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.
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Trailblazing Australian cowpunks The Johnnys will perform five New Zealand concerts in late September – their first tour here in three decades. The Johnnys barnstorming shows at legendary NZ venues like The Gluepot and Warners back in the 80s made an impenetrable impression.
Mild Orange (affectionately, M.O) is a young four-piece band that creates what they call ‘melting melodies’ – an energy and vibrancy derived from a lust for smooth sounds.
Having just completed a national ‘Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?’ album release tour, Eccentric-folk musician Fraser Ross returns to Christchurch to perform at Blue Smoke’s much loved Sunday Sit Down concert series this September.
The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with it’s melancholic, analogue tones.
After his last sell out Blue Smoke show, Tiki Taane returns to his old stomping ground to perform his powerful and uplifting “One Man Band” show.
Reb Fountain is gearing up to record a new album this October but before she does she’ll be coming south to share a raft of new tunes and old at Blue Smoke’s much loved Sunday Sit Down concert series. This will be the final Sunday Sit Down of the season!
With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve Gunn (formerly a guitarist in Kurt Vile’s backing band, The Violators) has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. Close listening reveals the influence of blues, folk, ecstatic free jazz, and psych in his continually unfolding output.
Albi & The Wolves are a New Zealand string band that creates a huge sound using only an acoustic guitar, an electric violin, a double bass, and their three voices.
For over 30 years, New Zealand’s greatest country music band The Warratahs have carved a niche into the New Zealand landscape – literally from North Cape to Bluff, becoming legendary for extensively touring both small towns and cities alike.This year New Zealand’s greatest country music band are hitting the road again.
Paul Ubana Jones is set to bring his “unique electro acoustic” music to Blue Smoke
Harry was co-founder, guitar player and songwriter with NZ Hall of Fame band Hello Sailor. To the Sea is the first solo album for Harry Lyon produced by Lyttelton’s music auteur Delaney Davidson. The album showcases Harry’s array of styles and influences with classic Kiwi rock, New Orleans vaudeville, Latin, Pasifika, country and a Christmas ballad for good measure. Lyrically subjects range from love songs, a life well lived and Harry’s usual wry political and social observations.
In celebration of the ‘How Much’ release, Tiny Ruins will be playing Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington as the full band line up this spring. A group renowned for their electric dynamic live on stage, Tiny Ruins have toured the world many times over, they have played stages across countless cities with Sharon van Etten, Calexico, The Handsome Family and more.
At long last, Sex on Toast are ready to unveil their latest EP… Rough. The record signals the completion of the double EP project Rough and Ready. 016’s Ready was a light and joyous affair, with horn arrangements, pianos, both electric and acoustic, high falsetto and tight 70’s backbeats.
Following on from a No.1 New Zealand album, Tom Scott is taking his Avantdale Bowling Club project live in October and November. Avantdale Bowling Club has been three years in the making and the band comprises some of the country’s finest jazz musicians in Julien Dyne (Drums), Tonga Vaea (Keys and Trumpet), Ben Turua (Bass) and JY Lee (Sax) together with special guest vocalists.
Earlier in May, eighteen years after her debut recording on American soil, Moa headed to the vibrant musical hub of New Orleans to record her sixth studio album. The result is a 10-track collection of some of Anika’s clearest and most captivating music. The self-titled album, Anika Moa, is set to be released through Universal Music on 5th October.
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