Rocky Bay

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An Intimate evening at Rocky Bay hall – 28th April 2018

Larissa decided to make this happen and that it was going to be a success. We joined forces with Øyawa and Nikki Ngatai to present an intimate evening of entertainment. What a superb evening … the event sold out completely. The stage was set up with a homely feel with a carpet, pictures on the wall, table lamps and comfy chairs. The audience were mainly seated around table and tea and home made cakes were available adding to the intimacy of the setting.

Brett Garrity – the bass player of Øyawa opened the evening with his debut performance of his own songs and overcame his first night nerves to give a humorous account of himself through his music. The Domestics performed next in their own unique quirky style followed by Nikki Ngatai who was beautifully accompanied by Gina Goad. Øyawa completed the evening with a compelling (sorta unplugged but not quite) performance.

The Domestics Set List:

  • Down By The Water
  • C’mon Billy
  • Energise
  • Wanna Be With You     lyrics
  • Precious You Are
  • Heal Over
  • Kill Of The Night
  • Kitty Cat
  • Domestic Bliss     lyrics

full list of our repertoire

It was the first performance of “Precious You Are” which went down extremely well and made the hard work over the previous few months getting it finished and to performance standard so worthwhile.

The understated and homely feel made it an evening to remember. We will surely be doing something similar again!

We had to turn a few people away because of the limited numbers allowed in the hall of tickets available, but we have since had quite a few people come up to us and compliment us on the evening. Get in quick next time we return to Rocky Bay … word is out now!

Colville Cafe

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The Domestics invited to play at Colveille Cafe – 9th February 2018

We were supposed to be on holiday …

writing new material …

having a relaxing time …

recuperating …

but no …

We got talking to a few of the local folks and there was a fundraiser pizza evening at the Colville Cafe for the Colville Project and were were invited come and play a few of our songs. We managed to scrabble a full set together using some of the songs Andy used to play when he did his open mics.

Set List:

  • C’mon Billy
  • Old Man
  • Shame
  • Down By The Water
  • Wanna Be With You     lyrics
  • Lies
  • Kill Of The Night
  • Heal Over
  • Energise
  • Kitty Cat
  • Domestic Bliss     lyrics

more of our songs

It was definitely an adventure, there was no PA to speak of – all we had was our little Ashdown acoustic guitar amp and a small fender amp for amplification. Fortunately I had a mini mixer with me so we were able to put the vocals into the guitar amps. We cobbled it all together (Andy has a knack of being able to make these things work!)

The evening was fabulous – everyone seemed to enjoy the mixture of classic songs they recognised and the unusual combination of instruments that The Domestics wielded. Payment was a few beers and pizza – perfection! The evening was topped off for us – not only because of the number of lovely supportive comments we got, but also because of a super cute group of young girls who had gone out and collected flowers themselves and presented them to Larissa #heartmelt!

Thanks so much to Steve Carson at Colville Cafe … we will surely be back!

Live at Malones

The Domestics at Malones

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Our first gig supporting The Solomon Cole Band at Malones, Surfdale – 16th December 2017

The Domestics first proper gig at Malones Irish bar in Surfdale, Waiheke. We were invited to open for the Solomon Cole band … we felt totally unprepared and only had 6 songs ready, three covers and three originals – so we did them all!

Set list:

  • C’Mon Billy
  • Shame
  • Down By The Water
  • Wanna Be With You
  • Kitty Cat
  • Domestic Bliss    lyrics

more of our songs

We had an amazing reception and was great to be performing again – there were those there who remembered Larissa previous Waiheke based bands including ‘Tight Knickers’ and featured in the banter from the audience. We have already performed at a few open mics – a couple of times at the Music and Poetry evenings at Sandbar in Oneroa, and once at the Open Mic Jam Night at the Titirangi RSA Our music seemed to go down well and our unique combination of instruments sparked some interest – the ‘cello and melodi-horn (blowy keyboard thing) in particular. The gig got a great mention in the local rag – mostly because Solomon Cole were awesome – but we got an honorable mention and a few pictures in there as well. Thanks to Graham Hooper for the photos!

We’re most grateful to have been invited, we had a blast! Thanks to Dione who twisted our arms and wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and to everyone who came to support us. What a great way tick off our first gig and to get the ball rolling …