Artist Venue Date Time Entry Cost Brief description of Gig Link to ticket
Right of Way Peggy Gordons Celtic Bar 07-12-2018 22:00 Free Taranaki Cover Band -----NA-----
Headfirst Rockband New Commercial Hotel Stratford 07-12-2018 21:00 Free Covers 60s to 2000s rock blues and kiwi music -----NA-----
DJ NIXTA Decanta Tapas Bar 07-12-2018 22:00 -----NA----- Let D.J Nixta set the tunes for the night! Get out your dancing shoes and groovy moves! -----NA-----
French For Rabbits 4th Wall Theatre 07-12-2018 20:00 $25/$20 New Zealand dream folk pioneers French for Rabbits are returning to the stage in December for three very special concerts, combining film projection with their music for the first time in New Plymouth. The venue will be enveloped in an ethereal visual dreamscape, employing the full five-piece band and visual projections featuring unseen footage from the bands back catalogue of music videos, and curated by visual artist Lady Lazer Light. French for Rabbits have been performing since 2012, racking up over 12 million plays on Spotify, touring Europe five times, and opening for Lorde, Marlon Williams and Agnes Obel. The band features core members Brooke Singer and John Fitzgerald, alongside talented drummer Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (Glass Vaults, Shake’em-Downers), and multi-instrumentalists Penelope Esplin (Moonlander, Grawlixes) and Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, Dawn Diver, Congress of Animals). On the night they will also be joined by special guest Sam Egli Click here
D&M Decanta Tapas Bar 08-12-2018 22:30 -----NA----- Whanganui's hottest band! Giving you the best of the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's. Look forward to seeing you all here!! -----NA-----
Roadhouse Peggy Gordons Celtic Bar 08-12-2018 22:00 Free Taranaki Cover Band -----NA-----
FUGU The Mayfair 14-12-2018 09:30 Free FUGU - With its newest member, are ready for entire face peeling, Ass Riveting Riffs. BUT. After Smooth Mammoth have had there way with you all :) Smooth Mammoth on 9.30-11, FUGU 11-2.30 Come get ON it! -----NA-----
Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show Butlers Reef 15-12-2018 19:00 $27.50 from Venue or Online at www.eventfinda.co.nz Playing for the first time here at Butlers Reef, if you love Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks you won't want to miss this! Click here
Slam Butlers Reef 21-12-2018 20:00 Free Playing in the Front Bar to wind up your working year! -----NA-----
KOLAB TSB Festival of lights 27-12-2018 07:00 Free KOLAB - A collaboration of local Taranaki Musicians who have worked on a Killer set of Kiwi Big Sound Songs - Fat Freddy's Drop, Paua, Katchafire, Salmonella Dub, Tahuna Breaks + more. The warm up set for the Tattoo Festival was warmer than warm. So expect this one to Light it UP! -----NA-----
Paul Ubana Jones 4th Wall Theatre 31-01-2019 19:30 $30 Paul has toured with the best: B.B. King, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Crowded House. He has played major festivals in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, France and Australia. Winner of 3 New Zealand Music / Tui awards and with 9 CDs released, Paul simply says: “The passion to tour, play and write still remains as strong a ever” “The most exiting thing Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores”.......Good Morning News, Santa Monica Paul brings new songs to his live sets and a creative and virtuosic energy that has kept him busy touring since 1973 in Europe and here in New Zealand since 1987 Click here
Paul Ubana Jones 4th Wall Theatre 01-02-2019 19:30 $30 Paul has toured with the best: B.B. King, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Crowded House. He has played major festivals in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, France and Australia. Winner of 3 New Zealand Music / Tui awards and with 9 CDs released, Paul simply says: “The passion to tour, play and write still remains as strong a ever” “The most exiting thing Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores”.......Good Morning News, Santa Monica Paul brings new songs to his live sets and a creative and virtuosic energy that has kept him busy touring since 1973 in Europe and here in New Zealand since 1987 Click here
Sofia Talvik 4th Wall Theatre 09-02-2019 19:30 $25 Sofia Talvik is an Swedish Folk/Americana artist that has spent the last seven years tirelessly touring Europe and USA. She's now embarking on a world tour with stops in New Zealand, Europe and the USA promoting her upcoming album. Sofia's music has a special hint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers. A North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. She is a veteran performer with 7 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. Her songs and stage presence sets the stage for an intimate relationship with the audience - a unique, beautiful and warm evening of live music and heartfelt stories. Sofia was the 3rd most played artist on USA Folk Radio Charts in the USA in December 2017 and her album Big Sky Country was selected 4th best Americana album of the year by The Telegraph UK, and charted as no 13 on U.S Folk Radio in 2016. Click here
Polly & the Minstrel 4th Wall Theatre 15-02-2019 19:30 $20 AKA Siobhan Sweeney and Nathan Torvik are a longstanding duo from Nelson NZ. Siobhan's heartfelt vocals and original song writing, together with Nate's sensitive guitar accompaniment and virtuosic instrumental abilities have endeared them to audiences around the country and abroad. Their 2019 summer tour will feature Siobhan's original modern folk songs alongside favourites from their wide ranging repertoire: anything from rootsy traditional folk and bluegrass flat picking, to the baroque era, 80's pop and African grooves. Deftly underpinned by Nate's multi-role guitar accompaniment: simultaneous chords, melody, bass and percussion. Siobhan and Nate's onstage chemistry and relaxed and unassuming delivery makes for a warm and engaging atmosphere. Click here
Hayden Chisholm - Orange Tour 4th Wall Theatre 17-02-2019 19:30 Adults $25 Students $10 Hayden Chisholm is one of finest jazz musicians to have emerged in this country. Raised in New Plymouth, Hayden has lived in Germany since the early 1990s where he has established himself as an instrumentalist and composer at the forefront of jazz in Europe. UNWIND is Hayden's New Zealand based project and tours annually Joining Hayden is renowned bassist Paul Dyne (Sustenance, Mike Nock, Malcolm McNeill) and pianist and composer Norman Meehan. This tour promotes their new album 'ORANGE', an album that features the trio’s original music Their 2019 summer tour will introduce audiences to percussion master Julien Dyne (Ladi6, Fat Freddies Drop), the most recent addition to the group. Click here
SIMON KEMPSTON 4th Wall Theatre 23-02-2019 19:30 $25 One of Scotland's very best singer-songwriters' (Sunday Herald) 'Stunning talent' (STV Scottish Television) Beautiful tunes, infinitely talented' (BBC Radio 3) A unique Scottish talent on his first New Zealand tour, performing thought-provoking, evocative, original songs in a wonderfully intimate setting. This special New Plymouth concert is not to be missed. Click here
The Frank Burkitt Band 4th Wall Theatre 28-02-2019 19:30 $25 The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be returning to the 4th Wall as part of their 30 date 'Lost but Alive' NZ Tour. They will be performing a set of new material, as well as some of the old songs that have helped them build a strong national following over the past 5 years. Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music. The band’s set can get the room’s foot tapping, but also contains more poignant songs that audiences can really invest in. ‘Folkies in suits’ as they have been described. For the first time in New Plymouth, the band will be joined by the runaway talents of Oscar Laven, a one man horn section and stalwart of the Wellington jazz scene. Click here
LEAVING JACKSON: THE JOHNNY CASH & JUNE CARTER SHOW Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace 22-03-2019 19:30 Adult $67.00, Concession (Senior, Student, Unwaged) $57.00, Groups of 8+ $57.00pp, Family (2A & 2C) $125.00, Service fees apply Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. From the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the iconic Ring of Fire. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Click here
Shortland Street - the Musical TSB Showplace 22-03-2019 19:30 $70-$110, service fees apply Playboy Doctor Chris Warner has his feathers ruffled when humanitarian Doctor Hone Ropata arrives in Ferndale; a town where love never lasts, statistically unlikely events happen on a regular basis, and every Christmas someone dies. It’s hate at first sight, but together they must save the All Blacks, defend a murder charge, and rescue the clinic from Chris’ evil father. But things get messy when Marj has a stroke, Rachel is struck by lightning, and Lionel gets hit by a truck… Set in 1992, Shortland Street - The Musical features iconic characters and stories from the classic era of New Zealand’s favourite TV show. With songs including ‘Stuck In A Love Triangle’, ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Not In Guatemala Now’, Shortland Street - The Musical is a warm-hearted musical comedy the whole family can enjoy. Click here
Shortland Street - the Musical TSB Showplace 23-03-2019 14:00 $70-$110, service fees apply Playboy Doctor Chris Warner has his feathers ruffled when humanitarian Doctor Hone Ropata arrives in Ferndale; a town where love never lasts, statistically unlikely events happen on a regular basis, and every Christmas someone dies. It’s hate at first sight, but together they must save the All Blacks, defend a murder charge, and rescue the clinic from Chris’ evil father. But things get messy when Marj has a stroke, Rachel is struck by lightning, and Lionel gets hit by a truck… Set in 1992, Shortland Street - The Musical features iconic characters and stories from the classic era of New Zealand’s favourite TV show. With songs including ‘Stuck In A Love Triangle’, ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Not In Guatemala Now’, Shortland Street - The Musical is a warm-hearted musical comedy the whole family can enjoy. Click here
Shortland Street - the Musical TSB Showplace 23-03-2019 19:30 $70-$110, service fees apply Playboy Doctor Chris Warner has his feathers ruffled when humanitarian Doctor Hone Ropata arrives in Ferndale; a town where love never lasts, statistically unlikely events happen on a regular basis, and every Christmas someone dies. It’s hate at first sight, but together they must save the All Blacks, defend a murder charge, and rescue the clinic from Chris’ evil father. But things get messy when Marj has a stroke, Rachel is struck by lightning, and Lionel gets hit by a truck… Set in 1992, Shortland Street - The Musical features iconic characters and stories from the classic era of New Zealand’s favourite TV show. With songs including ‘Stuck In A Love Triangle’, ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Not In Guatemala Now’, Shortland Street - The Musical is a warm-hearted musical comedy the whole family can enjoy. Click here
Hot Potato Band 4th Wall Theatre 24-03-2019 19:30 Early bird $35 - All tickets $40 The boys are back at the 4th Wall and we are so pleased to have them here again - they are awesome !! Hot Potato Band is proud of their all acoustic line up. The absence of electronic instrumentation has set them apart from many other acts and continues to tie them to their roving roots, but not to the stage. The bands energy is released through an amalgamation of catchy music and lyrics, infectious dance moves, and audience interaction, attributed to their mobility as a band and the breaking down of barriers between stage and audience. Although difficult to describe their genre, HPB continues to compile their arsenal of songs inspired by Pop, Funk, Ska, Reggae and bound by the classic sounds of New Orleans brass bands. The bands unique sound is built on the backs of three drummers and a sousaphone, along with an array of horns covering catchy chorus lines and providing a beautiful harmonic cloud for Ben (vocalist) to float above. They are a band never to shy from a good time. Early bird available until 28th February. Click here
CATS TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 05-05-2019 16:00 Premium $139.00, A Reserve $119.00, A Reserve Groups of 10 $109.00, B Reserve $89.90, Children $79.90. Service fees apply. One of the world’s best-loved musicals, CATS, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. It has won many awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards, and is considered among the all-time favourites of musical theatre fans. Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, and has been seen by over 73 million people worldwide. Click here
THE PROCLAIMERS TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 07-05-2019 19:30 Diamond $149.00, Platinum $119.00, Gold $99.00, Silver $79.00. Service fees apply. Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – will perform their most comprehensive New Zealand tour to date, in May 2019. New Zealand singer-songwriter Mel Parsons will open all eight shows. Mel is currently celebrating the release of her new single I Got The Lonely, recorded in the US with award-winning producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney). Click here