Looking for something to get up to this May? We’ve selected a couple of gigs that might interest you and get you out and about in this chilly weather. Read on for our gig guide…
There’s nothing like heading out to a gig or concert to make you feel fresh and worldly. It’s a great way to people watch, wind down, get a little bit dressed up and relax. So that’s why we’ve complied a gig guide that you can check out for the month of May.
Concerts are a great way to meet up with a couple of friends, catch up and hear all their news. By doing this a little bit before the show it’s a great way to wind slowly into the gig because more often than not you’ll find that once the show starts you won’t be able to gossip and you’ll have to be quiet.
Seeing what everyone else is wearing is interesting too! It’s a great way to check out trends and get styling ideas.
AUCKLAND GIG GUIDE
Tuxedo Swing – Come Dancing At Swing Junction @ Ponsonby Cruising Club, Westhaven Marina, Westhaven, Auckland. Every Sunday head along for great 10 piece band plus 2 sensational vocalists playing all the great swing standards of the 1940s.
Volume Sunday Sessions: Nomad, Benny Tipene, Dictaphone Blue @ Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland. Sunday 21 May, 12 – 2pm. At the final Sunday Session, you’ll enjoy the heady harmonies of nomad, the acoustic guitar and cheeky smile of Benny Tipene, and the catching grooves and indie pop diamonds of Dictaphone Blues.
The Hendrix Project – Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show @ Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton, Auckland, Sat 27 May 2017, 8:00pm–11:30pm. Direct from the UK you can go through a journey of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary back catalogue. Enjoy the awesome music of 60s guitar legend Jimi Hendrix authentically recreated – with no detail missed – from 3 of the most talented musicians on the circuit today.
Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver @ Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland, Tuesday 30 May 2017 8:00pm – 10:30pm. Take Me Home – The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia. The show includes exclusive film footage of John Denver through his career, his personal life and his love for the environment.
NSW GIG GUIDE
Bowie: Ashes to Ashes @ Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW, Sun 21 May 2017, 07:30 PM. Bowie: Ashes to Ashes takes you on a trip through the musical mastery and creative genius of one of the world’s most revered artists, David Bowie. Over two hours, be captivated by Bowie hits performed live on stage by Cameron Charters and a brilliant live band and brought to life with replica costuming and visionary theatrical production.
The Music of Cream @ State Theatre, Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Thu 25 May 2017, 08:00 PM. Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy entwine to pay tribute to Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s.
The Bootleg Beachboys @ Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW, Sat 27 May 2017, 08:00 PM. Now by popular demand, they are bringing their amazing multi-media production back to Australia. The Bootleg Beatles will meticulously recreate the vast soundscapes of the Beatles’ legendary recordings.
Dr Hook – Starring Dennis Locorriere @ State Theatre, Sydney, Sydney, NSW. Wed 31 May 2017, 08:00 PM. Dr Hook are back and celebrating forty years since their huge 1977 hit ‘WALK RIGHT IN’ topped the Australian charts.
WHAT TO WEAR
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