Sunday, April 30, 2017

GIG GUIDE : Thursday 27 April to Wednesday 03 May 2017

Aikmans Bar & Eatery: Thursday 7pm – X-Files duo.
Alvarados Mexican Cantina: Thursday 7pm – Songwriters in the Round feat. Phil Doublet; Sarah Conlan; Geoff Farmar, free.
Baretta: Friday 4pm – Live music; 7.30pm – Live music; 10.30pm – DJ. Saturday 9pm – DJ Double Header.
Becks Southern Alehouse: Saturday 9pm – Inside Out. Wednesday 8pm – Blues Jam.
Bills Bar & Bistro: Thursday & Sunday 6pm – Mickey Rat Karaoke.
Bishop Brothers Public House: Sunday 3pm – Mike FM.
The Black Horse Hotel: Saturday – Luke Karaoke.
Blue Smoke: Friday 8.30pm – Themeta with support My Famous Friends; & August Fields, tickets $10+bf @UTR. Sunday 4pm – Sit Down Get Down feat. The All Day Breakfast Stringband (Montreal), koha entry. Wednesday 8.30pm – The Animals (UK) with support Brendan Gregg & Band, tickets $50+bf @ticketmaster.
Brougham Tavern and Super Liquor: Friday 8pm – Live music. Saturday 8pm – Jenlin’s Karaoke.
Carlton: Thursday 9pm – Headrush. Friday 10pm – Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm – Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday 4pm – Quiz w- SansTribe. Monday 5pm – Live music. Tuesday 6pm – Open Mic Night with Co-op. Wednesday 8.30pm – Live music.
Casa Publica: Friday 9pm – DJ Dwight Caldwell. Saturday 9pm – DJ Paul McKessar.
Christchurch Casino: Friday 7pm – Shannon Cooper-Garland; 10.15pm – Eddie Simon. Saturday 7pm – Rockabella; 10.15pm – Franchise. Sunday 5.30pm – Lonsome Sue.
The Claddagh Irish Pub, FERRYMEAD: Thursday – Open mic. Saturday – Live music.
Coasters Tavern: Saturday 8.30pm – Soulshine. Sunday 5pm – Jazza.
darkroom: Thursday – Oscar Dowling. Friday – Family of Strangers Tour. Saturday – Troika.
Dim7th Jazz & Whisky Bar: Saturday 7pm – Vintage Blue.
Dux Central: Friday 5pm – Emerson; 9.30pm – Soul Provider. Saturday 2pm – El Guitaro; 9.30pm – Izonik. Sunday 2pm – Jazz Session.
Empire Bar & Izakaya: Thursday 9pm – DJ. Friday 10pm – DJ. Saturday 10pm – DJ. Sunday 10pm – DJ.
Finnegans Irish Bar, Prebbleton Tavern: Friday – Trad Jam Session.
GBC (GARDEN BUFFET CAFE: Friday 6pm – Vintage Blue.
Hornby Working Men’s Club & MSA Inc: Friday 7pm – Molly G & friends (travel fundraiser), $15 entry. Saturday 4.30pm – Marion’s Outlaws; 8pm – Ian Mac. Sunday 1.30pm – Neville Wilkins & the Viscounts, $5 entry.
Horncastle Arena: Saturday 8pm – The Pink Floyd Experience feat. 3 complete albums, Animals; Dark Side of the Moon; Wish You Were Here. Tickets @ticketek.
Isaac Theatre Royal: Thursday – Dave Dobbyn ‘A Slice of Heaven Tour’. Friday 8pm – Flick Electric Co. Comedy Gala. Saturday 8pm – Broadway to the West End. Sunday 4pm – Broadway to the West End. Monday 7.30pm – Swan Lake – Moscow Ballet La Classique. Tickets @ticketek.
Janes Bar: Saturday – Live music. Sunday – Live blues. Wednesday – Open Mic Night.
Doug Caldwell and friends at Jazz After Work, ARA JAZZ SCHOOL: Friday 6.10pm – Doug Caldwell & friends, $10 entry.
Mackenzies Bar: Thursday – Sticks & Stones duo. Friday – Nossitap. Saturday – Superfreak.
Mak Taven: Friday 9pm – The King and 1. Saturday 9pm – Antix. Sunday 3pm – Mammoth.
Micky Finns: Thursday 8pm – Flat City Brotherhood. Friday – Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday – Live music. Wednesday – Live music.
Oak N Ferry, WOOLSTON: Friday – I Alone. Saturday – Mammoth.
Operatunity Daytime Concerts and Travel, LA VIDA CENTRE: Tuesday 11am – Glenn Miller & the Andrews Sisters feat. Karl Perigo, tickets at
Pierside Cafe and Bar: Friday 9pm – Antix. Saturday 9pm – Brothers Grimm.
Richmond Working Men’s Club & M.S.A: Friday 7.30pm – Anthony. Saturday 7pm – Epicenta. Sunday 3pm – I Alone.
Rockstar Pizza and Drink Parlour: Thursday 10pm – Corner Sounds. Friday 10pm – The Stoutfellows. Saturday 10pm – Canadian Tuxedo. Sunday 9pm – Davey Backyard.
The Sandridge Hotel: Thursday 8pm – DJ Chick Karaoke. Friday 8pm – Mammoth.
Stock Xchange, SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm – 12 Gauge. Saturday 7pm – Misfitz.
Sullivans Irish Pub: Thursday 7.30pm – Stephen McDaid. Friday 9.30pm – Dateless n Desperate RockBand. Saturday 9.30pm – The Shameless Few. Tuesday 7.30pm – Topia. Wednesday 7.30pm – Willie McArthur.
Temp’s Bar: Friday 8.30pm – No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm – Dateless n Desperate RockBand. Tuesday 7pm – Jam Session (gear provided).
Thai Chef’s Restaurant Christchurch, SUKHU TIGER: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm – Resident DJ & Karaoke.
The Bog Irish Bar, Christchurch: Thursday 10pm – Brendan Gregg. Friday 11pm – The Corks. Saturday 11pm – The Black Velvet Band. Sunday 5pm – Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7.30pm – Jammin’ with the Jamesons. Wednesday 8pm – Live music.
The Craic Irish Bar: Thursday – Willie McArthur. Friday – Andy Page. Saturday – Fat Stallions. Wednesday – Karaoke.
The Cuban: Friday 8pm – Live music.
The Fitz Sports Bar: Friday 9.30pm – DV8 Band. Saturday 9.30pm – Reckless duo.
The Miller Bar: Friday 9.30pm – Tri-Zone. Saturday 9.30pm – Hot Gossip. Wednesday 8pm – Karaoke with Lance.
The Wave Bar: Thursday 8.30pm – Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm – DJ.
Trevinos Restaurant & Bar: Friday – Singles Night with X-Files duo.
The Twisted Hop Pub: Friday 7.30pm – Lloyd & Doublet.
Winnie Bagoes City: Thursday – Audiology presents Chimpo. Friday – Audiology presents Dimension. Saturday – four4.
Woolston Club Inc.: Friday 7pm – Davey Backyard. Saturday 7pm – Bobby Brown.
Wunderbar Lyttelton: Tuesday 7pm – Open mic.


Since forming in the mid-60’s, Brit band, The Animals has gone through many changes to line-up. Two of the group’s original members are coming to NZ! John Steel and Mick Gallagher. Completing the line-up will be Danny Handley and Scott Whitely. Boasting some of the greatest songs in popular music history such as, ‘The House of the Rising Sun’; ‘We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’; ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’; ‘It’s My Life’; ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’; and ‘Boom Boom’, The Animals’ legacy is undeniable. Catch them on Wednesday 3rd May at Blue Smoke in The Woolston Tannery. Tickets $50+bf @ticketmaster. Show starts at 8.30pm. Open for The Animals is local musician Brendan Gregg and his power house band.


Local singer songwriter, Matthew (Matty) Smith is celebrating the release of his new album with a live show. The former frontman of rock n roll outfit, Von Voin Strum embarked on a solo career last year. His new album is a blend of Indie folk and alt country which are beautifully showcased within his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting. Matty, along with a seven piece band, play at Blue Smoke in The Woolston Tannery on Friday 5th May. Tickets $20+bf @undertheradar. Show starts at 8.30pm. Opening for Matty are special guests Candice Milner; and The Imposters.


Following her successful solo ‘Woolshed Tour’ (with the Bitches’ Box comedy duo), Mel Parsons is returning to the big stage with a full band on a nationwide tour. Recognised as one of the country’s established songwriting stars, Mel is also a renowned cast member of Kiwi musical collective ‘Fly My Pretties’. The award winning songstress will also be setting off on a European tour in May/June but in the meantime you can catch her playing songs from her last album ‘Drylands’, as well as favourites form her back catalogue, at Blue Smoke in The Woolston Tannery on Saturday 6th May. Tickets available @eventfinda. Show starts at 8.30pm. Opening for Mel will be good Kiwi bloke Keith ‘The Numbers’ Preene of Golden Goose fame (comedy).


New Zealand Producer/DJ, P-Money (aka Peter Wadams) is coming to Empire on St Asaph St.
Renowned as one of the few DJ’s who can create both a great live mix on stage and produce original songs, P-Money has a string a number one hits and platinum selling albums to his credit and has co-written and produced five outstanding NZ singles, ‘Not Many’; ‘Stand Up’; ‘Stop The Music ft Scribe’; ‘Keep On Callin ft Akon’; ‘Everything ft Vince Harder’.
Recent times has seen the Papakura born DJ collaborating with Australian singer/songwriter Starley, resulting in international chart hit ‘Call On Me’.
P-Money appears at Empire on Friday 12th May with support Ruse (Red Bull NZ Redbull Thre3Style Champion); Thomas Gates-Bowey (We Mouve); RYDR; Carlos McCoy.
Tickets at the


Auckland based DJ and hip hop artist DJ Sir-Vere (aka Phil Bell) plays a free show at Baretta on St Asaph Street on Friday 12th April. Phil’s career has been wide and varied. Apart from being a highly sought after Club DJ, his other roles include music TV presenter, editor of iconic ‘Rip It Up’ magazine, and co-founder of the annual Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit. As a DJ/Producer he is perhaps best known for his ongoing hip hop compilations, ‘Major Flavours’.


Following on from the success of his ‘The Story of the Blues’ Show & Supper in March, modern day Blues guitarist, Ryan Neville is set to do it all again on before heading off to gigs in USA.
Nashville Tennessee, Las Vegas and Austin Texas are amongst the places Ryan has performed over the years. His love of blues inspired him to assemble his current show, ‘The Story of the Blues’.
A masterful and colourful stage show incorporating live musicians, video, light, and sound, ‘The Story of the Blues’ takes you on a journey from the famous Robert Johnson Crossroads to the backwaters of the Mississippi Delta.
“We share the stories of the famous Chicago Blues men and woman that time will not erase!” says Ryan.
Four seasoned local musicians complete Ryan’s band, The Midnight Blues Band’ – Emmalene Rose Sparey (vocals); Chantelle Marie Rakich (piano, keys, vocals); Chris Farmer (drums, percussion, vocals); Steve Hill (bass guitar).
“Together we weave the tapestry through the decades of the greatest musical entertainers of our time,” says Ryan. “Hear the blues, feel the emotion.”
Opening the show with a selection of ‘songs you know and love’ is crooning duo, ‘Two Guys’ (Mal Harris & Tony Clark), covering artists such as The Rat Pack, Tom Jones, Engelbert Huperdink, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Michael Buble.
MC for the event is radio personality, Sue White.
Ryan Neville & the Midnight Blues Show Band perform at Halo Bar & Lounge, 66B Wharenui Rd on Saturday 13th May. Doors open at 6.30pm.
Tickets $28 (includes supper) available on-lne at

THURSDAY'S 2pm - 3.30pm

Knit and Yarn Take your knitting hobby to the library. This is a way of enjoying your craft in a social environment. Share your skills and tricks with other knitters or learn something new while you’re there. This is a weekly group but no pressure to attend every session. Fendalton Library, 4 Jefferies Road, Burnside.