Artist Venue Date Time Entry Cost Brief description of Gig Link to ticket
Karl Austin Decanta Tapas Bar 15-08-2019 20:30 -----NA----- Open Mic Night -----NA-----
Karaoke Shiftys Bar 16-08-2019 20:00 N/A Karaoke -----NA-----
J.T Decanta Tapas Bar 16-08-2019 22:00 -----NA----- Friday Gig special! -----NA-----
Roadhouse Peggy Gordons Celtic Bar 16-08-2019 22:00 Free Local Cover band -----NA-----
JUST US The Mayfair 17-08-2019 22:00 Free Come and see why these ladies are so highly acclaimed. And hear songs that you thought they would never sing. -----NA-----
Avalanche Decanta Tapas Bar 17-08-2019 22:30 -----NA----- Saturday Night special! -----NA-----
Roadhouse Peggy Gordons Celtic Bar 17-08-2019 22:00 Free Local Covers Band -----NA-----
Karaoke Shiftys Bar 17-08-2019 21:00 N/A Karaoke -----NA-----
Jan Preston Trio '88 Piano's I Have Known" 4th Wall Theatre 25-08-2019 14:30 All Tickets $27 - Door Sales $30 The show Jan is performing is called "88 PIANOS I have Known" with extraordinary images of pianos (yes 88 of them) and personal anecdotes, as well as new songs (Same Sky, Olds on the Loose) and a new killer version of a tune called Nutrocker, based on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite played in fast boogie style. Come see Jan and her trio perform because she has been practising this a lot and her left hand is threatening to seize…....well hopefully not until the end of the tour!! One woman, a piano and a whole lot of talent - 3 Weeks Edinburgh From boogie woogie to ragtime the air pulsates with the magical rhythms she produces….a forceful presence and a huge performance energy - ChCh Star NZ -----NA-----
Adrian Whelan Ate Forty One, 41 Tukapa Street Westown, New Plymouth 25-08-2019 03:05 FREE 25th August - ADRIAN WHELAN Adrian Whelan Adrian Whelan is an Irish singer songwriter who seamlessly blends original material with well known covers. This helps to create an engaging and relaxed atmosphere which everybody is sure to enjoy. -----NA-----
ANDREW LONDON TRIO 4th Wall Theatre 30-08-2019 19:30 $20 Tickets - Antipasto Platters for 2 - $22.50 for 4 - $45 Andrew London’s reputation rests on 20 years’ constant recording and touring throughout New Zealand and Australia, delivering quirky songs which frequently amuse, but which always carry a slight satirical barb. Many come packaged in a deceptively jaunty and infectious 1940s-style swing style that betrays all three musicians’ love of the trad jazz tradition, from Dixieland to the Rat Pack. Others, by contrast, evoke folk, blues or country traditions - some even sound like English Music Hall novelty songs, and there’s even a sea shanty. Long time AL Trio and Hot Club Sandwich collaborator James Tait Jamieson joins Andrew (guitar) and Kirsten London (bass) on sax, flute, whistle and melodica to render the album’s tracklist which consists of perennial requests from the HCS era (Poddy Understands Me, Wallpaper, Appliances), AL Trio staples (Middle Aged man in Lycra, No Ordinary Sheila), new songs as yet unreleased (Alfonso, Palace of Dreams) and other odds and ends Click here
Pop up Globe TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 05-09-2019 19:30 Prices ranging from $19.00 to $99.00, Service fees apply After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Measure for Measure to theatres around the nation. The wild comedy, Measure for Measure Thursday 5 September, 7:30pm (opening night!) Saturday 7 September, 7:30pm Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket. The most famous play in the world, Hamlet Thursday 5 September, 12pm (school matinee) Friday 6 September, 7:30pm Saturday 7 September, 1:30pm The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. Click here
Sunset 606 Electronic Dance Party at the Beach New Plymouth Surfriders Club 07-09-2019 18:05 $20 cash on the door Come and dance from sunset at 6:06pm with 4 different electronica acts. Line up: Playcycle (Groove Driven Electronica) Ed Pool (Techno Jazz) AlleyKat (Baseline house with some garage & breaks) Matt Rapid (ruckus bass music) Playcycle (New Plymouth) Groove Driven Electronica A prismatic assortment of synthesisers, drum machines and samplers in a cyclic spree of immersive sound. Peter Heard and Ché Rogers - shape original beats and sequences into dirty, groove-driven, electronic dance music. Playing a prismatic assortment of synthesisers, drum machines and samplers in a cyclic spree of immersive sound. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/playcycle Ed pool (Switzerland) Techno Jazz 'Ed Pool' brings together multi-instrumentalist André Manella on beats, synth, keys, guitar and loops and Urs Signer on space-clarinet and keys. The Swiss-born Aotearoa-dwelling duo brings live electronica to the dance floor - we call it techno-jazz! Expect wild solos, groovy beats and a funky good time. Listen here: https://edpool.weebly.com/music.html AlleyKat (Waihi) Baseline house with some garage & breaks Through big bass, swing, electro, reggae, hip hop, ska and a dabbling of punk, AlleyKat loves to mix up the genres. Making mix tapes since the 80’s, AlleyKat brings an eclectic vibe. Touring NZ bands to Australia, running record label AlleyKat Records & dropping samples with the band Melatonin in Melbourne, set Al’s course in the Music Industry. One of the key organisers and Producer of Sundaise Music Festival and running Sunsonics, his own solar powered sound system. Listen here: https://www.mixcloud.com/al-sorley/no-sleep-till-coro/ Matt Rapid (Coromandel) Matt Rapid is a roaming sound engineer and music record-ist. A lover of synthesisers, found sounds, sliced and diced rhythms, and raw energy. Merging soundscapes, tweaked field recordings and heavy-weight flex into a deep, wild and constantly shifting bass music blend. Listen here: https://mattrapid.bandcamp.com/track/mycelium?fbclid=IwAR2GCjs1DEpo7z6IAVHjYknWvDBW8rftEjDSdAz7Za3HefodJMLf1CeM3Dk Bring your dinner with you to the nearby beach or eat at the gig venue. Drinks are available at the bar. Entry $20 cash on the door. -----NA-----
Jake Hechter Ate Forty One, 41 Tukapa Street Westown, New Plymouth 08-09-2019 03:05 FREE 8th Sept - JAKE HECHTER Jacob Hechter Jake is originally from Southern California but has lived in New Zealand for the last 10 years. He draws influence from Country, Blugrass, Celtic, Punk Rock, Reggae and Folk music. Jake's solo music employees a minimalist acoustic flat-picking style -----NA-----
Stan Walker - Springboard Tour 2019 TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 11-09-2019 19:30 Tickets from $69.00 service fees may apply Over the course of his career Stan Walker has released five studio albums and appeared in five motion pictures post his TV debut in 2009 as winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. No stranger to kiwi television viewers, Stan was also a much-loved host of the first two seasons of The X Factor NZ! Joining Stan on stage will be his longstanding band The Levites. Consisting of the Nansen brothers, brothers – Jakes (keys), Ross (drums), Junior (bass) and Inoke Finau on guitar, they are widely regarded as New Zealand’s hottest session band. With buckets of soul and funk for days, The Levites will be sure to get you grooving this September Click here
Matthew Barley & Stephen De Pledge Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace 12-09-2019 19:30 Tickets from $24.00 service fees may apply Impressionistic colours of light and shade echo across the centuries reflecting some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written for the cello. Click here
Taste of Ireland TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 15-09-2019 19:30 Tickets from $59.90 service fees may apply This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A TASTE OF IRELAND – THE IRISH MUSIC AND DANCE SENSATION tours Australia-wide telling the tale of the world’s most loved nation in one incredible performance. Click here
THE FLAMING MUDCATS 4th Wall Theatre 20-09-2019 20:00 $20 Tickets - Antipasto Platters for 2 - $22.50 and for 4 - $45 “Blues sunny side up, easy-over, spicy or funky… it’s all on the menu with these guys” Formed in 2009, The Flaming Mudcats are fronted by Craig Bracken on vocals and harmonica along with guitarist Doug Bygrave, while bassist Johnny Yu and drummer Ian Thomson form the tight rhythm section. Regarded among the country’s premier Blues outfits, they have released three albums, performed in festivals and clubs around New Zealand as well as Australia, the Pacific Islands and remarkably taken their blues back to its source…. the US. The band played twice at the Crossroads Blues Festival in Illinois, alongside the likes of Lil Ed and The Blues Imperials and Tad Robinson. They also played in Austin, Texas and at two of Chicago’s oldest and most iconic clubs, Kingston Mines and B.L.U.E.S. …. the pure beating heart of Chicago blues. Click here
International Comedy Night | Kevin Tate & Keith Nelson The Mayfair 20-09-2019 19:30 $35 + bf The Comedy Store New Zealand returns to New Plymouth. Featuring direct from Los Angeles Comedian Kevin Tate the new face of Def Comedy Jam is returning to NZ for a 2nd time after making a big impression in 2017 and will be joined by a special guest. Headliner #2: Keith Nelson a regular on the USA Pro Comedy Club Circuit. Seating on a first come / first served basis on seats that have not been reserved. Tickets at the door will reflect a higher price. Show Duration: 2 hours including 30 min break R18 | Cash Bar & food available. * Comedians subject to change without notice * Click here
ZZ Top Tribute Band Butlers Reef 21-09-2019 08:00 $25.00 from venue or online for $27.00 + fees (see link) NZ TOP is New Zealand’s very own ZZ TOP Tribute Band. Complete with beards, hats and cheap sunglasses , this 3 piece band will rock your socks and whiskers off! These talented musicians have taken great pride and joy to reproduce ZZ TOP’s iconic sound with an authentic look. The concept of a ZZ Top Tribute show came about when 3 experienced musos (all mid 50’s) met at the Hamilton Blues Club. In place of only jamming the blues, they reawakened their love for 70’s /80’s rock music by paying tribute to Billy Gibbons and his band ZZ Top. The driving blues rock inspires the players and the advantage of being able to hide their wrinkles and thinning hair behind wigs,beards and sunglasses is a bonus. The result being a tight- professional unit which does justice to the music and is visually appealing to both the young and the not so young. NZ Top fits well into the Kiwi culture with it’s love for classic cars and hotrods.Ladies love to dance, men let loose playing air guitar - rekindling memories of their younger days ….or they just sit back,relax and enjoy the music. Doors open 7pm, Band starts 8pm - finishes 11pm Click here
Ian Wallace Ate Forty One, 41 Tukapa Street Westown, New Plymouth 22-09-2019 03:05 FREE 22nd Sept - IAN WALLACE Ian Wallace Has been a full time working musician and session guitarist in the UK for 18 Years, Originally born in the UK but grew up in Paraparaumu New Zealand. Having the chance to Playing with some pretty cool musicians along my musical Journey including in Spain and the UK with *Chris Simpson (Magna Carta) *Sean Taylor (UK folk artist) , *Jools Holland *Martin Simpson (UK songwriter) . His musical influences range from Pink Floyd – Parliament – Rossini and plays both originals and cover songs in a unique style. Having air play on BBC Radio 3 with Jerico Keys and BBC Radio 6 and recently on Taranaki Most FM 100.4 and Access Radio Taranaki 104.4 FM. -----NA-----
THE KUGELS 4th Wall Theatre 29-09-2019 19:30 $25 Adults $20 Senior $10 Student Klezmer music with The Kugels - wild, spirited and haunting Three top musicians and a celebrated composer have joined together in their love of Klezmer, the feisty 19th century folk music of the Jewish people. Robin Perks, Debbie Rawson and Jacqueline Nordon, former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and composer/New Zealand Arts Laureate Ross Harris were a great hit when they toured with AOTNZ in 2016. Now they’re back again with music that makes you want to dance. The programme features the original Klezmer compositions of accordionist/NZ Arts Laureate Ross Harris, interspersed with music from the traditional repertory – originally played at weddings and other celebrations in Eastern and Central Europe. Click here
Renee Millner Ate Forty One, 41 Tukapa Street Westown, New Plymouth 06-10-2019 03:05 FREE 6th Oct - RENEE MILLNER Renee Millner Music Renee's dusty vocals and unapologetic lyrics will draw you into the world of human vulnerability. Weaving simple yet beautiful guitar melodies with her soulful voice, Renee draws inspiration from the moments in life that lift us up with joy, or bring us down to our knees. Find more at: www.rennym.com -----NA-----
The Bee Gees Tribute Show Butlers Reef 12-10-2019 08:00 $25.00 from Venue or online at Eventfinda (see below link) $27.00 + fees Golden medallions, steaming disco boots, flares, discotheque mania: the Bee Gees are the icons of this magic era, firmly cemented into our minds as the men of “Night Fever.” This is all brought back to realistic life when New Zealand’s answer to the Bee Gees steps onto the stage and delivers a full production show packed with nostalgic hits such as Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Tragedy and much more. Please Note: Doors open at 7pm, band starts at 8pm. Click here
Taonga Moana Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace 12-10-2019 19:30 Tickets from $10.50 service fees may apply New Zealand’s premier national chamber choir Voices New Zealand perform a stunning musical and visual reminder about the beauty and importance of our oceans, essential to survival on our planet. This inspiring concert celebrates our oceans as taonga with uplifting and moving music from around the globe. A newly commissioned work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell (composer of the glorious soundtrack to the Waka Odyssey in the 2018 NZ Festival) will capture his personal experiences of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica when spending time on the ice. Traversing the northern ocean currents, Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi will create a new work about the Arctic Ocean. Click here
Sonic Delusion Ate Forty One, 41 Tukapa Street Westown, New Plymouth 20-10-2019 03:05 FREE 20th Oct - SONIC DELUSION Sonic Delusion Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that's Sonic Delusion's Latin-infused, pop-laced "funky electroacoustic folk". Sonic Delusion’s frontman Andre Manella uses his well-worn loop pedal to spontaneously create layers of rhythm, tone and vocals. ​The Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk raconteur “easily carves out his own unapologetically ambitious and intriguingly experimental sound”. “Catchy loops invite plenty of dancing and hip swaying… a sensual delight to the ears”. www.sonic-delusion.com -----NA-----
Well Fed Theatre Royal TSB Showplace New Plymouth 26-10-2019 09:00 General Admission $129.60 Well Fed is a health and nutrition conference unlike any other. We’ll be bringing you world-class wellness experts from New Zealand and Australia for a full day of learning promising to leave you feeling empowered! Speakers include: Cliff Harvey: Nutritionist and author. Lara Briden: Women’s hormone expert and author Sunniva Holt: aka Queen Fire, self-made millionaire and motivational speaker Richie Hardcore: Social justice advocate and multiple champion in Muay Thai, Scott Gooding: Celebrity Chef, author, and health coach Mikki Williden: PhD, nutritionist and online educator Enjoy engaging talks, sample delicious local and NZ health products and enjoy a day of self-care and inspiration. VIP tickets include a goodie bag and a delicious lunch with organisers, speakers and sponsors. VIP Goodie bags include a copy of The Empowered Eating Handbook, local and NZ Healthy food and drink samples, self-care items and plenty of surprises! Well Fed is brought to you by Michelle Yandle Nutrition and Nuzest with thanks to partners Holistic Performance Nutrition and Reconditioned Click here
Swan Lake TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 10-11-2019 19:30 Premium Adult $92.00, Premium Child $62.00, Premium Concession (Senior, Student ot Unwaged) $82.00, Premium Family (2A + 2C) $288.00, A Reserve Adult $82.00, A Reserve child $52.00, A Reserve concession ($72.00), A Reserve Family (2A + 2C) $248.00, Service fees apply The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness, in the end, conquer evil and betrayal. Click here
The Frontm3n TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace 15-11-2019 19:30 Premium $99.00, A Reserve $89.00, Service fees apply Unplugged, hear the greatest hits of The Hollies, 10CC & The Sweet by the guys who sing their hits Peter Howarth (Hollies), Mick Wilson (10CC) and Pete Lincoln (The Sweet). Three great friends perform the classic hits with three guitars and three amazing voices in an intimate atmosphere filled with music, stories and humour. Follow THE FRONTM3N on Facebook. Click here
The Bee Gees Night Fever TSB Theatre TSB Showplace New Plymouth 17-11-2019 19:00 From $35.40 Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production with over 2 hours of LIVE engaging entertainment showcased through vibrant state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and of course a handpicked international cast that will immerse audiences into the disco era with exquisite trio harmonies and the iconic high-pitched falsetto that we all know and love! With disco tracks like Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, You Should Be Dancin’ and best-loved ballads like How Deep Is Your Love, I Started a Joke and Tragedy, the magical event The Bee Gees Night Fever is not to be missed! Click here
Bring On The Noise – Nanogirl Live TSB Theatre TSB Showplace New Plymouth 20-11-2019 17:00 From $30.00 Nanogirl Labs are proud to present Nanogirl Live! “Bring on the Noise!” – a Live Science Spectacular. Nanogirl, Boris (her trusty lab assistant), and CLAIR (Constantly Learning Artificial Intelligence Repository) are back for a brand new action-packed adventure, bringing you science and engineering as you have never seen them before. In this interactive show filled with experiments, explosions and music – Nanogirl Live! brings science and engineering to life in the coolest ways possible, right before your eyes. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer and do science on stage with Nanogirl too! After three sellout tours, this brand new show by the internationally touring Nanogirl Live! Team, and starring Dr. Michelle Dickinson features all-new experiments, and all-new explosions - with plenty of extraordinary musical sounds to be enjoyed by the whole family. “Educational, Entertaining, and Explosions!” 5 stars “They promised big bangs, and they delivered… Great to see scientific principles being explained.” 5 stars Click here
Taranaki Turmoil Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace 23-11-2019 19:00 Prices range from $20.00 to $50.00 Impact Pro Wrestling New Zealand (IPWNZ) returns to Taranaki for another massive live event on Saturday 23rd November at the historic TSB Showplace for Taranaki Turmoil 2019. Last year 360 passionate wrestling fans packed the Bell Block hall, this IPWNZ is back and bigger than ever! This brand new two-hour spectacle of family-friendly professional wrestling action is not to be missed. Doors open at 6pm. The live event starts at 7pm. Alcohol and merchandise will be available at the event. Click here
LLOYD COLE - From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork 4th Wall Theatre 24-11-2019 20:00 All Tickets $59 + $2 Booking Fee Lloyd Cole brings to New Zealand in November 2019 his “From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork” tour, with Lloyd Cole and the Commotions guitarist Neil Clark joining him on stage. The duo will perform an entire career-retrospective of Cole’s work, reaching right back to the Commotions’ debut Rattlesnakes record and as far forward as his much anticipated new solo album Guesswork. Click here
Midge Ure & The Mockers Theatre Royal TSB Showplace New Plymouth 03-03-2020 19:30 From $91.50 Midge Ure & The Mockers UK legend Midge Ure - the voice of Ultravox, plus local heroes The Mockers live in concert. Midge Ure - Live Aid co-founder and Ultravox frontman brings his dynamic new group 'Band Electronica' to New Zealand on ‘The 1980 Tour’ – an awesome performance of the Vienna album in its entirety, plus Visage classics, and a surprise or two. This amazing double bill also features The Mockers (Forever Tuesday Morning, One Black Friday, Alvison Park + More!). The last time Midge Ure (with Ultravox) and The Mockers appeared on the same bill was at the third Sweetwaters Festival, in Pukekawa during the summer of 81/82 – a time when the musical landscape worldwide was in the midst of great change. The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout 70s had ended, as synthesizers signalled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts. The 1980s had exploded into life and nothing would be the same again. At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow. Visage’s single ‘Fade To Grey’ from the band’s debut eponymous album and Ultravox’s single ‘Vienna’ from the album of the same name. Both records were co-written, recorded and produced by one of the leading characters in British music, Midge Ure. Click here