Soul Infused Rock !
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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 !
FRIDAY JULY 17
RACING IS BASICALLY THE OLD CHECKS !!
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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhdA2UFRHV4
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”:
Live Music Live Bands in Hawkes Bay
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 !!
This week at the Cabana the 26th of June
FANE FLAWS IS A NZ LEGEND !!! !
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 !
Live Music – This Week at the Cabana
Cabana Muso Night Featuring:
Powerful Covers and Originals
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 !!
HIS MASTERS VOICE
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…
Cabana this week 10th of June
COME AND SING THROUGH A REAL PA with real FOLD BACK in a REAL Music Venue !!
$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.
Queens Of Beauty School
3 wonderful local Rock bands go hard on A Saturday Night.
Drink special include:
$5 Tequila’s , $5Tuis, $5 Exports, $5 Barrels…… Giddyup !!
This week at the Cabana,
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.
A TWIN MOONS
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! https://www.facebook.com/MUCUS.KIDS
Outsider Punk! https://www.facebook.com/pages/mr-sterile-Assembly/182228590169
Indie Alternative Rock, Ambient! https://www.facebook.com/ATwinMoon
Indie Rock, Electropop, Noise! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-Medal-Famous/136401413083058
Live Music and Live bands at the Cabana this week.
AN ELECTRIC HEART
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.
GOLD COIN ENTRY
Live Music Hawkes Bay
This week at The Cabana 22nd April
The Culprits with Incognito Mode $5
Including Miss Burlesque New Zealand
Tickets 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
Great acts..Great Music $5
May 3rd 8pm
From New York
APRIL AT THE CABANA:
1st Ukulele Night $10 with free drink
2nd Gunt / Illevilhater / Stove Huggahz $10
4th LA Bastard (OZ) $10
5th Rude Boyz Cancelled by GOD
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).