Coming Events

The Frank Burkitt Band

Dates: Saturday 6 May

" A set with the band is like a trip through the top shelf of the best liquor cabinet - all malt whisky, moonshine and sunlight...a tight-knit ensemble of power and delicacy and a rare treat.” Shannon Beynan -

They are delighted to be playing for the first time in Gisborne at The Dome Cinema. They have extensively toured all over New Zealand and regrettably never made it sunny Gisborne. Now, they are coming all the way from Wellington for a special one off gig.

The Frank Burkitt Band have become one of New Zealand’s finest string bands and their style can best be described as ‘Acoustic Swing’. Drawing influence from American roots music and artists such as The Wood Brothers, Pokey LaFarge and Nina Simone, Burkitt’s entertaining and occasionally rambling anecdotes give audiences a chance to really relate to his songs. The originality of the songs stand out and the arrangements will keep your mind guessing and your foot tapping. They are: Frank Burkitt (vocals, guitar), Kara Filbey (vocals, percussion), Cameron Dusty Burnell (mandolin, tenor banjo) and James Geluk (double bass). Oscar Laven (tenor sax, trumpet, clarinet and trombone)

Joining the band for a few select gigs around NZ in 2017 will be the one man band that is Oscar Laven. Regularly found front of stage leading the Wellington City Shake-Em-Downers or his own big band the Neo Hot Jive Orchestra, he adds sumptuous brass and woodwind to The Frank Burkitt Band’s jazz undertones.

Presales also from Aviary $20, $25 on the door.

Temple of the Grunge

Dates: Sat 13 May 9pm

Temple Of The Grunge is quite simply New Zealand's finest musical tribute to the
gods of the grunge rock genre.

Formed in Hawkes Bay in 2012, the Napier band has been kept a hot local secret,
with it's solid fanbase and regular capacity shows.

Now with it's first in a series of shows planned throughout the North Island, on May
13th, Gisborne locals will be the first to experience the fun and sonic mayhem unleashed...

Representing a varitable who's who of the Napier music scene; band members are
drawn from such acts as Jacob, Diamond Doll, Connan Mockasin, Cougar Studs,
Come to Dolly & Golden Curtain...

North Island audiences can expect to enjoy all the biggest songs from the greatest
bands of the classic 90's grunge era, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and more!

Be sure to catch the band's electrifying tour performance; Gisborne Dome Bar, May 13th

$12 presales from eventfinda (see link below)
$15 on the door


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