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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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.

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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 #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/

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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.

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.

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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

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

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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/
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/1702953133103798/

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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/

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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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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  

SPACIFIC NEWS #131

SPACIFIC NEWS #131: Contents

1. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
2. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Blair Jollands
3. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
4. Upcoming Highlights

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 30/08/17
 
In the UK for the Edinburgh Festival, The Modern Maori Quartet are a good looking, suave contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori Hi Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet.

Join them for a party like no other, where hearty voices in epic harmony share Maori traditions and tell New Zealand stories through waiata and cheeky Maori humour. A classy celebration of Kiwi music honouring the legends of Maori Showbands that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.
 
Not convinced? Check out their cheeky version of 'Royals' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc9L91S3Az4
 
Tickets are £18 + 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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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS :: 30/08/17

A velvet throated crooner and a compelling songwriter, Blair Jollands's lush compositions are cinematic in scope and gritty in nature, calling to mind aspects of Nick Cave‘s songwriting and Beck at his heartbroken best. He's previously collaborated with Boy George and producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) and has released albums under his alter ego El Hula as well as with the band The Thin Men.

To celebrate the launch of his new album, he's playing this intimate show at the Servant Jazz Quarters and giving away three tracks to all ticket buyers.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue – all ticket buyers will be emailed a download code for the three tracks

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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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC
 
If you'd like to keep in touch with what's happening back in New Zealand music wise, Amplifier have relaunched as a playlist forcused program.
 
Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local & international artists creating a stir in the industry. This unique playlist will be updated every two weeks and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/72qLRHQpf6O9VuLluqEQbd
 
The Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established. Covering a wide range of genres, this playlist will be updated every week and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/3DnRLdN1etauocIOZLSE7t
 
NZ on Air also operate a similar playlist which can be found at http://open.spotify.com/user/nzonairmusic
 
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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

24/08 Nadia Reid // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £11.50
26/09 I Am Giant // Islington Academy, N1 0PS // 7-11 // £10
27/09 Lorde // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 6.30-11 // £32.50
03/10 The Naked and Famous // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 7-11 // £21
16/10 French for Rabbits // The Old Blue Last, EC2A 3ES // 8-12 // £8.50
20/11 Aldous Harding // Islington Assembly, N1 2UD // 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 #130

SPACIFIC NEWS #130: Contents

1. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. o2 Forum Kentish Town :: Shapeshifter NZ
3. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
4. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Blair Jollands
5. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
6. Upcoming Highlights

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/07/17

We’re very happy to announce the return of one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts, Sola Rosa.

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.

Now, the Auckland-based music-maker is poised to unveil the next steps in the Sola Rosa journey. It has always been Spraggon’s modus operandi to delve further into new musical territories and that’s exactly what he’s still doing. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The fist single was the stonking beat-heavy track ‘So Fly’ featuring British singer Kevin Mark Trail, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s working with The Streets, and who is an intergral part of the Sola Rosa Soundsytem. The next was the soulful ‘Back to You‘ featuring Noah Slee on vocals and after that …. is yet to be announced!

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue

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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O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN :: SHAPESHIFTER NZ :: 04/08/17

Over the last 18 years Shapeshifter have created their very own brand of heavy soul – a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations, capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams to horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes. This genre-defying amalgamation of influences continues to draw from new source material and inspiration as Shapeshifter evolves, motivating dance floors worldwide and delivering audiences to the bleeding edge of musical possibility.

As at home in an amped club environment as they are playing to packed festival fields, Shapeshifter is a truly adaptable unit. The five-strong lineup of PDigsss, Sam Trevethick, Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson and Darren Mathiassen have individually called Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Kingscliff, Berlin, Queenstown and, first and foremost, their original Christchurch stomping ground home, yet a chemistry refined over 18 years of playing together means they lock back into formation whenever they regroup.

Joining them on the night will be The Nextmen and DJ Spragga

Tickets are £20 + b/f from Ticketweb, See Tickets, Gigantic or Stargreen.

From: 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 30/08/17

The Modern Maori Quartet are a good looking, suave contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori Hi Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet.

Join them for a party like no other, where hearty voices in epic harmony share Maori traditions and tell New Zealand stories through waiata and cheeky Maori humour. A classy celebration of Kiwi music honouring the legends of Maori Showbands that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

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

From: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, LondonW12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market
Venue website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS :: 30/08/17

A velvet throated crooner and a compelling songwriter, Blair Jollands‘s lush compositions are cinematic in scope and gritty in nature, calling to mind aspects of Nick Cave‘s songwriting and Beck at his heartbroken best. He’s previously collaborated with Boy George and producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) and has released albums under his alter ego El Hula as well as with the band The Thin Men.

To celebrate the launch of his new album, he’s playing this intimate show at the Servant Jazz Quarters and giving away three tracks to all ticket buyers.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue – all ticket buyers will be emailed a download code for the three tracks

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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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s happening back in New Zealand music wise, Amplifier have relaunched as a playlist forcused program.

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local & international artists creating a stir in the industry. This unique playlist will be updated every two weeks and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/72qLRHQpf6O9VuLluqEQbd

The Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established. Covering a wide range of genres, this playlist will be updated every week and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/3DnRLdN1etauocIOZLSE7t

NZ on Air also operate a similar playlist which can be found at http://open.spotify.com/user/nzonairmusic

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

24/08 Nadia Reid // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £11.50
27/09 Lorde // Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY // 6.30-11 // £32.50
03/10 The Naked and Famous // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 7-11 // £21
20/11 Aldous Harding // Islington Assembly, N1 2UD // 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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SPACIFIC NEWS #129

SPACIFIC NEWS #129: Contents

1. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen :: Sola Rosa Soundsystem
2. o2 Forum Kentish Town :: Shapeshifter NZ
3. Bush Hall :: Modern Maori Quartet
4. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Blair Jollands
5. Keep in touch with New Zealand music via Spotify
6. Upcoming Highlights

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HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN :: SOLA ROSA SOUNDSYSTEM :: 27/07/17

We’re very happy to announce the return of one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts, Sola Rosa.

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.

Now, the Auckland-based music-maker is poised to unveil the next steps in the Sola Rosa journey. It has always been Spraggon’s modus operandi to delve further into new musical territories and that’s exactly what he’s still doing. Add to that, Spraggon’s simple desire to keep making music that he loves, and you’ve got a winning combo.

The fist single was the stonking beat-heavy track ‘So Fly’ featuring British singer Kevin Mark Trail, who rose to prominence in the early 2000s working with The Streets, and who is an intergral part of the Sola Rosa Soundsytem. The next was the soulful ‘Back to You‘ featuring Noah Slee on vocals and after that …. is yet to be announced!

Tickets are £8 + b/f from Music Glue

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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O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN :: SHAPESHIFTER NZ :: 04/08/17

Over the last 18 years Shapeshifter have created their very own brand of heavy soul – a stadium-sized sound which adds layers of drum & bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to solid bass culture foundations, capable of morphing from rolling drum & bass to pummeling guitar-driven jams to horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes. This genre-defying amalgamation of influences continues to draw from new source material and inspiration as Shapeshifter evolves, motivating dance floors worldwide and delivering audiences to the bleeding edge of musical possibility.

As at home in an amped club environment as they are playing to packed festival fields, Shapeshifter is a truly adaptable unit. The five-strong lineup of PDigsss, Sam Trevethick, Dan McGruer, Nick Robinson and Darren Mathiassen have individually called Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Kingscliff, Berlin, Queenstown and, first and foremost, their original Christchurch stomping ground home, yet a chemistry refined over 18 years of playing together means they lock back into formation whenever they regroup.

Tickets are £20 + b/f from Ticketweb, See Tickets, Gigantic or Stargreen.

From: 7pm
At: 9-17 Highgate Road, London NW5 1JY
Nearest Tube: Kentish Town
Venue website: academymusicgroup.com/o2forumkentishtown/

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BUSH HALL :: MODERN MAORI QUARTET :: 30/08/17

The Modern Maori Quartet are a good looking, suave contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori Hi Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet.

Join them for a party like no other, where hearty voices in epic harmony share Maori traditions and tell New Zealand stories through waiata and cheeky Maori humour. A classy celebration of Kiwi music honouring the legends of Maori Showbands that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

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

From: 7.30pm
At: 310 Uxbridge Road, LondonW12 7LJ
Nearest Tube: Shepherds Bush Market
Venue website: bushhallmusic.co.uk/

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SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS :: BLAIR JOLLANDS :: 30/08/17

A velvet throated crooner and a compelling songwriter, Blair Jollands‘s lush compositions are cinematic in scope and gritty in nature, calling to mind aspects of Nick Cave‘s songwriting and Beck at his heartbroken best. He’s previously collaborated with Boy George and producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) and has released albums under his alter ego El Hula as well as with the band The Thin Men.

To celebrate the launch of his new album, he’s playing this intimate show at the Servant Jazz Quarters and giving away three tracks to all ticket buyers.

Tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue – all ticket buyers will be emailed a download code for the three tracks

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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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH NEW ZEALAND MUSIC

If you’d like to keep in touch with what’s happening back in New Zealand music wise, Amplifier have relaunched as a playlist forcused program.

Amplifier Buzz is the place to find the brightest emerging local & international artists creating a stir in the industry. This unique playlist will be updated every two weeks and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/72qLRHQpf6O9VuLluqEQbd

The Audience Hot is the home of bubbling Kiwi talent, whether new to the scene or already established. Covering a wide range of genres, this playlist will be updated every week and can be found at https://open.spotify.com/user/amplaylister/playlist/3DnRLdN1etauocIOZLSE7t

NZ on Air also operate a similar playlist which can be found at http://open.spotify.com/user/nzonairmusic

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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS

12/06 Lawrence Arabia // The Islington,N1 0XT //7.30-11 // £8
17/06 The Bats // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7.30-11 // £16
22/06 Mark de Clive-Lowe // Red Gallery, EC2A 3DT // 8-11 // £10
24/08 Nadia Reid // Bush Hall, W12 7LJ // 7.30-11 // £11.50
03/10 The Naked and Famous // Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ // 7-11 // £21
20/11 Aldous Harding // Islington Assembly, N1 2UD // 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.

*******************************************************************************************
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