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Aloha Infinity LR

ALOHA INFINITY

THURSDAY 25 APRIL

Steve's bringing his acclaimed Fringe show "Aloha Infinity" to Lyttelton's iconic Wunderbar.

A slick combination of stand-up comedy with live music, this is a show not to be missed!

With support act Tim Kelly.

Doors 7pm | Show 8pm

Ticket presales from $10

Soul Sounds Vinyl Night LR

THE SOUL SOUNDS VINYL NIGHT

SATURDAY 27 APRIL

Canterbury Soul presents Vinyl Night at Wunderbar where DJ's will be spinning rare soulful sounds on vinyl 45's at this unique bar and music venue in Lyttleton.

From the Funky Beats of Soul Funk and Northern Soul, to the mid tempo Motown, Philly and Modern style soul sounds.

Music to get you on the dancefloor and keep you there all night, Canterbury Soul DJ's have one of most extensive collections of rare soul vinyl 45's in the area, so a night not to be missed.

Come and join us at this awesome venue for a night of Soul Sounds.

Doors 8:30pm

Ticket presales from $5

Hannah Everingham LR

HANNAH EVERINGHAM

FRIDAY 3 MAY

Hannah Everingham tours this fall to celebrate the release of her sophomore album ‘Siempre Tiene Flores’ out March 15th via Leather Jacket Records & underunderground records

With an ever-growing array of live performances under her belt from New York to New Zealand, Hannah Everingham has quickly garnered a reputation for herself amongst New Zealand’s independent music scene.

Within the last year she has been opening across the motu for the likes of Tiny Ruins, Erny Belle, Ebony Lamb & Recitals among others, before spending 3 months in New York City over a northern winter, performing and writing.

She returns to this hemisphere and tours Aotearoa this April, in a series of special shows in celebration of the release of her sophomore album. Be sure to catch one of Hannah Everingham’s live shows this fall while tickets are still available…

“Alternative Folk & Indie Rock from one of the most talented songwriters we’ve heard in some time. For fans of Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Aldous Harding & Courtney Barnett.” (Flying Out Records, 'Siempre Tiene Flores' Album of the Month March 2024)

“Evokes some of our finest local folk musicians, and is absolutely worthy of inclusion alongside them” (Tony Stamp, RNZ)

“I was immediately struck by Everingham’s stage presence… she has a palpable gift for songwriting (Lucy Pollock, Flying Nun)

“Feeling beamed out of a timeless sonic realm” (Under The Radar)

Hannah Everingham will perform the following shows solo aside from in her hometown at the Wunderbar in Ōhinehou, where she will be joined by her bandmates Doug Brush, Mike Kime & Thomas Isbister, who also feature on the album.

Doors 8pm | Starts 8:30pm

Ticket presales from $20

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ISABELLE WOLFF

SUNDAY 5 MAY

Gypsy-jazz Songstress and Poet Isabelle Wolff takes the stage at the Wunderbar.

Call it gypsy pop if you will, no matter how you hear her, Isabelle Wolff’s vocal styling will have you dancing on the tables and revelling in the joy of song.

She will take you on a musical odyssey, a soulful songstress whose captivating melodies and evocative storytelling transcends genres.

Hailing from Germany, her warm and authentic voice, shaped by experiences on the Camino de Santiago and studies in the Netherlands, invites listeners to explore the depths of love, freedom, and life's uncertainties.

The talented German songstress and poet learnt her vocal craft in the gypsy tradition from Lulo Reinhardt, well-known German descendant of gypsy-jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt.

Drawing inspiration from personal diaries, Isabelle's lyrics challenge societal norms, addressing themes with vulnerability and courage. As she tours across the scenic landscapes of Europe and the rhythmic beats of New Zealand, Isabelle emerges as a daring musical nomad, harmonizing with both sides of the world.

Join her on this sonic journey, where every note is a testament to the universal language of love and the boundless freedom of expression. Experience the essence of Isabelle's artistry—a harmonious blend that speaks directly to the heart.

Starts 8pm

Tickets $15.

Oddisee Tour Art Image - No Details LR

ODDISEE & DJ UNOWN

THURSDAY 9 MAY

Brooklyn based, Sudanese-American artist Oddisee makes an anticipated return to the shores of Aotearoa / New Zealand for three live shows.

Since the release of his album ‘To What End’ in 2023 and more recently ‘Odd Sketches, Vol. 1’ in March 2024, Oddisee has performed extensively across Europe and North America, re-uniting with fans along the way.

Born Amir Elkhalifa in Washington D.C. to a Sudanese father and African American mother, and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Oddisee bore witness to stark inequity early in life and became as political as the city he was raised in.

Elkhalifa tackles the human condition with unwavering conviction and candor, merging elements of jazz, funk, and go-go into his hip-hop rooted production.

Instead of pursuing record deals and executives, Elkhalifa has taken the less-traveled path. Streamlining elements of the industry early on, from single-handedly recording, producing, and mixing his music to steering his marketing strategy and tour runs.

A string of contemporary releases—Rock Creek Park (2011), The Beauty in All (2013), The Good Fight (2015), Alwasta (2016), and The Iceberg (2017)—headlining performances and tours with his 5-piece band, Good Compny, and streams in the hundred-millions have propelled him to international recognition and acclaim.

Long celebrated as a deep-thinking emcee that delivers a masterclass in lyricism over his own production often influenced with the Go-Go music of his DMV roots, Oddisee explores human ambition, posing the question: “how far are you willing to go, and why?” on his 2023 return full length album “To What End”.

Oddisee’s work has been celebrated by NPR, TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Washington Post, Complex, Hypebeast, KCRW, and many, many more across the globe.

Catch Oddisee & DJ Unown live and close up at Wunderbar.

Doors 7pm | Starts 7pm

Ticket presales from $49.90

Hoha LR

BENEFICIARY 414127193 + HŌHĀ + MOIDER MOTHER + NO EXIT

FRIDAY 10 MAY

HŌHĀ's first big Ōhinehou adventure. We can't wait to drive SH1 and SH76, bringing some great Kiwi punk, hardcore, metal and rock to Otautahi.

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Ōtautahi based Gloomer brings bedroom black metal and dark atmospheres to Wundy

HŌHĀ (Ōtepoti)
Liam Clune (guitar) and Madison Kelly (drums) being Māori and being fed up, together. Keen on any version of hōhātaka: frustration! drone! tension! repetition! noise! release!

MOIDER MOTHER
Cults, cannibals & killers; these are a few of our favourite things. They comprise the putrescent heart of this wholesome family band. Hannah Harte: howl, Nick Harte: decalescent hermeneutics, Noah McKay: membrane.

NO EXIT
Modal psych-improv duo No Exit are David Imlay and Rory Dalley, joined for this gig by Luke Shaw. Their music may involve cassette manipulations, deconstructed turntable mechanisations, unusual percussive combinations or other sound sources natural or repurposed, such as unused blank cassette tape, or the dry contact of everyday objects.

Doors 8pm

Ticket presales from $10

Kooky Flower - LR

AURA - ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

SATURDAY 11 MAY

Aura are having a party to celebrate the release of their first album.

Joining the revelry is Katharticus from Dunedin and another local ChCh act The Moon Spins.

Aura band are Christchurch’s most eclectic (and probably only) surf, punk, blues band delivering polish and grit in equal measures. Tasha Wolfe’s vocals drip with attitude, John Strong brings a
mix of growl-tastic and melodic bass lines while Glenn Scott’s lead guitar vocabulary has just the right dash of dissonance to turn you inside out and back in again. Last but never least is the animal of a drummer Mike Harber delivering unique and unforgettable rhythms.
Aura will be onstage around 10.30.

Katharticus are a three piece rock group from Dunedin with an ethereal brand of progressive rock, with heart pounding, soaring guitar solos, searching heartfelt lyrics and wild soulful drums that transcend western convention. The band is known for their mix of catchy rock tunes as well as progressive post punk styled instrumentals.
Katharticus perform around 9.30pm.

The Moon Spins aka Dave Duggan is back home in Christchurch after living in Chicago where he performed his original music.
His dark country/blues melodies intertwine with Lucy Looper to take you on a journey you do not want to miss.
Dave kicks off the show at 8.30pm.

Doors 8pm | Starts 8:30pm

Ticket presales from $10

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MATT JOE GOW & KERRYN FIELDS - I REMEMBER YOU ALBUM TOUR

FRIDAY 17 MAY

'I Remember You' is the highly anticipated album from Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields. This very special show will be part of the official album tour where the duo will perform songs from their brand new album live at Wunderbar. This is not one to missed!

With multiple awards to their names and thousands of miles between them, Matt Joe Gow & Kerryn Fields are bonafide masters of their craft, having discovered a natural chemistry as performers, the union of their songwriting enables them to explore new depths in their music.

“Like Presley and Joplin at a dream jam” Post To Wire

The album was written on the road and features a strong connection to Aotearoa, Matt Joe Gow grew up in Dunedin in the South Island, a place with bad weather and good music, meanwhile Kerryn Fields was raised in the North Island with one hand on guitar and the other firmly upon her heart.

Over the past year, the duo have captivated audiences across New Zealand and Australia with extensive touring, gracing renowned stages including the Tussock Country Music Festival, The National Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival and many more.

“Glorious from the get go” Countrytown

Layered with honest songwriting and ragged instrumentation I Remember You is their true story. Equal parts uplifting and introspective, exploring themes of love, loss and the indelible marks left by the places we call home.

“You’ll need to put it on repeat” Beat Magazine

Doors 7:30pm | Starts 8:30pm

Ticket presales from $25

Tess Liautaud LR

TESS LIAUTAUD - GOLD DIGGER TOUR

SATURDAY 25 MAY

Bad Gin Sanctuary Presents The Gold Digger Tour!

In celebration of her new single Tess Liautaud and her band are setting out on a huge 12 date tour of Aotearoa.

The recipe for any country hit worth its weight is a catchy hook and a healthy measure of wry wit, served up with swagger and aplomb.

Liautaud wrote Gold Digger in Otago while imagining a song that John Prine might sing, and though the result is uniquely her own, there is a through-line; honest truths cloaked in humorous word play and a simple melody.

After releasing her debut album in 2022, Gold Digger is bursting with crunchy guitars and that Americana feel-good delivery, a taste of things to come.

Doors 8pm | Starts 9pm

Ticket presales from $20

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