The Narcs play at Taupo venue

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News | Police -

Iconic Kiwi rock’n’roll band The Narcs are play­ing at Taupo¯ ’s Two Mile Bay Sail­ing Club tonight as part of their ‘Not Over’ Sum­mer Tour.

The band had a slew of ra­dio and video hits dur­ing the 1980s in­clud­ing (You Took Me) Heart and Soul, Di­a­monds on China, Lazy Su­san, and Aban­doned by Love. Their record­ing legacy in­cludes three stu­dio al­bums: The Great Di­vide (1984), The Narcs (1986) and Push the Boat Out (1996) plus a com­pi­la­tion, Best of The Narcs (2002). Over the band’s 39 year ca­reer, The Narcs have at­tracted new fans with their fu­sion of South Is­land and Syd­ney­drenched rock’n’roll.

With high-en­ergy drum­mer Pete (Rooda) War­ren of DD Smash on board, tonight’s con­certs is be­ing promised as a rock­ing tour of clas­sic Kiwi mu­sic and a chance to hear some new tunes in­clud­ing the band’s lat­est sin­gle re­lease Not Over, writ­ten and pro­duced by Buzz Moller (Voom) and The Narcs. Not Over was in­spired by a dream that Buzz had on the eve of a song­writ­ing ses­sion with gui­tarist/singer Andy Dick­son and bas­sist Tony Waine mid-way through 2018. The song name checks The Narcs’ 80s chart­buster (You Took Me) Heart & Soul and ref­er­ences an un­fin­ished re­la­tion­ship and the need to re­build, move for­ward and make things right again.

The band is play­ing in Auck­land, Napier, Waihi Beach and Mt Maun­ganui as well as Taupo¯ . Tor­ben Landl of the 2 Mile Bay Sail­ing Club says the venue is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar with live mu­sic acts.

■ The Narcs play tonight from 6pm at the Two Mile Bay Sail­ing Club. Lo­cal artist Dan Sharp is the open­ing act. Tick­ets are avail­able from Tick­et­fairy for $30 plus book­ing fee or $35 on the door.

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