Coming Events

Monty Bevins Travellers Tour

Dates: Sunday 24 Feb

Garden Bar - $10 entry

What better way for New Zealand's beloved soul-folk troubadour to release his new Traveller EP than with a tour of the country to all his favourite small towns.

Recorded with Lee Prebble at Wellington's Surgery Studios, 'Traveller' reflects 6 years of craft, curiosity and experiences as a full time musician with no fixed abode. Monty digs out and distills themes of tenderness, personal revolution and adventure, with a warm rich voice over articulate guitar grooves. Each song is woven with the stories of people he's met along the way...

'Hard Ship', for instance, was written after an honest discussion in a taxi ride home with a Cambodian driver and his harrowing Khmer Rouge experience; 'Lovers Again' after calling in for a cuppa with the empty nest parents from Arthur's Pass preparing to move out of the family home, south to a smaller place. Fittingly, 'Country Slow' was written after a train ride out of bustling Melbourne into the quiet rural town of Kyneton - "I remember strolling past shop windows and stopping for yarns with slow talking people in the street who had time to ask how your day was going", Monty Bevins.

For Bevins, touring goes beyond just musical involvement, without that one fixed community to head back to, it's a way of life, deeply personal at a speed that allows for encounter, listening in to the detail. Monty has built a loyal following throughout his homeland where he's known as a touching, spirited performer, with songs that ask the big questions while telling the small stories.

"There's a reason why people keep coming back again and again to see Monty perform; he’s an authentic musician with bloody good songs." James Kenyon (AUS)

"I was pleasantly surprised with his obviously honed and crafted live performance, as he effortlessly intertwined elements of folk, roots and soul together.” Poppy Tohill, 13th floor.co.nz

FAR OUT FILMS

Dates: Last Tuesday of every month

Introducing the Far Out Film nights at the Dome.

February 26 - TWO-LANE BLACKTOP

Hand picked classic films that have stood the test of time. Left of centre, out on the fringe, always with substance and never boring. Many films may be unknown to some of our viewers, yet we hope you will come for an experience.

Expect the unexpected! $10 cash

Check out our movies page for monthly film details.

Light It Up

Dates: Sat 2 March

Richie Cattell & Darnell Wilson bring their dynamic style of RnB / Pop to the Dome!

The duo have worked & toured with International and National artists such as Bow Wow, Sean Kingston, Mya, G-Eazy, Jhene Aiko, J-Kwon, DJ Noiz, Donell Lewis, Kennyon Brown, Smashproof, Pieter T and many more.

Starting his career on the hit show ‘New Zealand’s Got Talent’ - Richie Cattell has found major success not just nationally, but within the international R&B scene. In early 2018 Richie Cattell’s duo album ‘Still Stuck’ charted on the Official New Zealand Music Charts peaking at #4 on debut. While all other singles have charted in the NZ iTunes Charts.

Darnell Wilson has also found huge success within the local and international R&B and Hip-Hop scene since coming in to the game in early 2016, often being compared to Chris Brown due to their similar Urban flavour. Featuring on some of RnBass’ Radio Podcasts and multiple charting singles both in New Zealand & Germany. He also featured on the ‘Elevate (Super Remix)’, also known as the #8BallChallenge, which showcased an elite line-up of New Zealand Hip-Hop heavy weights and future up & comers in 2017.

Performing all their hits from over the years, this is one show you don’t want to miss!

Special guests to be announced.

Isaiah B Brunt Trio

Dates: Thurs 7 March, 7pm

$20 cash on the door
"His is an age-old sound reminiscent of the kind of earthy blues, soul and folk that held sway during the mid-1960s. His rampaging slide stings, utilizing tried’n’true blues progressions but adding a modern sheen to the whole shebang… a dynamite new roots-reverent newcomer to the American blues scene.” – Classicalite Music Magazine

Australian based Isaiah B Brunt has always known where his hearts lies since he first heard his father strum the ukulele, blow his harmonica and unleash on the lap steel. Named 2010 Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year, Isaiah went on to perform in the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee where he was one of the best dressed cats there and good enough musically to be one of the very few to be reviewed in the Memphis Daily News.

Isaiah’s latest album recorded in New Orleans, Just The Way That It Goes, was released to much acclaim and showcases the electric side of what he does. The album was voted best Australian Blues album for 2015 by the North American Underground Blues Network and mentioned amongst legendary icons Buddy Guy (US), John Mayall (UK) and Blues Hall of Fame Pinetop Perkins.

Isaiah will be accompanied by Bassist Mark Hornibrook, a seasoned performer who has worked with Blues Diva Sally King, Queen of Country music Anne Kirkpatrick and the infallible Jazz Icon Billy Field. And also by Drummer & Percussionist D Bruce Aitken, who has spent some time in Canada performing with award winning and Internationally Renowned Canadian Blues artists such as John Campbelljohn, Fred Eaglesmith and Matt MInglewood

Sonic Delusion

Dates: Sat 6 April, 8.30pm

"Hey Trouble" Single Release Tour
Presale tickets $15 from Aviary, $20 on the door

Sonic Delusion, the Swiss-Kiwi electro-folk artist, continues to carve out his own
unapologetically ambitious and hip swaying sounds with his third single “Hey Trouble”, from his upcoming album “Anything Goes” (to be released in May 2019).

Pop infused but staying true to his funky folk looped beats, Manella sings sassy lyrics thatwill evoke memories for all those who have ever taken a chance on a good romance, regardless of the trouble it could bring. “Hey Trouble” is the cool and quirky love song about meeting that someone, throwing caution the wind and allowing yourself imaging the life that could follow.

“Hey Trouble” gives Manella’s fans a single that builds on the continuous excitement for his new up and coming album, “Anything Goes”. As always he is staying true to his too funky for folk and too folky for funk signature style, and as Manella sings throughout in the single...fans and loyal followers can expect that good things are rising in the lead up to his album.

POVERTY BAY BLUES NIGHT

Dates: First Tuesday of the month

The best in live music!

Come down on the first Tuesday of the month for the best selection of local music at the Poverty Bay Blues Night. Each month sees a new line-up of musicians giving us a taste of what they've got.

Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm. Just $5 on the door