Coming Events


Dates: Sat 31st March

Presales $20 from 7th Rose Tattoo
Limited $25 door sales on the night

Penny Ashton's Olive Copperbottom

Dates: Sunday 1st April

Tickets $30, will be available at The Aviary, and the I-SITE closer to the date!

Following the delicate sold out successes of Promise and Promiscuity, Penny Ashton swaps Austen for Dickens and brings orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life. A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

Featuring reworkings of classical masters such as Chopin, Verdi and Tchaikovsky by the ever talented Robbie Ellis, and a brand new corset to make your eyes water from Elizabeth Whiting.

Ashton requests that you should come because as Dickens says; “It is a hopeless endeavour to attract people to the theatre, unless they first be brought to believe they will never get in.”

Jan Preston Duo

Dates: Tuesday 3 April

As special guests the Poverty Bay Blues Club welcomes the Jan Preston Duo to our regular monthly Blues night on Tuesday 3rd April at 8pm

Tickets will be $10 on the door for this month.

Shaun Kirk Howlin' at the Moon Tour

Dates: Friday 6th April

Playing the Dome Room we are proud to bring you Shaun Kirk on his Howlin' at the Moon Tour. Tickets $15+BF from or $20 from Aviary.
8pm. Support by local talents One and a Half Men!

Hailing from the outer suburbs of Australia’s music capital Melbourne, multi award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk has been labeled “One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard” (Buzz Magazine) and “One of the most explosive solo acts this country has to offer” (Mixdown Magazine).

Kirk’s ever growing list of achievements includes 2 chart topping album’s, 30,000+ independent sales, 250,000+ Youtube views, as well as performances alongside the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Allen Stone; and appearances at renowned festivals Bluesfest, Woodford, Queenscliff, Port Fairy (just to name a few).

With new music dropping in 2018 alongside the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which resulted in numerous sold out headline shows across the country Shaun’s fledging career is set to soar.


Dates: Thurs 19 April

Tickets $20 through or Aviary

HOBNAIL are on the road again, performing all over NZ to bring you their stunning new 7th album “Blue Sky Songs”, along with some of their past classic favourites. This is a live show not to be missed! For the uninitiated, it will be a rare treat as one of the country’s best live acts tours the finest album of its illustrious career. “When Hobnail take the stage, they tear into their set with mucho gusto, injecting volume and energy into the evening with their illustrious blend of bluegrass, Celtic folk, pop, and rock’n’roll”. - Nelson Mail

After 23 years together on a long and winding road which has seenthem play venues around the world and throughout New Zealand, “Blue Sky Songs” – HOBNAIL’s 7th album - is a fine distillation of life’s lessons, well learned. Like a well-aged cognac, “Blue Sky Songs” is mature, complex, occasionally fiery, but with great depth and power.

Following the triumph of their most successful album so far “String Things” in 2015, “Blue Sky Songs” is a more acoustic offering. Featuring violins, acoustic guitars and mandolas alongside electric instruments, as well as 3 different lead singers, the result is a beautiful album rich in variety. Their musical craft is clearly on display with thoughtful lyrics and soaring melodies, and a feel good vibe coming from their unique blend of folk and celtic, country and rock.

Anthonie Tonnon

Dates: Sat 5 May

Tickets $20 from Aviary or

After an Australian tour, and a run of shows and festivals in New Zealand, Anthonie Tonnon is announcing eight more shows in the corners of both islands in April. Tonnon will play music from the recent Extended Player Two Free Hands, and also preview new material as it has been recorded.

The EP and single, Two Free Hands, is Tonnon’s first imprint from two years of international touring and experimentation. The single spent a number of weeks at the top of the NZ alt radio charts at the end of last year, and, due to demand, the CD version of the EP is now available from music stores across the country via Southbound distribution - as well as from Tonnon’s website and bandcamp.

Produced with longtime collaborator Jonathan Pearce, ‘Two Free Hands’ features contributions from Anna Coddington on vocals, fellow band member Stuart Harwood on percussion and drum effects, and Elizabeth Stokes (The Beths, Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes) on french horn. Thom Healey (Tiny Ruins, Dunes) mastered the song. The Extended Player features a new collaboration with and remix by Wellington electronic producer, Michael Upton, also known as Jet Jaguar.

Since releasing Successor - an album which picked up nominations for both the Taite Prize and The APRA Silver Scroll, Tonnon has toured extensively, supporting The Veils and Nadia Reid in North America and Europe, and The Chills on a thorough tour of New Zealand, as well as his own headline tours in the USA and Australasia. Over that time, Tonnon has developed a one-of-a-kind show that combines both electronic and traditional instrumentalism, theatricality and dance.


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