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Cloudboy Reuniting For Nationwide Tour

Cloudboy Reuniting For Nationwide Tour

Chris Cudby / Image credit: Robin Hammond / Wednesday 11th October, 2023 9:45AM

One of Aotearoa's very finest avant-pop groups of the artistically fertile, oft-misrepresented era known as the late '90s / early '00s, Cloudboy are reuniting for a five date nationwide tour this November and December. They'll be celebrating the remastered vinyl LP reissue of their spellbinding 2001 album Down at the End of the Garden via Flying Nun Records — when it launched in April we said Cloudboy were "a world class project... who ought to have been globally famous the first time around".

The touring band includes inimitable vocalist Demarnia Lloyd, Craig Monk, Johannes Contag (all of whom created the album), original drummer Heath Te Au and John White (Mestar), with accompanying live visuals by Ōtautahi photographer / film-maker Stuart Lloyd-Harris. A dreamlike treat for the senses, these events will likely be your only chance to experience the near-mythical Ōtepoti collective performing their classic record. Nearly every show will be all-ages (aside from Loons) so no excuses, don't miss Cloudboy at the dates following...

UPDATE: Additional Cloudboy matinee shows have been announced...


Saturday 11th November - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru (all ages)
Sunday 12th November - Oamaru - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru (matinee, all ages)
Friday 17th November - Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington (all ages)
Saturday 18th November - Unitarian Church, Auckland (all ages)
Sunday 19th November - Auckland, Unitarian Church (matinee, all ages)
Friday 8th December - Loons, Christchurch
Saturday 16th December - Te Whare o Rukutia, Dunedin (all ages)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the official remastered video for '(You're So) Pretty'...

Press release:

On Record Store Day 2023, Dunedin’s dream pop originators, Cloudboy, released their remastered, revered 2001 album, ‘Down at the End of the Garden’ on vinyl for the first time, with the limited edition selling out nationwide.

Now fans will be able to experience the the full glory of Down at the End of the Garden performed live throughout Aotearoa, in intimate seated venues, enveloped by Cloudboy’s master musicianship and a densely-textured, immersive full-length film.

Called a “wildly ambitious record...fearless and far-reaching” by RNZ’s Tony Stamp, Down at the End of the Garden is an album that easily leapt into Aotearoa’s ‘classic album’ list, featuring band members Craig Monk, Jo Contag, Demarnia Lloyd. Jo said, “The main aim of Cloudboy was to frame Demarnia's songs and compelling voice in unusual and evocative ways”, and intricate musical arrangements set to a pop sensibility sailed this record into the collections of the nation

Cloudboy’s touring band is comprised of Demarnia Lloyd (vocals), Craig Monk (violin, guitar, synth), Johannes Contag (guitar, flute, bass), original drummer Heath Te Au, backing tracks and John White (violin, backing vocals); live visuals created by Christchurch-based photographer/film-maker Stuart Lloyd-Harris.

Don’t miss experiencing this incredible classic album live!


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Sat 11th Nov 8:00pm
Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Fri 17th Nov 7:00pm
Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington
Sat 18th Nov 7:30pm
Unitarian Church, Auckland
Fri 8th Dec 8:30pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Sat 16th Dec 8:00pm
Te Whare o Rukutia, Dunedin