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Newtown Rocksteady

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  • General Admission: $23.25 each ($20.00 + $3.25 fees)
  • Door Sales: $25.00 each
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


  • Sat 2 Mar 2024, 9:30pm



A special double bill at the Rogue and Vagabond featuring vintage Jamaican vibes from Newtown Rocksteady, and hypnotic grooves from Snakebone.


DJ support from Uncle Silverback kicking off in the early evening, with live music from 9pm.


Newtown rocksteady was born at the local community center in 2007 when a loose collective of local musos would get together every Friday night as the sun went down in the heady days of summer, to play music for friends, families, and kids to dance to.


Their material - mostly drawn from forty years back in the faraway land of Jamaica where another long, hot summer (1967) had inspired a new sound that came from ska and evolved into reggae, called ‘rocksteady’ - was chosen specifically for it’s easy danceability!


Over time the loose collective has settled into a core membership of 12-15 members, written a stack of original material, released a handful of albums, amassed over a million streams on spotify and most importantly, packed out dancefloors with happy, smiling faces all over the country many times over.


"Possibly one of the greatest dance bands to have played the Mussel Inn in the past eighteen years. These guys are rock steady in every sense of those two words. - Andrew, Mussel Inn - Onekaka"


Snakebone is a fusion of far-flung vibrations with a sharp focus on songs and the aim of creating a distinctive, recognisable vibe. Snakebone incorporates bargain bin funk and soul, nefarious hip-hop beats, and psychedelic world music inflections, weaving ear-worm melodies inside hypnotic grooves to create a narcotic effect.


Snakebone is composed of four of Aotearoa’s most in demand musicians including, Chris Armour (Guitar), Dayle Jellyman (Keys and Bass), Thomas Friggens (Drums), and Darryn Sigley (Percussion).


Tickets $20 from Eventfinda, or $25 on the door subject to availability. 

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