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Coming Attractions

Reminiscent of an old worldly dance hall, Blue Smoke offers up a fine array of euphonic performances from local luminaries and international heavy weights alike.

See our event guide below to view all upcoming Blue Smoke concerts.

We’re taking table reservations for pre-show meals and refreshments so be in touch today!

Larkin Poe – SOLD OUT –

Saturday 27th April 2019

Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the multi-instrumentalist sister duo are descendants of tortured artist and creative genius Edgar Alan Poe. The Lovell sisters are known for blending Haim-esque vocals with guitar riffs and their their skilled covers of Robert Johnson, The Allman Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry amongst many others have added to their notoriety.

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Hattaway & The Haunters plus Friends

Friday 3rd May 2019

Boy wonder Adam Hattaway; Songwriter and frontman of ‘The Haunters’ and player of guitar in Wurld Series, The Eastern and 1001 other bands too numerous to mention, has united some of Christchurch’s finest independent artists for another show in our ‘How Can I Keep From Singing’ fundraising and solidarity growing concert series. FIVE BANDS, ONE NIGHT!

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Dolph, Corduroy, And The Kennel

Saturday 4th May 2019

Dolphin Friendly, now commonly known as “Dolph” are built on the mutual motivation to promote movements centralised around environmentalism, and anti-conventionalism. The four-piece group have found themselves creating a mixture of sounds, platformed on a no-bullshit, anti-pop, hard-pysch, and rock etiquette

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Clap Clap Riot – 10 Year Anniversary Show

Friday 10th May 2019

April 18, 2019: Auckland-by-way-of-Christchurch band Clap Clap Riot celebrated the tenth anniversary of their first physical release, TV Knows Better in March with a number of shows around Aotearoa. In response to the horrific terror attack on March 15, the band made the decision to cancel their scheduled Christchurch performance. On Friday 10 May, Clap Clap Riot will return to Blue Smoke for a special one-off show.

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Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders – Album Release Tour

Friday 17th May 2019

Two of New Zealand’s most distinguished songwriters, Lyttelton musical troubadour Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders of The Warratahs have teamed up for a special collaborative record named Word Gets Around, releasing in conjunction with a record release tour happening across the nation in this May.

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Graeme James ‘The Long Way Home’ Tour

Saturday 18th May 2019

After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home. His captivating live show features Graeme playing electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and percussion as he recreates his foot stomping tunes in real time with his famous loop pedal.

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The Nineteen Nineties Front Man Face Off

Thursday 23rd May 2019

The return and reunion of three of the mid 90’s Christchurch music scene’s most familiar faces. From CINEMATIC, Jeremy Taylor, from THE PUFFINS Lindon Puffin, and from THE HOLY TOLEDOS Brendan Gregg. This will be a night to commune with the selves you thought had been lost to time and the music that soundtracked the city over those years, way back when, all for a good strong cause.

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Great Gable – Cool Mind Blue Tour

Friday 24th May 2019

“One of WA’s premier upcoming bands; their music is simple yet layered so cleverly that it punches you in the throat whilst still holding your hand.” Great Gable originally from the South-West of Western Australia, combining a wide range of influences to bring a subtle twist on the alternative-indie sound.

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You Should Be Dancing

Saturday 25th May 2019

“You Should Be Dancing” is a night of Disco Hits from the 70’s and 80’s, classics that you would have to be a robot not to move to. A literal Boogie Wonderland! If you’re sick of needing or feeling like you need a good reason to shake your thang, or perhaps you are worried your friends will judge your over enthusiastic extravagance; come on down to You Should Be Dancing and meet your newest friends on the dance floor in front of the biggest, crispiest, bassiest sound system in town.

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Solid Cream – The Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival

Thursday 30th May 2019

Solid Cream pays tribute to the 60s power trio Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce). Using their music as a launching pad Solid Cream put their own mark on the well-known tunes, yet staying true to the original version and the things that made the very band so great, improvisation and the evergreen sound of the blues.

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Mike Frost Blues Band – The Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival

Friday 31st May 2019

Following the trail of pioneers with colourful names like BB King, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor, Mike Frost & the Icemen have refined the original blues of Memphis, Chicago, Houston and L.A. The result is a dynamic blend of new and old. Original tunes and old favourites, played and sung with respect for the past, but with the drive and enthusiasm needed to entertain a contemporary audience.

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La Luna & The Gadjos – The Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival

Saturday 1st June 2019

Chanteuse ‘La Luna’ & her amazing Gadjos descend from afar to bring you an irreverent brew of French chanson, gypsy jazz and swing or Manouche! This traditional French music of the 30s is played with authentic feel and passion led by the multilingual talents of La Luna (Fr: the mad one) who sings vintage Piaf and gypsy classics with verve and nerve!

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Tom Harris Yurt Party – The Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Embrace the Eastern-European-meets-dubby-roots sound of Yurt Party! Clap hands to seething Romani and Balkan rhythms, sigh to haunting violin melodies, and cheer along the fiery horn players. This Christchurch-proud band gets people dancing at festivals, under trees, on top of tables and generally in an up and down direction.

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Jazz Jam with Axolotl & Friends – The Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival

Monday 3rd June 2019

The festival goes out on a great note with Axolotl taking you on a delightful adventure performing world jazz from South America to Eastern Europe with some stops in between. After, they’ll invite musicians from the festival line-up (and others) to join them on stage throughout the evening to participate in the jazz jam.

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Injury Reserve (US) – NZ Tour

Thursday 6th June 2019

Injury Reserve will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time this June 2019. The rap trio from Phoenix have started the year off with a bang, dropping track ‘Jawbreaker’ in January and now they’re back with new single ‘Jailbreak The Tesla feat. Amine’. Fresh off the back of a huge SXSW show, Injury Reserve will be bringing their unique sound with their trademark energy to our antipodean shores.

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Deep Water Creek – EP Release Show

Friday 7th June 2019

After the release of his self titled debut album over a year ago, Matthew Smith returns to the stage with his new band of talented musicians – aptly named ‘Deep Water Creek’. A mix of his early rock influences with his love of alt-country and folk give way for a dynamic live show and a sophomore album in the pipeline. Someone recently called Deep Water Creek ‘Sonic Country’.

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Jordan Luck Band Winter(ish) Tour

Friday 21st June 2019

Jordan Luck is the lead singer and songwriter for the New Zealand rock band The Exponents. The Exponents, had a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, and Victoria was recently voted by public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time. At the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards on 18 September, Jordan Luck was named as the first inductee to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

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Jordan Luck Band Winter(ish) Tour

Saturday 22nd June 2019

Jordan Luck is the lead singer and songwriter for the New Zealand rock band The Exponents. The Exponents, had a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, and Victoria was recently voted by public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time. At the 2007 APRA Silver Scroll Awards on 18 September, Jordan Luck was named as the first inductee to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

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