Special Events

New Found Sound

Friday 22nd June @ 7.30pm

New Found Sound is back for 2018 and it's going to be massive! New Found sound will take place at the Vic Theatre in Devonport on June 22nd.

New Found Sound, organised by the YMCA’s Youth Development Program ‘Raise Up’ is a live music event giving young musicians an opportunity to showcase their talent in their local area.

This June, sees the North Shore’s event taking place with a mix of bands and solo artists all performing for their chance to perform at the Vibe Music Festival.

We are stoked to be hosting a New Found Sound event for North Shore musicians. The North Shore has always had a strong music scene and it’s going to be great seeing some new talent taking to the stage. Although there is a prize for one artist at the end of the event, we want everyone to make the most of the opportunity of performing and networking with musicians they otherwise may not have met, it’s going to be a fun show!

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Marina Bloom and Moving Stuff

Saturday 23rd June @ 5.00pm

Russian singer-songwriter Marina Bloom and her band Moving Stuff perform her album When I'm Gone alongside some brand new material.

Marina writes across a variety of musical styles: from Western genres such as ballads, rock, pop, blues and country, to journeys into her musical roots in ethnic Slavic music. Marina’s haunting and powerful vocals are ably supported by her five-piece band Moving Stuff.

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Heaven and Earth - Rangi and Papa

Monday 25th June

Heaven and Earth – Rangi and Papa explores the seven sisters and the legend of Matariki, with over 25 magical glow-in-the-dark puppets. Suitable for Primary to Intermediate aged children. The show consists of a 40 minute performance and 20 minute Q&A where the audience get to meet and greet the actors and the voices behind the characters.

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Avalon Swing

Thursday 28th June @ 8.00pm

Vibrant acoustic swing, with a touch of French café! 

Avalon Swing is an art deco inspired celebration of music made fresh to lift the spirit and lighten the heart. 

Enjoy tunes from Django Reinhardt’s repertoire, the American songbook, French street music, and inventive reworkings of much loved favourites with Mia O'Brien on vocals and guitar, and Tim O'Brien on guitar.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Hot and Flustered Shadowcast

Friday 29th June @ 8.00pm

Hot & Flustered Shadowcast present The Rocky Horror Picture Show, who perform the cult classic live on stage while the movie plays behind them onscreen.

The true American love story, following Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), who stumble across a transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). Through their elaborate dance and musical journey, they meet a houseful of wild characters, and lose their innocence.

Get dressed up, to the movie or the theme, learn the dances, buy a prop kit, and enjoy the most immersive theatrical experience Auckland has to offer.

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Toni Swain

Friday 3rd August @ 8.00pm

Rhythm and blues diva Toni Swain has been described as 'world class' and 'sophisticated'. An incredible voice and music that 'defies categorization' (Rhythms Magazine), blending Blues, R&B, Soul and Jazz effortlessly in her original compositions.

Toni’s new album 'Deepest Water' skyrocketed to the #2 position on the Australian Blues and Roots Charts on release. It has been featured on numerous radio stations and programmes across Australia, and the band has now undertaken a busy touring schedule in Australia and New Zealand.

Major shows played recently include Echuca Blues, Devonport Jazz (Hobart), Auckland Jazz and Blues Festivals, and the band has been confirmed to play Broadbeach Blues, Echuca and New Zealands Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues festivals this year.

Toni’s touring band features the cream of Australian jazz and blues players, lifting this band to the international stage. Don’t miss the masterful Hamish Stuart - drums, the impressive grooves of Hal Tupeae – bass, super stylish Roy Payne – guitar, and gorgeous lounge sounds from George Bibicos – keyboards.

You are guaranteed that the music is always delivered with style and panache.

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