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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…..be 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

Christchurch & South Island for August

Hey friends    Luke here from www  LukeHurley.co.nz  just want to tell you I havent forgotten you and thank you for subscribing   I have news. Jan Bille the guy who produced Reha  (if you are unfamiliar with this album has offered to produce another album for me. Listen below.

Some opportunities have emerged but this one is the ruby in the dust.     I believe in NZ and in the great technical and production skills we have in our own land.  We don’t need to go to the big continent on overinflated debt driven budgets to record in namo studios when for a fraction  of the price we can do it all at home with heart and soul.  And not have to resort to hard living to satisfy the dubious multi national “spirit” of global enterprise. Who cares? a five year old can go international from a smart phone.

It’s come full circle   International is zzzzzzzzzzzz and national is exciting   why? cause in the end its about the music and not the prestige of “reaching the world” and its way harder to win over your own country than to get overseas kudos.

It’s like you have to wander all over the world to find the pearl of great price when in fact it was right there in plain sight sitting on the mantle piece.

The former manager of a great NZ studio told me that he could have made much better albums for artists who were compelled by their labels to blow their budget overseas    Same budget applied at home would have delivered masterpieces

With that in mind please support this venture as we get no funding from the “normal” channels   why?coz the songs i write are not nor ever purport to be commercial

Tickets page makes it easier to pay for tickets online. Music page for all albums or songs. You may now buy the full collection if you missed some.

Thanks for you great support without it I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on

Please let us know if there are any gigs possible in Hokitika in the next four days as that is where we will be.   After that Christchurch   call me if you have any leads.   No gig too small as the cliche goes  021 0259 2919

Video content plan

Hi friends  – hope you all happy and healthy.  Please don’t forget to visit the music section where you will find some of my albums along with great music from all over the “Wir” & you can have a listen before you buy or even instead of… But please if you can help then do throw us a bone as we are embarking on moving pictures and need some assistance.

The idea is to create video content  and for this it would be great to acquire support.   Any keen video makers out there happy to work with us;   please call me asap 02102592919

There is a need for an editor and for basic podcasting equipment like mics,   go pro mixer & so on.   There is so much we can do, songs to play and people (to) rap with including you if you want to contribute.

So pleeeeease help us if you can  theres a paypal button on this site

The best news right now is an invite from a record label to play in Carolina and a possible follow up gig in Denmark.

But in the meantime there’s another visit South.   The last Tiki Tour was fun so how about letting us know some good places to play when next they let me loose on K1w1LAND

What i try to do Ladies and Gentlemen is speak the truth about human nature and my career reflects the result.   It’s been impossible to profit financially but pure gold in terms of friends along the way-  thank you.

Now we see many sites being censored and on You Tube you don’t have to stray too far to be demonetised and even closed down. The internet has become tainted by what  we thought we had escaped and with that thought i close with a quote from a very fine writer

“Nobody should ever say what they mean because hardly anybody ever does…the writer has to suggest to the audience the meaning thats going on behind a succession of meaningless phrases and games and jokes and quotations off the backs of bottles of sauce”

John Mortimer

Ok so thanks for your support  donate if the spirit moves you or please think of things you would be keen to see in the video content .   I am excited at the possibilities and have already received some encouraging news regarding creation of video content.

Watch this space! email me any reflections you have   the old school email way  lukehurleymusic@gmail.com or in the comments section here

Bye for now and thanks for all your support
Luke

Strawberry Tree- Kaikoura

Kaikoura tonight

I’m playing at the Strawberry Tree in Kaikoura tonight. 7pm. 21 W End Kaikoura. No cover charge – come along and please tell your friends. It is an easy drive from Christchurch.

Hi everyone Hope you all happy and healthy The guy who wrote the mission impossible theme tune Lalo Schifrin ? he was told upon arrival in tinsel town that all he had to do was “Go where you’re invited” He claimed this was the best advise ever for getting established.

I figured to do the same in my own zone and cannot claim the same success as he achieved but can testify it opens some amazing doors of perception and brought me to the realisation that nothing is ever as you anticipate its gonna be and it’s probably best to say yes when you can- within reason of course.

In this instance I was invited to Kaikoura its a thriving town in paradise where even the seagulls seem to appreciate music and the locals are really friendly.

I have yet to see a UFO or meet an alien family but am told this is likely and am looking forward to an invitation.

The next big thing here after whale watch would have to be sky watch.  It’s a big sky so expect the unexpected. I saw something i could not explain and that’s just normal here if you come bring a telescope!

Anyway please come to my show tonight if you have time and are in striking distance its a nice drive from Christchurch and there are plenty of places you can stay

Iam keen to be invited anywhere just cover the travel and accom and I would be delighted to turn up in your zone and in turn invite you to mine

Be safe and God bless
Luke

A local view
Kaikoura tonight

Thames

Summer Gigs – Thames & Kerikeri

Two gigs this weekend. First one is Thames on Saturday night. See

Gig Guide

One is at the Lotus Realm Thames this Saturday night   me in concert from 7pm   the Lotus Realm   main street   Thames. Tickets $20

It would be cool if we could get the message out thanks.

The other one is Wharepuke Keri Keri Sunday 10am to 3pm    

Wharepuke Open Day 

on Sunday 20th January 10am- 4pm

Free entry into the award winning garden (NZGT) and Sculpture Park (40+artist from NZ and International). The art gallery, nontoxic printmaking studio and cottages will be open to view and ask questions

Maha is offering complimentary Soda and Spoon to excite the tastebuds with their Japanese inspired food. Other beverages and some snacks available for purchase

Music legend Luke Hurley will be providing entertainment from 11am-3pm

Join us, the Booth family and Ming and Diane at:

Wharepuke

190 Kerikeri road

Can we get the message out? Do you know people in Thames or Kerikeri – please let them know

Cafe 121 – Saturday

Nigel GavinMorning’ all. Hope you are well and happy. Just letting you know that we are playing at one2one a venue in Ponsonby Auckland.

Where.  121 Ponsonby Rd Auckland
When. This Saturday night 7pm to 9pm
What.   Mark Laurent  songwriter with Nigel Gavin and moi.  If you haven’t heard him / them you will be astonished. Masterful guitarists and great Kiwi  blokes. Photo at left is Nigel. Here is a track from Nigel

The ticket price is zero but we encourage you to donate into the hat which is in fact a teapot.  We don’t just accept money. Watches. Cars. Houses. Anything.

Come early and leave late. We will be there from 6pm.

Please do call if you have any leads. 02102592919 and don’t forget to visit band camp and check out my albums.  And of course please encourage your friends to subscribe to this site.

Link for the gig is: if you want to share that would be great thanks.)

https://www.lukehurley.co.nz/2018/11/17/auckland-auckland-17-11-18-cafe-one2one-new-zealand/