SPACIFIC NEWS #165: Contents

1. Servant Jazz Quarters :: Arjuna Oakes
2. The Dome :: NO CIGAR
3. Islington Assembly Hall :: Avantdale Bowling Club
4. Upcoming Highlights



We’re thrilled to present the debut London performance by accomplished singer/songwriter, pianist, composer and producer Arjuna Oakes tomorrow night.

Following the release of his debut EP in 2019, Arjuna has released another five projects, all to widespread acclaim, and has also scored a theatre show, composed for a string quintet and performed extensively around the New Zealand touring and festival circuit. Arjuna has opened for some incredible artists including Jordan Rakei, Moonchild and Allen Stone.

Support on the night comes from DJ Miche, compiler of the wonderful “With Love” series for the Mr Bongo label.

Last remaining tIckets are £10 + b/f from Music Glue or SEE Tickets

From: 7.30pm
At: 10A Bradbury Street, N16 8JN
Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction
Venue website:
Facebook event:

THE DOME :: NO CIGAR :: 11/11/23

This show is sold out … and has moved to The Dome.

From: 7pm
At: 2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5QH
Nearest Tube: Tuffnel Park

Venue website:


On the back of the two sold out shows at Ninety One Living Room, Tom Scott brings his Avantdale Bowling Club project back for one final 2023 show in London.

Written from a working class perspective at the bottom of the globe, Avantdale Bowling Club’s songs explore the day to day realities of life lived on the margins of society. Over the course of two albums, Tom has worked with some of the best musicians and producers in New Zealand to craft a vivid intermingling of jazz, soul, hip-hop and electronica.

Sad and celebratory in equal measure, Scott’s work has been celebrated by NPR, Refuge Worldwide and Radio New Zealand. ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’ won the coveted Album of the Year and best Hip-Hop artist at the Aotearoa Music Awards followed by Independent Music NZ’s Taite Music Prize for best album release. At the end of 2022 the folllow-up ‘Trees’ debuted at number 1 in the New Zealand album charts.

Support comes from Peckham’s finest, Monzanto Sound

Tickets are £20 + b/f + £1.20 restoration levy from See Tickets or Dice.

From: 7pm
At: Upper Street, N1 2UD
Nearest Tube: Highbury and Islington
Venue website:
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UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS (details correct at time of sending)

03/11 The Upbeats // The Steelyard, EC4R 3UL // 11-6 // £33
03/11 Lady Shaka // Night Tales Loft, E8 3RL // 5-2.30 // £5/10
11/11 Fazerdaze // Shacklewell Arms, E8 2EB // 6-10.30 // £35.45
16/11 Written By Wolves // O2 Academy2 Islington, N1 0PS // 7-11 // £18.10

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