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WHAT'S ON

WUNDERBAR OPEN MIC 

EVERY TUESDAY | FREE ENTRY

Our open mic runs from 7:00pm to 11:00pm every Tuesday.
Starring some of our best local talent and professionally mixed by sam wally.
All performers get a complimentary drink and, if you bring an empty USB stick, we'll even record your performance for you!
7:00PM T0 11:00PM | R18

WUNDERBAR JAM NIGHT

EVERY WEDNESDAY | FREE ENTRY

For Musicians wanting to Perform together
FROM 8:00PM | R18

 

WUNDERBAR COMEDY NIGHT

THURSDAY 29TH JULY $10

Come along to Christchurch's most unique little bar and nestle your self in to their groovy back room for an evening of laughter!
This show opens with a professional comedian as your host who will guide you through a collection of open mic comedians.
Then to finish, another pro to make sure you're filled to the brim with laughs!
FROM 8:00PM | R18

 

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GRAWLIXES

THURSDAY 19TH AUGUST  2021

Grawlixes celebrate their sophomore album with a 12 date headline tour this July/August. The ten shows will see Grawlixes perform in intimate venues across Aotearoa, captivating audiences with a dynamic set ranging from floating atmospheric ballads to jaw-dropping rock'n'roll.
Grawlixes are an existential folk-pop band from Wellington, New Zealand, who will sear themselves in your brain with raw, wry and infectious songs about doomed relationships, not being invited to parties, and wanting to murder each other. Continuing the great lineage of artists who bring sadness to their sprightly melodies, Grawlixes’ music often deals in the melancholy with self-deprecating honesty and beautiful boy-girl harmonies, sung by co-founders Robin Cederman (Tahu & The Takahes, The Prophet Hens) and Penelope Esplin (French for Rabbits, Lake South).
Grawlixes signed to Home Alone records, following an extensive European tour supporting now label-mates French for Rabbits, throughout Switzerland, England, Germany and France. They released their debut album ‘Set Free’ in July 2017 to critical acclaim, reaching #9 in the NZ Album Charts. And have since expanded into a stellar 5 piece band, featuring esteemed local musicians Alex Vaastra on violin (Julian Temple Band, Emily Fairlight), Emma Hattaway on bass (BoJack Funkman) and Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on drums (Dawn Diver, French for Rabbits).
Love You To Death will be released on July 15 on Home Alone Records and is available to pre-order now via https://grawlixesnz.bandcamp.com/album/love-you-to-death
The phenomenal album was recorded with Lee Prebble at The Surgery, in Wellington (L.A.B, Black Seeds, Trinity Roots) and mixed with producer Tom Healy (Julia Jacklin, Tiny Ruins, Finn Andrews) and mastered by Paul Gold of Salt Mastering in Brooklyn, New York (Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors). The result is lush instrumentation, captivating performances and clean intimate vocals.
“Speaking with spine tingling and ethereal impact, Grawlixes set themselves apart as two distinguished songwriters …with an undeniable potential for profound lyricism and a bottomless folk rock diversity," Happy (Australia)
“Grawlixes’ debut has been holding me in a tight stranglehold for a while now." De Krenten Uit de Pop (Netherlands)
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One dark night, beneath the glow of a gas heater, Adam Hattaway and the Haunters emerged with a Bob Dylan record in one hand and a glass of cheap red wine in the other. They’ll take you back to the good old days when heartbreak wasn't just something you learned about in the movies.
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YEAH THE BOYS & MATRIX

FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST  2021 | $5

The Wunderbar presents a rocking night with Matrix and Yeah the boys!
Doors open at 8pm
$5 entry
Simply share this event page and go into the draw to win free entry and 2 free drinks!
Can't wait to see you all there !

DOONS x SOFIA MACHRAY

THURSDAY 26TH AUGUST  2021

Join two of Pōneke’s finest on their August 2021 Winter Tour, at Wunderbar on August 26th New music, bigger shows, right on. Tickets from Under the Radar. Support TBC. Doors 9pm. $10 earlybois on sale 5pm 2nd July.
DOONS and Sofia Machray are joining forces on a winter tour. With both emerging Pōneke-based artists in the process of finishing new music, they’re bringing the best of the capital’s alternative scene to the whole country, through a 5-date tour.
Following the release of their sophomore EP ‘The Importance of Being Indifferent’, and their January 2021 debut nationwide tour, DOONS are ready to hit the road again. With powerful vocals, elegant lead guitar and a potent rhythm section, sincerity reigns supreme through DOONS’ live set, which is sure to get people moving, and slot cleanly into a ruckus evening.
Sofia Machray will have you dancing with the daisies, stretching out over moody rockers and soft-burning hooks. Unmatched in her sonic field Sofia is an eclectic master of the sing-songwriter gone rouge, backed by her powerful 3-piece support band. After topping alternative charts in 2020 with her debut single Handstands and recently releasing new pearler Milky Ways, Sofia Machray is fast solidifying herself as a tactful, femme-led outfit in the forefront of New Zealand’s alternative scene.

RHYTHM METHOD - 90'S DANCE PJ PARTY

FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST 2021 | TICKETS $11

RHYTHM METHOD Launch Night
Lovers of 90s dance and pop hits unite! Wear your pyjamas or dressing gown! Or even better, order some superhero pyjamas, right after buying your ticket!
Expect to hear classics by 90s artists like 2 Unlimited | Culture Beat | Corona | Whigfield | Ace of Base | Spice Girls | Cappella | Snap! | Robin S. | Robert Miles | Haddaway | La Bouche | CeCe Peniston | MC Hammer | The Prodigy | Londonbeat | Real McCoy | OMC | Madonna | Black Box
10pm - 3am at Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Ages 18 and over
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TIDAL RAVE ALBUMETTE

SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST 2021

Tidal Rave is excited to announce the release of their second album. ‘Albumette’ will be released in August 2021 through Fish Rider Records and the band will be touring New Zealand for the first time in its five year Existence!
The album was recorded by Lee Prebble and Andrew Downes at the Surgery in Newtown. Mixed by Lee Prebble and Mastered by Mike Gibson. The eight tracks were written by the four songwriters and the band, mostly during 2020 when Covid prevented them from touring their debut album Heart Screams(2020).
Albumette, is a garage, surf and indie pop, inspired journey. It explores themes like police incompetence, problematic capitalism, disconnection and In-between spaces.
They will be joined by - Model Home and Solo Ono

Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt & Carole King Songbook

SAT 18TH SEPTEMBER 2021 | TICKETS $40

Touring New Zealand 2021 (2020 Tour Postponed)
Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt are arguably three of the world’s most recognizable voices. With combined record sales topping in excess of over 300 million units sold as well as an endless wealth of top 20 hits between them, they truly are three of the world’s greatest.
In this brand new show, Melbourne singer/songwriter, Bloom, will have you experience the incredible hits that span several decades from the Grammy Award winning artists.
Stevie Nicks is best known as the vocalist and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac but is also a chart-topper in her own right. Collectively, her work both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a soloist has produced over forty top 50 hits and sold over 140 million records. She is celebrated as one of the world’s top “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Hailing as one of the 20th century’s most successful female songwriters and having penned over 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100, Carole King is also a New York Times best-seller for her memoir ‘A Natural Women’ and has also had the story of her life played out on Broadway for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She has been inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and recipient of a Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – the first woman to be honoured.
Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans numerous genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time whose voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award.
And then there’s Bloom, a singer in her prime belting out the songs of these three wonderful Women. Bloom is highly applauded as one of Australia’s greatest power vocalists in her own right and has already garnered International acclaim for her effortless soulful vocal resonance of power vocalists Adele and Amy Winehouse with her Adele & Amy Songbook tour and more recently a national tour performing the hits of one of her idols in the Linda Ronstadt Songbook.
Some of the hits Bloom has handpicked in this incredible new show features some of Linda’s greatest hits including You’re No Good, That’ll Be The Day, Blue Bayou. Carole King’s I Feel The Earth Move, Natural Woman, It’s Too Late and Stevie Nicks; Rhiannon, Landslide, Dreams and many many more…
Come and be charmed by the Australian vocal powerhouse that is Bloom and celebrate all that is Stevie Nicks, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt.
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Adele & Amy Songbook

SUN 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021 | TICKETS $40

Direct from Melbourne
Touring New Zealand 2021 (2020 Tour Postponed)
Australia’s brightest new singing star “Bloom” brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists, Adele & Amy Winehouse.
Both artists amassed a legion of fans the world over, and together have sold in excess of 20 million albums.
Backed by an all star band of musicians, featuring former members of The Jon English band, The Angels, The Badloves and many more iconic Australian acts, this amazing show is sure to thrill the toughest of skeptics.
Latest Testimonials:
Melinda Schneider – 6 Time Golden Guitar Award Winner “Amanda (Bloom) is the next generation of amazing vocalists, I adore singing with her!
Lindsay Field- John Farnham Band “Some voices take a while to flower – this one is in full Bloom. The heart, integrity and skill are clearly apparent in this fine lady. It is a pleasure to sing with her and a delight to listen.”
Lizottes Newcastle- “The Adele & Amy Songbook had them singing and dancing in the aisles, with a band of great players and an amazing vocal performance by Bloom really doing justice to these artists, it was truly a night to remember”
The Basement Sydney- “A sublime performance by one of Australias finest vocalists – She won over the sold out audience with ease and confidence after just 1 song”
Tottie Goldsmith – The Chantoozies, “Amanda’s (aka Bloom) voice, there has to be 4 octaves there, she has perfect pitch, she has a powerful voice, a beautiful presence & she has incredible work ethic”
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NARCS - HEART OF AOTEAROA

SATURDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER  2021 | TICKETS $43

Iconic Kiwi band The Narcs will play a one-off show at the Wunderbar, Lyttelton as part of their 'Heart Of Aotearoa' Tour.

The Tour is a nod to their recently re-recorded release of the band’s 1984 RIANZ 'Most Popular Song Of The Year' and Top 5 Hit (You Took Me) Heart & Soul. The Narcs are also celebrating their longevity and catalog of songs having been together since the early 80's.

During Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions band members/songwriters Tony Waine, Andy Dickson and Liam Ryan have been writing and recording more new material from their home studios on both sides of the ditch. Part way through 2020 the guys decided to produce a remake of Heart & Soul, joined by new recruit Josh Sorenson on drums and mixed by Rikki Morris. ‘Heart and Soul 2020’ has put The Narcs back in new Zealanders living rooms over recent months as the soundtrack to 'Right In The Heart Of This Place' for the 'Love Taupo' TV tourism campaign.

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