SPACIFIC NEWS #34: Contents

1. Shepherds Bush Empire :: The Feelers
2. Big Chill House :: Waitangi Day
3. Big Chill Bar :: Jason Lonsdale
4. Online CD Store
5. Selected Highlights This Month
6. Cocktail Of The Month :: Feijoa and Apple


Fresh from a stadium tour of NZ, The Feelers will make a welcome return to the UK next month, with support from the sublime Anika Moa.

The Feelers have dominated the New Zealand charts and album sales for the past decade: their three hit albums have spawned over 20 top 20 singles, including monster hits such as “Supersystem”, “Venus” and “Stand Up”, and their just-released album, “One World”, debuted at Number 1 last November. They have also won three APRA Silver Scroll Awards for the highest played songs on radio nationwide and all of their albums have achieved multi platinum sales selling over 200,000 albums. This will be their first concert in London for three years.

Singer-songwriter Anika Moa entered the New Zealand music scene with her album “Thinking Room” which debuted at Number 1 and reached double-platinum sales status. Singles such as ‘Youthful’, ‘Good In My Head’, and ‘Falling In Love Again’ became massive hits, making Anika one of New Zealand’s leading female artists. Her second album, Stolen Hill, was recorded at Bethell’s Beach, on the West coast of Auckland, and displayed a more reflective side to her character, addressing political, cultural and personal issues in more depth than on “Thinking Room”. Her songs explored the notion of Aotearoa’s nationhood and in particular the recurrent themes of her own Maori heritage; the legacy of culture, land and tangata whenua.

Tickets: £15 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or

From: 7pm til 11pm
On: Shepherds Bush
Nearest tubes: Shepherds Bush or Goldhawk Road


We are moving to the Big Chill’s latest venue this year, as the lovely people who manage it have offered to pay the costs themselves, so that there will be no entry charge. A lush 3 floored venue, The Big Chill House has an excellent restaurant that will be serving Kiwi flavoured snacks on the night, 2 mezzanine lounge areas looking over the main space, a sunken Swedish style basement with fake fire, and an upstairs cocktail lounge which we will only use if things get very hectic downstairs. If you would like to book a table or an area these are the numbers: to book a table call 020 7427 2541; to reserve an area call 020 7427 2540.

An eclectic line up has been programmed for the day, with one of our favourite singer songwriter’s Jayson Norris playing, plus some special guests that we can’t announce just yet. The London Maori Club, Ngati Ranana, will be performing earlier in the night – we will post running times nearer the date. Finally Nick Lloyd, Ajax and guests will be spinning Kiwi classics and more from 5pm onwards.

On: 257-259 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NL
Nearest tubes: Kings Cross


For many years, Jason hosted the Sleazy Listening show on Auckland’s bFM, specializing in, as the name suggests, music that was easy but sleazy! Now based these sides, his musical style hasn’t changed that much, thankfully, with the focus on fun and funky!

From: 7pm til 12am
On: Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street or Aldgate East


We have finally managed to get our CD catalogue online after seemingly years of prevarication. We are using a system set up by netsoundsmusic, which while clunky, does seem to work so please persist! You can check out the full range at We will be adding new titles as and when they become available.


10. Mosus @ Movement // Bar Rhumba, Shaftersbury Ave // 10-3 // £4/6

27. Cam Diggy @ Special Needs // Catch, 22 Kingsland Rd // 9-2 // Free

For more January listings, please visit


Ingredients: 50mls 42 Below feijoa vodka, 50mls cloudy apple juice and fresh lime wedge
Glass: Collins/Highball
Method: Fill glass with ice. Pour all ingredients over ice, stir well, squeeze lime wedge and add.

This cocktail comes to you courtesy of 42 Below, whose Pure vodka is available from Oddbins. For more info on 42, visit

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