|Artist||Venue||Date||Time||Entry Cost||Brief description of Gig||Link to ticket|
|Bobbie||Decanta Tapas Bar||30-01-2020||20:30||-----NA-----||Open Mic Night!||-----NA-----|
|J.T||Decanta Tapas Bar||31-01-2020||22:00||-----NA-----||Friday Night Gig!||-----NA-----|
|Adrian Whelan||Mike's Bistro||31-01-2020||16:30||Free||-----NA-----||-----NA-----|
|PAUL UBANA JONES||4th Wall Theatre||31-01-2020||19:30||Tickets $30||A national treasure, Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul. Over the years, Paul has shared the stage with various artists, including Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and many others. His festival appearances include Dublin Blues Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, and many others across Europe.||Click here|
|J.T||Decanta Tapas Bar||01-02-2020||22:30||-----NA-----||Saturday Night Live Gig!||-----NA-----|
|Rizki & the Vagancy and Riddim Shower. "DO THE REGGAE!"||@ Decanta Back Bar||01-02-2020||20:30||$10||DO THE REGGAE! 2 bands and the UNIFYAH sound system playing a night of conscious reggae and dancehall.||Click here|
|Janet Muggeridge||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||02-02-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|ADAM MCGRATH & ESTHER SWIFT||4th Wall Theatre||06-02-2020||20:00||Tickets $30||This February sees the return to the road of Christchurch City’s own Adam McGrath, lead singer of the south islands lovable table standers and glass spillers, The Eastern. Described by No Depression magazine ‘As one of the best modern roots acts from any country’ and by RNZ as a ‘National Treasure’ and by his friends as quite tall and strange, McGrath knows little else other than how to show up and sing his folk songs and tell his stories to audiences of up to 20 or 30 most nights of the year, in small town and bug. But in order to keep himself on point and the audience from too much of his own self-indulgence, he’s bringing a pal with him. Scottish harpist and singer Esther Swift was introduced to NZ audiences in 2018 during her well received Auckland Folk Festival appearance and the following extensive nationwide tour where she endeared herself to audiences everywhere.||Click here|
|FRENCH FOR RABBITS with GLASS HEART STRING CHOIR||4th Wall Theatre||07-02-2020||20:00||Tickets $25||Seattle’s Glass Heart String Choir’s music is compelling in its use of sweeping cinematic strings layered and looped, intricate harp, piano and guitar arrangements, and Ian’s engaging and emotive vocal delivery. Their songs harks back to baroque composition technique at times, but also draw from classic folk writers such as Leonard Cohen and contemporary counter-parts such as Joanna Newsom, and Andrew Bird.
They will be joined by Wellington dream-pop act FRENCH FOR RABBITS. They will be joining forces in New Plymouth (the bands previous New Plymouth show sold out), Palmerston North and Wellington. The trio of shows follows a recent tour in the USA, appearances at SXSW and the release of new single ‘Middle of the House’.||Click here|
|JT Katene||Mike's Bistro||07-02-2020||04:30||Free||-----NA-----||-----NA-----|
|RACHEL HAIR & RON JAPPY||4th Wall Theatre||08-02-2020||20:00||Adults $25 Senior/Student $20||Take the oldest Scottish instrument, the clarsach (harp), and the newest addition to the traditional music arsenal, the guitar, and throw them in the musical blender of Scotland’s biggest city Glasgow and out comes Rachel Hair and Ron Jappy! Superb instrumentalists with a shared passion for traditional tunes, they perform as if sharing one mind. Don’t expect to get a nap in during a performance. Passionate about sharing the history of the harp and the culture of Scotland, the duo charms audiences wherever they go. From crisp strathspeys and heartfelt airs, to virtuosic reels and driving jigs, they have combined their influences to embrace the rich cultural tradition in Scotland||Click here|
|Sam Egli||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||09-02-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|Unity Wara||Mike's Bistro||14-02-2020||16:30||Free||-----NA-----||-----NA-----|
|HAYDEN CHISHOLM The Saffron Tour||4th Wall Theatre||15-02-2020||20:00||Adults $25 Students $10||Hayden Chisholm might be a native of Taranaki, but these days lives in Europe where he has made his home for more than 25 years.
Hayden will be performing original music that might know about jazz, but also dances with Indian raga, chamber music, and folk traditions and will be joined by New Zealand music legends:
Paul Dyne - bassist with Malcolm McNeill, Rodger Fox Sustenance
Julien Dyne - drums with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6
Norman Meehan - pianist/composer||Click here|
|Nathan Annand||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||16-02-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|HOW TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC||Waitangi Room, Novotel Hobson, New Plymouth||18-02-2020||05:30||Free||This FREE not-to-be-missed seminar will cover all avenues of releasing, marketing and promoting music including the various ways to release a song, EP or album. Distribution – digital and physical, publicity, bio’s, press releases, tips for pitching to media, marketing, digital marketing, social media, playlists and radio airplay will all be covered in this two-hour session.
Ladi 6 - Independent Artist, Nicky Harrop - General Manager/Rhythmethod (Independent Distribution Label), Lisa Paris - CEO /The Label (Music Marketing and PR Specialists), Jeff Newton - NZ On Air, Teresa Patterson - Chairperson NZ Music Managers Forum. Thanks to NZ On Air, Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS, NZ Music Commission, New Plymouth District Council Creative Communities Scheme and the NZ Music Managers Forum.||Click here|
|My Baby||Butlers Reef||21-02-2020||20:00||$30 online at Ticketmaster plus fees||Amsterdam-based Dutch-NZ trio MY BABY have announced a 10-date New Zealand tour to celebrate the release of their new live album out now. With a formidable reputation as a live act, MY BABY’s roots-driven hypnotic dance music has taken the world by storm. The MY BABY Live! New Zealand Summer Tour kicks off in Raglan at the YOT Club on February 6 and winds up at the Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika on March 7. MY BABY’s sound is informed by gospel and blues with ancient folk melodies. Added to that is the rawness of 70s funk, African desert blues, Moroccan gnawa, Indian raga and a touch of EDM. It’s all live instrumentation without a computer or sample in sight! The band has been spreading their psychedelic blues-trance rave to the approval of audiences worldwide since 2012. They’ve played at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Sziget, Fusion and Exit. Over the years MY BABY has had tons of requests to capture the magic of their live show, which they’ve now delivered in the form of the album LIVE!||Click here|
|The Kaibrid Theory||Mike's Bistro||21-02-2020||16:30||Free||-----NA-----||-----NA-----|
|BLUE CHILD COLLECTIVE With Emjay Angeni||4th Wall Theatre||21-02-2020||20:00||Adults $20 Senior/Student $15||Recently crowned West Australian Music’s Best Regional Act 2019, Blue Child Collective is a conscious roots collaboration born on the rugged coastline of Margaret River, Western Australia.
At its heart is Dan White, director of The West Australian Guitar Festival, prolific songwriter, keen producer and fingerstyle artisan who has a swathe of albums, documentaries, tours and more to his name. From his thought-provoking lyrics to the Collective’s engaging live performances, “Blue Child Collective is connecting people through music” (Scenstr), creating waves that have earned them supports for The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Sticky Fingers, San Cisco, The Teskey Brothers and many more.
Australian-based trouvere EMJAY ANGENI is no stranger to experimentation and reinvention. Overtures of laid-back reggae broadcast elements of her still-strong Kiwi roots, which over time have been inflected by the soft, storied-style of Australian Folk and an ongoing affinity with Jazz, Blues and World Music. A Jazz School drop-out, who once fronted an NZ Indie-Pop band and has featured as a soloist and backing vocalist with various South West acts, Emjay has had the pleasure of supporting a diverse array of major artists including NZ’s The Mint Chicks, So So Modern and The Checks, and Australia’s Xavier Rudd, Little Quirks, Band of Frequencies, Blue Child Collective, ASKYA and Luke Fox.||Click here|
|Missie Moffat||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||23-02-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|THE NUKES||4th Wall Theatre||28-02-2020||20:00||$25 Adults $15 Students/Senior||Ukulele trio 'The Nukes' last played in New Plymouth back in January 2018 as part of Festival Of Lights. Now with a new member, multi-instrumentalist Mike Burrows and a swag of songs old and new. The audience will be in for top entertainment and musical delights.
If you see that The Nukes are coming your way, don’t duck and cover, don’t try and be a hero. Just gather all your friends and head for ground zero.
Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love||Click here|
|Sonic Delusion||Mike's Bistro||28-02-2020||16:30||Free||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”.||-----NA-----|
|Sonic Delusion||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||01-03-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|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|
|Jake Hechter||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||08-03-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|Adrian Whelan||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||15-03-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|Laura||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||22-03-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|THE EAST POINTERS||Theatre Royal - TSB Showplace||24-03-2020||19:30||Adult $42.50, Concession $32.00, Child $10.50||After bringing down the house at WOMAD 2017, JUNO Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers’ return with their third album Yours To Break, out October 25th 2019. Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure Yours To Break will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.||Click here|
|Graeme Woller||Ate Fortyone Bar and Grille - 41 Tukapa Street||29-03-2020||15:00||No Cost||Singer Songwriter - Sunday Series||-----NA-----|
|Wicked - The Musical||TSB Showplace||18-06-2020||19:30||Ticket prices from $67.40||Since opening on Broadway in 2003, WICKED has taken the world of by storm. Seen by almost 10 million people worldwide, Wicked tells the story of the witches from the Wizard of Oz, who have met as sorcery students before Dorothy dropped in. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda, the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West, as you discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the land of Oz... Wicked's London production has now entered the ranks of London's long-running shows and has become a standard London show alongside the likes of the Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. This amazing musical features a score by multi Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Baker's Wife) and a book by Winnie Holzman. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs, Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is set to run at New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace from Thursday the 18th of June 2020.||Click here|