SPACIFIC NEWS #111: Contents

1. Bedroom Bar :: Ladi6
2. The Prince of Wales :: Hollie Smith
3. The Hoxton Bar and Kitchen :: Tiki Taane & Jayson Norris
4. The Jazz Cafe :: Shapeshifter
5. Upcoming Highlights

BEDROOM BAR :: LADI6 :: 26/06/14

We are very happy to welcome Ladi and her band back after far too long an absence.

She comes fresh from releasing her third album, ‘Automatic’, to great acclaim. Produced by Parks alongside Detroit legend, Waajeed, the album was recorded at both Studio A in Detroit and Revolver Studios in Waiuku and has been hailed by critics as her strongest statement to date: ” … crafted with impeccable taste, somehow both inventively crunchy and raw, and like a beautiful tonic for your ears in the same instant.”

Ladi6 is well known on the Australasian and European festival circuit where she has performed at The Big Chill and Glastonbury as well as supported musical heroes including Gil Scott Heron and Erykah Badu. These shows received rave reviews, with the
European media tagging her as “one to watch”.

Advance tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue or Ticketweb

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


Another welcome return, this time by the amazing Hollie Smith. One of the finest singer songwriters in NZ, possessing a voice of great range and depth, Hollie burst onto the local music scene back in 2006, courtesy of her contribution to the film No.2. “Bathe in The River’ topped the NZ charts and has became one of the biggest selling and most iconic singles in NZ history.

Before then she had worked with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, and she showed her diversity on her debut album ‘Long Player’, which went straight to number 1 on the charts as well as winning her several NZ music awards. Her follow up album ‘Humour and the Misfortune of Others’ also hit number 1, receiving rave reviews, numerous award nominations and sell out tours. Since then she has released two collaborative albums: ‘Band Of Brothers’ with Electric Wire Hustle’s MaraTK and ‘Peace of Mind’ with Anika Moa and Boh Runga.

Support on the night comes from the amazing Mara Simpson – check her out on YouTube.

Advance tickets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue

From: 8pm
At: 467-469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH
Nearest Tube: Brixton
Venue website:


Two guys, two guitars, crazy good vocals and a blend of soul, roots and rock – you’d struggle to find two more talented guys. Tiki’s obviously a household name back in New Zealand while Jayson’s been building his London repuation for the last 10 years, with his shows at The Chatsworth, Vesbar and Homelanz. On their own they’ll own any crowd, together they’re out of this world.

Advance tickets are £12.50 + b/f from Ticketweb

From: 8pm
At: 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU
Nearest Tube: Old Street or Shoreditch High Street
Venue website:


Just confirmed, this intimate show by the might Shifters. We will have more info next month, but in the meantime, advance tickets are £17.50 + b/f from Ticketmaster

From: 7pm
At: 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG
Nearest Tube: Camden Town
Venue website:


20/06 Mark de Clive-Lowe // CLF, SE15 3ST // 10-6 // £5
02/07 The Naked and Famous // o2 Empire, W12 8TT // 7-11 // £18
16/07 Ezra Vine // Elektrowerkz, EC1V 1NQ // 7-11 // £8
22/07 The Veils // Village Underground, EC2A 3PQ // 7-11 // £13.50
24/07 The Chills // The Dome, NW5 1HL // 7-11 // £13.50

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