THE WHISKEY LIVE 2011
Ponsonby’s premier music venue celebrates NZ Music Month
with 40 acts over 20 nights, boasting intimate performances from some of our best loved musicians, current chart toppers and emerging talent: from pop to rock, dance, dub, chamber pop, jazz, creamy country rock, and everything in between.
The 11th annual NZ Music Month festivities are fast approaching and THE WHISKEY, still buzzing from the success of its 2010 series is boasting an even bigger line up of Kiwi talent to whet even the most discerning music lover’s appetite.
THE WHISKEY LIVE is a series of concerts presented annually by The Whiskey bar in Auckland’s Ponsonby Road as a celebration of New Zealand Music Month each May. Featuring a broad spectrum of New Zealand musicians performing one of a kind, limited capacity shows, THE WHISKEY LIVE is fast becoming a headline attraction of New Zealand Music Month each year.
Opening the series on Tuesday 3 May is The Peter Urlich Sextet; Urlich has been a vibrant, paid-up member of the NZ music scene for over 30 years and he shows no signs of stopping.
Closing the series on Saturday 28th May is another who has paid homage to three plus decades in the industry, the man who holds more APRA song-writing awards than any other artist; Mr Dave Dobbyn, performing with his band plus opening support from members of Christchurch based band, Dukes.
The line up includes: AHORIBUZZ, Andrew Keoghan, Anika Moa, Annabel Fay, Avalanche City, Barnaby Weir, Bic Runga, Cairo Knife Fight, Che Fu, Clap Clap Riot, Dave Dobbyn, Dave McArtney & Friends, Don McGlashan, Dukes, F IN MATH, Greg Fleming & The Trains, Greg Johnson, Hello Sailor, Jan Hellriegel, Jason Kerrison featuring The Babysitters Circus, Jonny Love, LA Mitchell, Luke Thompson, Motocade, Nairobi Trio, Nathan Haines and the Dream Band, People of Paris, The Peter Urlich Sextet, Ruby Frost, The Jordan Luck Band, The Thomas Oliver Band.
THE WHISKEY bar owner, Andrew Bruce is thrilled with the 2011 line-up:
“The Whiskey has been involved in NZ Music Month for three years now and for us it gets bigger and better every year; it’s a unique opportunity to see NZ music in a local and intimate setting – we only sell 80 tickets per show, people love it!.”
Dates / Line Up as follows:
Tues 3 May The Peter Urlich Sextet
Wed 4 May Che Fu
Thurs 5 May Anika Moa, with support Luke Thompson
Fri 6 May The Thomas Oliver Band
Sat 7 May Motocade, with support Clap Clap Riot
Tues 10 May Don McGlashan with support Greg Fleming & The Trains
Wed 11 May The Jordan Luck Band
Thurs 12 May Nathan Haines and the Dream Band
Fri 13 May OPSHOP’s Jason Kerrison & The Babysitters Circus with support Jonny Love
Sat 14 May People of Paris & Ruby Frost
Tues 17 May Nairobi Trio
Wed 18 May Annabel Fay & Jan Hellriegel
Thurs 19 May Dave McArtney & Friends
Fri 20 May Cairo Knife Fight & AHORIBUZZ
Sat 21 May Hello Sailor
Tues 24 May Greg Johnson with support Andrew Keoghan
Wed 25 May Avalanche City
Thurs 26 May LA Mitchell & Barnaby Weir
Fri 27 May Bic Runga with support F IN MATH
Sat 28 May Dave Dobbyn & Dukes
Tickets are limited and go on-sale on Friday 15th April via Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.co.nz or phone 0800 111 999. Full show info is available at www.whiskeybars.com.
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THE WHISKEY LIVE - background
THE WHISKEY LIVE is a series of concerts presented annually by The Whiskey bar as a celebration of New Zealand Music Month each May. Featuring top New Zealand artists performing one of a kind, limited capacity shows at The Whiskey in Auckland's Ponsonby Rd; THE WHISKEY LIVE is fast becoming a headline attraction of New Zealand Music Month each year.
In 2010, THE WHISKEY LIVE was composed of a fortnight's worth of concerts; live music every night for 2 weeks. The concert series featured NZ Music luminaries such as feelers, Boh Runga & Che Fu, The Earlybirds, Greg Johnson, Annabel Fay, Jordan Luck Band, Hello Sailor and many more; performing to crowds of New Zealand's most ravenous music enthusiasts.
THE WHISKEY is one of Auckland's premier night spots; located in the deep end of Ponsonby Rd. The Whiskey pays homage to legendary Los Angeles club The Whisky A-Go-Go with the most authentic Rock'n'Roll atmosphere in New Zealand; classy décor, sophisticated staff and one of the best premium spirit selections in the country combine to provide a perfect environment for unique, electrifying live performances.
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