, folk, swing and all things American Roots, The Frank Burkitt Band is releasing their brand new album Raconteur on March 9th 2018. And in celebration, they’re taking the album on the road on a 10-date tour of New Zealand in April. Playing from Wellington to Auckland and everywhere in between, the Raconteur tour will be the first time since 2016 audiences will get to experience The Frank Burkitt Band’s unique…

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