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After a cracker start to the year, Soul Infused Rock Sensations MERRIN invite you to join them as they “go on a date” with some of the most fun live music venues in the lower North Island.

Dubbed “The band that was never meant to be,” Merrin recently released Angerfist, their first single, from their new EP Colour Five, due to be released in September 2015, This follows on from their debut EP Don’t Forget To Breathe.

The MERRIN family, Karl Wootton, Charlie Phillips Lisa Tagaloa and Richard Maxwell Jnr are excited to be playing with the support of live bands Hot Janola and The Culprits !


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After rave reviews of their debut EP, Racing is gearing up for their second national tour through Whanganui, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington and Auckland. For those who are still yet to see Racing live, you are in for a genuine full 40 oz.

Racing’s live show is as equally punishing as it is liberating, their sound is other-worldly and mind-bending. Rhythms that chant and melodies that hover allow them to take the straight rock and roll music they love and take it somewhere new, somewhere entirely theirs.

Andrew Tidball from Cheese on Toast said – “Holy shit! The debut E.P. from RACING sounds abso-fuckin-lutely huge! Can you fit it into your ears? It’s so freaking solid!”

Connor Whitten of TV3 described the Racing’s live show as “NZ’s best new-rock-group-you-should’ve-heard-of-by-now.”

Take a look for yourself Shades of Light video –

Racing E.P.

But the good news doesn’t stop there, Racing won’t be touring alone, they will be co-conspiring with Auckland band Husk. HUSK is heavier than heavy. A Fuzz Junkie trio with their debut album in the can, single climbing the charts and a sound that can only be described as ‘molten rock’ this will not be the last time you read their bio.

Check out the debut single off Husk’s album “Take Your Time”:

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JUNE 28 2015

Under Bare Poles

(Monique Aiken and Peter Quilter) are a indy folk duo.

Songs of the sea and matters of the heart.

Aiken spent her childhood roaming the Port Hills of Christchurch. Classically trained with an interest in the Jazz scene, Aiken spent a few years travelling and finally found her voice in folk.

Their music is intimate and honest harking back to the 60s & 70s American folk scene with a contemporary edge.

The pair are touring the country July – August for the official release of | The Blue Barn Sessions EP’s |  and Aiken’s full length Debut Album  | String |

A lovely evening in the smaller Cabana with candles, Heaters and beautiful music !!

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A musician, songwriter, and artist, and over all talent.

He is joined in NO ENGINE by fellow legend Tony Backhouse.

He was a member of bands including Blerta, Spats and The Crocodiles. He adopted the name Fane when he joined Blerta.

He wrote many of the songs used in the film Meet the Feebles.

He animated the titles for Radio with Pictures, a Television New Zealand programme featuring popular and alternative music.

“I made music for a living for about 13 years, playing guitar, singing and song-writing for a string of bands including BLERTA, SPATS, THE CROCODILES, & I AM JOE’S MUSIC. When this ridiculous lifestyle became untenable due to a young family, I began painting and making film clips for other bands. Eventually I eschewed live music, succumbing to the lure and thrill of advertising (aka money) and directed TVCs for a living, while continuing to paint, write songs and record. In the last twelve years of making art full time, I have found myself obsessed with finishing a raft of recording projects with lifelong soul brothers & collaborateurs BEND (Tony Backhouse & Peter Dasent). Tony & I also have a fabulous live band NO ENGINE in our hometown of Napier NZ, where we await the inevitable arrival of Pete. This is my youtube channel which hosts a bunch of my videos for various bands including …. THE MUTTON BIRDS, THE FRONT LAWN, TIM FINN & HERBS, DAVE DOBBYN, THE MACHINATIONS and various manifestations of our own eccentric combos”.

Doors at 8pm

A small Stage event !


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Cabana Muso Night Featuring:

AJ Campbell
Powerful Covers and Originals

Skilton Duo

modern covers by two great sister singers


Original POP/ROCK 4 piece.


blending funky rhythms with roots reggae to produce “freggae.

Finn Roberts/ Nick Castles

Winner of the 2nd Cabana songwriters comp…silky smooth originals.

Great Odin’s Beard:

Local Rock and Covers band with a great Welsh guitarist !!

Friday 8pm


One of my favourite NZ young bands !! Raw power and smoking vocals !!!

A combination of a group of friends…creating music to blow minds and break hearts…





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$5 TUIS / EXPORTS / 51’s / and Wines !!!


The Rude Boyz are a roots reggae band from Hawkes Bay Aotearoa/New Zealand. The band was formed as a result of the members love of Jamaican roots reggae and covers the diverse range of reggae from some of the founding fathers. The Rude Boyz also play original reggae music with songs like ‘Spiritual Poverty’ and ‘Bring the Roots Back’ part of their heavy bass, one drop signature sound.

$5 Only


Queens Of Beauty School


Hot Janola

3 wonderful local Rock bands go hard on A Saturday Night.


Drink special include:

$5 Tequila’s , $5Tuis, $5 Exports, $5 Barrels…… Giddyup !!

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UKULELE night.


Come in for a kness up and sing song

$10 includes a free drink.



Blues De Luxe are a group of local musicians who have met and played together at significant local venues over the past 3 years in various formats, and finally found an opportunity where the members are all available to combine and entertain with their reasonably eclectic range of taste in music.

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Last ever GIG

There’s a party going on at The Cabana . Come and get down with A Twin Moon, Mucus Kids, mr sterile Assembly and Gold Medal Famous. It’s the first time since 2012 that Gold Medal Famous has played Napier and the first time ever Mr Sterile Assembly and Mucus Kids have rocked your fair city.


Sewer Punk!

Outsider Punk!

Indie Alternative Rock, Ambient!

Indie Rock, Electropop, Noise!

Good times.



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Wellington experimental rock duo online dating single or divorced INTO ORBIT are a dynamic duo of guitar and drums whose immersive, genre-defying sound contains aspects of post rock, prog, metal, ambience and drone. They independently released their debut album Caverns in August 2014, earning them high praise from critics and fans alike. THE MOA BELT …… are a FUSHION JAZZ project that has to be heard to believe…. featuring Mr Kurt Yates  SUBLIME! EJ THORPE is a stunning artist who plays an amazing sound scape with a loop pedals with an other worldly presence. A standing ovation on her debut ! Beautiful.


An Electric Heart is the solo project of Napier based musician/singer Luke Pell. An Electric Heart’s sound is described as ‘alternative pop’ (think PET SHOP BOYS with edge). Pell is currently gearing up to release his second full length album (Due out mid-way through 2015) under the pseudonym An Electric Heart.

ILLEVILHATER is serving up sounds like a mad killer on the loose serving up bodies. Step into the mind of a lunatic with lyrics exploring many horror themes.


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5th Rude Boyz
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8th Make like a Tree (Ukrane) $10
9th Karaoke $5
10th The Whisky Show/ Munroe / Old Mans Beard $10
11th Private Party

16th Music Machine Muso Night $5
17th One Man Glam $10/ $15
18th Death Metal Festival $15
19th Dave Boston + Family $10

22nd EIT performance (free)
23rd The Culprits (Pop) $5
24th Cabaret Royale $25
25th Private Party
26th  Americana 2pm $10
30th The Tutors (free).
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