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Julie Lamb Outfit Aotearoa Tour Announced

Julie Lamb Outfit Aotearoa Tour Announced

Annabel Kean / Thursday 18th March, 2021 12:53PM

It is an honour to deliver the news that Julie Lamb Outfit are embarking on The Barmy Jarmies tour in April, May and June. The eight member strong "kick-arse funky pop" group are hitting eight lucky towns, with five albums worth of bops up their sleeves, including tracks from their latest bubbly album How Humans Think. Released last year, How Humans Think went straight into the top ten on the official New Zealand album charts, received glowing reviews, and were even described as "tightly woven as that machine knitted jumper your mum made for you in the 70s". Although the tour title by no means indicates a compulsory pyjama dress code, the Julie Lamb gang say it's "encouraged... always" — and going by the quirky photos of the band in their fluffiest gowns you'll notice guitarist John O'Connor has certainly channelled more 'barmy' than 'jarmy'. Flannels or not, the Julie Lamb Outfit will leave you feeling cosy and rosy with their sunny grooves as we slip into winter months. Lock in your spot for an evening spent dancing in your favourite onesie and bunny slippers...

Julie Lamb Outfit: The Barmy Jarmies Tour

Saturday 10th April - Newtown Community Centre, Wellington w/ Neverwoz*
Saturday 17th April - St Peter's Hall, Paekakariki w/ Charlotte Kerrigan*
Friday 30th April - Brac & Bow, Featherston [updated venue]
Saturday 1st May - Spaceship, Hastings
Friday 21st May - The Vic , Auckland
Saturday 22nd May - The Yot Club, Raglan
Friday 11th June - Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui*
Saturday 12th June - Mike's Brewery Bistro, New Plymouth [updated venue]

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR*

Video evidence of Julie Lamb and friends having a robed-up jam sesh, performing 'Born with The Blues' from How Humans Think...

Press release:


THEM: An eight piece? On the road? Are y’all nuts!?

US: We-ell – yes… but a kick-arse funky pop sound NEEDS horns… and backing vocals… doesn’t it?

THEM: You could do it like The Clever People – with Synths and well, just less…

US: We-ell – ye-es… but we like each other… who would we leave behind? O_O … and we ARE clever, just not necessarily sensible.


The Julie Lamb Outfit are taking their full eight-piece, kick-arse funky pop sound on the road.

They’re doing it to show off their 2020 album “How Humans Think” which debuted at 10 on the official NZ Album Charts, and received 5 stars... They are also celebrating the landmark of 5 studio albums and 50 original songs.

To appear more sensible, they are promoting this as a pyjama tour. The wearing of said pyjamas may or may not happen.

The eight date tour hits Wellington, Paekakariki, Featherston, Hastings, Auckland, Raglan, Whanganui, and Oakura. Several of these places are a first for the band, and “that’s exciting. Fresh starts, new friends, new venues. All the better to surprise you all, my dears!”said Julie.

Existing friends say lovely things like this:

"Anyone who has seen the Wellington-based Julie Lamb Outfit live, knows they are as tightly woven as that machine knitted jumper your mum made for you in the 70s - and keep you feeling just as warm." CLAIRE SYMONDS, FREELANCE JOURNALIST

“It’s great to hear some funky pop-rock with good old fashioned backing vocals and horn parts too. A class act made all the better by the joi-de-vivre it encapsulates and projects" BING TURKBY, NZ MUSICIAN

To make sure the Algorithm Gods are satisfied, there are several new singles and videos being released over the next 2 months.

The first of these, a lo-fi video from the latest album, is the fantastic “Born with the Blues”- a song penned by Shan Jordan (keyboards and vocals) and it is the true basis of the pyjama theme. It has garnered excellent critical review, caused a few snorty chuckles and you can watch it here:

The second offering is a slap bass funky number “Working on the Line” – all about I’m just walking/working here!” The release date of 17th March is because, undoubtedly St Patrick had the same issues. The woowoo link to that is here:

Tickets, information and tour details are available at Under the Radar, while all the goodies about the The Julie Lamb Outfit are encapsulated on their lovely website:


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Julie Lamb Outfit: The Barmy Jarmies Tour
Fri 21st May 7:30pm
The Vic , Auckland
Julie Lamb Outfit: The Barmy Jarmies Tour
Sat 22nd May 7:30pm
The Yot Club, Raglan
Julie Lamb Outfit: The Barmy Jarmies Tour
Fri 11th Jun 8:00pm
Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui
Julie Lamb Outfit: The Barmy Jarmies Tour
Sat 12th Jun 8:00pm
Mike's Brewery and Bistro, New Plymouth