Main Events

At Blue Smoke we specialize in live music and good hospitality. It is our goal to provide a welcoming and intimate concert environment for all comers to hear and experience performances from some of the finest acts touring New Zealand.

See the event guide below to view a list of our upcoming main events.

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

The Johnnys (Australia)

Thursday 27th September 2018

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.

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Mild Orange

Friday 28th September 2018

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.

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The Teskey Brothers ‘I Get Up’ Tour

Friday 5th October 2018

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.

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Tiki Taane

Saturday 6th October 2018

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.

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Steve Gunn (USA) New Zealand Tour

Tuesday 9th October 2018

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.

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Albi & The Wolves ‘It Ain’t Easy’ National Tour

Thursday 11th October 2018

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.

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The Warratahs – Drivin’ Wheel Tour

Friday 12th October 2018

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.

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Another Side Of Paul Ubana Jones

Saturday 13th October 2018

Paul Ubana Jones is set to bring his “unique electro acoustic” music to Blue Smoke

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Harry Lyon ‘To The Sea’ Album Tour

Sunday 14th October 2018

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.

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Tiny Ruins ‘How Much’ Tour

Thursday 18th October 2018

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.

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Sex On Toast ‘Rough’ EP Release Tour

Friday 19th October 2018

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.

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‘Avantdale Bowling Club’ On Tour

Friday 26th October 2018

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.

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Anika Moa Album Release Tour

Saturday 27th October 2018

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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