Category Archives: Shows

17 December: Paul McLaney in Concert

Paul McLaney at Whangateau Hall

Paul McLaney in Concert

Sunday, December 17th

7:30pm, $20

Paul McLaney is a New Zealand-based pop music composer, singer and guitarist originally from Stockton-on-Tees, England.  In a career spanning over 20 years, Paul McLaney has released a remarkable body of work under various guises from acoustic finger-style guitar and lush string arrangements to ambient and experimental electronica. He has been a member of the collaborative music group Fly My Pretties, and produced the Te Reo song settings of Shakespeare for the Globe Theatre. He has a new album out and is currently touring in support of that.  He will be performing for us on Sunday the 17th of December at 7:30pm.  This promises to be a very unique and interesting evening of music, and I hope you will all join us for that.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or by emailing

For more information about Paul McLaney and to hear some of his music:

Moon Moth

Moon Moth

In 2017 Moon Moth formed in Yorkshire, England and quickly developed a unique style through their fusion of folk, jazz and pop. With this, their original songs take you on a mystical journey through tales of love, adventure and exploration.
Having performed around their local area developing their craft, Moon Moth then expanded their horizions, taking their sound to the South East of Spain in 2018, where they established residency gigs in various venues in the City centre and surrounding areas of Alicante.
With rythm guitar, punchy sax lines and smooth solos, combined with their stunning vocal harmonies, Moon Moth have often been described to share a similar charm to that of The Beautiful South.
Their live shows display an air of honesty with a slight theatrical edge, telling personal stories of their experiences from sleeping in caves, to living on hippy communes.
Dan (vocals/guitar) and Jade (lead vocals/sax) have both been practising their musicianship for over 25 years, performing and touring worldwide in various groups and appearing on formats such as the BBC. With a powerful vocal range and immense stage presence, you cannot help but to watch in awe the prfessionalism of Moon Moth. This always shines through as they give every performance 100% whether there are 5 or 500 people in their audience.
Through parts of England and Spain Moon Moth are known as a heartfelt and thought-provoking duo who aspire to be continually inspired by nature and new experiences and in turn, inspire others with uplifting tales of their surreal travelling ventures.
Sound cloud:
Instagram: @moonmothmusic

Tickets for Alpaca Social Club, Sonoran Dogs, Tattletale Saints

Handy dandy links to book for our last three shows of the year:

Alpaca Social Club, Wednesday, November 14th.


Sonoran Dogs, Monday, November 26th.


Tattletale Saints, Sunday, December 2nd.




Bill Morris and Hyram Ballard – 6 April 2014

Our second musical event for 2014 can now be announced: Bill Morris and Hyram Ballard  of Central Otago are teaming up for an acoustic tour.  Bill plays what he calls “Kiwicana,” in the same vein as Americana but with a distinct New Zealand atmosphere to his lyrics.  His song writing has been compared to Billy Bragg and Paul Kelly.  I gave his album a listen and his voice reminds me a little of early Stone Roses, if that means anything to you.

Bill Morris

Hyram is a long-standing member of one of my favourite New Zealand bands, The Chaps.  Hyram is an amazing multi-instrumentalist, singer and performer.

The show is booked for the Hall, Sunday, 6 April, 3pm – 5pm.  $15 on the door.

This should be a great afternoon of music.  They might even be joined on stage by some locals for a little jam session. 😉

14 April 2013 – Tattletale Saints

On April 14, the Tattletale Saints stopped in on their album release tour.  They put on a magnificent performance for a small, but enthusiastic audience.  Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan are amazing musicians.  We were lucky to be included on their itinerary!

Tattletale Saints

Tattletale Saints

Here’s a link to one of the songs performed on the night:

For more about Tattletale Saints visit their website: