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What’s on Auckland – October 2019

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The city is gearing up for the warmer weather as summer arrives and the city truly comes alive! That means live music, great expos and some good comedy – so if you’re visiting us during October you’re in for a treat and we’ve gathered our favorites to help get you started!

Here’s what’s on:

Guy Montgomery: WiP

Local up-and coming talent Guy Montgomery is bringing a new selection of stand up, fresh off performing at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Guy will be doing a set fully based on improvisation – in an attempt to make new jokes – fueled by audience suggestions.

Get in quick to see why Guy has been making a name for himself both internationally and in the local circuit, for classic dry but sharp kiwi humor!

James Reid Songbook Tour – From the Feelers to Solo

Feelers front man James Reid is stripping back the songs that made him famous for an intimate offering, if you are a fan of his solo work or his work woth the feelers, you can expect acoustic versions of classic kiwi gems like ‘Venus’, ‘Stand Up’, ‘Larger Than Life’, ‘Pressure Man’, ‘As Good As It Gets’ – just some of the amazing twelve Top 20 charting singles, as well as some new songs from his upcoming solo project, Planet Nowhere.

The set will include favorites from all six Feelers albums and his acclaimed solo album Saint, having already sold out in some other city centers, this truly is a can’t-miss from a truly kiwi artist and icon.

Joan As Police Woman – Joanthology Tour

US songwriter Joan As Police Woman aka Joan Wasser is touring Aotearoa for the first time ever this coming October, the critically revered artist will play songs from her superbly titled new career-spanning collection Joanthology, a mammoth 43 track retrospective gathering together material from over a decade’s worth of albums, rarities and live recordings.

The show has already garnered rave reviews from across the globe, and you wont want to miss the stripped back, solo piano and guitar renditions of Joan As Police Woman’s reflective and emotionally resonant chamber pop compositions.

The Chocolate & Coffee Show 2019

Its all in the title, what more do you need to be told about this one? Chocolate. And coffee. After a successful year last year, Auckland’s shrine to all things chocolate and coffee has seriously stepped it up for 2019 – now being joined by cheese AND wine for the ultimate celebration of decadence!

This event includes intimate masterclasses, live demonstrations and, of course, the chance to gorge on all things delicious – and serious connoisseurs can secure a spot in the exclusive VIP wine and cheese lounge. If any weekend was going to be a skip weekend for healthy living, it has to be for this mouth-watering festival!

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