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Christchurch, 8011 NZ

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February 2020

Matt Hall at 12 Bar

February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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We've got all the best blues guitar shredders around town lined up to come play at 12 Bar. We're super-excited to have Matt Hall grace the stage. If you've never seen Matt play before we advise you to come along with something to catch your jaw when it drops. The term WTF might have been invented to describe what this man can do with his fingers. You might have seen Matt around town playing in his blues band Little Kitchen,…

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The Penny Blues Band – Live at 12 Bar

February 22, 2020 @ 10:30 pm - February 23, 2020 @ 1:30 am NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join 'The Pennys' at the epicentre of the Christchurch Blues Revolution: 12 Bar. Andy Genge - Vocals/Guitar Klemens Cathcart - Vocals/Bass Luke Smillie - Drums Angelo Mysterioso - Keyboards Viva La Revolution!

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May 2020

King Tubbs

May 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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King Tubbs Duo is a class act, with a repertoire spanning everything from classic blues, funk and dub to instrumental twists on tunes by artists such as the Doors and Hendrix. Featuring renowned guitarist Harry Harrison on guitars, loops, vocals, and sensational saxophonist Justine S - saxophones, flutes, vocals and keys. 12 Bar is the place to be for quality blues and brews. We host live music every Friday evening and you can grab some dinner from the Beat Kitchen…

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June 2020

Matt Hall

June 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Matt Hall is returning to 12 Bar to sing the blues and amaze you with his phenomenal guitar playing. If you've never seen Matt play before we advise you to come along with something to catch your jaw when it drops. The term WTF might have been invented to describe what this man can do with his fingers. 12 Bar is the place to be for quality blues and brews. We host live music every Friday evening and you can…

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November 2020

Go Live! Festival at 12 Bar

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Check out the one man band blues battle featuring Stomping Nick, Li'l Chuck and Blues Professor. Christchurch’s biggest two-week music festival is here! Go Live! features 30 local acts across 9 events and it’s all free! Go Live @ 12 Bar features a very special ‘One Man Band Blues Battle’, with local blues maestros; Li'l Chuck, Blues Professor and Stomping Nick. The trio will all share the stage together as they try to out riff and out play each other…

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March 2021

40 Below Blues 2021

March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$15

Wellington’s harmonica virtuoso, Neil Billington, teams up with Tauranga bluesman Mike Garner for shows in Christchurch and Nelson/Marlborough in March 2021. They toured Japan with this show in 2014, 2015 and 2016, including the prestigious “Live Magic” Festival in Tokyo, 2016. Neil Billington, from Wellington, is one of NZ's finest exponents of the blues harmonica, able to cover the blues greats, on acoustic or amplified harmonica. Neil made his fourth visit to Japan in 2017, where he played with some…

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Ara Jazz and Blues Jam

March 24 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come on down to 12 Bar for a Jazz & Blues hang with the '12 Bar In-House Band' hosted by Ara Music Arts tutor & pianist Darren Pickering. This will be a regular monthly jam session series! The band will play a set up front 7-8pm then it will be opened up for a jam session - all welcome:) If you don't want to play - feel free to just come hang out, enjoy the craft beers & the great…

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Chris Lake

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Chris Lake will be playing some jazzy, funky, bluesy tunes from his extensive repertoire. Chris is an amazing solo performer and fretboard master with a unique, percussive guitar style.

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Lowdown

March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come get some rollickin' jump blues with Lowdown, fronted by harmonica maestro Billy Vallance.

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April 2021

ISOLDE – LIVE at 12 Bar!

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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ISOLDE is bringing the party straight to the fabulous 12 BAR! We'll be playing you into the night, showcasing some of your all-time favourite Top 40 covers, classic Rock, Soul and Blues tunes! Come grab a drink and meal and LET'S make a NIGHT of it!!!

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Steph McEwin

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Steph McEwin is back at 12 Bar accompanied by guitar maestro Andy Genge. Steph is a woman with a HUGE voice full of soul. Her show will cover acoustic versions of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Etta James, James Brown, Sam Cooke and Leon Russell, as well as including originals that stay in the soulful groove and deliver a unique blend of modern blues.

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Little Fang Album Release Party

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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We've finally made an album, come help us celebrate by throwing cash at us in exchange for outdated formats! We'll be playing @12 Bar, alongside much better ChCh bands like Best Bets, Moonflower, and Casper Thompson! Going to be a corker, just chock full of cork. Free Entry.

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CAPITOL CITY – THE BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW

April 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$28.75

1980......yup 41 years ago Jake and Elwood Blues were on a mission from GOD! NOW CAPITOL CITY are set to bring the music and energy back to life with a musical tribute to one of the greatest MOVIE soundtracks of all time! Grab your tickets now from EVENTBRITE by either hitting the "GET TICKETS" button above or clicking on this link below. HIT IT!!!!!! https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/scg-entertainment-31176694825

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May 2021

Dee May and the Saints

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Get set for the toe curling backbeat and the shaking of them maracas! Dee May and the Saints deliver their own sizzling brand of rockabilly, swing, blues and jazz with a fistful of latin R&B, winding it all up with a mellow, soul seducing twist. FREE ENTRY

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A Night of Funk with Eat My Shorts

May 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Eat My Shorts deliver an eclectic selection of tunes from such artists as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding and Tina Turner. Get your dancing shoes on and end out the week with a bang!

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Sign of the Firebird

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come hear some of the best hi-energy blues rock in town. More than a covers band, Sign Of The Firebird fearlessly brings you the classic rock songs the other bands are afraid of.

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Rhomboid

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Christchurch's own Psychedelic-Wizard-Funk band playing a variety of originals and radical remakes. Fronted by Deputy Wizard Ari Freeman on guitar and vocals and featuring 10 string bassist Fud, and Doug Brush on drums.

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A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

May 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$25

12 Bar Presents a Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan Stevie Ray Vaughan died tragically in 1990 at the age of 35. On May 15th we remember him and the music that has touched the lives of so many people. Pride and Joy Blues Band are performing a one-off show of classic Stevie Ray Vaughan songs. Fronting the band is Matt Hall, one of the stars of our Jimi Hendrix tribute, who can be seen regularly shredding his guitar around town…

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Jo Little and Paolo Antonioni

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Jo Little is a singer-songwriter from Dunedin in the deep south of NZ. Little delivers her own style of road-worn, slow burning, folk-country effortlessly. Her delicately crafted songs are like photo albums of her life. Jo’s first EP release ‘A Short Burst Of Hot’ was in 2009 with her band Midnight Kitchen. In 2012 she released a solo album ‘Till The Blue Skies Come’. Both are available on Bandcamp and Spotify. An eagerly anticipated EP ‘Otherside’ is now in post…

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Isolde Duo

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Singer-songwriter Michèle Ducray and guitarist Jesse Bruce are coming together to play live renditions of your favourite classic and modern songs at 12 Bar.

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Pretty Dumb, Marsha, The Gateways @ 12 Bar

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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FREE GIG ALERT, FREE GIG ALERT!! howdy ho, come on down and get silly at 12 Bar on May 22nd, the new coolest venue in chch ─────────▀▀▀▀▀▀──────────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ──────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ ────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀──────────▀▀▀ ───▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀──────────────▀▀ ──▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀──────────────▀▀ ─▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀ ─▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀─────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀──────────────▀▀ ─▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀──────────────▀▀ ─▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀ ─▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀ ─▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀ ──▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀ ───▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀▀ ─────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───────────────▀▀▀ ──────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀───▀▀▀────────▀▀▀ ────────▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀──▀▀▀▀▀────▀▀▀▀ ───────────▀▀▀▀▀▀───▀▀▀───▀▀▀▀ ─────────────▀▀▀▀▀─────▀▀▀▀ ────────────────▀▀▀──▀▀▀▀ ──────────────────▀▀▀▀ ───────────────────▀▀ set times TBA

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Marsha, The Gateways & Etheran

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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FREE GIG!! FREE GIG!! @ 12 BAR Showcasing some of Ōtautahi's best alternative rock outfits! Marsha - A four piece post punk collective promising atmospheric, visceral soundscapes and sharp songwriting. The Gateways - Offering nothing but the finest, contagiously catchy punk rock bangers. Etheran - Alternative metal and hard rock to heat up ya blood.

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Keeltys, Sneaky Carribean Monk Seals, Kenring

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come down to 12 Bar for a FREE SHOWCASE of some of Otautahi's freshest rock/pop/vibey bands. ____________________________KEELTYS__________________________ A definitive band emerging from Christchurch, Aotearoa; who carry out dynamic, tuneful live shows that cultivate the listenin' folk to states of pure bliss. Keeltys was started as a solo project in 2018, flip to after couple years of studying music, the members command the stage with a captivating and harmonious five piece plot. ______________________MONK SEALS___________________________ The SNEAKY CARIBBEAN MONK SEALS are a…

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Oscar LaDell NZ Tour – Christchurch

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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This May, Oscar LaDell is touring the whole of Aotearoa for the first time. From sunny Kuaotunu to Waihopai at the bottom of the world, LaDell brings a solo show featuring the original music he’s released in the last year, as well as a tasteful selection of blues & soul covers. “(…)in the space of one of LaDell’s originals the sound can go from from a gentle slow dance to explosive and hypnotic guitar maelstrom (…) Maybe LaDell stole a…

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Mudbelly 12-month late album release Gig

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Almost 12 months ago we released an album. Then one of us got crook. One of us got hit with family turmoils. All of us went AWOL (even a 6/5 album review from music.net.nz couldn't get us back😜). But now...like Robocop, Mudbelly are recharged, regenerated, rebuilt and ready to rock some rudely riotous riffs. Saturday 10th April at 12 Bar. We'd love to see you there. And it's free entry cos we couldn't agree what the door charge should be.…

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Mudbelly Album Release with St. Peter’s Thursday and Stomping Nick

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Mudbelly are some of Otautahi's finest exponents of dirty blues rock. Their long-awaited album release is on May 29th at 12 Bar. Supporting them are the mighty St. Peter's Thursday and punk bluesman/one-man-band, Stomping Nick. FREE ENTRY!!

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June 2021

A Night of Funk with Eat My Shorts

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 12, 2021

12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Eat My Shorts deliver an eclectic selection of tunes from such artists as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding and Tina Turner. Get your dancing shoes on and end out the week with a bang!

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Josette, St Peter’s Thursday and The Preservatives

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Preservative will be performing their weird, wild and wonderful blues and rock & roll music at 12 Bar, supported by dead filthy grunge rock trio St. Peter's Thursday and Jossette. Free entry.

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Goodnight Goldy

June 10 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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For the first time ever at 12 Bar, Goodnight Goldy is a folk-rock duo that cover a variety of tunes in their unique style. Come out for a night that's sure to smooth you out just in time for what the weekend may bring.

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Mike ‘Dr. Blue’ On the Road Again

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Originally from the UK, now based in Wellington, the versatile, talented and award winning, internationally touring Blues & Roots singer-songwriter Mike Dr Blue brings you old classics, original songs, guitar, harmonica and a 'swinging bluesy pulse to accompany his raw edged vocals' (Adelaide Advertiser). Expect to sing along, tap your feet, and maybe even dance in the aisles as you enjoy an evening of 'Authentic Blues... mesmerising'( *****Broadway Baby). Mike has played guitar in a folk band, flirted with Punk…

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Electric Temples, Sneaky Carribean Monk Seals, MIM

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Blues is a kinda feeling you get when things maybe ain't going so good, like you just lost your job, and maybe your woman been steppin' out on you, and your love gun ain't what it used to be back in the ol' days. Now, some bright fella took those feelings, picked up a guitar and started in to playin'. He just let them blues out into the world, and dogged if he didn't feel a little better. Many…

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Electric Temples @ 12 Bar

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Blues is a kinda feeling you get when things maybe ain't going so good, like you just lost your job, and maybe your woman been steppin' out on you, and your love gun ain't what it used to be back in the ol' days. Now, some bright fella took those feelings, picked up a guitar and started in to playin'. He just let them blues out into the world, and dogged if he didn't feel a little better. Many…

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Kate Anastasiou

June 17 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Kate Anastasiou will be playing a mix of her own songs and her take on some of her favourite covers. Come and relax with a glass or two, sink into the couches and enjoy the music. Free Entry.

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Li’l Chuck & Davey Backyard’s split personality 12 Bar tour

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Live at 12 Bar, St Asaph St. Christchurch NZ. Li'l Chuck & Davey Backyard's split personality tour. 1/2 the night - Li'l Chuck The one man Skiffle Machine, full one man band show. 1/2 the night Davey solo & acoustic.

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Ara Jazz and Blues Jam

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come on down to 12 Bar for a Jazz & Blues hang with the '12 Bar In-House Band' hosted by Ara Music Arts tutor & pianist Darren Pickering. This is a regular monthly jam session series! The band will play a set up front 7-8pm then it will be opened up for a jam session - all welcome:) If you don't want to play - feel free to just come hang out, enjoy the craft beers & the great music!…

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Andy Genge

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Bluesman Andy Genge, frontman and guitarist from the Penny Blues Band is back on the 12 Bar stage performing solo. Free entry.

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Penny Blues Band

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Penny Blues are back at 12 Bar on June 25th. The groove will be solid and the tunes will be sweet. The Penny Blues Band is lead by guitar maestro Andy Genge and features some of ChCh's top musicians. Free entry.

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Ōtautahi Stand Up Afterparty

June 26 @ 10:30 pm - June 27 @ 2:00 am NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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$5.00

The Conscious Club Presents - Ōtautahi Stand Up Afterparty Following our powerful Stand Up Speaker Event we will be having an afterparty celebrating Ōtautahi’s local talent. FEATURING: DJ NIU LOCAL ELEMENTS QUAKESIDE BIG SIMA + More to be announced Genre: Disco/funk/reggae/hiphop Underground King aka Big Sima an Ōtautahi based rapper has influences from his upbringing through his lyrics to share his stories. Big Sima has had sold old shows in Ōtautahi and is playing in upcoming gigs with Tiki Taane.…

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Musos’ Jam Night

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
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12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join a bunch of musos doing their thing - solos, groups, bands and a good old jam later. Mostly blues, a little jazz, some good old rock. Starts 7ish. A wee drinks discount if you play ❤ Sound system, keyboard and drum kit provided - bring your own guitar, bass, voice, trumpet - whatever. Double Bass most appreciated ❤ Jam night is on last Wednesday of every month. TELL YOUR MATES.

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July 2021

Sam Bambery and The Sucrose Kids, Too Woke For Toast, Fiona Dead

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Music from 8pm! FREE ENTRY Sam Bambery's sad indie cowboy collective hit back at 12 Bar with a collection of new songs and new tones before recording their debut album! Cult uni indie pop band Too Woke For Toast share their playful, sad bops made with a mix of introspective stubbornness and cool synth riffs. The Basement of Fiona Dead delivers fuzz toned, heavy hitting rock music. Frontman Alecs Bindra's powerful presence with his band's driving force add up to…

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Moondog Blues

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Moondog Blues brings you his style of blues, from far northern places, along highways and tracks, over mountains and straits. His instruments are mostly metal and modestly abused. With his nocturnal freight train voice plus blues harp - it’s the blues, possessed, heartfelt and real. Free entry

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Moondog Blues

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Moondog Blues brings you his style of blues, from far northern places, along highways and tracks, over mountains and straits. His instruments are mostly metal and modestly abused. With his nocturnal freight train voice plus blues harp - it’s the blues, possessed, heartfelt and real. FREE ENTRY

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Lonesome Sue and the Suitors

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Lonesome Sue will be joined by some of Christchurch’s finest musicians, together creating their own brand of Rockabilly Blues. Establishing a fresh and exciting musical experience, they guarantee to play songs you’ve heard before but not like you’ve heard before. FREE ENTRY

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Eddie Simon

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Acoustic Wave Records presents a well known recording artist, Eddie Simon, originally from Canada, featuring a mix of Originals, Country, Blues & Classics. A relaxing evening on acoustic guitar and good times. FREE ENTRY

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Good Habits

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Free Entry show at 12 Bar. Come hear this talented duo before they head back to the UK. Good Habits are an award winning UK alternative-folk duo, telling stories and turning heads across the globe. Composed of singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist-percussionist Pete Shaw, the nomadic couple create folk-infused songs that test the limits of their traditional instruments. ​Sitting between folk and indie, their upbeat and interactive set guides the audiences through the chapters of their musical adventures, maintaining folk…

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Ink and Bone Tribute

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - July 18 @ 12:00 am NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Heavy Metal! Tattoos! Beer! We are teaming up with some legends to bring you a night you'll be talking about for the rest of the year! Boneface Beer lineup on offer in addition to our usual tasty craft offerings Flash tattoos $100-$150 on site from 7pm by Thistle Tattoos Metal from 8pm compliments of Lanthanum with a set ranging from Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Sepultura, Slayer, Pantera, System of a Down and more classics.

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Ara Jazz and Blues Jam

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2021

12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Free

Come on down to 12 Bar for a Jazz & Blues hang with the '12 Bar In-House Band' hosted by Ara Music Arts tutor & pianist Darren Pickering. This is a regular monthly jam session series! The band will play a set up front 7-8pm then it will be opened up for a jam session - all welcome:) If you don't want to play - feel free to just come hang out, enjoy the craft beers & the great music!…

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Fly by Night Duo

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Crystal and Chris are a Christchurch-based musical duo called 'Fly By Night'. On July 22 they'll be playing laid back acoustic blues, rock and folk on the 12 Bar stage. FREE ENTRY

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Mudbelly, Etheran, Blues Professor

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Free entry show at 12 Bar!! Dirty blues rockers Mudbelly are back to spread a bit of their kick-arse goodness on a Saturday night. Etheran will be blasting out their hard rock/metal maelstrom. Everybody's favourite funk-rock blues wizard one-man-band, the Blues Professor, will be kicking off the night with a display of extreme multi-tasking and wild guitar.

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Musos’ Jam Night

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 24, 2021

12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Free

Join a bunch of musos doing their thing - solos, groups, bands and a good old jam later. Mostly blues, a little jazz, some good old rock. Starts 7ish. A wee drinks discount if you play ❤ Sound system, keyboard and drum kit provided - bring your own guitar, bass, voice, trumpet - whatever. Double Bass most appreciated ❤ Jam night is on last Wednesday of every month. TELL YOUR MATES.

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Steph McEwin

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Steph McEwin is back at 12 Bar accompanied by guitar maestro Andy Genge. Steph is a woman with a HUGE voice full of soul. Her show will cover acoustic versions of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Etta James, James Brown, Sam Cooke and Leon Russell, as well as including originals that stay in the soulful groove and deliver a unique blend of modern blues.

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R Frequency, Rezination

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Saturday 31st July, 8pm 12 Bar No Door Charge RFrequency RFrequency burst through with their emerging fusion of sound and energy. A four piece original Groove/ Funk/ Soul/ Rap based band with a conscious message. Rezination Rezination are a Christchurch-based original 5-piece. Their sound fuses soulful Aotearoa roots, dub, funk and love-filled grooves with a hint of revolution.

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RFrequency, Rezination, Sugar James

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - August 1 @ 1:00 am NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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RFrequency RFrequency burst through with their emerging fusion of sound and energy. A four piece original Groove/ Funk/ Soul/ Rap based band with a conscious message. Rezination Rezination are a Christchurch-based original 5-piece. Their sound fuses soulful Aotearoa roots, dub, funk and love-filled grooves with a hint of revolution. Sugar James Originating from the deep south, Sugar is a Hip-Hop artist specializing in vocalism and beat making. Now based in Christchurch, Sugar has been honing in on his craft with…

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August 2021

Stephen McDaid

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Hailing from Culdaff on the north-western coast of Ireland, Stephen plays a progressive form of acoustic-based roots music influenced by artists such as John Martyn and Chris Whitley on his signature Babicz Identity guitar.

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First Friday Funk with Eat My Shorts

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
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12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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10 piece funk n soul band Eat My Shorts feature at 12 Bar for your listening and dancing pleasure. If you love Aretha, James and Otis, we are the band for you. Our brass section consists of tenor/alto sax, trumpet and trombone and we are lucky enough to have the magnificent Jennine Bailey on vocals. We also welcome Tucker MC as our resident wordsmith and social commentator. Come down to 12 Bar for comfy chairs and amazing beers. You can…

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Cathcart Walsh Blaikie

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come and join CWB live at 12 Bar joined by one of New Zealand's finest guitar players, Mr Andy Genge. If you like groove, blues, food and great beer.. 12 Bar is where you should be on the 7th of August!

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Jaz Paterson

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Jaz Paterson performing an acoustic set at 12 Bar. About Jaz - Jaz Paterson is a pop artist based in Christchurch. She has been a semi finalist in the international songwriting competition, and finalist in Olympic songwriting competition. Recent highlights for Jaz have included performing at NY Edge 2021. Her collaboration "Horizon" with Shli has been added to local radio playlists. Jaz's vocal style is similar to Banks and Tove Lo. She is influenced sonically by James Blake and Bon…

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The Blue 2

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Stomping Nick and Seb Warren are back as the Blue 2 to bring you a night of electric and acoustic blues with sweet slide guitar, soulful harmonica and foot-stomping percussion to get you on the dance floor. They play classic tunes from the 1930s through to the 1970s, as well as a few choice originals.

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Sign of the Firebird

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come hear some of the best hi-energy blues rock in town. More than a covers band, Sign Of The Firebird fearlessly brings you the classic rock songs the other bands are afraid of.

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Ara Jazz and Blues Jam

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
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12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come on down to 12 Bar for a Jazz & Blues hang with the '12 Bar In-House Band' hosted by Ara Music Arts tutor & pianist Darren Pickering. This is a regular monthly jam session series! The band will play a set up front 7-8pm then it will be opened up for a jam session - all welcome:) If you don't want to play - feel free to just come hang out, enjoy the craft beers & the great music!…

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Ara Jazz & Blues Jam

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - August 19 @ 12:00 am NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come on down to 12 Bar for a Jazz & Blues hang with the '12 Bar In-House Band' hosted by Ara Music Arts tutor & pianist Darren Pickering. This is a regular monthly jam session series! The band will play a set up front 7-8pm then it will be opened up for a jam session - all welcome:) If you don't want to play - feel free to just come hang out, enjoy the craft beers & the great music!…

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The Blairs

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join The Blairs - Blair Allchurch & Blair Morgan - in mining the real Americana via some usual suspects and many diversions along the way. There will be a mix of covers & original material and many guitars (including slide and 12 string), harmonica and harmony vocals.

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Mike ‘Dr. Blue’ On the Road Again

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Originally from the UK, now based in Wellington, the versatile, talented and award winning, internationally touring Blues & Roots singer-songwriter Mike Dr Blue brings you old classics, original songs, guitar, harmonica and a 'swinging bluesy pulse to accompany his raw edged vocals' (Adelaide Advertiser). Expect to sing along, tap your feet, and maybe even dance in the aisles as you enjoy an evening of 'Authentic Blues... mesmerising'( *****Broadway Baby). Mike has played guitar in a folk band, flirted with Punk…

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Psychedelic Beatles Night with Rhomboid

August 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Christchurch's own psychedelic wizard funk band brings back their acclaimed Beatles tribute. Featuring Ari Freeman (guitar and vocals), Mike Fudakowski (10 string bass and vocals), Doug Brush (drums), Rachael Travaille (saxophones and vocals) and Lana Law (saxophones). • A set of Rhomboid originals • A variety of remakes from the last 9 Beatles albums See you there! Follow Facebook link for tickets $20 https://www.facebook.com/events/536616010688752

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Musos’ Jam Night

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
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12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join a bunch of musos doing their thing - solos, groups, bands and a good old jam later. Mostly blues, a little jazz, some good old rock. Starts 7ish. A wee drinks discount if you play ❤ Sound system, keyboard and drum kit provided - bring your own guitar, bass, voice, trumpet - whatever. Double Bass most appreciated ❤ Jam night is on last Wednesday of every month. TELL YOUR MATES.

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Phil Doublet

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Phil Doublet is a multi award-winning artist/musician and is no stranger to the music scene here in NZ and abroad for 30+ years. He has been playing in bands And backing groups for some big names in the industry since the tender age of 11 and became sort after as a go to session player for recording projects across Europe, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand. Not to mention as a solo performer and producer. With numerous #1 singles and albums…

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The Shakin Evil Hayride with the Loam Ranger and Stomping Nick

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Shakin Evil Hayride are a honky-tonk garage band who play high-octane country and western songs about trucks. Mostly. Featuring ex-members of The Grand Saloon and The Dallas Pro Drag All Stars, these boys guarantee a shambolic ride to Bakersfield and back. Digging up decomposed '70s jukebox hits by your favourite scumbags; Paycheck, Haggard, Jennings, and the Buckaroos! "Real country music the way it was meant to be played and sung!” Also performing is the banjo-frailing man of the Manawatu…

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Moonflower, Traficante, Layaround

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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A free entry show at 12 Bar featuring the heavy, blues-rock psychedelia of MOONFLOWER, the post-punk pop of TRAFICANTE, and the indie guitar goodness of LAYAROUND.

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September 2021

Aeneas Jones

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Aeneas Jones has performed on the down low for nearly 20 years. The Christchurch native has been instrumental in leading various underground Christchurch bands during that time including the many incarnations of Chickenyard, Bad Surfers,The Mullhawks , Fuzzy Pump and more. Always something different, raw or refined. Aeneas Jones voice and guitar style is unique, immediate and free, with his approach ranging from soulful to experimental. No cover charge

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First Friday Funk with Eat My Shorts

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm NZST
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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10 piece funk n soul band Eat My Shorts feature at 12 Bar for your listening and dancing pleasure. If you love Aretha, James and Otis, we are the band for you. Our brass section consists of tenor/alto sax, trumpet and trombone and we are lucky enough to have the magnificent Jennine Bailey on vocals. We also welcome Tucker MC as our resident wordsmith and social commentator. Come down to 12 Bar for comfy chairs and amazing beers. You can…

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Penny Blues Band

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Penny Blues Band will be performing a special sitdown acoustic show for level 2. Penny Blues is lead by guitar maestro Andy Genge and features some of ChCh's hottest musicians.

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Kowhai River Duo

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZST
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Kowhai River Duo is comprised of David Rea (Electric Temples) and Jack Taylor. They play groovy blues-infused classics and some crispy originals to keep things fresh. Both band members are working on their degrees in Music and these two are not an act to miss!

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Musos’ Jam Night

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 24, 2021

12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Join a bunch of musos doing their thing - solos, groups, bands and a good old jam later. Mostly blues, a little jazz, some good old rock. Starts 7ish. A wee drinks discount if you play ❤ Sound system, keyboard and drum kit provided - bring your own guitar, bass, voice, trumpet - whatever. Double Bass most appreciated ❤ Jam night is on last Wednesday of every month. TELL YOUR MATES.

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October 2021

Firebird Duo

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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The Firebird Duo features Rob Tate and Pete Appleby, two members of the popular Christchurch classic rock covers band Sign Of The Firebird. Their acoustic set features classic rock and blues rock, including many songs from the full band's set list.

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King Tubbs

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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King Tubbs is a class act with smooth vibes and a repertoire spanning everything from classic blues, funk and dub to instrumental twists on tunes by artists such as the Doors and Hendrix. Featuring renowned guitarist Harry Harrison on guitars, loops, vocals, and sensational saxophonist Justine S - saxophones, flutes, vocals and keys.

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King Tubbs

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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King Tubbs is a class act with smooth vibes and a repertoire spanning everything from classic blues, funk and dub to instrumental twists on tunes by artists such as the Doors and Hendrix. Featuring renowned guitarist Harry Harrison on guitars, loops, vocals, and sensational saxophonist Justine S - saxophones, flutes, vocals and keys.

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Willie McArthur One Man Band

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Come to 12 Bar for an eclectic mix of soul, blues, rock and rockabilly, acoustic folk and a few surprises with a bit of good old Scottish banter. Willie McArthur is a contemporary one man band, using bells and whistles to allow him to play un-looped, no backing tracks, but still sound like a full band. His approach to known music is not to faithfully cover, but to put his own stamp on the music with acoustic and electric guitars,…

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Moonflower Single Release Show

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - October 16 @ 12:00 am NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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Since their last release in November 2020, Moonflower have been busy writing and recording new material. They welcome you all to join them at the 12 Bar to celebrate and hear their new songs! They will be joined by the bluesy, groovy goodness of MudBelly and the heavy riffs and energy of Etheran. *IMPORTANT LEVEL 2 INFO* THIS IS A SEATED EVENT If you buy a ticket, you must reserve a seat at 12Bar. Easier for groups to book together.…

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Jan Preston Piano Boogie Woman Trio Show

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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With Sydney Covid 19 cases spiralling daily, Kiwi expat JAN PRESTON relocated to NZ, and is returning to her beloved South Island (she is originally from Greymouth) for the release her latest CD Piano Boogie Woman. Jan’s uplifting brand of virtuoso boogie piano will rattle the cobwebs from some of the forgotten pianos tucked away in venues from Hokitika to Nelson, Invercargill and more! Shows all over Te Waipounamu from September 23rd to October 24th Audiences will be bopping along…

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Jan Preston Piano Boogie Woman Trio Show

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm NZDT
12 Bar, 342 St Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 NZ
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With Sydney Covid 19 cases spiralling daily, Kiwi expat JAN PRESTON relocated to NZ, and is returning to her beloved South Island (she is originally from Greymouth) for the release her latest CD Piano Boogie Woman. Jan’s uplifting brand of virtuoso boogie piano will rattle the cobwebs from some of the forgotten pianos tucked away in venues from Hokitika to Nelson, Invercargill and more! Shows all over Te Waipounamu from September 23rd to October 24th Audiences will be bopping along…

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