SPACIFIC NEWS #104: Contents

1. Bedroom Bar :: Sola Rosa
2. Union Chapel :: Dave Dobbyn & Don McGlashan
3. Upcoming Highlights


We are very excited to have a return performance by one of New Zealand’s funkiest acts: Sola Rosa. Five albums in, and their sound just gets better and better, with the soundsystem show set to sizzle this autumn with a new line up and new tracks.

The musical brainchild of Andrew Spraggon, Sola Rosa takes on newcomer Sam Allen to play guitar and keys alongside Cherie Mathieson on vocals, creating a musical force like you’ve never heard before. Blending a sensational mix of hip hop, reggae, latin, jazz, funk and soul, Sola Rosa bring a new level of uniqueness to the ears of eager fans. For an idea, why not listen to or download this free mixtape on Soundcloud?

For this tour they’re planning to drop tracks never before played live as well as brand new tunes fresh out the studio door. The tour supports the European release of ‘Low and Behold, High and Beyond’ on Germany’s Agogo Records, and the long awaited vinyl release of Promise ft Olivier Daysoul (plus the remix by Tall Black Guy).

Advance tickets are £8 +b/f from Music Glue or Ticketweb or it will be £12 on the door.

From: 8pm
At: 68 Rivington St London, EC2A 3AY
Facebook link:
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street, Old Street or Liverpool Street
Venue website:


We are very excited to present two of New Zealand’s most beloved songwriters and artists, Dave Dobbyn and Don McGlashan, together for the first time in a concert collaboration like no other.

Dave and Don are held in the very highest regard in New Zealand music as both solo acts and as members of favourite bands The Mutton Birds, Th’ Dudes, Blam Blam Blam and DD Smash. Between them they are the authors of scores of iconic Kiwi hits including Anchor Me, Dominion Road, White Valiant (Don / The Mutton Birds) and Loyal, Slice of Heaven, Welcome Home (Dave). Together they form a pairing that will be even greater than the sum of its parts.

This is what they have to say about the NZ leg in the Herald, or check out the excellent show they did on Radio New Zealand.

Advance tickets are £18 +b/f from Music Glue, Gigantic, Stargreen or Ticketweb

From: 7pm
At: Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD
Nearest Tube: Highbury & Islington
Venue website:


18/9 Connan Mockasin // Village Underground, EC2A 3PQ // 8-11 // £10
02/10 Nathan Haines // Shaka Zulu, NW1 8AB // 5.30-11 // £22-57
05/10 Fat Freddy’s Drop // Brixton Academy, SW9 9SL // 7-11 // £27.50
29/10 I Am Giant // The Black Heart, NW1 0AP // 7-11.30 // £8
30/10 Willy Moon // Electric Ballroom, NW1 8QP // 7-11 // £11

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