Artist Venue Date Time Entry Cost Brief description of Gig Link to ticket
Raybern Karaoke RIG 66 28-06-2018 19:30 Free -----NA----- -----NA-----
Icons Karaoke ICONS SPORTS BAR 28-06-2018 22:00 No Cost Icons Karaoke , Live and Loud , NP best Karaoke Venue 3 nights per week Thursday , Friday & Saturday, catch all the Stars live @ Icons! -----NA-----
The Maori Sidesteps TSB Showplace 28-06-2018 19:00 $45-$55, service fees apply Coming to New Plymouth as part of the Right Royal Cabaret Festival, The Māori Sidesteps are a contemporary Māori showband. Putting their own political spin on well-known songs, their soulful harmonies and off the cuff comedy will be the talk of the town! Known for their popular self-titled web series and online entertainment, The Māori Sidesteps will provide an unmissable evening of nostalgia that will have audiences singing along and laughing out loud at the same time. Starring some of the best Māori and Pasifika entertainers in the country, Cohen Holloway, Rob Mokaraka, Jamie McCaskill, Jerome Leota and Erroll Anderson. Click here
Ian Wallace - A Night of Swing The Good Home 28-06-2018 20:00 No Cost A Night of Swing with Ian Wallace, @ The Good Home , come join the team for a night of classics , Jazz and More! From 8pm Dine and Dance , great food great Wine and good Friends! -----NA-----
Ben Hurley's 22 Rants About F*ck TSB Showplace 28-06-2018 21:15 $45-$55, service fees apply Ben Hurley, accompanied by a two piece punk band, has created the world's first ever stand-up-comedy-punk-musical! This isn't your usual stand-up comedy show, this is something that's never been seen before as Ben rants and jokes about 22 subjects while accompanied by the band. With timing, waves, and crescendos of volatile hilarity, it’s a maelstrom the likes of which haven’t been seen before. Don’t come expecting a stand-up show, it’s full noise nonsense! PLEASE NOTE: Strong language. Mature audiences only. Click here
Yummy TSB Showplace 29-06-2018 21:15 $45-$55, service fees apply YUMMY, the Melbourne powerhouse of drag, dance, circus, and music, has been serving smash-hit events in numerous festivals across Australia and beyond. Nominated for 'Best Production' and 'Best Ensemble' (Cabaret) at the 2018 Greenroom Awards, this critically acclaimed show is directed by James Welsby and features an all-star cast: Karen From Finance, Valerie Hex, Jandruze, Beni Lola, Hannie Helsden, Benjamin Hancock and Joni in the Moon. Described as A MUST-SEE" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (The Advertiser, 2018), YUMMY is an absurd, fascinating, and outrageous experience! PLEASE NOTE: Strong language, partial nudity and adult themes, strobe lighting and smoke effects. Mature audiences aged 15+ only. Click here
Sheba's Tribute to Nina Simone TSB Showplace 29-06-2018 19:00 $45-$55, service fees apply Wellington-born cabaret provocateur Sheba Williams bedazzles in a show packed with glamour, high energy and audience immersion, as she brings to life the music and story of legendary High Priestess of Soul: Nina Simone. Sheba is known for her spectacular live performances, a heady mix of shimmering costumes, audience participation and spontaneous humour. Sheba's has awed audiences from Taiwan to Turkey with her unique stage extravaganzas, and her Tribute to Nina Simone recently sold out at the Auckland Town Hall, to rave reviews. Click here
Icons Karaoke ICONS SPORTS BAR 29-06-2018 22:00 No Cost Icons Karaoke , Live and Loud , NP best Karaoke Venue 3 nights per week Thursday , Friday & Saturday, catch all the Stars live @ Icons! -----NA-----
Icons Karaoke ICONS SPORTS BAR 29-06-2018 22:00 No Cost Icons Karaoke , Live and Loud , NP best Karaoke Venue 3 nights per week Thursday , Friday & Saturday, catch all the Stars live @ Icons! -----NA-----
Just Us Decanta Tapa's Bar 29-06-2018 22:00 Free Just Us perform for the first time at Decanta. -----NA-----
FUGU Decanta Tapas Bar 30-06-2018 10:00 FREE Sunday morning hangover These 3 NP musicians are a lethal delicacy. Often playing songs you didn't know you wanted to hear, prepared in a way that could actually kill you! (Not actually Kill you). -----NA-----
DJ Lukie The Good Home 30-06-2018 22:00 No Cost DJ Lukie hits the decks with his high energy entertainment package for you! Don't miss the great night out tonight !! @ The Good Home. -----NA-----
Icons Karaoke ICONS SPORTS BAR 30-06-2018 21:00 No Cost Icons Karaoke , Live and Loud , NP best Karaoke Venue 3 nights per week Thursday , Friday & Saturday, catch all the Stars live @ Icons! -----NA-----
DJ Lukie The Good Home 30-06-2018 22:00 No Cost DJ Lukie hits the decks with his high energy entertainment package for you! Don't miss the great night out tonight !! @ The Good Home. -----NA-----
Ash and Aidan LIVE MUSIC The Good Home 30-06-2018 08:00 No Cost Ash & Aidan Live @ the Good Home this Friday Night , its always a great night when these guys hit the stage! Then DJ ASH will entertain you till late with all the sing along classic's! -----NA-----
Yummy TSB Showplace 30-06-2018 21:15 $45-$55, service fees apply YUMMY, the Melbourne powerhouse of drag, dance, circus, and music, has been serving smash-hit events in numerous festivals across Australia and beyond. Nominated for 'Best Production' and 'Best Ensemble' (Cabaret) at the 2018 Greenroom Awards, this critically acclaimed show is directed by James Welsby and features an all-star cast: Karen From Finance, Valerie Hex, Jandruze, Beni Lola, Hannie Helsden, Benjamin Hancock and Joni in the Moon. Described as A MUST-SEE" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (The Advertiser, 2018), YUMMY is an absurd, fascinating, and outrageous experience! PLEASE NOTE: Strong language, partial nudity and adult themes, strobe lighting and smoke effects. Mature audiences aged 15+ only. Click here
Mother's Ruin TSB Showplace 30-06-2018 17:00 $45-$55, service fees apply Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. With tipsy candour, rising cabaret stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood take us on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin. They stumble and soar through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, colonial India, into the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Brimming with music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders and more, Mother’s Ruin premiered to full houses and critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Sydney Opera House. PLEASE NOTE: Strong language and adult themes. Suitable for mature audiences. Click here
NZSO presents Mozart & Beethoven TSB Showplace 30-06-2018 19:30 Tickets from $28.90, service fees apply GARETH FARR He iwi tahi tātou MOZART Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 JIMMY LOPEZ Fiesta! BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto is the most famous written for the instrument and one that requires dexterity and precision. NZSO Section Principal Bassoon Robert Weeks will bring this great work to life. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 is his most joyous symphony. Even though it was written when the composer was already profoundly deaf, it is intensely moving, uplifting and unforgettable. Miguel Harth-Bedoya continues to introduce his Peruvian culture and heritage to New Zealand audiences with Jimmy Lopez’s Fiesta! – following the performance of Lopez’s Perú Negro in 2015. Click here
Michael Griffiths: Cole-TSB Showplace TSB Showplace 01-07-2018 17:00 $45-$55, service fees apply Well, Did You Evah! After two sell-out shows at the Taranaki Arts Festival, Michael Griffiths is back to perform his one-man show, celebrating prolific American songwriter Cole Porter. Click here
He Kura E Huna Ana TSB Showplace 05-07-2018 19:00 $15-$25, service fees apply Acclaimed Te reo Māori production He Kura E Huna Ana is touring the North Island for the first time in 2018. Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura Valley. When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by a jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River. Returning to her papa kāinga on the anniversary of her family's death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of Arahura. Raised solely by her Taua, Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna transformed into pounamu. Written by Hōhepa Waitoa, directed by Nancy Brunning. Recommended for ages 13+. Contains teenage/adult themes, suicide, coarse language and alcoholism. Click here
SoulRebel Decanta Tapas Bar 14-07-2018 10:00 FREE Sore feet from grooving. Dan Hira and Phil Hoskins (both from Front House) are joined by Waka Peri for a dance-a-holics dream set. Also expect some cameo appearances from some of Taranaki, NZ's best at these guys gigs. -----NA-----
Les Miserables TSB Showplace 26-07-2018 19:30 various, service fees apply The Time. Is Now. The Day. Is Here. A quarter of a century since first being staged in New Zealand, the world’s favourite musical returns with this brand new production for a whole new generation. New Plymouth Operatic present the premiere of the NZ Musical Theatre Consortium 25th Anniversary production of this legendary musical at the TSB Showplace from 26 July 2018. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Miserables remains as popular as ever, and is still breaking box-office records around the world. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring songs such as "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More" and "On My Own" - Les Miserables is an epic, grand and uplifting musical that packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world for more than 3 decades. Experience the theatrical sensation. Click here
Ian Wallace - A Night of Swing The Good Home 26-07-2018 20:00 Nill A Night of Swing with Ian Wallace, @ The Good Home , come join the team for a night of classics , Jazz and More! From 8pm Dine and Dance , great food great Wine and good Friends! -----NA-----
Ian Wallace - A Night of Swing The Good Home 26-07-2018 20:00 No Cost A Night of Swing with Ian Wallace, @ The Good Home , come join the team for a night of classics , Jazz and More! From 8pm Dine and Dance , great food great Wine and good Friends! -----NA-----
CMNZ presents The Klara Kollektiv TSB Showplace 30-07-2018 19:30 $10-$55, service fees apply In Swedish, the term “klara” means to clarify. Playing music of crystalline radiance, The Klara Kollektiv is an exciting new ensemble. Established in 2016 as an extension of the Darlecarlia Clarinet Quintet, the Kollektiv is dedicated to shining a light on new repertoire as well as sharing familiar favourites. Bringing Aotearoa and Scandinavia just a little closer together, these three Sweden-based musicians return home to perform a programme of atmospheric New Zealand and European wonders. The programme begins with the premiere of a new work by New Zealand composer Anthonie Ritchie, while the colourful, gypsy rhapsodies of Khachaturian’s youthful Trio perfectly complement the mesmerizing, poetic Hungarian dances of Bartók’s Contrasts. Click here
Lloyd Spiegel Senior Citizens Hall - NP 04-08-2018 19:30 $20 Eventfinder - $25 Door sales Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel brings his high energy solo show back to New Plymouth in 2018. Lloyd returns in August with a new show, new tales and 2 new albums. Spiegel is ALL presence, authority, rhythm and drive. He epitomizes control, soul and passion with white hot ferocity and blazing instrumental mastery, dangerous enough to spark a destructive inferno (Terry Riley, The Age, Melbourne). Do Not Miss This !!!!! Click here
The Bootleg Beach Boys TSB Showplace 18-08-2018 20:00 $55-$85, service fees apply A fully costumed show that takes you right from the very beginning of The Beach Boys and through their career will feature classic hits and cult favourites from California's most famous band. From surf themed anthems such as Surfin' Safari & Surfer Girl to muscle car memorables like Shut Down & Fun Fun Fun, the band have gathered a truly impressive repertoire of West Coast, harmony-laden songs, that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960s American dream. The band tackle such classics as In My Room, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations and Help Me Rhonda in their hit heavy set, but also pay homage to the genius of Brian Wilson in the form of selections from the seminal Pet Sounds, and cult favourites from the legendary Smile album. Click here
CMNZ presents Emsemble Zefiro TSB Showplace 22-08-2018 19:30 $10-$55, service fees apply The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice award. Zefiro offer two decadent programmes; the first a banquet of Handel, Fasch, Telemann, Haydn and Mozart, the second dedicated exclusively to Mozart’s abundant, delicious divertimenti. Light, elegant and unapologetically entertaining, these compositions dazzled 18th century nobility with their easy charms. Zefiro’s unique timbres and brilliant virtuosity is no less beguiling today. Click here
Arj Barker TSB Showplace 11-09-2018 20:00 $49,90, service fees apply As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust. *may contain traces of nuts Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in that country than his own and this time around, he's hitting New Zealand as part of our International Comedy Festival. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those. "A must see for anyone who loves a laugh...****" Adelaide now Recommended ages 15+. Click here
The Cat in the Hat TSB Showplace 03-10-2018 10:30 $27.50, service fees apply Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. The Cat in the Hat interrupts this rainy afternoon with his unexpected visit to Sally and her brother's cosy home. Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how". Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the cat will fill the theatre with mischievous humour and madcap style. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes. Spoiler alert: Things run amuck, and quickly. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a much-loved children's literature classic and now a zany, imaginative play coming to New Plymouth on October 3! The play was adapted for the stage in 2009 by the National Theatre of Britain. Recommended for ages 3-8yrs. Click here
Post Modern Jukebox TSB Showplace 06-10-2018 22:00 $89.80-$259.90, service fees apply BRINGING THEIR VINTAGE TWIST ON MODERN POP SONGS BACK TO FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY New Zealand loves Postmodern Jukebox! Following three successful tours in as many years, the multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears back to eagerly awaiting fans in 2018. Click here
CMNZ presents Piers Lane & Hiroshi Ikematsu TSB Showplace 09-10-2018 19:30 $10-$55, service fees apply Try googling “the ten most popular chamber music works of all time”. There are lots of lists but you’ll find Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is on every one of them and it justly forms the centrepiece of this exquisite exploration of aquatic themes. Programmed alongside Schubert and Rossini, CMNZ have commissioned Ross Harris to write a meditation on the trout fishing rivers near Turangi. His Orowaru – the rippling sound of water – was inspired, the composer says, by ‘the complex harmonic beauty of the rivers’. Selling out performances at Wigmore Hall and frequently appearing with the Sydney Symphony and London Philharmonic, pianist Piers Lane joins members of the New Zealand String Quartet and audience favourite, Hiroshi Ikematsu. Currently Principal Bassist with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Ikematsu is a virtuoso with a huge personality as we learned from his years in the NZSO. Here is a truly special season finale that celebrates another year of good music – up close. Click here
Oh What A Night TSB Showplace 13-10-2018 19:30 $75, service fees apply “The Boys Are Back” for their fourth New Zealand tour this October! Returning from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! is the kind of evening that has toes tapping to the infectious songs of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The smiles on audience faces as they enjoy reliving the songs of their lives is so heart-warming. As the Otago Daily Times reviewer wrote “Any act which can get a Dunedin crowd clapping and singing within a few minutes of starting deserves a standing ovation, which is exactly what happened the Regent Theatre last night.” Experience 2 hours of superb entertainment from these stars from Vegas. Click here
A Russian Triple Bill TSB Showplace 07-11-2018 19:30 $62-$92, service fees apply Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to New Zealand & Australia. ACT 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III) A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all ACT 2 – Les Sylphides A short ballet in one act about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman ACT 3 - Carmen Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy. “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
The ABBA Show TSB Showplace 30-11-2018 20:00 $30-$59, service fees apply Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute – The ABBA Show – is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live 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