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NZ Music Month - Album Release Shows

Please note 3 artists / shows below….

Moana and The Tribe Album Release Show

Moana and The Tribe Album Release Show, Auckland Central, 15 May 2008

When: Thursday, 15 May 2008

Time: 8:00pm - 11:45pm

Where: Galatos: 17 Galatos Street, Newton
PreSales Real Groovy: $30.00
Door Sales: $35.00

New Zealand music icon, Moana Maniapoto prepares to unveil the beautiful new work entitled ‘Wha’. In the six years since their last album Moana and The Tribe have been capturing the hearts and minds of international audiences and critics with their breathtaking live performances.

"Moana creates tremors . . . captivated the audience with their enchanting voices and performance. Moana walked onto the stage to a rapturous ovation from the audience." Les Nouvelles Caledoniennes

Moana and The Tribe's fourth album 'WHA' is set for release on 12 May and will be celebrated with a special showcase of music performance and multimedia at Galatos on Thursday 15 May.

Moana and The Tribe will be sharing the stage with one of the top male vocalists in the country - and a great songwriter, Hareruia Aperahama. Ruia and his band will play a 50 minute set and then, Moana and The Tribe will do a 50 minuter.

The Tribe that night will feature new members Ryan Monga (percussion), Kaitapu Monga (bass), Ashley Brown (cello) and Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (violin). Cadzow Cossar, Amiria Reriti and Trina Maniapoto will be fronting the band alongside Moana.

It will be a fantastic night!
For fans of: Womad, Reggae, A Night You Wont Forget!

Steve Abel & The Chrysalids Album Release Show

Steve Abel & The Chrysalids - 'Flax Happy' Album Release Celebration Auckland Central, 22 May 2008

When: Thursday, 22 May 2008

Time: Doors: 8:00pm

Steve Abel & The Chrysalids on stage 9.30pm

Voom – play following

Where: The Dogs Bollix: 2 Newton Rd, Newton
Pre Sales $1500
Doors 8pm Steve Abel & The Chrysalids onstage 9.30pm After- party hosted by Voom!
Last chance to see them for a while as everyone heads off in different directions to continue their other projects!

Local folk/rock hero Steve Abel and his collective The Chrysalids are excited to announce the release of their impassioned sophomore album 'Flax Happy' due for release on May 19.

Described as a 'kiwi supergroup', Steve Abel's band The Chrysalids brings together some of New Zealand's most renowned and talented musicians featuring Geoff Maddock (Bressa Creeting Cake, Goldenhorse) on electric guitar, Mike Hall (Brunettes, Dimmer, Pluto) on double bass, Milan Borich (Pluto, Bic Runga band) on drums, and Gareth Thomas (Goodshirt) with the accordion. Unfortunately Gareth is in the UK and can't make the release show but has left his sweet sounds all over the album!

Abound in the richly poetic lyrics of Abel, 'Flax Happy' continues with the rolling rhythms and elegiac ballads for which Steve Abel has become known, and features Texan luminary Jolie Holland, who lends her distinctive jazz-and-blues inflected croon to Abel's own unique husky vocals on the mournful duets 'Cinders of the Sun' and 'Heart of Misery (The Bough)'.

With such sweet ballads presented alongside others the impressive alt/folk/rock pedigree of 'Little Death', it would seem Abel has added another inspired offering to his increasingly remarkable catalogue.

Luke Thompson

Luke Thompson, Auckland Central, 15 May 2008

When: Thursday, 15 May 2008

Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: Chapel Bar & Bistro, 147 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland Central

Cost: Free

Luke Thompson's debut album "Here On The Ground" is getting rave reviews! With a string of NZ radio hits - Perfect Drive, Morning Light and Bleed, Luke is quickly filling out the adorations of "a major Kiwi talent"!

Fresh off the farm from filming the video for his soon to be released single 'Say You'll Stay', Luke Thompson is back in Auckland for an intimate one-night-only show at the Chapel Bar and Bistro.

For fans of Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Don McLean, John Mayer and Cat Stevens.


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