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Event: The Narcs ‘Heart of Aotearoa’ Tour

Iconic Kiwi band The Narcs are making their live return this July with four very special shows in the North Island as their ‘Heart Of Aotearoa’ Winter Tour 2021.

With a nod to their recently re-recorded release of their 1984 RIANZ ‘Most Popular Song Of The Year’ and Top 5 Hit (You Took Me) Heart & Soul. The Narcs are also celebrating their longevity and catalog of songs having been together since the early ’80s.
During Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions band members/songwriters Tony Waine, Andy Dickson, and Liam Ryan have been writing and recording more new material from their home studios on both sides of the ditch. 

Partway through 2020, the guys decided to do a remake of Heart &Soul, joined by new recruit Josh Sorenson on drums and mixed by multiple award-winning Rikki Morris the song has put The Narcs back in new Zealanders living rooms and across the internet over recent months as the soundtrack for the highly successful ‘Love Taupo’ TV tourism campaign. 

Check it out here! 

The Narcs have a slew of radio hits and took out numerous RIANZ awards. Singer guitarist Andy Dickson was a male vocalist finalist in 1984. In 1986 Tony Waine won the APRA Silver Scroll for Abandoned By Love. 

The recording legacy includes two EP’s “Narcs” and “No Turning Back”, several singles, three studio albums: “The Great Divide” (1984), “The Narcs” (1986) “Push The Boat Out” (1996), and a compilation “Best of The Narcs” (2002).

More recently, the band has released three new singles/videos ‘Summerhill Stone’, ‘Not Over’and ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Work Today’, appeared at Canterbury’s Selwyn Sounds 2018,toured with Australia’s Psuedo Echo, hit the road with the ‘Not Over Summer Tour’ in 2019,headline Nelson’s Marchfest 2019, played a series of The Narcs Unplugged winter and summer tours in NZ and Australia and opened for Icehouse at Auckland’s Aotea Centre before a sold out audience in March 2020.

With the ‘Heart Of Aotearoa’ Winter Tour 2021 audiences can expect to hear 80’s Narcs classics, songs from 90’s Push The Boat Out album, the three recently released singles and new songs. Joining The Narcs on two of the shows is Special Guest – Waihi based Singer Songwriter Sarah Spicer.

Sarah Spicer spent 10 years playing in the USA alongside the cream of American blues artists in the San Francisco/Bay area including John Lee Hooker with whom she recorded. She is a prolific songwriter and evocative soul singer with two albums of original songs and currently has a third album in production through Renown Records (USA). www.sarahspicer.com

Venues and Tour Dates


Wednesday  7th July –  Nivara Lounge – Hamilton

Thursday  8th July –  Two Mile Bay Sailing Club – Taupo

Friday  9th July –  Jam Factory – Tauranga

Saturday  10th July –  Paraoa Brewing – Whangaparaoa (* only Auckland show) 

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