PIC'S GRANARY GIGS

ART & ALCHEMY - DEBRA HARDCASTLE & FRIENDS

Wed 12 Oct, 6pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

A return to the Granary Gigs for Nelson raised and seasoned performer, Deb Hardcastle.

Stylish vocals and sensitive interpretations of material, eclectic as it is, featuring jazz, folk and blues. Deb will be joined by some fabulous musicians weaving their magic on guitar and keys. 

PACIFIC PIONEERS TO THE NIU WAVE

Thu 13 Oct, 6pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka - Talofa - Malo e lelei - Kia orana - Fakalofa lahi atu

Pacific Pioneers to Niu Wave celebrates Pacific musical pioneers in the Nelson region who have contributed to the development of a local Pacific identify. They weave traditional songs with the influences of musical modernity, into a fun, moving and energetic evening.

THE HERMSEN SISTERS BAND

Fri 14 Oct, 6.30pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Brought up in a family surrounded by music, the Hermsen sisters have been inspired to play country tunes with reggae and Cajun influences, and along with their talented band, will perform a mix of popular and less well-known songs from their favourite artists. 

DJ TRUEGRIT

Fri 14 Oct, 10pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

DJ TrueGrit was a child during the golden (and orange and brown) era of the 60s and 70s and is looking forward to presenting her tribute to those far off days - a set of lounge classics. So chill out and cruise back to simpler times. There will be cheese, and plenty of it.

COVER ME

Sat 15 Oct, 6.30pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Like Halley's Comet, some things only come round when the Universe is ready.

Meet Cover Me, a collaboration of some of NZ's finest musicians who have found themselves living in our town. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, dance, RnB and rock influences with a fantastically high performance energy, you'll certainly know when you've seen a Cover Me show.

DR HUUP DJ

Sat 15 Oct, 10pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Dr Huup, physician of phyne tunes!

With aroma jockey Politica – they take you on a flight of fancy to go head over heels….

LUCIA PEPPERONI INVESTIGATES ‘THE WORLD OF OPERA’

Sun 16 Oct, 6pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

One of the most celebrated art forms on the globe?

Or is it just a bunch of people wearing breast plates, horned helmets, brandishing spears, singing in a foreign language, love triangles, plotting revenge whilst fighting to the death and singing a top C?

CONTEMPO

Mon 17 Oct, 6pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Nelson's newest choir, featuring a 20-strong group of singers.

Contempo enjoys performing high impact rock numbers including Eye of the Tiger and We Will Rock You, along with more contemporary pieces such as Fireflies and Skyfall. Come along to hear them sing a full set of fantastic music, supported by some top Nelson musicians. 

COYOTE BLUES BAND

Wed 19 Oct, 5.30pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Coyote Blues Band’s mission is to search for the blues and grow with the blues, making every show something unique and inspiring.

Coyote Blues Band have been playing traditional and modern blues music since 2008, honouring the great bluesmen including Robert Johnson, Cream, Keb’ Mo’, Buddy Guy, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and dozens of others.

LIAM GERNER (Australia)

Thu 20 Oct, 6.30pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

“Liam is an extraordinary musician. Both as a songwriter and performer Liam is a force to be reckoned with.” Ryan Bingham

Steeped in blues and country music, at age 30 Liam left Australia, experienced music at its most corporate level in London and toured with Ryan Bingham through the US. He returned to Australia in 2013, slinging his guitar and a lifetime of experience. 

THE AMAZING VANDINI BROTHERS

Sat 22 Oct, 6pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Classic rock and blues from the last 50 years.

The Amazing Vandini Brothers are four guys with a pedigree longer than a champion dachshund. Add in an old-school Hammond organ, a bunch of vintage guitars and a grunty backline and you have an instant formula for success with an all-ages appeal. 

BIG TOBACCO

Sat 22 Oct, 10pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

Old School, New School, All Schools. Music that doesn't suck!

Big Tobacco deploy DJs to make the loveliest selections of some of the most outstanding pre-recorded music ever made. Unhindered by genres or pretence, they carefully blend musical ingredients to fulfil your need for skankin good times. 

MUDWOOD

Sun 23 Oct, 6.30pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

MudWood is an amazing duo of diversity, creating world sounds, original songs, and creative music. A wonder-filled creative team that share in the joys of co-creation with collaborative projects.

GENE KENNEDY-AKA KENNEDY/GENE K

Sun 23 Oct, 10pm | GRANARY FESTIVAL CAFÉ

A guaranteed booty swing with a professional dance floor creator. Come shake it!

Gene has been DJ’ing nationally for 20 years, plus producing house music for dance floors world-wide for 15 years. He’s recently been signed by one of Europe’s leading labels and has been remixing for well-respected leaders in the industry.