SPACIFIC NEWS #141

SPACIFIC NEWS #141: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Soaked Oats :: 13/05/19
2. St Pancras Old Church :: Modern Maori Quartet :: 26/07/19
3. Electric Ballroom :: The Black Seeds :: 15/08/19
4. The Grand :: Jordan Luck Band :: 03/10/19
5. o2 Forum :: Shapeshifter :: 18/10/19
6. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 7+8/11/19
7. Sweet Sounds Live
8. Upcoming Highlights

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: SOAKED OATS :: 13/05/19

A young four-piece band hailing from Dunedin,Soaked Oats have been described as “a southern stew of Kevin Morby and LCD Soundsystem with a good shake of Mac DeMarco “. The band are making their inaugural trip to the motherland this May to perform at The Great Escape in Brighton. Following their appearance there, Soaked Oats are going to bring their endearing live performance to London for the very first time.

Their latest single ‘Driftworld’draws the listener in with its whirling cymbal punctuated swirl-scape – check out the video here.

Joining them on the night will be hot Canadian act FRANKIIE, whose forthcoming album marries the lush qualities of Big Thief with an intimate anthemic approach reminiscent of Heart.

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1528697520613178/

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ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 26/07/19

There are two sides to every story. And every story has a song.

Aotearoa’s favourite showband Modern Māori Quartet (MMQ) returns to London this July with a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of their music theatre work that was five years in the making.

Two Worlds; an original Māori play with songs brings about a timely return to MMQ’s theatrical beginnings with a story full of heart and revelation. With signature style and humour Two Worlds weaves together four stories that unfold the fabric of Māori musical culture and its genealogy and evolution.

Layering an earnest and uniquely Kiwi narrative to their soaring harmonies and classic quirky charm, the award-winning MMQ invite you to meet Koro, Big Bro, Uncle and Bub, and experience their take on what it really means to be Māori in this day and age.

“Out of everything I’ve seen so far I would recommend The Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds. Great singing, dancing and humour in a clever dramatic framework, and four lovely actor/musicians.” Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo), as interviewed in The Scotsman

Tickets are £18 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Pancras Rd, NW1 1UL
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross or Mornington Crescent
Venue website: stpancrasoldchurch.wixsite.com/music
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1158305147663119/

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ELECTRIC BALLROOM :: THE BLACK SEEDS :: 15/08/19

They’re back ….. One of New Zealand’s most-loved live acts, The Black Seeds, have spent the last two decades taking the world by storm. Back home, they are revered stalwarts of the touring and festival circuit, while abroad they’ve remained at the forefront of New Zealand’s internationally renowned roots movement, alongside the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop and Katchafire.

Described by Clash Magazine as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet,” the band’s eight-piece live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go. With countless sold out tours behind them and performances at many of the world’s leading festivals, The Black Seeds live set delivers a soul party on time, every time.

With a stash of albums and hits to their name, including ‘Dust and Dirt’, ‘So True’, ‘Cool Me Down’, and ‘One-By-One’, which became an international hit when it featured in an episode of the award-winning TV series ‘Breaking Bad’, The Black Seeds have clocked up multi-platinum sales and streams. While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band in 1998, The Black Seed’s sound casts a wide net, laying funk, soul, Afrobeat and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundation.

Having released their sixth studio album FABRIC in 2017 to critical acclaim, the band will return to Europe this summer for the first time in 5 years on the back of a new single.

Early Bird tickets have all sold out already.

General Admission tickets are available for £18 +b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 184 Camden High St, NW1 8QP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: electricballroom.co.uk/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/410543879755061/

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THE GRAND :: JORDAN LUCK BAND :: 03/10/19

Legend’ is a word suffering from chronic overuse syndrome these days, but when it comes to Jordan Luck, the word regains it’s full meaning and one the NZ public associates with this true blue Kiwi icon. This affection is obviously felt amongst his musical peers as well – they bestowed Jordan the honour of inaugural Inductee into the New Zealand Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame and in 2015 The NZ Music Legacy Award.

As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, he clocked up a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by the public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time. These days on any given weekend you will hear packed stadiums of sports fans singing in unison (if not in-tune) ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me?’ a song that seems to have taken on the mantle as the ‘unofficial’ alternative NZ national anthem.

The Jordan Luck Band is the new super deluxe Frankenstein incarnation backing the iconic kiwi singer these days. Every gig, the band play the best of all those iconic Exponents tracks we know and love as well as a collection of the bands favourite Kiwi classics. Meticulously designed by Jordan himself from the ground up, this band has just the one purpose…to bring Jordan’s blend of pop rock genius from the past, present and future… back to the masses!

Hand-picked from a wish-list of players Jordan wanted to work with, the word went out, his fantasy starting line up were contacted and unsurprisingly they all signed up…so, starting from the stage right part of the paddock: Bryan Bell – ex-frontman of the much loved Dead Flowers, Beaver – rocknroll royalty and drummer of the world famous D4, Rich Mixture – God of all things musical, formerly graced the stages of D4, Dead Flowers and many more, Joe Walsh – frontman of Auckland rocker’s Ekko Park.

Standing tickets are £15 + b/f and Seated are £20 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT
Nearest Tube: Clapham Junction station
Venue website: claphamgrand.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/356459041877752/

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O2 FORUM :: SHAPESHIFTER :: 18/10/19

After selling out shows across New Zealand and Australia this summer, Shapeshifter NZ return to London for one special night.

Showcasing new tunes from their forthcoming LP alongside bonafide classics, this is your one chance to catch the stadium electronic wonderkids before they head back into the studio. With new collaborations recorded with the Upbeats in 2019, their own new material and another LP with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on the way, Shapeshifter NZ remain one of the most diverse acts in dance music.

A unique combination of future soul, drum and bass, jazz, rock, dub and more, with euphoric synths and heavy guitars amidst pounding drums and soaring vocals – this is Shapeshifter NZ.

Early Bird tickets have all sold out already.

General Admission tickets are now available for £21.50 + b/f fromMusic Glue ,Ticketmaster.co.uk and SEE

From: 8pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1129927267167715/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 7+8/11/19

Just confirmed – the dastardly dub duo are coming back this November for a dubble header at the Sebright Arms. Their last show there sold out, so don’t delay ……..

Early bird tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1843476175756785/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music and overseas tour news coming out of NZ, sign up to the Sweet Sounds Live newsletter at sweetsounds.live. You’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases, international tours and other interesting Kiwi music info.

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwireleases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally:New (Zealand) Releases 2019.

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

03/05 Mermaidens // Shacklewell Arms,E8 2EB // 7-11 // FREE
15/05 Jordan Rakei // EartH, N16 8BH // 7-11 // £17
16/05 The Beths // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7-11 // £11
22/05 Johnathan Bree // Moth Club, E8 1EL // 7.30-11 // £9
29/05 10:32 // Servant Jazz Quarters, N16 8JN // 7.30-11 // £3/6/9
16/06 Alien Weaponry // The Underworld, NW1 0NE // 7-11 // £14
19/06 Lawrence Arabia // The Lexington, N1 9JB // 7-11// £12

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #140

SPACIFIC NEWS #140: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Soaked Oats :: 13/05/19
2. St Pancras Old Church :: Modern Maori Quartet :: 26/07/19
3. Electric Ballroom :: The Black Seeds :: 15/08/19
4. The Grand :: Jordan Luck Band :: 03/10/19
5. o2 Forum :: Shapeshifter :: 18/10/19
6. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 7+8/11/19
7. Sweet Sounds Live
8. Upcoming Highlights

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: SOAKED OATS :: 13/05/19

A young four-piece band hailing from Dunedin,Soaked Oats have been described as “a southern stew of Kevin Morby and LCD Soundsystem with a good shake of Mac DeMarco “. The band are making their inaugural trip to the motherland this May to perform at The Great Escape in Brighton. Following their appearance there, Soaked Oats are going to bring their endearing live performance to London for the very first time.

Their latest single ‘Shuggah Doom’; is a tale of self reflection on perception laid out as a film script – check out the video here.

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1528697520613178/

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ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 26/07/19

There are two sides to every story. And every story has a song.

Aotearoa’;s favourite showband Modern Māori Quartet (MMQ) returns to London this July with a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of their music theatre work that was five years in the making.

Two Worlds is an original Māori play with songs and brings about a timely return to MMQ’;s theatrical beginnings with a story full of heart and revelation. With signature style and humour Two Worlds weaves together four stories that unfold the fabric of Māori musical culture and its genealogy and evolution.

Layering an earnest and uniquely Kiwi narrative to their soaring harmonies and classic quirky charm, the award-winning MMQ invite you to meet Koro, Big Bro, Uncle and Bub, and experience their take on what it really means to be Māori in this day and age.

“Out of everything I’;ve seen so far I would recommend The Modern Maori Quartet: Two Worlds. Great singing, dancing and humour in a clever dramatic framework, and four lovely actor/musicians.” Julia Donaldson (The Gruffalo), as interviewed in The Scotsman

Tickets are £18 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Pancras Rd, NW1 1UL
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross or Mornington Crescent
Venue website: stpancrasoldchurch.wixsite.com/music
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1158305147663119/

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ELECTRIC BALLROOM :: THE BLACK SEEDS :: 15/08/19

They’re back ….. One of New Zealand’;s most-loved live acts, The Black Seeds, have spent the last two decades taking the world by storm. Back home, they are revered stalwarts of the touring and festival circuit, while abroad they’;ve remained at the forefront of New Zealand’;s internationally renowned roots movement, alongside the likes of Fat Freddy’;s Drop and Katchafire.

Described by Clash Magazine as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet,” the band’;s eight-piece live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go. With countless sold out tours behind them and performances at many of the world’;s leading festivals, The Black Seeds live set delivers a soul party on time, every time.

With a stash of albums and hits to their name, including ‘Dust and Dirt’;, ‘So True’;, ‘Cool Me Down’;, and ‘One-By-One’;, which became an international hit when it featured in an episode of the award-winning TV series ‘Breaking Bad’;, The Black Seeds have clocked up multi-platinum sales and streams. While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band in 1998, The Black Seed’;s sound casts a wide net, laying funk, soul, Afrobeat and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundation.

Having released their sixth studio album FABRIC in 2017 to critical acclaim, the band will return to Europe this summer for the first time in 5 years on the back of a new single.

Early Bird tickets have all sold out already.

General Admission tickets are available for £18 +b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 184 Camden High St, NW1 8QP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: electricballroom.co.uk/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/410543879755061/

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THE GRAND :: JORDAN LUCK BAND :: 03/10/19

Just confirmed – the Jordan Luck Band are coming to play their first London show in over a decade. Expect to hear all the hits and more ….

Tickets are £15 + b/f from Music Glue, SEE or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 21-25 St John’s Hill, SW11 1TT
Nearest Tube: Clapham Junction station
Venue website: claphamgrand.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/356459041877752/

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O2 FORUM :: SHAPESHIFTER :: 18/10/19

After selling out shows across New Zealand and Australia this summer, Shapeshifter NZ return to London for one special night.

Showcasing new tunes from their forthcoming LP alongside bonafide classics, this is your one chance to catch the stadium electronic wonderkids before they head back into the studio. With new collaborations recorded with the Upbeats in 2019, their own new material and another LP with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on the way, Shapeshifter NZ remain one of the most diverse acts in dance music.

A unique combination of future soul, drum and bass, jazz, rock, dub and more, with euphoric synths and heavy guitars amidst pounding drums and soaring vocals – this is Shapeshifter NZ.

Early Bird tickets have all sold out already.

General Admission tickets are now available for £21.50 + b/f fromMusic Glue ,Ticketmaster.co.uk and SEE

From: 8pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1129927267167715/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 7+8/11/19

Just confirmed – the dastardly dub duo are coming back this November for a dubble header at the Sebright Arms. Their last show there sold out, so don’t delay ……..

Early bird tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1843476175756785/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music and overseas tour news coming out of NZ, sign up tothe Sweet Sounds Live newsletter at sweetsounds.live. You’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases, international tours and other interesting Kiwi music info.

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwireleases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally:New (Zealand) Releases 2019.

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

03/05 Mermaidens // Shacklewell Arms,E8 2EB // 7-11 // FREE
15/05 Jordan Rakei // EartH, N16 8BH // 7-11 // £17
16/05 The Beths // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7-11 // £11
22/05 Johnathan Bree // Moth Club, E8 1EL // 7.30-11 // £9
16/06 Alien Weaponry // The Underworld, NW1 0NE // 7-11 // £14
19/06 Lawrence Arabia // The Lexington, N1 9JB // 7-11// £12

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #139

SPACIFIC NEWS #139: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Soaked Oats :: 13/05/19
2. Electric Ballroom :: The Black Seeds :: 15/08/19
3. o2 Forum :: Shapeshifter :: 18/10/19
4. Sweet Sounds Live
5. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
6. Upcoming Highlights

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: SOAKED OATS :: 13/05/19

For our first show of the year, we’re proud to present the debut London appearance by Soaked Oats.

A young four-piece band hailing from Dunedin, Soaked Oats have been described as “a southern stew of Kurt Vile and Mac DeMarco with a good shake of Kevin Morby”. In their short existence, they’ve played over 60 good-time live shows in NZ, released three EP’s and come to notoriety for writing songs about stoned fruit (‘Avocado Aficionado’, ‘I’m a Peach’). Check out the awesome video they made for their song ‘Houdini’ – https://bit.ly/2VFHlKX

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/

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ELECTRIC BALLROOM :: THE BLACK SEEDS :: 15/08/19

They’re back ….. One of New Zealand’s most-loved live acts, The Black Seeds, have spent the last two decades taking the world by storm. Back home, they are revered stalwarts of the touring and festival circuit, while abroad they’ve remained at the forefront of New Zealand’s internationally renowned roots movement, alongside the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop and Katchafire.

Described by Clash Magazine as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet” the band’s eight-piece live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go. With countless sold out tours behind them and performances at many of the world’s leading festivals, The Black Seeds live set delivers a soul party on time, every time.

With a stash of albums and hits to their name, including “Dust and Dirt’, “So True’, “Cool Me Down’, and “One-By-One’, which became an international hit when it featured in an episode of the award-winning TV series “Breaking Bad’, The Black Seeds have clocked up multi-platinum sales and streams. While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band in 1998, The Black Seed’s sound casts a wide net, laying funk, soul, Afrobeat and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundation.

Having released their sixth studio album FABRIC in 2017 to critical acclaim, the band will return to Europe this summer for the first time in 5 years on the back of a new single.

Early Bird tickets are available for £14.50 + b/f from Music Glue

General Admission tickets are available for £18 +b/f from See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: 184 Camden High St, NW1 8QP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: electricballroom.co.uk/

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O2 FORUM :: SHAPESHIFTER :: 18/10/19

After selling out shows across New Zealand and Australia this summer, Shapeshifter NZ return to London for one special night.

Showcasing new tunes from their forthcoming LP alongside bonafide classics, this is your one chance to catch the stadium electronic wonderkids before they head back into the studio. With new collaborations recorded with the Upbeats in 2019, their own new material and another LP with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on the way, Shapeshifter NZ remain one of the most diverse acts in dance music.

A unique combination of future soul, drum and bass, jazz, rock, dub and more, with euphoric synths and heavy guitars amidst pounding drums and soaring vocals – this is Shapeshifter NZ.

Early Bird tickets are available for £19 + b/f from Music Glue

General Admission tickets are available for £21.50 + b/f from Ticketmaster.co.uk and See Tickets

From: 8pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music and overseas tour news coming out of NZ, sign up tothe Sweet Sounds Live newsletter at sweetsounds.live. You’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases, international tours and other interesting Kiwi music info.

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwireleases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally:New (Zealand) Releases 2019.

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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC
Three other New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY
Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU
NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

26/03 Kimbra // Heaven,WC2N 6NG // 7-11 // £14
27/03 Tiny Ruins // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £12
03/05 Mermaidens // Shacklewell Arms,E8 2EB // 7-11 // FREE
22/05 Johnathan Bree // Moth Club, E8 1EL // 7.30-11 // £9

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #138

SPACIFIC NEWS #138: Contents

1. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 18/10/18
2. Sweet Sounds Live
3. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
4. Upcoming Highlights

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 18/10/18

For our final show of the year, we’re stoked to be presenting Pitch Black‘s only Northern Hemisphere show this year. They’re currently working on a new album, and this show is to allow them to present tracks in development, plus play some of their classics.

Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year’s eve festival in 1996, Pitch Black have spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.

Hard to box into a single audio ‘genre’, Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like “Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor”.

It is their live show that really makes Pitch Black stand out from the rest of the crowd, both sonically and visually. Their tracks take on an added dynamism and their performances reveal the dialectic behind the band – Paddy wants to do it for the crowd, Michael wants to do it to the crowd. Visually they are in another dimension thanks to Michael’s cutting edge visuals.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of it’s first release, they’ve just released ‘Futureproof Live‘, a collection of live versions of the album tracks, recorded between 1998 and 2000.

There are now only 10 tickets left for this show – they’re available for £12 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/169481710387156/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music coming out of NZ, sign up to the Sweet Sounds newsletter at sweetsounds.live: you’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases and reviews, gigs in the UK by NZ bands and other interesting info.

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwi releases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally: bit.ly/NZ-2018-Playlist

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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY

Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU

NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

30/10 Marlon Williams // Hackney Arts Centre, N16 8BH // 7-11 // £15
31/10 Devilskin // Boston Music Room, N19 5QQ // 7-11 // £13
03/11 Connan Mockasin // The Barbican, EC2Y 8DS // 8-10.30 // £17.50-25
11/11 The Beths // Sebright Arms, E2 9AG // 7-11 // £7
21/11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP // 6.45-10.30 // £22.50
30/11 Jordan Rakei // Pizza Express,WC1V 6LF // 7-11 // £25

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #137

SPACIFIC NEWS #137: Contents

1. Sebright Arms :: Blair Jollands + Delaney Davidson :: 13/09/18
2. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem :: 27/09/18
3. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 18/10/18
4. Boston Music Room :: Anika Moa :: 22/11/18
5. Sweet Sounds Live
6. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
7. Upcoming Highlights

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS + DELANEY DAVIDSON :: 13/09/18

Sadly Delaney Davidson has had to cancel his appearance due to a run of problems. As he says:

“The Bad Luck Man continues his streak of Bad Luck!! It is with great regret that Delaney Davidson is withdrawing from his London Show. Airlines going bankrupt and shows disappearing from under his nose mean he is forced to remain grounded in Switzerland and will not be performing in London at the Sebright Arms on the 13th Sept. He offers his most sincere apologies and hopes to return next year to the UK.”

Please contact your ticket vendor for redunds.

His departure leaves troubadour Blair Jollands holding the fort. Having won the admiration of both David Bowie & Boy George (who released Blair’s band El Hula on his More Protein label), Blair’s music communicates a paradoxical mix of melancholia and optimism that draws the listener in. Often compared vocally to Nick Cave or Rufus Wainwright, Blair has received praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, ArtRocker and more. Also known for his film and TV compositions (recent successes include Shackleton, Fortitude & Pride), Blair has just releases “7 Blood“, his new album.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/2000959766614994/

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/09/18

Sola Rosa is one of New Zealand’s most evolutionary and enduring musical acts.

With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The Auckland-based songwriter, producer and musician is constantly working on song craft and has an uncanny knack of finding the perfect vocal accompaniment – think Iva Lamkum on Turn Around, L.A Mitchell on Spinning Top and Kevin Mark Trail on So Fly.

Tickets for his only Northern Hemisphere show this year are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/191622268107800/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 18/10/18

Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year’s eve festival in 1996, Pitch Black have spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.

Hard to box into a single audio ‘genre’, Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like “Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor”.

It is their live show that really makes Pitch Black stand out from the rest of the crowd, both sonically and visually. Their tracks take on an added dynamism and their performances reveal the dialectic behind the band – Paddy wants to do it for the crowd, Michael wants to do it to the crowd. Visually they are in another dimension thanks to Michael’s cutting edge visuals.

They have toured the world relentlessly, playing everywhere from Amsterdam to Zagreb and the streets of Las Vegas to the Australian outback, supporting acts such as Coldcut, Skream, Easy Dub All Stars and System 7 along the way.

There are now only 30 tickets left for this show – they’re available for £12 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/169481710387156/

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BOSTON MUSIC ROOM :: ANIKA MOA :: 22/11/18

Unfortunately complications with Anika’s recently announced pregnancy have meant she has had to cancel this show. Please contact your ticket vendor for refunds.

From: 7pm
At: 178 Junction Road, London N19 5QQ
Nearest Tube: Tufnel Park
Venue website: bostonmusicroom.co.uk

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music coming out of NZ, join the Sweet Sounds Live community. When you sign up to the newsletter, you’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases and reviews, gigs in the UK by NZ bands and other interesting info including their podcast launching next month. Get on their list at sweetsounds.live

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwi releases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally: bit.ly/NZ-2018-Playlist

*******************************************************************************************
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:
Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY
Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU
NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

09/09 Princess Chelsea // Shacklewell Arms, E8 2EB // 7-11 // £12
30/10 Marlon Williams // Hackney Arts Centre, N16 8BH // 7-11 // £15
31/10 Devilskin // Boston Music Room, N19 5QQ // 7-11 // £13
11/11 The Beths // Sebright Arms, E2 9AG // 7-11 // £7
21/11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP // 6.45-10.30 // £22.50

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

*******************************************************************************************
If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #136

SPACIFIC NEWS #136: Contents

1. The Black Heart :: I Am Giant :: 16/08/18
2. The Black Heart :: I Am Giant :: 17/08/18
3. Sebright Arms :: Blair Jollands + Delaney Davidson :: 13/09/18
4. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem :: 27/09/18
5. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black :: 18/10/18
6. Boston Music Room :: Anika Moa :: 22/11/18
7. Sweet Sounds Live
8. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
9. Upcoming Highlights

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THE BLACK HEART :: I AM GIANT :: 16/08/18

I Am Giant have dominated mainstream rock radio in New Zealand and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic alternative rock anthems. And although they’ve had a phenomenal impact on their home country, I Am Giant’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweat, guitar fuzz, and onstage mayhem you could hope for in a rock and roll story.

Since releasing their first EP ‘City Limits / Neon Sunrise’ in 2010, I Am Giant have taken their music through Australia, Asia, the UK, and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Poland alongside the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and Limp Bizkit, rocked the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and shared stages in Singapore with the Stone Temple Pilots and Slash. That’s all without mentioning Australia, where they’ve toured extensively and rocked the Big Day Out in Sydney twice. There’s also their epic nights in Vietnam and Bali, and the love shown to them by the likes of Zane Lowe and Kerrang! magazine in the UK.

However, all good things must come to an end, and this is probably the final tour by the band for the foreseeable future.

Support will be Temples on Mars, the band formerly known as Agent.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7pm
At: 2-3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: ourblackheart.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/202498373718256/

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THE BLACK HEART :: I AM GIANT :: 17/08/18

2nd and final show by I Am Giant, now SOLD OUT.

From: 7pm
At: 2-3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: ourblackheart.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/202498373718256/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS + DELANEY DAVIDSON :: 13/09/18

Following his sold out show in May at Servant Jazz Quarters, Delaney Davidson has decided to come back in September and team up with Blair Jollands for a double bill of alternative Americana.

Having won the admiration of both David Bowie & Boy George (who released Blair’s band El Hula on his More Protein label), Blair Jollands’s music communicates a paradoxical mix of melancholia and optimism that draws the listener in. Often compared vocally to Nick Cave or Rufus Wainwright, Blair has received praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, ArtRocker and more. Also known for his film and TV compositions (recent successes include Shackleton, Fortitude & Pride), Blair releases “7 Blood“, his new album, this August.

Part man, part wheel, Delaney Davidson is part wandering minstrel, part traveling salesman. One hand holds a small brown suitcase; the other his guitar. He’s just finished touring Europe with Marlon Williams, and released a brand new album, “Shining Day” on Glass Records Redux.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/2000959766614994/

*******************************************************************************************
HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/09/18

Sola Rosa is one of New Zealand’s most evolutionary and enduring musical acts.

With seven full-length albums, four EPs, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a near 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon. And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The Auckland-based songwriter, producer and musician is constantly working on song craft and has an uncanny knack of finding the perfect vocal accompaniment – think Iva Lamkum on Turn Around, L.A Mitchell on Spinning Top and Kevin Mark Trail on So Fly.

Tickets for his only Northern Hemisphere show this year are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/191622268107800/

*******************************************************************************************
SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 18/10/18

Having pumped their way through New Zealand’s electronic music scene since their inaugural performance at the annual Gathering New Year’s eve festival in 1996, Pitch Black have spent the subsequent years rousing dance floor punters, generating rave reviews, winning awards and gaining thousands of fans across the world.

Hard to box into a single audio genre, Pitch Black is a combination of musical journeys. Their sound is distinctive; ranging from organic ambient beginnings and layered soundscapes to skanking keyboards, cutting acid riffs and thumping rhythmic grooves, with dub being the glue that holds their sound together. One critic has described them as like “Orbital meets King Tubby, or Rhythm and Sound in Technicolor”

It is their live show that really makes Pitch Black stand out from the rest of the crowd, both sonically and visually. Their tracks take on an added dynamism and their performances reveal the dialectic behind the band – Paddy wants to do it for the crowd, Michael wants to do it to the crowd. Visually they are in another dimension thanks to Michael’s cutting edge visuals.

They have toured the world relentlessly, playing everywhere from Amsterdam to Zagreb and the streets of Las Vegas to the Australian outback, supporting acts such as Coldcut, Skream, Easy Dub All Stars and System 7 along the way.

Early bird tickets for their only Northern Hemisphere show this year are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/169481710387156/

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BOSTON MUSIC ROOM :: ANIKA MOA :: 22/11/18

Just announced and tickets are already flying out the door for this intimate show.

Early bird tickets are £12.50 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7pm
At: 178 Junction Road, London N19 5QQ
Nearest Tube: Tufnel Park
Venue website: bostonmusicroom.co.uk
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/194061588112851/

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SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you’re keen to stay on top of new music coming out of NZ, join the Sweet Sounds Live community. When you sign up to the newsletter, you’ll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases and reviews, gigs in the UK by NZ bands and other interesting info including their podcast launching next month. Get on their list at sweetsounds.live

They’re also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwi releases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally: bit.ly/NZ-2018-Playlist

*******************************************************************************************
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at http
Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://sp
NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

29/08 Tiny Ruins // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £12
04/09 Tami Nielson // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £12
09/09 Princess Chelsea // Shacklewell Arms, E8 2EB // 7-11 // £12
30/10 Marlon Williams // Hackney Arts Centre, N16 8BH // 7-11 // £15
31/10 Devilskin // Boston Music Room, N19 5QQ // 7-11 // £13
21/11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP // 6.45-10.30 // £22.50

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

*******************************************************************************************
If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

*******************************************************************************************
Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #135

SPACIFIC NEWS #135: Contents

1. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
2. The Black Heart :: I Am Giant
3. The Black Heart :: I Am Giant
4. Sebright Arms :: Blair Jollands + Delaney Davidson
5. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
6. Sebright Arms :: Pitch Black
7. Sweet Sounds Live
8. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
9. Upcoming Highlights

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 29/07/18

The marvellous Modern Maori Quartet will be back in London this summer, en route to another residency at Edinburgh Festival, and so that all the family can take part, this time round they'll be playing a matinee show, with doors at 3pm and a stage time of 4pm.

A good looking, suave contemporary Māori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks and Māori Volcanics, MMQ’s accomplished artists hail from different corners of Aotearoa to bring the concept of a “Māori Ratpack” into the present, weaving acting and musical abilities together to croon their spin on modern and classic numbers.

Their live shows are parties like no other, with a mix of off-beat comedy, stage routines, unique takes on showband hits as well as pop music, and displays of distinctively Māori song and dance. With hearty voices in epic harmony, they share Māori traditions, aroha and tell Kiwi stories through waiata with tongue-in-cheek Māori humour, charm and charisma.

At the core of it all, MMQ are a classy celebration of the entertainment legends of Māoridom; hearty Māori entertainment that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

Tickets for adults are £18 + b/f or for under 18s are £5 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.

From: 3pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, LondonW12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market Venue
website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1702953133103798/

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THE BLACK HEART :: I AM GIANT :: 16/08/18

Sales for I Am Giant's Friday night show have been off the hook, so they've announced a 2nd night.

Support will be Temples on Mars

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7pm
At: 2-3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: ourblackheart.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/202498373718256/

*******************************************************************************************
THE BLACK HEART :: I AM GIANT :: 17/08/18

I Am Giant have dominated mainstream rock radio in New Zealand and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic alternative rock anthems. And although they’ve had a phenomenal impact on their home country, I Am Giant’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweat, guitar fuzz, and onstage mayhem you could hope for in a rock and roll story.

Since releasing their first EP 'City Limits / Neon Sunrise' in 2010, I Am Giant have taken their music through Australia, Asia, the UK, and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Poland alongside the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and Limp Bizkit, rocked the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and shared stages in Singapore with the Stone Temple Pilots and Slash. That’s all without mentioning Australia, where they've toured extensively and rocked the Big Day Out in Sydney twice. There's also their epic nights in Vietnam and Bali, and the love shown to them by the likes of Zane Lowe and Kerrang! magazine in the UK.

With their third album Life in Captivity just released , the band are pleased to announce their Europe album release tour along with their new single ‘Don’t Look Back’.

Support on the night comes from The Alchemy and EMP!RE

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7pm
At: 2-3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: ourblackheart.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/202498373718256/

*******************************************************************************************
SEBRIGHT ARMS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS + DELANEY DAVIDSON :: 13/09/18

Following his sold out show in May at Servant Jazz Quarters, Delaney Davidson has decided to come back in September and team up with Blair Jollands for a double bill of alternative Americana.

Having won the admiration of both David Bowie & Boy George (who released Blair's band El Hula on his More Protein label), Blair Jollands's music communicates a paradoxical mix of melancholia and optimism that draws the listener in. Often compared vocally to Nick Cave or Rufus Wainwright, Blair has received praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, ArtRocker and more. Also known for his film and TV compositions (recent successes include Shackleton, Fortitude & Pride), Blair releases "7 Blood", his new album, this August.

Part man, part wheel, Delaney Davidson is part wandering minstrel, part traveling salesman. One hand holds a small brown suitcase; the other his guitar. He's just finished touring Europe with Marlon Williams, and released a brand new album, "Shining Day" on Glass Records Redux.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/2000959766614994/

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/09/18

Early bird tickets have now sold out for this show, Sola Rosa's only Northern Hemisphere outing in 2018. You can still buy normal priced tickets for £10 + b/f from Music Glue, See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/191622268107800/

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SEBRIGHT ARMS :: PITCH BLACK :: 18/10/18

Just announced and tickets are already flying out the door for this intimate show, their only one in Europe this year.

Early bird tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/169481710387156/

*******************************************************************************************
SWEET SOUNDS LIVE

If you're keen to stay on top of new music coming out of NZ, join the Sweet Sounds Live community. When you sign up to the newsletter, you'll be first to hear about everything NZ music-related, including new releases and reviews, gigs in the UK by NZ bands and other interesting info including their podcast launching next month. Get on their list at sweetsounds.live

They're also curating a Spotify playlist which features new Kiwi releases that are getting supported and hyped both in NZ and internationally: bit.ly/NZ-2018-Playlist

*******************************************************************************************
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY
Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU
NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

16/07 The Naked & Famous // Union Chapel, N1 2UN // 7-11 // £22
04/08 Estere // Birthdays, N16 8BJ // 7.30-10 // £8
29/08 Tiny Ruins // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £12
04/09 Tami Nielson // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £12
30/10 Marlon Williams // Hackney Arts Centre, N16 8BH // 7-11 // £15
21/11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP // 6.45-10.30 // £22.50

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

*******************************************************************************************
If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

*******************************************************************************************
Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK :: kiaora@spacific.net

SPACIFIC NEWS #134

SPACIFIC NEWS #134: Contents

1. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
2. The Black Heart :: I Am Giant
3. Sebright Arms :: Blair Jollands + Delaney Davidson
4. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
5. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
6. Upcoming Highlights

*******************************************************************************************
BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 29/07/18

We’re delighted that the marvellous Modern Maori Quartet will be back in London this summer, en route to another residency at Edinburgh Festival. Their show last year was an absolute delight, and so that all the family can take part, this time round they’ll be playing a matinee show, with doors at 3pm and a stage time of 4pm.

A good looking, suave contemporary Māori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks and Māori Volcanics, MMQ’s accomplished artists hail from different corners of Aotearoa to bring the concept of a “Māori Ratpack” into the present, weaving acting and musical abilities together to croon their spin on modern and classic numbers.

Their live shows are parties like no other, with a mix of off-beat comedy, stage routines, unique takes on showband hits as well as pop music, and displays of distinctively Māori song and dance. With hearty voices in epic harmony, they share Māori traditions, aroha and tell Kiwi stories through waiata with tongue-in-cheek Māori humour, charm and charisma.

At the core of it all, MMQ are a classy celebration of the entertainment legends of Māoridom; hearty Māori entertainment that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

Tickets for adults are £18 + b/f or for under 18s are £5 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.

From: 3pm

At: 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market Venue
website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1702953133103798/

*******************************************************************************************
THE BLACK HEART :: I AM GIANT :: 17/08/18

Over the last decade, I Am Giant have dominated mainstream rock radio in New Zealand and wowed some of the biggest festival audiences around the world with their melodic alternative rock anthems. And although they’ve had a phenomenal impact on their home country, I Am Giant’s journey is one that has played out on a global scale, with all the sweat, guitar fuzz, and onstage mayhem you could hope for in a rock and roll story.

Since releasing their first EP ‘City Limits / Neon Sunrise’ in 2010, I Am Giant have taken their music through Australia, Asia, the UK, and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Poland alongside the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and Limp Bizkit, rocked the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and shared stages in Singapore with the Stone Temple Pilots and Slash. That’s all without mentioning Australia, where they’ve toured extensively and rocked the Big Day Out in Sydney twice. There’s also their epic nights in Vietnam and Bali, and the love shown to them by the likes of Zane Lowe and Kerrang! magazine in the UK.

With their third album Life in Captivity just released , the band are pleased to announce their Europe album release tour along with their new single ‘Don’t Look Back’.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7pm
At: 2-3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website: ourblackheart.com/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/202498373718256/

*******************************************************************************************
SEBRIGHT ARMS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS + DELANEY DAVIDSON :: 13/09/18

Following his sold out show last week at Servant Jazz Quarters, Delaney Davidson has decided to come back in September and team up with Blair Jollands for a double bill of alternative Americana.

Having won the admiration of both David Bowie & Boy George (who released Blair’s band El Hula on his More Protein label), Blair Jollands’s music communicates a paradoxical mix of melancholia and optimism that draws the listener in. Often compared vocally to Nick Cave or Rufus Wainwright, Blair has received praise from the likes of NME, Guardian, Uncut, ArtRocker and more. Also known for his film and TV compositions (recent successes include Shackleton, Fortitude & Pride), Blair released “7 Blood“, the debut single from his forthcoming album of the same name, this week

Part man, part wheel, Delaney Davidson is part wandering minstrel, part traveling salesman. One hand holds a small brown suitcase; the other his guitar. He’s just finished touring Europe with Marlon Williams, and released a brand new album, “Shining Day” on Glass Records Redux.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 31-35 Coate St, London, E2 9AG
Nearest Tube: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
Venue website: sebrightarms.com/Facebook event: facebook.com/events/2000959766614994/

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/09/18

Sola Rosa‘s latest EP, ‘In Spaces’ is currently nudging the top 30 in NZ, with lead single ‘Leave A Light On‘, featuring Kevin Mark Trailn and L.A. Mitchell, getting some serious love from local radio. This will be Sola Rosa’s only Northern Hemisphere show in 2018.

Limited early bird tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, otherwise they’re £10 + b/f from See Tickets or Ticketweb

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.comFacebook event: facebook.com/events/191622268107800/

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>KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:
Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY
Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU
NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

12/06 Louis Baker // The Islington, N1 0XT // 7-11 // £10
16/07 The Naked & Famous // Union Chapel, N1 2UN // 7-11 // £22
19/07 Fazerdaze // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £9
29/08 Tiny Ruins // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £12
04/09 Tami Nielson // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £12
21/11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP // 6.45-10.30 // £22.50

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London. To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.

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SPACIFIC NEWS #133

SPACIFIC NEWS #133: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Delaney Davidson
2. Servant Jazz Quarters :: nomad
3. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
4. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
5. Competition :: Modern Maori Quartet CD
6. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
7. Upcoming Highlights
 
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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: DELANEY DAVIDSON :: 24/05/18
 
We're stoked that our first show of the year should be by the mischevious maverick, Delaney Davidson.
 
Delaney forged his identity over a decade ago as a figure on the European tour circuit, having been a part of the Voodoo Rhythm Family of Switzerland since 2003. His seminal influence and work with Marlon Williams on their “Sad But True” series as well as his visionary production on Tami Neilson’s acclaimed albums “Dynamite” and “Don’t Be Afraid” have also earned him great praise from the media and huge respect amongst his peers.

Initially inspired by the songs of Hank Williams and the Birthday Party, and the performance styles of distilled Johnny Cash and dead-pan Buster Keaton, Delaney synthesizes this into his own persona. A wry sense of humour, some theatre of unease, and a voice classed as “not conventionally beautiful” all combine to breathe life and space into the niche he has carved out for himself, winning him critical acclaim across the world for his original take on things.

The guitar and harmonica of his simple live show have become his trademark, a small battered suitcase as his props table for the magic show, looping sounds over each other to achieve the full drive of a juke band. Howlin Wolf meets Suicide. Reverbed vocals and the slap back beats he builds with his Ghost Orchestra capture the sound of Chicago’s Chess Records.  

Generally dealing with the darker side of things, Davidson’s lyrical content ranges from classic murder ballads to songs with a deeper insight into the human condition and a sympathy and acceptance of the quirks of life and human foibles. Combining the older style of beerhall musician and the traditions of pantomime and audience involvement his live show is renowned for its sublime dance competitions and bawdy sing-alongs.
 
Support on the night will be Michael J Sheehy.
 
Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.
 
From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: NOMAD :: 05/06/18
 
nomad’s signature lush vocal layers, heady harmonies and infectious indie-pop hooks have been winning over unsuspecting live audiences back home for some time now, and this May they venture overseas for the first time to perform at two festivals in Germany and this one off show in London.

Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski formed nomad at school, initially exploring barbershop style singing, but eventually adding instruments to perform as a band where their very different musical tastes collide to shape their alt-pop sound. They made their mark on the NZ charts with the undeniably catchy singles ‘Oh My My’ and ‘Love Will Call’, leading to support slots for The Vamps and Hanson, headline tours and performances at the country’s main festivals.
 
Tickets are £5 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.
 
From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 29/07/18  
 
We're delighted that the marvellous Modern Maori Quartet will be back in London this summer, en route to another residency at Edinburgh Festival. Their show last year was an absolute delight, and so that all the family can take part, this time round they'll be playing a matinee show, with doors at 3pm and a stage time of 4pm.
 
A good looking, suave contemporary Māori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks and Māori Volcanics, MMQ’s accomplished artists hail from different corners of Aotearoa to bring the concept of a “Māori Ratpack” into the present, weaving acting and musical abilities together to croon their spin on modern and classic numbers.

Their live shows are parties like no other, with a mix of off-beat comedy, stage routines, unique takes on showband hits as well as pop music, and displays of distinctively Māori song and dance. With hearty voices in epic harmony, they share Māori traditions, aroha and tell Kiwi stories through waiata with tongue-in-cheek Māori humour, charm and charisma.

At the core of it all, MMQ are a classy celebration of the entertainment legends of Māoridom; hearty Māori entertainment that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.
 
Tickets for adults are £18 + b/f or for under 18s are £5 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.  
 
From: 3pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market Venue
website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/  

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/09/18    
 
We're still waiting on an update from Sola Rosa HQ but in the meantime we can share the news that they have a new single out on May 18th – "Leave A Light On" features Kevin Mark Trail and L.A. Mitchell. If you pre-order now you get two additional tracks for free smiley –  http://radi.al/InSpaces.
 
Limited early bird tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, otherwise they're £10 + b/f from See Tickets or Ticketweb  
 
From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com

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COMPETITION :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET CD
 
Since they were last in town, the Modern Maori Quartet have released their first album "That's Us!", and we have five copies to give away. To win one, email us at kiaora@spacific.net by May 20th and tell us what venue they're playing at this July. Please include a postal address in your entry.
 
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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

 

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:

–  Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY

Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU

NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS  

12/06 Louis Baker // The Islington, N1 0XT // 7-11 // £10

16/07 The Naked & Famous // Union Chapel, N1 2UN // 7-11 // £22

19/07 Fazerdaze // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £9

04/09 Tami Nielson // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £12  

21/11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP // 6.45-10.30 // £22.50

 

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.  

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London.   To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.  

 

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK  :: kiaora@spacific.net  

SPACIFIC NEWS #132

SPACIFIC NEWS #132: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Delaney Davidson
2. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
3. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
4. Competition :: London Big Day Out Tickets
5. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
6. Upcoming Highlights
 
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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: DELANEY DAVIDSON :: 24/05/18
 
We're stoked that our first show of the year should be by the mischevious maverick, Delaney Davidson.
 
Delaney forged his identity over a decade ago as a figure on the European tour circuit, having been a part of the Voodoo Rhythm Family of Switzerland since 2003. His seminal influence and work with Marlon Williams on their “Sad But True” series as well as his visionary production on Tami Neilson’s acclaimed albums “Dynamite” and “Don’t Be Afraid” have also earned him great praise from the media and huge respect amongst his peers.

Initially inspired by the songs of Hank Williams and the Birthday Party, and the performance styles of distilled Johnny Cash and dead-pan Buster Keaton, Delaney synthesizes this into his own persona. A wry sense of humour, some theatre of unease, and a voice classed as “not conventionally beautiful” all combine to breathe life and space into the niche he has carved out for himself, winning him critical acclaim across the world for his original take on things.

The guitar and harmonica of his simple live show have become his trademark, a small battered suitcase as his props table for the magic show, looping sounds over each other to achieve the full drive of a juke band. Howlin Wolf meets Suicide. Reverbed vocals and the slap back beats he builds with his Ghost Orchestra capture the sound of Chicago’s Chess Records.  

Generally dealing with the darker side of things, Davidson’s lyrical content ranges from classic murder ballads to songs with a deeper insight into the human condition and a sympathy and acceptance of the quirks of life and human foibles. Combining the older style of beerhall musician and the traditions of pantomime and audience involvement his live show is renowned for its sublime dance competitions and bawdy sing-alongs.
 
Support on the night will be Michael J Sheehy.
 
Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.
 
From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website: servantjazzquarters.com/
 
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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 29/07/18  
 
We're equally delighted that the marvellous Modern Maori Quartet will be back in London this summer, en route to another residency at Edinburgh Festival. Their show last year was an absolute delight, and so that all the family can take part, this time round they'll be playing a matinee show, with doors at 3pm and a stage time of 4pm.
 
A good looking, suave contemporary Māori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks and Māori Volcanics, MMQ’s accomplished artists hail from different corners of Aotearoa to bring the concept of a “Māori Ratpack” into the present, weaving acting and musical abilities together to croon their spin on modern and classic numbers.

Their live shows are parties like no other, with a mix of off-beat comedy, stage routines, unique takes on showband hits as well as pop music, and displays of distinctively Māori song and dance. With hearty voices in epic harmony, they share Māori traditions, aroha and tell Kiwi stories through waiata with tongue-in-cheek Māori humour, charm and charisma.

At the core of it all, MMQ are a classy celebration of the entertainment legends of Māoridom; hearty Māori entertainment that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.
 
Tickets for adults are £18 + b/f or for under 18s are £5 + b/f from Music Glue, Ticketweb or See Tickets.  
 
From: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market Venue
website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/  
 
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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/09/18    
 
Just confirmed – more info soon  
 
Limited early bird tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue, otherwise they're £10 + b/f from See Tickets or Ticketweb  
 
From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website: hoxtonsquarebar.com

 

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COMPETITION :: LONDON BIG DAY OUT TICKETS
 
Thanks to the generous folk at Stoke Travel we have a pair of tickets to give away to their London Big Day Out event. Held at Grasshoppers RFC, just next to Osterley tube station, on May 19th, there'll be sporting fixtures, a couple of bars, live music and a hangi.
 
To win a pair of tickets, email us at kiaora@spacific.net by April 20th and tell us what RFC stands for.
 
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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC  

 

Three New Zealand focused playlists on Spotify are:

–  Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local artists creating a stir in the industry and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2EkmOCY

Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established, and can be found at https://spoti.fi/2igGFJU

NZ on Air posts up their latest submissions to local radio at https://spoti.fi/2JdASBI

 

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS  

10/04 Marlon Williams // Scala,N1 9NL // 7-11 // £14

18/04 Jordan Rakei // Ronnie Scotts, W1D 4HT // 11-2 // £15

16/07 The Naked & Famous // Union Chapel, N1 2UN // 7-11 // £22

19/07 Fazerdaze // Lexington, N1 9JB // 7.30-11 // £9

04/09 Tami Nielson // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £12  

 

We track upcoming concerts by New Zealand artists in London using Songkick – if we have missed any, please email us at kiaora@spacific.net so that we can include the details in future mailouts.  

 

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If you are getting this email for the first time, it is because you have bought tickets to a concert that we have promoted. We send out a maximum of one email a month with details of up and coming concerts by New Zealand musicians in London.   To be removed from this mailing list, please click on any of the links below.  

 

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Spacific :: PO Box 14988, London SW6 2WL, UK  :: kiaora@spacific.net