SPACIFIC NEWS #39: Contents

1. KOKO :: Dave Dobbyn
2. Big Chill Bar :: B-Line
3. The Coronet :: Katchafire
4. Toast Festival :: Competition
5 Selected Highlights This Month
6 Cocktail Of The Month :: Backyard Martini

KOKO :: DAVE DOBBYN :: 21/06/07

Tickets are, unsurprisingly, flying out the door fast for this, Dave’s first big indoor show in London for years. His band for the night is former Mutton Birds drummer, Ross Burge and Lucid 3 bass player, Marcus Lawson, and the support is former 8 frontman, Bruce Conlon’s new solo act.

Otherwise, there isn’t much that we can be write about Dave Dobbyn that you probably don’t know already: living legend, national icon, singer songwriter par example, all round good bloke! His live shows are renowned not just for the songs, but for the in between banter – jokes, tales of misdemeanors past and other musings on life, the universe and everything else.

But it is his songs that he is most famous for, with 7 of his compositions being voted into the top 50 favourite Kiwi songs of all time in a recent poll by Telecom: “Loyal”, “Slice of Heaven”, “Bliss’”, “Welcome Home”, “Be Mine Tonight”, “Whaling” and “Outlook for Thursday”. And doubtless those seven will all get rolled out on this night, as well as countless others.

Tickets: £15 +b/f from Ticketweb (08700 600 100) or
Alternatively you can pick them up for no booking fee at KOKO’s box office during office hours.

From: 7.30pm til 12am
Onstage: 9pm
On: 1a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
Nearest tubes: Mornington Crescent

BIG CHILL BAR ::B-LINE :: 02/05/07

One of New Zealand’s finest Drum+Bass DJs is finally making the trip over these ways, and we are honoured to present her first UK performance. A fan of the true soulful feeling in drum and bass, where jungle drums combine with future sounds, she has supported many of the international artists on their tours of NZ, including Doc Scott, Ed Rush & Optical, Digital, Grooverider, Andy C and Bad Company amongst others as well as the local lads, Concord Dawn, Bulletproof, the Upbeats and State of Mind.

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


New Zealand’s finest reggae band, the ‘Fire return to Europe for a whirlwind tour – they have been invited to support Horace Andy at Italy’s prestigious Rototum Sun Splash Festival but then they have to rush over to Hawaii for a 2 week tour there!

Having spent the last 6 months in the studio, they have a new album’s worth of fresh tunes, which from sneaky previews build on their classic style – sweet harmonies, strong basslines and funky rhythms. No word yet on whether the album will be available to buy at the shows, but lets hope so!

We might be able to run a late night bar in one of the smaller rooms upstairs – more info on that next month.

Advance tickets: £12.50 +b/f from (08700 600 100) or
Door price: £15

From 7.30pm til 1am (possibly later)
At: The Coronet, 28 New Kent Rd, SE1 6TJ
Nearest tube: Elephant and Castle


Another month, another competition! This time the lovely people at Toast have given us a pair of VIP tickets to their food and wine festival, taking place on Saturday 21st July in Fulham Palace. As well as entertainment from The Black Seeds and Greg Johnson, a host of gourmet stars will be providing a selection of the very best Kiwi dishes to accompany over 200 wines from a host of award-winning large and boutique New Zealand wineries. For more information, check out

To win, all you have to do is email and tell us who the main sponsor of this year’s Toast event is?


14 Conan & Mocassins @ Wireless // Hyde Park // 2+ // £40+b/f
23 Bark // Betsy Trotswood, Faringdon Rd, EC1 // 7+ // £5
28 Fat Freddy’s Drop // Astoria, Charring Cross Rd // 7+ // £19.50+b/f

For June listings, please visit

Ingredients: 45ml 42 BELOW Feijoa, 20ml NZ Sauvignon Blanc and 30ml apple juice
Glass: Martini
Method: Chill Martini glass. Mix in shaker with ice. If available muddle fresh Feijoas and Apple.

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

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