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The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band.

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable, entertaining experience.

Li'l Chuck the One Man Skiffle Machine returns with Utility Blues

Utility Blues is Li'l Chuck's follow up to the highly acclaimed 2013 release Blues In Full Swing. 

Don’t miss this very special festival – our guest lineup offers virtuosity, originality, hilarity and authenticity. Spread thickly over 4 days and 3 nights. And of course sessions of all styles any time of night or day. All in the beautiful setting of the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury.

Discover more about the artists at http://canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz/guest-artists-2/

This two day creative workshop is designed for song writers, composers and creatives from the Christchurch region who are interested in, or would like to explore further, the possibilities of Taonga Puoro (Traditional Māori Instruments) within their own practice. This is the first of a series of workshops in 2017, that will be held around the country, with the intention to develop the playing and use of taonga puoro throughout Aotearoa, New Zealand and beyond.
Workshops will include:

Emerging with a new line up and an explosive new sound, MERRIN incorporates the goodness of high energy rock with soul and passion. With the release of their raunchy new single “Mr.Dominant”, Merrin are excited to be taking their “Rock under Construction” tour to The Club Tavern Christchurch with support from local artists EgoValve and Cinderella Rocketship.

The first round of funding for 2017 has just been announced for NZ On Air New Single Funding. Congrats to local rock band recipients Decades who received single and video funding for their track “Get Me Home”.