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Justin Summerton - painter

Paintings and a concert

Hello friends check out these images taken at Justin Summertons studio. You might recognise the surreal Wanaka picture we have used for Happy Isles. It’s stunning to see the textured original. It’s wild. Justin has the work that would justify big recognition and he doesn’t push it. Someone needs to support this work…


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Voila! the original

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It’s truly great… it brings joy to the soul. He should be a household name but you know how the art world goes. Dire Straits sums it up In the Gallery

Valley Baptist Sat 19th SeptDid two gigs in the weekend Blueskin Gallery Waitati and Best Cafe Dunedin. As before we got capacity audiences and this Saturday there is the concert at a hall next to a church. Am told its a great room but have yet to check it out.

Here are the details. Click the event link below. Ticket link is on the event page with the map etc.

Happy Isles at Valley Baptist Sat 19th Sept

Discovered in the last two shows an amazing sound from using an Aer Alpha linked to a QSC speaker. Such a full sound by this little boost.

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Little & Local

Snells Beach Friday 3rd of April / Postponed

Update: Sat 21st March – This event has been postponed. Apologies everyone. But Covid 19 restrictions mean it is inadvisable to hold the event till later.

Live @ Little & Local presents: Snells Beach Friday 3rd of April 7:30pm.

Little & LocalLuke Hurley – consummate guitarist / singer / songwriter

“I love tactile stuff even if many can’t be bothered with it. I want to hold it and put it on a spinny thing and know it cost me money and it cost me time and it cost me all the best years of my mind. Vinyl records are tactile; to me they represent true personality; true music that becomes part of who we are.”

Thus speaks Luke Hurley on the eve of his first vinyl release since the late eighties. Happy Isles is his new album, the 10th collection of songs in a thirty-year career that has seen him perform in concert halls, cafes, festivals and street corners the world over.

Luke is a consummate guitarist / singer songwriter based in Auckland. He will be bringing his raw and attention-grabbing acoustic music to Mahurangi East on Friday 3 April.

His concert will kick off the ‘Autumn Sessions 2020’ at the Little and Local Coffee Kitchen in Snells Beach. The Autumn Sessions will take place on the first Friday of each month and will include an open mic segment show casing local singers and poets and musicians.

“Luke comes from the singer/songwriter tradition,” says Live @ Little & Local Mark Raffills. “He is a hard-working troubadour who believes in the joy of making music and performing it where the people are. His guitar playing is brilliant, his voice is raw and his songs have bite!.

Explaining a little of the process that produced his new album Happy Isles, Luke quotes poet William Blake and credits producer Jan Bille with helping him develop the sound for the new album.

“Blake said that ‘opposition is true friendship’ and producer Jan Bille certainly put me through ‘bootcamp’ to get the best out of me and the songs. He awakened in me a will to fight and the courage to take risks. We spent some months working on something that turned out to be a big wide sky!

The show at Little & Local Coffee Kitchen kicks off at 7.30 pm with an open mic session featuring local poets and musicians. Luke will take the stage around 8.15pm for a 40 minute set.

Doors open at 7.00 pm and Little & Local Coffee Kitchen looks forward to welcoming you to an entertaining evening of great musicianship and lyrics to muse on. $10 at the door. Coffee and counter food available.

Further info: Mark Raffills, 027 2154 969

Update: Covid-19  Please check link at left for any updates. Especially this > “You will need to consider what you can do to ensure the safety of people attending your gathering regardless of size.

  • If someone is unwell, they should not attend gatherings of any size.
  • If someone has returned from overseas and needs to be in self-isolation, they should not attend gatherings of any size.”

Caption: Luke Hurley brings his big, wide sky songs and music to the Little & Local Coffee Kitchen to kick off the monthly series of concerts for 2020.

Punting on the Avon

Kerikeri at Diablos Tonight

Hi friends   just letting you know that tonight we are playing in Diabolos Kerikeri with Richard Christie Spanish guitarist opening with a one hour set starting 7pm and finishing late!

We had a great time last time so don’t miss it this time! If you are not within striking distance its possible we can stream some of it

The concert in Lyttelton  last Friday was recorded by Ian McAllister the plan is to release it along with two studio albums recorded in Diamond Harbour with Jan Bille the producer of Reha.

More to tell but have to get moving.    Hope to see some of you tonight in Kerikeri.

Diablos is at:

3 Homestead Rd, Kerikeri 0230. Phone 09-407 3912

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Luke Hurley LIve

LAF Lyttelton Gig

Hi friends   just letting you know about my show at LAF Lyttelton

A beautiful new  theatre with a massive space crying out for half the universe to turn up.    It’s easy to get to the Christchurch zones so… there or be square… it’s a great place to visit    bright cones everywhere    there are a few people coming to my show from  far and wide and most will be from Christchurch

For tickets look up LAF or contact us if you have trouble getting a ticket   tickets are selling fast I am told which goes to show that they must be missing me here   ha ha.

Great progress recording my long delayed (years) album and yes there are new songs and a quite extraordinary sound architecture thanks to the amazing production genius of jan Bille.   He also produced my Reha album
God bless

Luke     if i can help with anything call 021 0259 2919   always keen for other gigs   you know that   …….playing originals is the hard way up music mountain and your support is really appreciated