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  • What it is

    ExNE - East by North East - New Music from the East Coast of Aotearoa

    Live DVD


    On Saturday October 10th 2015, the first ExNE - East by North East - showcase of new music from the East Coast of Aotearoa was held at Smash Palace Bar in Gisborne.


    Nine acts performed on the Sunshine Brewery outdoor stage with music styles ranging from fragile folk to monstrous metal.


    This live DVD attempts to capture the unique atmosphere of this iconic live music venue while offering a snapshot of the original music being produced Out East.

  • Who's on it

    9 local acts !

    One and a Half Men


    One & a Half Men is made up of brothers Liam and Ronan Wallace with Liam on lead vocals and acoustic guitar while Ronan provides backing vocals on this particular track. Winners of the Pacifica Beats Duo Award in 2015, One & a Half Men's trajectory is assured.  Check them out here.

    Those Who Can

    Left of Centre

    Those Who Can features the talents of two of Gisborne's finest High School music teachers - Jane Egan on lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Anna-Marie Holmes on mandolin and backing vocals.  Both are inspirational musicians in their own right.


    At Peace

    The exhilarating sound of Uni-Fi is created by Cory Garrett on vocals, Gana Goldsmith on bass and backing vocals, Michael Shanks on guitar and Genesis Burgess on drums. Uni-Fied.  Check them out here.

    Paul Jackson

    Rest In Peace

    Paul Jackson hails from Western Australia but has been domiciled on the East Coast of Aotearoa for some time now.  A favourite at the Farmers Market on a Saturday, Paul's guitar prowess is impressive.

    Rich Alexander

    To A Man

    "Big Rich" has been making up for a late  musical start in life with a meteoric rise in Blues circles.   On the street or on the stage, he's honed a reputation as a premier bluesman.


    Between the Crosses

    With an average age of 15 at the time of this recording, Catalyst hold nothing back on an epic original piece showing a skill level that belies their tender age.   And they can rock !

    King Dynamite

    Red Bus

    King Dynamite is the alter ego of DJ/Producer Steven King who is joined by Matt Tong on keyboards. Their cool laid-back vibe suits the Gizzy summer perfectly.  Check them out here.

    Karruthers Brothers


    Singer/songwriter Pete Stewart is joined by Trevor Herk on bass, Tar Rutherford on guitar and Andrew Kirk on drums on this driving number that has the boys finding bigger water.


    An Eternity of War

    Metal die-hards Harbinger rouse the Gods of Rock with this stirring anthem showcasing the lead vocals of Vincent Hogan, the pounding rhythms of Pete Wanoa, thunderous bass of Matt Greenstreet and guitar magic of Pauly Hohepa and Angus Gillies.  Check them out here.

  • Where it is

    Grab yourself a copy of the DVD from this site or from one of these locations ....

    Smash Palace Bar

    24 Banks St Gisborne

    The Music Room

    Gladstone Road Gisborne

    Sunshine Brewery

    Awapuni Road Gisborne

    Gisborne Deli

    cnr Gladstone Road and Derby Street Gisborne


    Gladstone Road Gisborne

    Gisborne i-SITE

    209 Grey Street Gisborne

  • Our Supporters

    We couldn't do it without them !

    The Music Room

    Musical Instrument & Pro-Audio Specialists

    285 Gladstone Road


    Ph: 06 929 1907


    Sunshine Brewery

    Home of Gisborne Gold & the Sunrise Project.

    49 Awapuni Road


    Ph: 06 867 7777


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