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Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand

January 2016

SPRIG: The Eastern

January 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on tables, all at the same time. Four albums and well over 1000 shows deep The Eastern have played and…

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SPRIG: Sans Tribe

January 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point SansTribe was formed over a year ago by Daniel Pfeifer on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Nick Stone on electric guitar, vocals and harmonica. This project originally began as an excuse to buy a van and travel across America playing music. 36,000 miles later they're now set to release their second EP written on the road "Live and Unshowered". Their debut EP '1082' was released by independent label BC Records, October 30th 2014 and can be…

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SPRIG: Phoebe Leyten and Nomad

January 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point Phoebe Leyten Soul singer-songwriter and recording artist Phoebe Leyten also goes under the name Lelijveld to showcase her magical mix of funk, blues and soul music." https://www.facebook.com/Lelijveld-1431283623785233/ Nomad Christchurch teens, Nomad, have been winning over unsuspecting audiences, show by show. They opened for Fly My Pretties, Marlon Williams and Benny Tipene, and have played Lazy Sundays, Music in Parks Auckland, Festival of Lights New Plymouth and Queenstown Winter festival. Aasha Mallard, Will McGillivray and Cullen Kiesanowski…

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SPRIG: Fiona Pears

January 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point Next few weeks: - 31 Jan - The Brooms, 7 Feb - Lindon Puffin, 14 Feb - Los Farentes 'Electrifying' - 'extraordinarily animated'-'featuring rare and natural charisma'.. These are words used to describe Fiona Pears, the highly talented violinist and composer from Christchurch. Together with her talented band, featuring Ian Tilley on piano, Pete Fleming on double bass and Mike Ferrar on guitar, Fiona will perform music from her own exciting compositions as well as some…

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SPRIG: The Brooms

January 31, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point Formed early 2013, the Brooms offer an eclectic repertoire of song covers ranging from country folk to pop and blues. Having a concealed number of years between them, their acoustic sound is diverse and infectious. Not 4, not 10, but up to as many as 14 strings plucked in poetic unison on bass, guitars and violin - yes - all this combined with lush vocal harmonies! Guest Artists...Best original song award at the Christchurch Rock Quest...…

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February 2016

SPRIG: Lindon Puffin

February 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point Born in Christchurch and raised in Picton, Puffin first rose to national prominence as frontman of glam rock group The Puffins in the mid nineties. His music has been described as 'a blend of heartfelt acoustic, country, rock and folk music' and with a sound that compares to Chris Knox, Elvis Costello, and Morrissey. Next week: –  14 Feb – Los Farsantes

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SPRIG: Los Farsantes

February 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Live at the Point Los Farsantes (translated The Impostors) has become one of the most popular Latin bands to hail from "The Garden City" Christchurch, New Zealand, with their sonic melting pot of classic rock mixed with contagious latin rhythms and percussion. https://www.facebook.com/losfarsanteschch/

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January 2017

Live at the Point: Joseph Balfe – | – Radius

January 15, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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JOSEPH BALFE 17yr old self-taught virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist from Oamaru. Joseph has won numerous awards both in NZ & Aus, & is a finalist in the Guitar Masters International competition in Poland. He has been a guest artist at folk festivals throughout the country and is also gaining recognition from guitar greats worldwide, performing with Tommy Emmanuel during his NZ tour in 2015. RADIUS Following their 2016 tour, Radius have been setting NZ stages alight with the release of their…

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Live at the Point: Adam (The Eastern) – | – Girls on the Avenue

January 22, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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YES! This event is happening today at the Diamond Harbour Rugby club. ADAM MCGRATH is a folk singer stationed wherever he lands. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand, Australia, Europe and parts beyond, slinging songs and offering up low rent barroom philosophy with his band of misfits and chancers, The Eastern.  He hopes for the best, prepares for the worst and believes in the poetry of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and the fury of word…

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Live at the Point: Candice Milner – | – Lindon Puffin

January 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Candice Milner is a young folk musician the port town of Lyttelton, Christchurch. Inspired by the country and folk music forming around her at Lyttelton Records and by international musicians like Courtney Barnett, bringing their own versions to folk music, Candice's album 'Evergreen' is an eclectic mix of Folk, Country and Rock-Pop.  She may only be 17, but Candice has been singing from the heart for a good many years. At 15 and coping with the death of her grandmother,…

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February 2017

Live at the Point: Devilish Mary – | – Lil Chuck & Davey Backyard

February 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Devilish Mary and the Holy Rollers... are a trio playing music that starts with western swing, moves through swing jazz, torch songs, lounge and exotica, through to some outlying 70s and even 80s favourites. Most are covers of classic or obscure old songs, and some are original (and thus still obscure). Anita Clark sings and plays violin, Simon Gregory plays guitar, Mike Kime plays the upright bass.   Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine & Davey Backyard Prepare yourselves…

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Live at the Point: The Lucky Lost – | – The Brooms

February 12, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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The Lucky Lost From Lyttelton, ‘The Lucky Lost’ present their unique blend of Folk influenced alternative acoustic sounds. Based around the singing/songwriting of Darren Tatom and William Field, the sound is enhanced with vocal, cello and keyboard from Lucinda whitely, shimmering guitar from Gordon Goodinson and solid rhythm provided by Jack Cameron on drums and percussion. NZ Musician proclaimed The Lucky Lost debut self-titled album as ‘a strong set of original songs’ The band are currently engaged with Ben Edwards…

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Live at the Point: Frictionless – | – Los Farsantes

February 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Frictionless Christchurch-based group FRICTIONLESS consists of four members, all dedicated to playing instrumental smooth jazz music. The musicians that make up the band are Hanafi Machirus (guitar), Jessi Bright (keyboards), Todd Jones (bass) and Chris Searle (drums). All four have performed for many years in various other well-known groups and festivals before they joined together to create their own unique sound in the form of FRICTIONLESS.  Their covers and originals sets provide a variety of styles encompassing influences from jazz,…

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Live at the Point: Imaginary Blues Machine

February 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Pops Choir The Christchurch Pops Choir was created to bring joy to the people of Christchurch and delights in performing popular music at venues around the city and beyond. The repertoire is chosen from a wide range of genres with vocal styles such as pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, swing, soul and even some traditional classics creating an exciting mix for performers and audiences alike. They are delighted to bring their unique sound to Diamond Harbour. POSTPONED... Promotional Video Imaginary…

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March 2017

Live at the Point: Sans Tribe – | – One Waka

March 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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SansTribe Formed by Daniel Pfeifer on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Nick Stone on electric guitar, vocals and harmonica. This project originally began as an excuse to buy a van and travel across America playing music. 36,000 miles later they’ve completed a touring band apprenticeship. Their debut EP '1082' was released by independent label BC Records, October 30th 2014 and can be found at sanstribemusic.bandcamp.com. Now based in Christchurch SansTribe is no longer without a tribe. They’ve teamed up with…

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December 2017

New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 1:00 am
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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This is a general invite for all locals to Godley House Grounds on New Year’s Eve to celebrate and bring in 2018. We will have a music system down there from around 6pm. Bring your own picnic/drinks. Tell your friends and family. All welcome - Kid friendly chill out with a wee bogey dance to shake off 2017. Be sure to support the two local cafes for food and drink if needed. Happy New Year

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January 2018

LATP | Lindon Puffin and Band

January 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Lindon Puffin (a fisherman trapped in a musicians body) Solo rockabilly raconteur Lindon Puffin has toured & played alongside Billy Bragg & Dave Dobbyn as well as fellow Lyttelton comrades The Eastern, Marlon Williams & Delaney Davidson. He’s had an album in the top 10, been shortlisted for a Silver Scroll & describes his music as‘covert country yacht rock’. He plays a mean harmonica, spins hilarious yarns and mixes up his own songs with a eccentric range of covers. Last…

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LATP | Matecito Latin Band

January 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Matecito Latin Band has been performing in NZ more than 17 years, starting performing in Christchurch and later on in most of the main cities in the North and South Island, lead by Gerardo Torres original from Peru with International experience performing in Peru for many years with the best International Bands, also in Australia, Thailand, Japan, Chile, USA and Tahiti, we play mainly most of the Latin rhythms specializing in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha, cha, Bolero, reguetton, Bossanova, Samba,…

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LATP | The In Crowd

January 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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The In Crowd have always been a ‘band of friends’ playing music for the enjoyment of others. Formed approximately 10 years ago as a three piece to play a birthday party and a Christmas party, the band has evolved through various combinations into the current seven piece band. Still the same ethic applies; play great upbeat music and to give people a fun time and get them up and dancing. The current line up consists of a traditional four piece soul / funk of…

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February 2018

LATP | Radius

February 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Radius have been setting NZ stages alight with the release of their second highly acclaimed album 'The Big Picture'. This folky, jazzy bluesy duo uses every possible combination of saxophones, flutes, guitars, banjo, and loops to create a spellbinding show, a mind-blowing sound for two people! Harry Harrison guitars/banjo, Justine S saxophones/flutes... radiusmusic.co.nz

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LATP | Headrush Trio

February 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Fresh from their appearance at Hagley Park ushering in the New Year, HeadRush have a busy 2018 planned. Usually a quartet, they’ll be appearing as a trio of Luke Smillie (drums), Andy Genge (guitar and vocals), and Stephen McDaid (bass and vocals), performing original songs by Andy and Stephen, and some reconstructed versions of familiar tracks from their contemporary rock, blues and Americana repertoire.

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LATP | Carmel and the Toots

February 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Carmel is based in Lyttelton where she collaborates with other artists on projects in a wide range of styles including Funk, Quirk, Klezma, Electronica,Latin, Jazz, Blues and World. Latest projects include Oliver Twist (lyttelton Arts Factory) and ‘A night of Tom Waits’ (NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival). For this afternoon soiree ‘Carmelita & the Toots’ will explore the funkier and electro jazz side of life featuring originals and wonky interpretations of fave songs.

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LATP | the Brooms

February 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Formed in 2013, the Brooms offer an eclectic repertoire of songs from country folk to pop and blues. Having a concealed number of years between us, our acoustic sound is diverse and infectious. Not 4, not 10, but up to as many as 14 strings plucked in poetic unison on bass, guitars and violin - yes - all this combined with lush vocal harmonies!

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March 2018

LATP | Davey | Lil Chuck

March 4, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine & Davey Backyard Prepare yourselves for an afternoon of multiple personalities and multi tasking! A double bill featuring authentic One Man Band Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine & Davey Backyard who are in fact - the same guy! Veteran Christchurch musician David Thorpe performs under many guises and is no stranger to Live at the point previously performing on 3 occasions with The Black Velvet Band. A singer, songwriter, harmonica player…

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January 2019

Music Carmel and the Toots | Live at the Point

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Free

A different performance each Sunday for Live at the Point!

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Music Assembly Required | Live at the Point

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Free

A different performance each Sunday for Live at the Point!

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Music Andrew London Trio | Live at the Point

January 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Free

A different performance each Sunday for Live at the Point!

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February 2019

Music Deep Water Creek | Live at the Point

February 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Free

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Music the In Crowd | Live at the Point

February 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Free

A different performance each Sunday for Live at the Point!

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Music Flaming Femmes | Live at the Point

February 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Godley Grounds, Diamond Harbour Village
Diamond Harbour, Canterbury 8972 New Zealand
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Free

A different performance each Sunday for Live at the Point!

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