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Out of the bubble with Gisborne bands

The Save Our Venues crowdfunding initiative has helped Gisborne's two main live music venues continue to support artists and two not-to-be-missed acts are coming right up.

Smash catapulted out of lockdown last Saturday with a Steve Kingi Band gig and at 7pm tomorrow, Gisborne punk rock act Sit Down In Front play their soon-to-be-released album Confessions Of A Pie Thief with videos.

The young punk rockers will talk about the song lyrics behind tunes about stealing pies from the school tuck shop, karma, and burning sausages on the BBQ and other first world problems. The lads will also talk about the writing and recording process with their producer Greg Haver.

Confessions of a Pie Thief is not released until June 26 so the evening offers an advance listen. Meanwhile, the music video for First World Problems can be found on YouTube via this shortcut: https://tinyurl.com/ya2o7867

Then across town in three weeks time, five-piece band, Supreme Brother Sound with lead singer Phil Tarawa's RnB voice, guitarist Josh Te Kahu's backing vocals and Guy Aupouri on the keys bring a unique sound grounded in roots, rock, soul, funk, RnB and Pacific reggae.

SBS launched their debut single, Motives, on the first day of the New Zealand music month of May. Get down with the track that harks back to smooth grooves of artists such as Otis Redding, and Diana Ross and The Supremes on Soundcloud at https://tinyurl.com/ybh56hx8

Supreme Brother Sound, the Dome, Saturday, July 11. Tickets $10 from The Dome or Aviary, $15 cash on the door.

STRAIGHT OUTTA TURANGA: Grounded in roots, rock, soul, funk, RnB and Pacific reggae, Supreme Brother Sound make their first public appearance later this month for the Dome's first big gig since lockdown, while Sit Down In Front rock into Smash tomorrow to talk about their latest album, Confessions of a Pie Thief. Picture supplied