|Artist||Venue||Date||Time||Entry Cost||Brief description of Gig||Link to ticket|
|THE DAYLIGHT ATHIEST - Starring Michael Hurst||4th Wall Theatre||11-08-2020||08:00||$30 Adults $25 Seniors $15 Students||TWO SHOWS - 11th & 12th August
Political commentator and cartoonist Tom Scott has traded the political for the personal as he delves into his past and this brutally honest, fiercely funny and moving portrait of his father. An instant hit when it premiered in 2002, The Daylight Atheist, stars Michael Hurst in a not-to-be-missed repertoire experience. Ageing Irish raconteur Danny Moffat retreats from the harsh light of the world to his bedroom. There, under hoardings of old newspapers and beer bottles, he sorts through a lifetime of memories and regrets, from growing up as a boy in Ireland, to the hopes and disappointments of immigration to New Zealand. Tom Scott’s wonderfully inventive and fiercely funny play is a stirring portrait of his father, a deeply flawed yet charismatic bloke.||Click here|
|Bobby Campbell Luke: Ngakau Mahaki - Walking my mothers Footsteps||The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre||11-08-2020||18:00||Students with ID Free | Friends $10 | General $15||Refreshments provided | All welcome | Booking essential For the Govett-Brewster's first Monica Brewster Evenings of 2020, fashion designer Bobby Campbell Luke (Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki descent) will speak about his design and art processes that explore Māori identity, culture and history as well as share the deeply personal narratives behind his work. There will also be a chance to mix and mingle before the talk begins, and view a few of Bobby's designs under Sky Snakes. An interdisciplinary practitioner with a background in fashion, textile, photography and moving image, Bobby Luke advocates for change to current social impacts of culture within fashion and fashion education. His appearance at New Zealand Fashion Week was described by many as the most moving show in 2019. Monica Brewster Evenings: 2020 Programme The Monica Brewster Evenings (MBE) in association with Govett Quilliam – The Lawyers bring an impressive array of national and international artists and cultural thinkers to New Plymouth. For a different kind of night out, join us for talks, presentations and performances in a casual and intimate atmosphere.||Click here|
|J.T||Decanta Tapas Bar||13-08-2020||20:30||-----NA-----||Open Mic Night||-----NA-----|
|Raybern Entertainment||Eliot Bar & Eatery||13-08-2020||21:00||Free||Karaoke at its very best in the new revamped Bar and Eatery in town.||-----NA-----|
|Karen Clarke||Mike's Brewery Bistro||14-08-2020||16:30||Free||Free Live Music every Friday!||-----NA-----|
|Jason Reid||Decanta Tapas Bar||14-08-2020||21:30||-----NA-----||Friday Night Live Gig!||-----NA-----|
|Right of Way||Peggy Gordon's Celtic Bar||14-08-2020||22:00||free||Cover Band||-----NA-----|
|Right of Way||Peggy Gordon's Celtic Bar||15-08-2020||22:00||free||Coverband||-----NA-----|
|Edge of the Woods||Butlers Reef||15-08-2020||07:30||Online at Eventfinda (see link below) or door sales $20||Come join Edge of the Woods for a night of live music and to help celebrate the release of our first E.P. Lookin' for Somethin'. A 6 track journey that features lounge soul, swamp blues, a touching ballad and untamed folk. Lookin' For Somethin' was recorded at Taranaki's hottest studio, Rhythm Ace, with engineer and producer Sam Johnson. Lookin' for Somethin' can be streamed, purchased, downloaded, or enjoyed from your favourite platforms, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, Youtube + more. Pre-purchase of the limited edition CD version of the album is available when you purchase your tickets (to be collected at the gig), plus limited edition 'Lost Cowboy' T-Shirts. Helping enhance the sound, Edge of the Woods will be joined by special guests: Graeme Woller (Guitar) and Sarah Foreman (Keyboard). Engaging with live audiences is where Edge Of The Woods thrive and engage their organic sound. As a trio, the band creates surprising and diverse arrangements combining vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Wes James leads the songs on acoustic guitar along with a deep baritone voice that ranges from gravelly rumbles to contemplative crooning. Jarrod Hooper brings a wealth of experience and precision on the drum kit with teasingly tight beats and grooves. Being the youngest member, Matthew Mahood adds an energetic playfulness on the bass guitar to complement the trio. This gig features a special performance from Taranaki based artist Emily Riordan, who has been busy touring New Zealand following the release of her debut EP "Waves". Emily plays dreamy, melancholic soft pop influenced by her background in classical piano and singing. "Waves", released in May 2019, is a trip-hop/trap collaboration with Wellington producer Shxshi. Emily also released an acoustic version of this EP. Both are available on all streaming platforms.||Click here|
|Tuheme||Decanta Tapas Bar||15-08-2020||22:30||-----NA-----||Live Music this Saturday||-----NA-----|
|Che Rogers||Shining Peak Brewing||16-08-2020||16:00||Free||Visual artist turns his hands to sound - producing underground, base driven, live electronic grooves. Ché performs his own dance-floor friendly and or lazy Sunday afternoon beats with an assortment of synthesizers and drum machines.
With special guest musician extraordinaire Danny Meyers on live percussion||-----NA-----|
|Men's Music Project (Farm Music)||Various||20-08-2020||12:00||Free||NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Farm Music is about exploring new ways to play with sound and to create your own instruments and music from items found in your own backyard, shed, paddock or garage. All it will cost you is 1 - 2 hours per week to participate - a mental breather from your day to day routine to do something totally different this spring. Renowned musician and educator Chris O’Connor will be there throughout to offer advice and a few short online workshops to help get the creative juices flowing! Farm Music will focus both on creativity, and mental health and wellbeing support, and is presented in partnership with Taranaki Retreat and Rural Support Taranaki Join us for a cuppa to learn more about the project on Thursday August 20 at one of the following locations: Stratford Dairy New Zealand
8 Fenton Street
12 - 1.30pm Taranaki Retreat
517 Hurford Road
5.30 - 7pm The project will run from mid August to early November. For more information, or to let Taranaki Retreat know you’re planning to come along, please send us a direct message with your phone number and we’ll come back to you!||-----NA-----|
|Raybern Entertainment||Eliot Bar & Eatery||20-08-2020||21:00||Free||Karaoke at its very best in the new revamped Bar and Eatery in town.||-----NA-----|
|Tumehe Rongonui||Mike's Bistro||21-08-2020||16:30||Free||Free Live Music every Friday!||-----NA-----|
|LATINO FIESTA - Mireya I. Ramos & Mauricio Olivera||4th Wall Theatre||22-08-2020||20:00||Tickets $30||Riding out the global pandemic in lovely New Plymouth NZ, Mireya I. Ramos is a violinist and vocalist who embodies a wide variety of musical influences, from mariachi and salsa to merengue and hip-hop and she always creates a unique sound and refreshing musical blend.
While classically trained in the Suzuki method, and having had orchestral experience at University, her passion is strongest for folklore and other alternative genres. A natural at improvisation, possessing unique violin and vocal textures, she is one of the top requested Latin artists in New York City.
Currently, while not busy touring the world, including WOMAD NZ 2020 right here in New Plymouth with her Latin Grammy Winning group Flor De Toloache, Mireya is recording her first solo album with Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara and Gabi Moreno among other special guests
Mauricio Olivera is a Chilean-born, New Plymouth-based Psychiatrist, writer and amateur musician. He has performed in small stages in Chile, Madrid, the Basque Country and New Plymouth and his musical repertoire includes classical, blues, rock, bossa-nova and Latin American folk||Click here|
|Devilskin||Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace||22-08-2020||19:30||GA $58.40 or VIP $114.70 - Service fees apply||Devilskin are excited to announce a New Zealand wide tour to support their chart-topping new album RED! With the lifting of crowd and venue restrictions, and due to massive demand, Devilskin will hit the road this August. The response to the album has been incredible right around the globe, with rave album reviews and fast additions to radio airplay at home and across the UK, Europe and US, Devilskin are amped to do what they do best - play live. With European tour dates on hold, the band are keen to treat their homeland to the live debut of RED. Announcing a string of NZ and Australian dates, Devilskin promise a blistering new live show to promote this monster of an album. Devilskin will be joined by special guests Shepherds Reign. These rising stars from South Auckland have amassed international acclaim with their latest single Le Manu.||Click here|
|The Groundsmen & Dark Water||Kakaramea Hotel||22-08-2020||21:00||$5||Taranaki's premiere rock/punk act The Groundsmen and the popular Dark Water set to bring energetic sets to the South Taranaki countryside!!!||Click here|
|JUST US||New Commercial Hotel Stratford||22-08-2020||09:00||Free||Come and dance the night away with Taranaki's Premier female duet and their Just Us vibe.||-----NA-----|
|Raybern Entertainment||Eliot Bar & Eatery||27-08-2020||21:00||Free||Karaoke at its very best in the new revamped Bar and Eatery in town.||-----NA-----|
|JT Katene||Eight Ball Pool & Darts||27-08-2020||20:00||Free||CUE AT 8! Live Music Every Thursday from 8 - 10pm||-----NA-----|
|JT Katene||Mike's Brewery Bistro||28-08-2020||16:30||Free||Free Live Music every Friday!||-----NA-----|
|DMD Acoustic||Butlers Reef||29-08-2020||20:30||Free||Mike Harris, Daniela Williams and Dwayne Goodman would like to introduce their new music venture - DMD Acoustic - bringing you cover songs from a wide range of contemporary and classic pop/rock music. These guys sound amazing.......come along and support a new local band at Butlers.||-----NA-----|
|La Bomba||Pop Up Gig, pin 50B Budleigh St||29-08-2020||18:30||$20||Pop Up Gigs presents: Latin inspired music by Hawke's Bay based band La Bomba.
"More than a band, La Bomba is a concept. Our music is inspired by rhythms, sounds and languages from across the world, in the hope of spreading a message that connects people regardless of their mother tongue or the place they come from.
We are an ever changing group of performing artists formed in Queenstown, New Zealand. Our aim is to unite people through art, by blending cultures and art forms together to inspire inclusion and diversity."
Opening act is our own local Charango player Nico Paladini (ARG).||Click here|
|JT Katene||Eight Ball Pool & Darts||03-09-2020||20:00||Free||Cue at 8! Free live music every Thursday from 8 - 10pm||-----NA-----|
|Unity Wara||Mike's Brewery Bistro||04-09-2020||16:30||Free||Free live music every Friday at 4.30pm||-----NA-----|
| Aro EP Release Tour - 'He Manu Anō||4th Wall Theatre||05-09-2020||19:00||$20||He Manu Anō and is an extension of their bilingual debut album Manu (2019), which told the tales of 10 native manu, playing on the birds characteristics and some of their significance for Māori – through a mixture of vocals, Māori rhythms, chants and instrumentation. The EP will consist of songs of the most requested birds that did not appear on their first album, and will be entirely in te reo Māori. Aro consists of husband and wife duo Charles (Ngāpuhi) and Emily Looker. The pair share a passion for the power of language and music to tell stories and remind us of our cultural identity. Aro blends Emily's honey-voiced jazz with Charles' full throated percussive sound with shades of haka. The duo were finalists for the Maioha Award at the Silver Scrolls (2019) and the APRA Best Children’s Song Award for their song Korimako (2020).
“The musicianship throughout – haunting and interlocking vocals, stick percussion, evocations of taonga puoro, touches of Latin rhythms – is clever and diverse”
– Graham Reid, Elsewhere - Manu album review||Click here|
|Sonic Delusion (duo)||Shining Peak Brewing||06-09-2020||16:00||Free||Indie pop band Sonic Delusion (duo) includes French import Severin Thiebaut (bass, keys). He ratchets up the dynamics with Latin-flavoured keys and funky bass.
It's the only one man band in the world with 2 people!!!||-----NA-----|
|Tumehe Rongonui||Eight Ball Pool & Darts||10-09-2020||20:00||Free||Cue at 8! Free live music every Thursday from 8 - 10pm||-----NA-----|
|Tobias||Mike's Brewery Bistro||11-09-2020||16:30||Free||Free live music every Friday at 4.30pm||-----NA-----|
|Raybern Entertainment & Just Us||New Plymouth Club||11-09-2020||19:30||$20.00 per ticket||A Snapshot In Time...The 80'sRaybern Entertainment and Taranaki's Premier Female Duet, Just Us, present A SNAPSHOT IN TIME...THE 80'S.
Leading the singing are Berna Hayward and Monique Matthews, from Taranaki's Premier Female duet Just Us. They're joined by the highly experienced quartet of local performers, Jenny Bennett, Stacy Manktelow, Mel Henshilwood and Libby Needs performing hit songs from the 80's that many of us grew up with.
Featuring songs from Abba, B52's, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Kenny Loggins, Crowded House, Bananarama, Culture Club, Tina Turner and many more.
Dressed in 80's clothing, with changes, with on stage dancers and a room with a distinct 80's flavour this will be one show of 80's hit songs to remember.
PLUS: Dress in your very best 80's clothing and be in to win a prize.
PLUS: You DO NOT have to be a NP Club member to attend the show. This is a Public event.
PLUS: 80's Music...80's Pricing. Tickets just $20.00 each. Available from the venue - NP Club or Online at Eventfinda||Click here|
|Blindspott||Butlers Reef||12-09-2020||19:00||Online at Eventfinda (see link below) or at Butlers $62.00||Blindspott proudly announce the rescheduled BLINDSPOTT The Tour - With 4 new shows! Just a week into the much anticipated 2020 Blindspott tour it was stopped short as NZ went into lockdown. Now they’re back with a vengeance and frothing to get out there for their loyal fans, who've been nothing short of amazing! To make the tour even more epic and to reach even more fans, they’ve added 4 more shows, Taupo, Palmy, Nelson and Timaru to the run! Recent winners of 2020 The Rock FM’s Rock Wars, Blindspott will be performing their Iconic, debut multi-platinum album 'Blindspott' in its entirety! Last year they sent New Zealanders into a frenzy when The Rock announced that the multi-platinum selling band was getting back together, with a long-awaited reunion tour of sold-out shows across the country. The boys will be revisiting the album that touched so many kiwi's lives and instantly made it a classic! Presented by The Rock, this massive tour spans from North to South, kicking off again in Taupo on August 28th and ending with a bang in Invercargill on September 26th. Their first two albums - 2003’s self-titled BLINDSPOTT and 2006’s END THE SILENCE topped the charts and established the band as one of the most respected and revered rock bands in Kiwi music history.
Their hits, such as ‘Nil By Mouth’, ‘Room To Breathe’, ‘Phlex’ are still blasted on rock radio to this day, with last year’s The Rock 1500 boasting no less than 9 songs from Blindspott. Damian Alexander (vocals), Marcus Powell (guitar, backing vocals), and Shelton Woolright (drums) are taking to the road once again. Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to witness one of our greatest rock bands performing live, one of NZ’s greatest rock albums!||Click here|
|Matt Sagen||Shining Peak Brewing||13-09-2020||16:00||Free|| "California Import Matt Sagen brings virtuoso keyboard technique to rock, ska, jazz, latin, and pop originals. Chill out or tune in, with this much variety there is something for everybody"||-----NA-----|
|Adrian Whelan||Eight Ball Pool & Darts||17-09-2020||20:00||Free||Cue at 8! Free live music every Thursday from 8 - 10pm||-----NA-----|
|KC & The Doctor||Mike's Brewery Bistro||18-09-2020||16:30||Free||Free live music every Friday at 4.30pm||-----NA-----|
|Tumehe Rongonui||Eight Ball Pool & Darts||24-09-2020||20:00||Free||Cue at 8! Free live music every Thursday from 8 - 10pm||-----NA-----|
|JT Katene||Mike's Brewery Bistro||25-09-2020||16:30||Free||Free live music every Friday at 4.30pm||-----NA-----|
|Thomas Oliver||Butlers Reef||26-09-2020||20:00||Tickets online||The award-winning singer-songwriter returns to New Zealand with a stunning run of dates celebrating The Brightest Light album release! "We can’t wait to get back on the road and back on the stage after having to come home from our European tour halfway through. And so many beautiful New Zealand venues to play in, too!" - Thomas Oliver “One of New Zealand’s most talented musicians.” - Ambient
Light “One of New Zealand’s best musicians.” - Pip Squeaks Music Tickets from www.ticketfairy.co.nz About Thomas:
Thomas Oliver represents the openness of the mind and the heart, both as a musician and as a human. He touches people's lives in all corners of the globe as he draws a connection between various forms of music that could otherwise be considered polar opposites, and he invites people into an artistic perspective which is entirely unique. His warm demeanour and story-telling on stage are as much a part of his musical identity as his unmistakable falsetto-singing range or his world-renowned touch on the lap-slide guitar, or his celebrated vocal contributions to the genre of Drum & Bass music (for which he was recently a finalist for the Best Vocalist Award at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards). Thomas Oliver is the epitome of the term, “one-of-a-kind”. Produced in Berlin and recently announced for release on March 6th, 2020, full-length album, The Brightest Light, is a colourful and dynamic journey through Soul, Roots, RnB and Folk, and Oliver's distinctive perspective on the world around him. The first single (released in October), Bulgarian Mountains, has captured the hearts of many, including the millions of Bulgarians who have seen any of the numerous pieces across the biggest television stations in the country, telling Thomas's story and the story behind the song, inspired by a chance meeting with a Bulgarian girl in Amsterdam named Martina.
First and foremost, Thomas Oliver is a singer-songwriter, and for his songwriting he was awarded the most prestigious songwriting award in his home country of New Zealand (the APRA Silver Scroll Award – Song Of The Year) in 2016, for his hit, If I Move To Mars, from his last studio album titled Floating In The Darkness, which debuted at #6 on the Official New Zealand Music Charts. About The Brightest Light:
I wanted to write music that felt new to both me and my fans, and I wanted to be inspired by a crazy environment and a new life. So I moved to Berlin, Germany, and set up a studio soon after completing a 19-date European tour. Berlin is unconventional, colourful, and sometimes challenging, which is what made it the perfect place to base myself while I wrote this music. I started writing songs as soon as I touched down; I couldn't help it. I was listening to a lot of Gary Clark Jnr, Son Little and Amos Lee at the time, and those shades are definitely evident throughout. I was also meeting people, checking out live music, and immersing myself in the mellow madness that is Berlin. For me, having a studio of my own is vital to the creation of an album, because I love to dive deep into the songs and the productions, and explore the dark corners of them all in the small hours of the night. I love to know that I left no stone unturned. 'The Brightest Light' is the result of eight months of diving deep into my musical mind, and exploring my production abilities. Because it is self-produced and self-mixed, I believe it carries a very personal and intimate touch which I find myself drawn to in others' music. I love all sorts of music, but I have a special love for when I can hear a person's mind in the music, rather than a team of people's minds. James Blake, for example; his music sounds like the complexities of one man's mind, and I find that compelling. The irony of moving to Berlin to make this record is that it doesn't really sound like Berlin at all. You can find anything you want in Berlin, of course, but when I think of Berlin music, I think Alternative Indie Electronic, or Techno, or Metal. But 'The Brightest Light' sounds to me like a combination of Soul, Roots, Folk and Pop, but it certainly carries some of the energy and diversity of Berlin. I also wrote some of this record in Amsterdam, or inspired by encounters in Amsterdam.
This is a singer-songwriter record, but it goes to places that most singer-songwriter records don't go. I'm very proud of it; the writing, the playing, the production and the mixing. I'm very happy it is out in the world.||Click here|
|FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL PARODY||TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace||26-09-2020||19:30||Premium $110.00, A Reserve $89.90, B Reserve $79.90, Groups of 10+ $79.90, Child $69.90 - Service fees apply||So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The Musical Parody will be there for you in 2020 as it tours New Zealand for the first time. I mean, isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch-spit-on-your-neck fantastic? Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Like the original television series, Friends! The Musical Parody follows the lives of six wacky 20-somethings and goes back in time to celebrate and poke fun at some of their most iconic moments as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.||Click here|
|DORIC STRING QUARTET||Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace||09-10-2020||19:30||A Reserve Adult $52.00 / B Reserve Adult $30.00, A Reserve Concession $44.00 / B Reserve Concession $26.00, A Reserve Child $20.00 / B Reserve Child $15.00, A Reserve Group of 6 $260.00 / B Reserve Group of 6 $150.00 - Service fees apply||If the bar for quartet excellence was already set stratospherically high, the UK’s Doric String Quartet has surely launched it into orbit. Founded in 1998, the Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion. Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets”, whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say” the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America. Spoil yourself with this vibrant world-class string quartet. PROGRAMME
MOZART | String Quartet No 23 in F major, K590
BRITTEN | String Quartet No 3 in G major, Op 94
MENDELSSOHN | String Quartet No 3 in D major, Op 44, No 1 THE MUSICIANS
Alex Redington Violin
Ying Xue Violin
Hélène Clément Viola
John Myerscough Cello DURATION
100 minutes including an interval PRE-CONCERT EVENT
A pre-concert talk will take place in the foyer 45 minutes prior to performance GENRE
Early Romantic, Classical, 20th Century||Click here|
|THE BOSS - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE SHOW||Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace||31-10-2020||19:30||A Reserve Adult $69.00, B Reserve Adult $59.00 - Service fees apply||THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Four years in the making, 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection, bringing you a 3 hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS more than twenty of The Boss's greatest hits.||Click here|
|THE NUTCRACKER & DON QUIXOTE||TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace||03-11-2020||19:30||Premium Adult $99.00, Child $65.00, Family $290.00, Senior or Student $89.00. A Reserve Adult $89.00, Child $55.00, Family $260, Senior or Student $79.00. Group discounts also available for bookings of 10+ - Service fees apply||Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don Quixote. ACT 1 - The Nutcracker, famous for Tchaikovsky's musical genius, features one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written. Set at Christmas time, a young girl dreams of her Nutcracker prince and their adventures together. ACT 2 - Don Quixote, a retired gentleman and his faithful squire Sancho Panza travel the roads of Spain searching for glory and grand adventure. Don Quixote gives up food, shelter and comfort for the love of a peasant woman Dulcinea del Toboso. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company was formed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre soloist, Gediminas Taranda. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company comprises 40 dancers from the major ballet schools of Russia. “Bold, Brave Russians” "In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers." - The West Australian||Click here|
|ANTHONIE TONNON Rail Land||4th Wall Theatre||05-11-2020||20:00||Tickets $25||A journey of the mind, through song and story, about New Zealand’s on-and-off again love affair with passenger rail. Equal parts tragedy, comedy, and personal memoir, Rail Land is a theatrical show that weaves the critically acclaimed songs of Anthonie Tonnon with synthesizer soundscapes, and soliloquy like story-telling. Along with touches like historical letters to the editor, and meticulous notes on taking Aotearoa’s surviving public railways, Rail Land is a story of human enterprise, sabotage, obsession and hope. The show also travels with an exhibition of historic NZ Rail Advertising Department posters and schematic maps, blown up to large scale Interested in the fluid boundary between organic and synthesized sound, Anthonie performs on a Synthstrom Deluge - a new electronic instrument designed in Wellington, and a storied, 1968 semi-hollow body guitar. He has toured widely as a solo performer around North America, Europe and Australasia, sharing the stage with the likes of Nadia Reid, The Chills and The Veils. He has been a finalist for The Taite Music Prize, and three times been a top 20 finalist for the APRA Silver Scroll award||Click here|
|TINA - SIMPLY THE BEST||TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace||07-11-2020||20:00||Adult A Reserve $69.00, Child A Reserve $30.00, Groups of 6+ (A Res) $64.00 - Service fees apply||Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out! Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina one of the 20th century’s biggest names in music - Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We Don’t Need Another Hero, What You Get is What You See, Private Dancer and many more.||Click here|
|LAWRENCE ARABIA||4th Wall Theatre||07-11-2020||19:30||$25||The quest continues: a new year and a new string of solo performances across Aotearoa's cities, towns, and nether regions from Lawrence Arabia, New Zealand's "pre-eminent chronicler of 21st Century bourgeois dilemmas". Re-imagined, alone and devoid of any buffer and/or musical safety net, Lawrence Arabia will enchant in these intimate settings with nothing other than himself, his collection of pop songs, and a piano.||Click here|
|Flash Mob Entertainment||The Plymouth Hotel||13-11-2020||19:00||From $35||Exclusive, group and corporate bookings available, please contact email@example.com to discuss options.
Group and tables of 10+ will receive a 10% discount on the total.
Please be ready with contact tracing details for each person attending when buying tickets.
We are bringing the Annual Transylvanian Convention to you again Taranaki!
Get your costumes ready and round up your wild and untamed things for a fully interactive evening!
All audience members will receive a props kit to use throughout the show, don't worry we'll show you what to do and when.
A fantastic night out for work and social club Christmas parties!
Brought to you by Flash Mob Entertainment
The cult classic follows newly engaged sweethearts Brad and Janet, who encounter the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a cross-dressing scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker, creepy butler and the perfect man. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure and let's do the time warp again!
Immerse yourself in Richard O'Brien's world of elaborate dances and rock songs. Get in on the action; dress up, sing, dance, call back to the screen. All audience members will receive a props kit upon arrival to use throughout the show. Don't make any other Halloween plans!
The movie is rated M with implied nudity and sexual themes and themes and coarse language.
Support local arts! This is a Taranaki-made production with Taranaki cast and crew. GO LOCAL!||Click here|
|TE MOANA GLOW SHOW||Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace||19-11-2020||10:00||Tickets $12.50 - Service fees apply||TE MOANA GLOW SHOW is literally legendary! A giant scale puppet show for tamariki (2-9 years), educators and whanau with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Mãori myth and legend! Rich in Te Reo Mãori it’s an upbeat show that edu-tains and engages the audience over 45 minutes with patai (Q&A) afterwards. Over the past 3 years THE GLOW SHOW COMPANY has edu-tained 36,000 children from the Far North to Westport and in 2020 we are back with an all new glow show touring from Kerikeri to Invercargill! TE MOANA GLOW SHOW 2020 relates Te moana nui a kiwa - Big Pacific Ocean - to our kai moana and whakatauki at Matariki, with a strong theme of togetherness and perseverance. He waka eke noa. We are all in this together!||Click here|
|HEATH FRANKLIN'S CHOPPER - THE SILENCER||TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace||20-11-2020||19:30||Adult $42.00, Student $38.00, Groups of 6+ $38.00 - Service fees apply||As seen on 7 Days! Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The Silencer. Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; they can all form a queue and suck the wrinkles out of Chopper's walnut wallet because he has stopped giving a f*** and is done with suffering fools. Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong. In amongst all this noise and hysteria and angst, and snowflakes and trolls, who will give us a bit of bloody shush? Chopper is here to machete our way through the jungle of bullshit. Recommended for mature audiences aged 15+ years. Some strong language.||Click here|
|THE ABBA SHOW||TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace||28-11-2020||20:00||Adult $69.00 EARLY BIRD $59.00, Child (12 and under) $30.00 - Service fees apply||Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle. Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!||Click here|