The Boathouse is proud to be nominated for the Hospitality New Zealand Best Entertainment Venue for 2017. We owe this all our talented musicians and artists and the amazing crowds that come to support them. We'd appreciate your vote.  You can help us win by filling out the survey here.

Gigs & Events......keeping music live

         The Boathouse Society has supported live music since the Saturday night dances of the 1940's & this continues today with a live band or solo musician or orchestra or duo or whatever on most Friday evenings through the year.  Gigs usually start at 8pm but check below to confirm.  All ticket & door sales go directly to the musicians. To receive our monthly newsletter email the Manager at info(at)theboathousenelson.co.nz.  The Friday evening Cafe offers a casual blackboard menu from 5pm & come in early before your choice gets wiped off the board !  We finish main meal orders around 8pm when the gig starts.

        For musicians we offer a warm welcome, beautiful space, local brew, decades of musical history, modular staging, stage lights, a dancing doorman & local promo. Email Ali info(at)theboathousenelson.co.nz for a Band Info Pack & to check out available dates. 

Weekly Events: Community Choir- 03 5530448, Swing Dance-022 6778164, Rotary memberenquiry@rotarynelson.nz

Great Gigs we've hosted ....

Past gigs include: Hank Marvin, Hollie Smith, Tiki Taane, Wayne Mason, Anika Moa, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington, Jacky Tar, Tami Nielson. Richard Gilewitz, The Eastern, Cornerstone Roots, Nairobi Trio, Laura Collins, Hobnail Boots, Mojo Mamas, Chris Gudu, Newtown Rocksteady, Uni & her Ukele, Jack Derwin, Darren Watson, Parcel of Rogues, Roseneath Ragtime Band, The Ranchsliders, Nui se lah, The Shot Band, Fiona Pears, Jackie Bristow, Jada Jazz, Tom Rodwell & Coco Davis, La Vida Quartet, Mel Parsons, Beyondsemble, Wellington Ukulele Orchestra, Tami Nielson, Coyote Blues Band, Flip Grater, Nelson Ukulele Orchestra, Matt Langley, Lindon Puffin, Midge McCleary, the Warratahs, Panama Boys, Jan Preston, La Petite Manouche, Phil Marshall,The Saints, Greg Johnson, Flaming Mudcats, Montage DJ, The Sou'westers, Eva Effect, Moondog Gypsy Blues, The Nudge, Dan Walsh, Zawa Jazz Quartet, Bob Hillary & the Massive Mellow, Jayne Freeman & Adam Piggott, Sandy Thom, Underskore Orchestra, Rag Poets, Toni Swain, HungryTown, Eb & Sparrow, Adrienne Fenemor, Tunes of I.

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Friday 21st July, 8pm

Laura Collins and the Backporch Blues

Door Sales $20

 

Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band are heading back to their Nelson spiritual home The Boathouse with their warm hearted brand of the blues on Friday 21st July. This band are dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment.

 

Laura's band are all long-time players in the Wellington and National music scene. Wayne Mason well-known singer songwriter, also one hell of a fine boogie piano player ‘firing it up’ on their behalf. Think Fats Domino, think Dr John, think Professor Longhair and you’ll be in the right honky tonk.

 

John O’Connor, a masterful, pedal-free guitarist who’s played with everyone along the way, from BB King to Kiri Te Kanawa. In the engine room George Barris on warm upright bass (in his early days part of ‘Highway) is joined by Pete Cogswell on the ‘back porch’ drums.

 

Collins, who is known for being an engaging front woman, likes to move between ballsy blues and soulful ballads, making them her own. You'll no doubt hear a little Nina Simone, a little Etta James and Laura's take on some unsuspecting men. Laura

says "Blues comes straight from the heart and that’s just how I like it, it’s accessible, joyful, heart full music and not only that it makes me want to move – what’s not to like?”

 

The band have recently made ‘Live at VK’s’ which really captures what this band are all about, making it happen in the room with an audience.

 

Expect an excellent night out.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATimBJrIQEg


 

 

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Friday 28th July, 8pm

Charlotte Yates and Show Pony
Buy Tickets Here

Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte's upcoming album release, Then The Stars Start Singing, alongside many loved favourites from her extensive back catalogue in a sizzling two -set show. A great evening of crafty lyrics, luscious harmonies and skilled settings adding extra colour and texture to the 'confident unguarded emotion' that is the hallmark of Yates' work.

In addition to releasing some fine solo albums and being a member of the wickedly witty When the Cat's Been Spayed, Charlotte Yates has co-ordinated all-star musical tributes to James K Baxter, Hone Tuwhare and Witi Ihimaera. Then the Stars Start Singing is Charlotte's seventh studio album and will be available for sale at the concert.

Tickets ( presales) https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/charlotte-yates-with-show-pony-words-music/nelson

Preorder CD to collect or for delivery

http://www.songdoctor.co.nz/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

 

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Yealands Wines also joins us on the 4th of August with a complimentary tasting of their GOOD COMPANY wines. Entry to enjoy Kylie Price's country pop is by koha.