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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.)


Limited Liability (Live) on iTunes now

Limited Liability (Live album) CoverThis 9 song live album was recorded at Ponsonby Baptist Church in ’07. Phil Yule of Voicebox did the honours.

You can buy individual tracks on iTunes now or the whole album which is called Limited Liability (Live) Update: No longer on iTunes.

1. New York To Paris
2. Its Not Easy To
3. Kings Cross
4. Greenfields
5. Follow Me
6. Not A Machine
7. Limited Liability
8. The Sound /live /church/07
9. Mona Lisa /live/church 07

All songs written and performed by Luke Hurley
Recorded/produced by Phil Yule :www.voicebox.co.nz

The lyrics for Limited Liability (Live) are available on pdf here. Listen to the album below.

Check Luke in on Foursquare

Luke in June 2010 by Alvin S.Foursquare check-ins are a way to find new places and people with a smart phone. These phones have location services so that they can “look” around an area and help you spot special deals.

We thought there is no reason that Luke couldn’t be on there when he is busking outside Starbucks on the corner of Queen St (220) and Victoria St East in Auckland.

His 4 Square location is here foursquare Please check in, say hi and let your friends on Facebook and Twitter know when he is around. Also his birthday is on 31st August.

Feel free to leave a comment or “todo” on Foursquare.

Live at Llama Lounge 27th Mar

Hello everyone – there is an upcoming gig on Saturday March 27th, 7:30pm  at the Llama Lounge which is located at 136 Horsman Road near Waitakere. Google maps link here

Come along with your friends. It is BYO.

Entry is $15 and there is limited space so booking is required please by emailing penny@karmallamas.co.nz or phone her on Auckland 810 9995

Please note that Horsman is spelt without the E so that cause delays on Google maps if the spelling is wrong.

Luke at Llama Lounge on 27th March

Live in Concert – Ponsonby 3 nights

Concert Feb in PonsonbyHello everyone,

I will be performing 3 concerts at Ponsonby Baptist Church on Friday 19th, Sat 20th and Sunday 21st of Feb.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Tickets will be $15 at the door. 43 Jervois Rd, Pomnsonby.

Contact David (davidsw@actrix.co.nz) for group bookings or phone him on 022 061 7648.

Need a concert flyer to print out for your friends or group? – go here for a concert-Flyer_LukeHurleyFeb2010.PDF that you can use.

At Byron Bay Markets on Sunday 27th

Hi everyone – I’m at Byron Bay craft markets on Sunday.  If you are in Brisbane or closer come on by and say hello.

This is how a local website describes the Byron Bay markets.

“Byron Bay’s craft and produce market, held at the Butler Street reserve on the first Sunday of the month, is one of the best in the region. Covering an area of a few acres and arranged in orderly rows, the market offers a vast array of handcrafted wares, locally-grown produce, and artworks of every kind. It’s best to get there early and allow a few hours to take in all the stalls, indulge in some fresh nourishment and feel the culture.

At the open centre of the market ground is a performance space, where you might see fire-eaters, acrobats, jugglers, dancers, contortionists, escape artists, and musicians of every description. Stallholders, in their eye-catching colourful splendour, are a spectacle in themselves. Rainbows, sparkles and angel wings seem to be the ‘uniform’, making you feel as if you truly are in a magical world.

There is some nearby parking, but because Butler Street is a no-through-road, it is easier to park in town and walk across the railway line to the market. Access across the line at Lawson Street and take the first left into Butler Street, or through the car park at the back of the Byron Visitor Centre and turn right into Butler Street.”

Live Reviews

Do any readers have reviews of Luke at live performances. We’d be keen to read them.

Luke is relatively unknown “up North” and might be good to give everyone a flavour of what his concerts are like.

Here are a couple of examples we came across just recently. Thanks Kay who wrote about a concert on April 24, 2008

from Luke Hurley
Went to see at Backstage last night. Unfortunately we didn’t stay until the end as I had an early start for work the next morning. He threatened to keep singing until 1.00 a.m. … I wonder if he did.

He seems to have boundless energy and an amusing unpretentiousness (“This is a song I wrote outside Arthur Barnett’s”) which is reflected in his music.

I guess his music fits into the folk-rock bracket – however, it is also a fairly organic style, so has the potential to bound away from any attempt to label.

Or this mention from fellow musician Dave Alley at D. Parker & Luke Hurley… noice gig…

“…then Luke comes on to a hushed crowd of committed, and soon to be, fans.

dude plays an immaculate set and regales the gathered throughout with tales of the life of a true troubador.

as a guitarist i sit and marvel, as a songwriter i’m gob-smacked..

as a punter (and sound guy in this case) i simply enjoy…”

Thanks again Kay and Dave.

Write in with a comment or any live concert stories of your own, we’d love to hear them. More news very soon.