The Tiny Lies and Marlon Williams support Steve Abel

Steve Abel will play a rare solo set in Lyttleton on 12 April by way of Anointing the newly reopened Wunderbar.

He will be supported by the very fine stark tones of alt-folksters The Tiny Lies who are Charlotte Ivey and Harley Williams.

The night will be splendidly opened by the whiskey soaked country ballads of Marlon Williams of The Unfaithful Ways.

$15 on the doors which will open 7.30 for start-time of 8pm.


The countdown is almost over for jazz aficionados, with the start of the New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival now just days away.

Tickets have been selling strongly for the Christchurch festival which had to be cancelled last year because of the quakes.

Big Break

Three Christchurch bands have made the top 10 in a competition run by Hauraki to vote in a band to open for INXS when they play Hamilton this month. Pieces Of Molly, The Easy Hearts and Von Voin Strum have all made Hauraki's top picks out of a 'huge number' of entries.

The Dirty Sweets
Zodiac Gods
Von Voin Strum
Sonic Altar
Pieces Of Molly
The Easy Hearts

Invader Cain
Rival State

Blues artist Big Daddy Wilson tours NZ with back to the roots acoustic blues, accompanied by old bandmate and good friend Steve “Guitar” Gilles. Catch them at Dux Live on 25 April and the Norwester Cafe in Amberley on 26 April.