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Saturday January 30
Haiku Reserve
Main Street, Katikati

New Zealand’s favourite blues ‘n’ roots band – celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016 – hails from the Bay of Plenty.

Kokomo is renowned for dynamic live shows and distinctive songwriting as well as for its unique harmonica/trumpet/horn section.

Over the past quarter century, the band has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, performing at the country’s major rock, blues, jazz and folk festivals.

All fired up for an awesome evening of entertainment, Kokomo comprises Derek Jacombs on vocals and acoustic guitar, Grant Bullot on harmonica, Sonia Bullot on trumpet, Nigel Masters on bass, Mike Kirk on electric guitar and Ian ‘Beano’ Gilpin on drums.

Between tours, Kokomo has released a full-length live concert DVD and 10 studio albums: three are collections of traditional and contemporary blues, the others feature songs from the band’s main songwriter Derek Jacombs.

Radio New Zealand has recorded several programmes focusing on Kokomo’s music, and the band has appeared on several TV channels.

Kokomo’s music has been used as the soundtrack for projects as diverse as TV gardening shows and surfing videos. It has also featured on such popular programmes as Shortland Street and Jackson’s Wharf.

Kokomo have played with and supported a number of international blues and jazz acts and they are now here in Katikati to strut their stuff on the new Haiku Stage for the second concert in the Summer Twilight Series.

Don’t miss them!


Both halves of the show will be opened by New Zealand-born artist Sarah Spicer with songs ranging over country, blues and soul – all wrapped up in one neat package!

In 1997 Sarah returned to New Zealand from San Francisco where she had been working in the music industry honing her skills as a singer, songwriter, live performer and recording artist in the rock and blues scene.

Sarah released her debut album Colours in 2012 – a collection of songs written over several years and crafted bit by bit by Sarah and engineer/drummer Ben Birkett. The album is dedicated to her late brother Matthew Spicer and features a very special guest artist, the legendary John Lee Hooker. Sarah’s career has been steadily growing and her music has been used a number of times by TVNZ.

Sarah is due to release her next album early in 2016 and has just completed a national tour consisting of 20 dates to promote her album.

January 30th will be a great evening!


Katikati Twilight Concerts are family-oriented events showcasing talented musicians – an opportunity to hear some great music and catch up with friends in a pleasant riverside setting.

This promises to be a wonderful concert season full of fun, friends and lasting memories … bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful live music.

General Information


Gates open 5:00pm.
Concert starts at 6:00pm.
Concert finishes approximately 8:30pm.


Single-entry admission is $20 and is available at the gate.

Under 15-year olds are free if accompanied by an adult.

Season Tickets

Season passes (3 concerts) are $45, a 33% saving; they are available from the Katikati Information Centre.


Concerts are held at the Haiku Reserve, Main Street (State Highway 2), Katikati.


Free parking is available close to the venue.

See site map for location.


There is no seating provided: bring along beach chairs or travel rugs.

Make a picnic of it!

Pack a picnic hamper and something to drink.


Remember a sunhat and shades … and some warm clothing for when the sun goes down.


There is a coffee cart on site.


If the weather looks doubtful, check back on this website for information.


For more information call our concert information line:
(07) 549 3549.


Katikati is a 30 minutes drive from Tauranga and two hours from Auckland.

For directions see map.

Shane CorteseKokomoAnna Hawkins
Past acts at Katikati Twilight Concerts

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