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The Whiskey Live 2011: Dave Dobbyn with Dukes: SOLD OUT


Sat 28 May 2011, 7:00pm

Where: The Whiskey, 210 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • GA: $55.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: Jane Torrance

The Whiskey Live is a series of concerts presented annually by The Whiskey bar as a celebration of New Zealand Music Month each May. Featuring a broad spectrum of New Zealand musicians performing one of a kind, limited capacity shows; The Whiskey Live is fast becoming a headline attraction of New Zealand Music Month each year.

Closing the Whiskey Live 2011 series is a man who has paid homage to three plus decades in the industry, he holds more APRA song-writing awards than any other artist; Mr Dave Dobbyn, performing with his band with opening support from members of Christchurch based band, Dukes.

Dobbyn has written the soundtrack to many Kiwi lives, with a string of hits including ‘Beside You’, ‘Be Mine Tonight’, ‘Language’, ‘Outlook for Thursday’, ‘Loyal’, ‘Whaling’, ‘Kingdom Come’, ‘It Dawned On Me’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Devil You Know’, ‘Slice of Heaven’, ‘Magic What She Do’, ‘Oughta Be in Love’ , ‘Welcome Home’... and so the list goes on.

In the world of pop music, longevity is rarely achieved but Dobbyn’s talents have consistently charmed their way into the consciousness of New Zealanders.

Opening for Dobbyn, three members of Christchurch based band Dukes perform an acoustic set comprising of catchy tracks from their debut album ‘Still Life’ (Best Independent Rock album in Oz/NZ on iTunes for 2010). There’s no escaping the song Vampires’ 18 months in the NZ airplay charts, delivering a Top 10 single, ‘Video of the Year’ at the Juice Awards and ‘Breakthrough Artist’ from Myspace.

Dukes have gone from winning MTV’s Kickstart competition to supporting Blondie and The Pretenders, Gomez and INXS on their NZ dates. They toured as support to Dave Dobbyn, Gin Wigmore, Midnight Youth, Th’Dudes and The Checks. They’ve even had a song played in the popular US TV series ‘Brothers and Sisters’.

The NZ Music Month line up includes: A Hori Buzz, Andrew Keoghan, Anika Moa, Annabel Fay, Avalanche City, Barnaby Weir, Bic Runga, Cairo Knife Fight, Che Fu, Clap Clap Riot, Dave Dobbyn, Dave McArtney & Friends, Don McGlashan, Dukes, F In Math, Greg Fleming & The Trains, Greg Johnson, Hello Sailor, Jan Hellriegel, Jason Kerrison featuring The Babysitters Circus, Jonny Love, LA Mitchell, Luke Thompson, Motocade, Nairobi Trio, Nathan Haines and the Dream Band, People of Paris, The Peter Urlich Sextet, Ruby Frost, The Jordan Luck Band, The Thomas Oliver Band.

Tickets are limited and go on-sale on Friday 15th April via Ticketmaster – or phone 0800 111 999. Full show info is available at

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