SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS – 7/10/16
Skyscraper Stan and his excellent band, The Commission Flats returned to the Tuning Fork and once again astounded the crowd with their tight, gritty performance with Stan's powerful vocals and lyrics right at the forefront. Review.
THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT – 6/10/16
The rockabilly trio of Reverend Horton Heat belted out their tunes with a manic energy that filled the venue. This band create rock 'n' roll magic for over 90 minutes with their scorching hot mix of electric guitar, upright bass and drums. Review.
CATE LE BON – 1/10/16
Welsh queen of pysch-folk, Cate Le Bon, brought her band and quirky set to the venue on their first visit to New Zealand.
BLACK MOUNTAIN – 30/9/16
Black Mountain's sound filled the Tuning Fork as they cranked out their prog-rock, psychedelic songs and 70's style riffs to a mesmerised sold out crowd. Review.
DELTA GOODREM – 19/9/16
Award winning Australian singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem played an exclusive and intimate show to a lucky audience keeping the whole room enthralled with her set of energetic pop tracks performed with an excellent band and her powerful and captivating vocals.
HENRY WAGONS – 16/9/16
In support of his new solo album, After What I did Last Night, Henry Wagons left his long-time Wagons band mates in Australia and took to the stage solo. Oozing with charisma, showmanship and excellent tunes he easy filled the stage and kept the room thoroughly entertained. Review.
THE GOOD GUYS COMEDY SHOW – 11/9/16
Another hilarious show at The Tuning Fork with comedians, Michele A'Court, Jeremy Elwood, Urzila Carlson and more performing to raise money for charity Spinning Top.
MAE VALLEY – 9/9/16
Mae Valley, the recently formed country duo of Abby Cristodoulou and Hannah Cosgrove (from the 2015 season of X-Factor) entertained the Tuning Fork crowd with a dynamic set of classic covers and impressive original tunes performed with their compelling harmonies.
KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS – 3/9/16
The legend that is Kid Congo Powers (of The Gun Club, The Cramps and The Bad Seeds) along with his mighty Pink Monkey Birds treated the eager Tuning Fork audience to a mix of old garage rock 'n' roll classics and rocking new tunes. Review.
TAMI NEILSON – 1/9/16
Tami Neilson delivered another spellbinding show as a fundraiser for her trip to perform at Americanafest 2016 in Nashville. With a whole host of musical friends in tow, including Anika Moa, Anna Coddington and Tama Waipara to name a few, she performed two powerful sets; one of gospel and blues classics and another featuring her own songs. Review.
PASSENGER – 22/8/16
Michael Rosenberg aka Passenger performed a perfectly shaped solo set to an adoring crowd. A thoroughly seasoned solo performer he effortlessly interspersed his music with humorous anecdotes and stories.
SHAYNE P CARTER – 18/8/16
Former Dimmer frontman, Shayne P Carter, and his band performed new songs, and Dimmer and Straitjacket Fits classics in an energetic celebration of Shayne's entire career. Review.
WILLIE WATSON & JOSHUA HEDLEY – 7/7/16
Willie Watson (founder Old Crow Medicine Show) and Joshua Hedley both held the crowd spellbound as they shared their unique takes on traditional folk and country music. Review.
PAUL UBANA JONES – 1/7/16
One of New Zealand's sensational guitarists played tracks from his extensive back catalogue in an inspired performance.
MARK WILKINSON – 18/6/16
An intimate gig where both singer-songwriters kept the audience silent and enthralled. Anabelle Kay opened with a stunning set of folk songs followed by an equally engaging set by Mark Wilkinson.
TRINITY ROOTS – 9/6/16
Another stellar performance from the NZ dub institution that is Trinity Roots.
SOUNDS SESSIONS: CITIZEN BAND – 27/5/16
Citizen Band, reformed after a long hiatus, treated the audience to some old favourites and showed them that they still have it!
RYAN BINGHAM – 20/4/16
Returning to the Tuning Fork for the first time since the 2014 Southern Fork Americana Fest, Ryan Bingham did not disappoint. Playing a more stripped down and subtle set the americana troubadour wowed the crowd with an intimate and nuanced performance. Review.
ED KUEPPER – 16/4/16
"Kuepper switched between two electric guitars and was surrounded by several electronic devices that added reverb, sonic textures and chordal pads to his singing and playing. The resulting sound was shimmering and hypnotic". Review.
HOLLIE SMITH – 15/4/16
The New Zealand soulstress took the audience on an emotional and storytelling adventure as she played tracks from her new album Water or Gold. Review.
ISAIAH B BRUNT TRIO – 8/4/16
Isaiah teamed up with local musicians Noel Lamberton and Rob Patterson for a night of blues celebrating the release of his new album recently recorded in New Orleans. Review.
STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES – 29/3/16
A regular to NZ shores, Steve Earle was back again to promote his new blues based album Terraplane. With a more subtle and swingy sound than his previous 90's heavier rock shows the audience were treated to a performance that reinforces why Steve is the legend he is. Review.
EILEN JEWELL – 24/3/16
A enthralling and warm performance from Eilen Jewell and band with astounding guitar playing from Jerry Miller. Review.
JERRON "BLIND BOY" PAXTON – 14/3/16
Jerron has a huge and engaging personality and a sound from another era. The whole room was thoroughly entertained with his astounding musicality and hilarious anecdotes and lyrics.
KELSEA BALLERINI – 3/3/16
Kelsea hit the stage with the fresh, exciting energy that is propelling her forward at speed in the U.S. pop-country world. Fans were excited to watch her in such an intimate environment and even got to meet her when she came out at the end for a long string of hugs and selfless.
JD MCPHERSON – 27/2/16
Oklahoma born JD McPherson and his tight 4-piece band truly brought rock 'n' roll to life in the Tuning Fork with a set of razor sharp tracks bouncing between r'n'b and rockabilly. With the infectious rhythm, there wasn't a still foot in the venue.
REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND – 26/2/16
The Reverend Peyton trio thoroughly entertained the audience with their lively brand of hillbilly blues. It was a clapping, screaming, stomping evening filled with skilled guitar playing, drums and washboard playing! Review.
WILLIAM SINGE – 22/1/16
Young and talented Sydney based singer/producer William Singe wowed his fans with an intimate performance. We doubt he will be playing venues of the size for much longer.
JESSICA PRATT – 17/12/15
Jessica Pratt's timeless sound and surreal lyrics bewitched the audience and drew them into her enchanting dream-like performance. The Californian songstress made a big impact with her softly delivered unique folk songs.
AVALANCHE CITY – 9/12/15
Avalanche City's sound is a unique blend of folk-pop which sets them apart from other pop acts out there at the moment. They delivered a diverse set of songs with great variety and depth which made for very enjoyable listening. Review.
FATAI – 5/12/15
This playful singer-songwriter won the audience over with a warm, mature performance and impeccable vocals.
THURSTON MOORE – 3/12/15
Sonic Youth co-founder, Thurston Moore, brought his sprawling mass of sound to an eagerly awaiting audience. A musical force of nature, his true showmanship shone through as he held the crowd captive throughout the evening. Review.
FRENCH FOR RABBITS & GRAYSON GILMOUR - 20/11/15
French for Rabbits and opener Grayson Gilmour turned in a pair or magical dream-pop perfromances. Review
LISA CRAWLEY - 13/11/15
Seasoned performer Lisa Crawley knows how to captivate an audience with memorable melodies, heartfelt lyrics and engaging banter. Review
DUNCAN TRUSSELL - 12/11/15
Duncan thoroughly entertained his sold-out crowd of diehard fans with his oddball blend of comedic storytelling, conspiracy theorising and finally even a bit of ventriloquism.
THE BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS - 31/10/15
A warm and heartfelt performance from these seasoned pop-folk heroes as they launched their new album. Review
KIWI COUNTRY PIONEERS - 29/10/15
Three of New Zealand’s closet country stars, Donna Dean, Greg Fleming and Aaron Carpenter shared their songs over a night of classic Kiwi country.
DAWES - 22/10/15
L.A. four piece Dawes delivered a flood of excellently crafted songs showcasing powerful and emotive lyrics and making them firmly one of our new favourite bands. Review
JAMESTOWN REVIVAL - 18/10/15
Austin, Texas boys Jonathan and Zach and their band rocked the Tuning Fork with hard-hitting, rootsy Americana tunes and powerful, sweet harmonies. Review
WAGONS - 17/10/15
Henry Wagons and his crew of merry men got the audience up and dancing and they carried on the Americana Fest with their unique blend of foot-stomping country craziness.
SKYSCRAPER STAN & THE COMMISSION FLATS - 10/10/15
Returning to NZ and the venue, this time with his band The Commission Flats in tow, Skyscraper Stan kicked off the 2015 Southern Fork Americana Fest with his special brand of troubadour country rock ‘n’ roll – we were all a dancin’! Review
JON TOOGOOD - 8 & 9/10/15
Shihad frontman Jon Toogood performed solo and acoustic versions of some of his favourite songs (originals and covers) to a lucky audience who even got to sing along with him. Review
STAND UP FOR HUMANITY - 5/10/15
Comedians Michele A’Court, Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Jeremy Elwood, Jarred Fell, Justine Smith and Matt Stellingwerf joined together for a night of stand-up comedy to help housing charity Habitat for Humanity to rebuild the lives of families affected by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
NEW EMPIRE - 2/10/15
Australian rockers, New Empire gave their dedicated fans one of their last performances as they completed their Final Tour.
ESTHER POVITSKY - 30/9/15
Hailing from the L.A. comedy scene, Little Esther punches above her weight with a show packed full of dry wit, quirky humour and charm.
LIPS & ANNA CODDINGTON - 26/9/15
Anna Coddington and N.Y. duo Lips teamed up for a refreshing night of sultry sounds, quirky indie songs and stunning three part harmonies. Review
TAMI NEILSON - 25/9/15
New Zealand’s queen of country unleashed her stunning collection of new songs to a very appreciative audience in all her splendour. Review
LUNA - 19/9/15
Their simple dreamy rock ‘n’ roll was a long time coming to New Zealand but their dedicated followers were not to be disappointed when Luna finally made the journey here and elegantly rolled out all their old classics to a delighted audience. Review
PASS THE GAT - 18/9/15
Three of Wellington’s best loved musicians, Warren Maxwell, Thomas Oliver and Louis Baker took to the stage together for what was a night of exceptional music, sharing and song writing.
JOE MANDE - 11/9/15
L.A. based comedian Joe Mande has an extraordinary way of taking awkward everyday situations and expanding them into hilarious anecdotes. You can’t help but warm to his big personality and clever humour. Review
TIFT MERRITT - 7/9/15
A very welcome return from the Americana songstress as she once again treated us to some exceptional song writing and delivery. We can’t wait for her to come back again and again. Review
JAMIE LAWSON - 29/8/15
British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson of ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ fame charmed the audience with his calm, catchy, soulful performance. Review
THE WARRATAHS & SWAMP THING - 7/8/15
This double bill of two powerful New Zealand acts keep the crowd’s feet tapping right to the end of the night with a blend of swamp blues, roots and country classics. Review
MARC RIBOT - 6/8/15
A very special night at the venue as legendary guitarist Marc Ribot held his audience of true fans spellbound with a dazzling display of virtuosity and supreme musicianship. Review
BETH STELLING - 1/7/15
‘Sweet’ Beth hailing from Ohio, U.S.A. has a dry, witted sense of humour and her earnest and unique performance brought many a laugh to a cold winter’s evening. Review
KINGS COLLEGE KICKBACK SESSION - 24/6/15
Kings College student bands ranging from beginners to seasoned semi-professionals, delivered a wide range of Kickback music and talent.
SHAUN KIRK - 4/6/15
Shaun Kirk made a welcome return to the Tuning Fork and once again demonstrated how one man can fill up a venue with rich blues music vibes.
TRINITY ROOTS - 28/5/15
National treasures and a mighty dub act, Trinity Roots graced us with a powerful performance proving that they still have it! Review
ESTHER STEPHENS & THE MEANS - 22/5/15
Esther Stephens & The Means warmed up a mid winter's night with their seamless fusion of soul, funk, pop and jazz.
MICK HARVEY + THE INTOXICATED MEN - 20/5/15
Founding member of The Birthday Party and a Bad Seed alongside Nick Cave for decades, Mick Harvey delivered his solo work with the Intoxicated Men for an emotionally charged set and entertained a very satisfied audience. Review
THE GOOD GUYS COMEDY SHOW - 10/5/15
Part of the 2015 International Comedy Festival, The Good Guys Comedy show brought together six of New Zealand’s top comedians for one hilarious night. The sold out crowd lapped up the laughs as the comedians donated their time to raise money and awareness to educate children in Burma.
JIMMIE DALE GILMORE - 20/4/15
The audience at The Tuning Fork knew they were in the presence of something special as 70 year old Gilmore provided over an hour and a half of country and folk favourites. Supported by his son Colin, the duo veered from their set list and wooed the crowd with a combination of their own songs as well as those of Townes Van Zandt, Lucinda Williams and Butch Hancock. Review
SJD - 18/4/15
One of New Zealand’s finest songwriters Sean Donnelly, brought along his five piece band to celebrate the release of their latest album Saint John Divine. Lots of banter and upbeat numbers kept their crowd on their toes and created a lively and fun atmosphere. Review
FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS - 17/4/15
Described as both a religious experience and the best live band in the world, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls was a never to be forgotten night. A noisy and appreciative crowd embraced every bit of this energetic band’s performance which left us hoping for a return visit in the near future. Review
MEL PARSONS - 15/4/15
Mel Parsons kicked off her NZ tour for new album Drylands in style at The Tuning Fork. Parsons’ wonderfully rich voice, combined with the warm atmosphere of The Tuning Fork set just the right mood for a perfectly attentive audience. Review
TAMI NEILSON - 10/4/15
Dynamite performer Tami Neilson blew the crowd away with her rich voice and diverse set of songs. Opening acts, Skyscraper Stan and Will Wood’s music fully complemented a great evening of quality Americana, folk and country music. Review
DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN WITH THE GUILTY ONES - 2/4/15
Dave Alvin, one of music’s finest storytellers has once again teamed up with his brother (of past collaboration The Blasters) to bring back the blues music of Big Bill Broonzy. This was the night many fans in NZ had been waiting for and the brothers didn’t disappoint. Review
POKEY LAFARGE - 26/3/15
Pokey LaFarge returned to the Tuning Fork to play to a once again sold out room. With his wit and charm he lead his talented 7-piece band through a truly genuine performance. There couldn’t have been a foot in the house not tapping along. Review
JORDIE LANE - 19/3/15
Jordie Lane and Clare Reynolds wowed the audience with their beautiful harmonies, stunning melodies and comedic banter. This is a duo that can create a musically breathtaking evening. Review
SHOVELS & ROPE - 11/3/15
You could feel the energy building in the room as South Carolina couple Shovels & Rope got into the swing with music that ranged from gospel to folk to Rock ‘n’ Roll and everything in between. Review
JASON WEBLEY - 7/3/15
Seattle-based troubadour Webley, brought his fusion of folk and punk to The Tuning Fork for one special night of enchanting stories, powerful lyrics and stage-shaking music. Review
SHAKEY GRAVES - 28/2/15
Texes-bred, live-wire Shakey Graves arrived with his trademark suitcase drum and rolled out one of the most exciting show the Tuning Fork has seen to date. This usual one-man-band was this time joined by drummer Chris and together they shook up the room with an exhilarating blend of blues and southern Rock‘n’Roll. Review
KIM RICHEY - 21/2/15
Nashville based singer-songwriter, Kim Richey infused the Tuning Fork with her rich, warm voice and lyrics accompanied by effortless anecdotes and natural good humour. A seasoned performer, her set was fresh, passionate and charming. Review
MARLON WILLIAMS & THE YARRA BENDERS - 20/2/15
A regular at the Tuning Fork, this time Williams brought his energetic band the Yarra Benders with him. William’s has no trouble serenading a crowd on his own but when backed by the band it was truly magical. Review
LAMB - 16/2/15
It took almost 20 years but Manchester based electronica duo Lamb finally made it all the way down to New Zealand and it was worth the wait to see them play and hear their trip-hop classics such as “Butterfly Effect” and “Gabriel”. Review
TATTLETALE SAINTS - 14/2/15
Originally hailing from our own shores this now Nashville based folk duo returned to NZ for a summer tour. Joined by drummer Tom Broome they gifted the crowd with a vibrant, entertaining and thoroughly captivating performance.
RUTH MOODY - 13/2/15
Friday the 13th was a lucky day for fans at Ruth Moody’s debut NZ show. Joined by her bandmates and more specially by her sister Rachel, now an Auckland local playing violin with the APO, Moody’s clear and pure voice left everyone in the room on a buzzing musical high. Review
THE LEMONHEADS - 17/12/14
Evan Dando took his fans on a trip down memory lane when the Lemonheads rolled into town playing classics such as “It’s a Shame About Ray” and “Sophie” at this sold out show. Review
MARK WILKINSON - 5/12/14
Sydney based singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson returned to New Zealand and played a string of intimate shows through the country. His lyrical depth, and gift for melody kept the audience enthralled throughout. He was joined by fellow Australian Bec Sandridge.
NATHAN HAINES - 4/12/14
To present his new album 5 A Day, Haines assembled a top line up including Joel Haines, Kevin Mark Trail, Tama Waipara and Cherie Mathieson. This sold out night was a captivating blend of soul, jazz and hip-hop.
DELANEY DAVIDSON - 29/11/14
After an extensive tour of Europe and the USA, Davidson and his band entertained the audience at The Tuning Fork with music from his new album Swim Down Low. Review
MINUIT - 27/11/14 & 28/11/14
Local NZ electronic band topped off their Final Fling tour at the Auckland venue and brought with them all their usual energy and passion for a truly electric finale. Review
JOHN SPILLANE & MICK FLANNERY - 23/11/14
Two of Ireland’s most respected musicians and songwriters brightened up a sunny Sunday afternoon with their celtic charm, lyrics and banter.
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF - 21/11/14
Lead by Alynda Lee Segarra, New Orleans based Americana band shared with us their unique blend of folk, blues and roots. We got to see first hand exactly why it is HFTRR’s album Small Town Hero has been named one of the best albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone, Spin and NPR amongst others. Review
BEN OTTEWELL - 7/11/14
The man from Gomez brought his "voice for the ages" to bring us the simultaneously stripped-down and lush songs from his new album Rattlebag. Review
THE NUKES - 6/11/14
This trio from the wild west coast of Auckland came to us to on a mission to rescue the ukulele from it's humble origins and "plinky plonky reputation."
CW STONEKING - 5/11/14
With a truly eclectic sound like something you'd find in a '40s American attic, the eclectic Australian not only put on a show, but also filmed the audience for his new music video. Review
SOLA ROSA - 1/11/14
New Zealand's best known dance/electronica collective celebrated their new album Magnetics as well as their new member, Kevin Mark Trails of The Streets. Review
MARIANAS TRENCH - 30/10/14
The Canadian pop band played to plenty of young fans on their first ever New Zealand show.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE - 25 & 26/10/14
JTE closed out the festival with two solid nights. He's been to NZ many times but this was his first time with full band and fans loved it. For his part, he was much taken with his support act, Marlon Williams, vowing to take him back to Nashville and make him a star. Review
EB & SPARROW/ALDOUS HARDING - 18/10/14
Our NZ-only night at the Southern Fork Americana fest proved a winner, with two relatively new acts from down south earning plenty of new North Island fans. Review
NIKKI LANE & THE DELINES - 17/10/14
The ebullient North Carolinan charmed the pants off everyone with her great songs, sassy stage patter and great merchandise, while the latest project from Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin proved worth the acclaim. Review
JONNY FRITZ & ROBERT ELLIS - 16/10/14
Ellis, who charmed audiences in 2013 with Cory Chisel, proved why he was a 2014 Americana Award nominee, while Fritz earned some new fans for his "dad country" on his first ever NZ visit. Review
RYAN BINGHAM - 11/10/2014
Opening up our first ever Southern Fork Americana Fest, Bingham and his band tore the house down with his hard-hitting country-rock delivered in trademark raspy voice. Review
HARRY MANX 3/10/14
Playing the blues with an Indian rather than American feel, Manx introduced audiences to his wonderful collection of guitars, including the amazing Mohan veena. Review
BERNIE GRIFFEN & THE THIN MEN 25/09/14
About a year on from his first appearance during our early days, the Auckland stalwart returned with a new, star-studded band and a new album of his uniquely NZ songs. Review
HOLLY CHRISTINA 19/09/14
A young Auckland singer-songwriter with a strong fan following, Holly brought her "genuinely beautiful, melodic songs" (NZ Musician) our way.
HOWLING BELLS - 13/09/14
The ex-pat Aussies, now London based, brought their distinctive sound - combining elements of Americana with ambient electronica, on their first visit to New Zealand since 2006. Review
SHAUN KIRK - 5/09/14 - This acclaimed up-and-coming young guitarist proved you don't have to be from the US to play the blues damn well. Review
WAGONS - 29/08/14
Led by the irrepressible Henry Wagons, the Melbournians lived up to their reputation as one of Australia's great live bands, ably supported by local special guests Will Wood and Swampland. Review
A GREAT BIG WORLD - 5/08/14
The melodic singer/songwriters and "Say Something" hitmakers brought their quirky pop sounds to The Tuning Fork for their only NZ show.
JEREMY REDMORE - 31/07/14
The former lead singer of Midnight Youth gave fans ther first chance to hear a full show performance of his debut album, Clouds Are Alive.
THE GYPSY CARAVAN: SOUL SAMBA CIRCUS + TWISTIN' THE SWING - 27/07/14
It was a celebration of percussion, funk, soul and international music as Soul Samba Circus and Twistin' the Swing join forces for one night only.
MIDGE MARSDEN - 24/07/14
New Zealand's premier bluesman brought us a night of music from his 4-decades long career, including all-new material from his recent album, Back to the Well.
THOMAS OLIVER - 18/07/14
The Wellington-based guitarist is internationally recognised as one of the leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar, and he showcased that talent, as well as his singer-songwriter skills, in a night one reviewer described as "magical." Review
MARLON WILLIAMS with MELODY POOL - 12/07/14
After making great inroads into Australia, Marlon returned to NZ to celebrate the release of his new single, bringing with him one of Australia's finest young singer-songwriters, Melody Pool. Special guest was Aldous Harding, herself becoming a name to watch on the NZ music scene. Review
KING HOMEBOY with DJ CORK COLLINS - 5/06/14
The 6-time NZ Beatboxing Champion & Hip Hop star performed alongside DJ Cork Collins as he launched his nationwide Lets Party Winter Tour. Along for the ride were fellow Wellingtonians and upcoming hip hop artist,s Kid'N'Rei.
THE BRAT PACK - REDUX - 11/05/14
They had first toured together 1999 and went on gone on to become some of the best comedic talent NZ ever produced. In our first ever comedy show, Rhys Darby, Jeremy Elwood, Terry Frisby, Chris Brain and Tarun Mohanbhai came to The Tuning Fork as part of the 2014 NZ Comedy Festival.
PASIFIKANA - 9/05/14
The night after the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, some of the nominees from all around NZ and the Pacific took the chance to get together and further celebrate some of the best in Pacific Music. Performers included: King Kapisi (dj set), Daren Kamali, Grace Taylor, Kalaga'la, Tyssia, 'Koile, Pacific Underground, Ole Maiava, Patrice Kaikilekofe and The Mavaega Sisters.
TIFT MERRITT - 23/04/14
On her very first visit to New Zealand, the alt-country chanteuse from North Carolina made plenty of friends with her stunning voice, beatiful songs and charming stage presence. Review
DON WALKER & THE BADS - 17/04/14
Widely acclaimed as one of Australia’s greatest songwriters for both his work with Cold Chisel and his solo career, Don Walker played his first show in NZ in more than a decade at the bequest of local band The Bads who both accompanied him and played their own stellar set. Review
JASON ISBELL - 12/04/14
Once best known as ex-singer of Drive By Truckers, Jason Isbell, accompanied by the 400 Unit and his wife Amanda Shires, truly shook off that label while proving that his solo album Southeastern was well deserving of it’s place on many critics “Best of 2013” lists. Another sold out show. Review
POKEY LAFARGE - 18/03/14
Though it was their first ever Auckland show, Pokey LaFarge and his 5-piece band sold out the venue and charmed everyone with their blend of old-time country, swing and pre-WWII blues. Review
DELANEY DAVIDSON & MARLON WILLIAMS - 8/03/14
Winners of NZ’s Best Country Album 2013, this wiley pair extended their Auckland tour for a very special night in support of the third instalment of their Sad But True album series.
ED KOWALCZYK - 14/02/14
Our second sellout show saw the ex-lead singer of LIVE perform an intimate acoustic set, showcasing all the hits from his years as vocalist for Live as well as his solo work. Review
PETER STRAKER’S BREL 11/12/13
British actor Peter Straker performed his critically acclaimed one-man show spanning Jacques Brel’s life and incorporating a host of his songs.
INTRODUCING: A NIGHT OF FRESH TALENT (UNICEF Fundraiser) - 8/12/13
Talented young singers and songwriters from Auckland’s Kristen College came together in a unique event that raised money for UNICEF.
CORY CHISEL & ROBERT ELLIS - 14/11/13
They were virtually unknown when they played two separate sets here last year, but those who were smart enough to take a chance heard some beautiful Americana music with voices and guitar-playing they won’t soon forget. Review
HOLLIE SMITH - 9/11/13
Accompanied by her ‘band of brothers”, the award winning NZ songstress previewed new material as well as revisiting songs her fans know and love, before heading off to Oz.
M.WARD - 8/11/13
This Portland, OR singer-songwriter is known for his work with Monsters of Folk and Grammy-winner She & Him. But it was his solo work, which draws in blues, folk, country and art-rock, that had fans psyched for his NZ return and provided us with our first sold-out show. Review
CODY CHESNUTT - 22/10/13
The American soul troubadour had the crowd eating out of his hand with his unique blend of R’n’B and progressive soul stylings. Review
CORB LUND - 30/09/13
Canada’s finest master of rockabilly, Western swing, cowboy ballladry made his NZ debut and we celebrated by bringing in Canadian-themed food and drink, as well Auckland-based Canuck Tami Neilsen as special guest.
BERNIE GRIFFEN & THE GRIFTERS 20/09/13
These fine local purveyors of folk/alternative/country and R&B, helmed by big-voiced songwriter Bernie Griffen, were our first local act.
MOLLY RINGWALD - 12/06/13 & 13/06/13
The venue opened with a two-night engagement as the Brat Pack darling and her trio performed jazz standards from her debut album. Review