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Sirrah Duo with their popular repertoire, playing at the Esplanade bar this Saturday 27th May, 6-8.30pm see you there for a great night out. Happy hour 5-7pm. “Sirrah” is a concept duo comprising Percussion, Electronics, Vocals and Guitar with an emphasis on easy listening music.

Bryan and Jack, combine many years of professional expertise, gained in New Zealand, Australia and Europe, to create a unique musical experience.
The audio production is pristine, clearly making “Sirrah” the ideal solution for sophisticated audiences, who expect, and in fact deserve a comfortable environment for their very special occasions.
“These musicians are dedicated to the reproduction of popular well crafted music composed by some of the most respected musicians and composers
of our time.”

  Queens Birthday special…Denis Hepi Trio

Hear British pop played by Auckland music masters
MIGUEL FUENTES – Master Percussionist.
Born in Puerto Rico,formerly from New York,international recording artist Miguel has recorded and toured with: George Benson,Patti La Belle,Grover Washington Jnr,Peter Allen,Nathan Haines.Currently resides in NZ.
CHRIS NIELSON – Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Saxophonist/
Hand Percussion
Tui Award winning Producer/Recording Engineer and father of uber talented sons Cody and Ruban.Recently toured the USA and Europe as arranger/musician with Katchafire,House Of Shem.
DENIS HEPI – Vocal protege of the late Mark Murphy[Stanford Uni.Cali.Jazz Workshop].Plays a Godin Multiac Nylon string guitar in accompaniment.Influences: Beatles and UK 60s artists from my Scots mother and Sam Cooke,Stevie Wonder from my Maori father and the early 70s Glen Innes Ak Funk of James Brown,Sly Stone,Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye

Mother’s Day at the Esplanade: May 2017.

Luca Mangi duo is performing for Mothers day brunch.

Luca Manghi won first prize at the Arrigo Boito National Music Conservatory. He was then awarded the highest distinction by the Biella International Superior Music Academy “L. Perosi” for his work with Peter Lukas Graf.

Winner of several soloist international competitions (UFAM Paris Competition, City

of Genova Competition) Luca has performed as principal flautist for many European orchestras.

He now lives in New Zealand where he works as freelance musician playing with the major orchestras of the country.

Since 2008 he has taught flute and chamber music at Auckland University, and from 2009 at Otago University and Waikato University.

In 2011 and 2015 Luca was invited to give a recital and a master class at the Australian Flute Festival, and often gives recitals in Europe with pianist David Kelly.

Their CD Quays has been released on Atoll Records.

Book now at the Esplanade Hotel, 1 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland NZ. 09 4451291

Bookings via Eventfinda closer to the time.


Ashe Cuba returned on Saturday 25th March

We really hope to get them back when the weather is fine again!

The return by popular demand of Ashe Cuba had the locals dancing in the streets outside the Esplanade. Great music that gets you moving. Check out the pics and video on our Facebook page


Come and enjoy the fireplace and a glass of something cold after a long Tuesday at work. Tuesday Jazz bands showcasing at the Esplanade Hotel, 1 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland NZ, every Tuesday from 5.30pm. 1st Tuesday of Month is Jow Carbery, 2nd Tuesday Paul TT and Friends, 3rd Tuesday Mike & Pete, and Sirrah on 4th & 5th Tuesday of the month .

and don’t forget Luca Mangi duo for Mothers day brunch.

Special wines on offer include:


Phone: (09) 445 1291, or

Heads Up on a few 2017 EVENTS-

  • November Melbourne Cup. Ticketed event
  • November 5th Guy Fawkes and Halloween combined monster Bash. Ticketed event
  • Correct at time of publication
  • Come and enjoy the fireplace and a glass of something cold after a long Tuesday at work. Tuesday Jazz bands showcasing at the Esplanade Hotel, 1 Victoria Rd, Devonport, Auckland NZ, every Tuesday from 5.30pm. Keep checking out our Facebook page for updates.

      The immensely successful Esplanade Summer Jazz Series continues Jan/Feb/March next Year-

      • March 5 – with Margaret Umbers, proudly sponsored by Maison Vauron, French wine merchants. Seek out our special French wine offerings, only available for the Jazz performance.
      • No cover charge for Summer Jazz Festival for dining guests and patrons.
      • We recommend you book now to ensure you get a table. Previous evenings have been completely booked out as people flock to enjoy the company of these fabulous artists. The music is provided free to entertain our diners.
      • Saturday Evenings of Summer 2016/17:- 6.30-9.30pm
      • Keep an eye out for announcements.
        Live Music 2017 – Esplanade Hotel

        May 7 Sunday Mother’s Day. light classical LUCA DUO

        July 4 Tuesday bar American Independence Day blues JT DUO

        July 14 Friday Bar Bastille. LINN LORKIN Quartet

        August 5 bar blues ARTIST TBC

        August 12 bar blues ARTIST TBC

        August 19 blues . JOHN TUALA

        August 26 blues $400 TOM RODWELL

        September 3 Sunday Fathers Day JO ANDERSON

        October Heritage week date tbc. Bar VODODEO Quartet

        October 7 bar Art Week John TUALA

        October 21 Saturday Auckland Jazz Fest Labour weekend
        October 22 Sunday Auckland Jazz Fest Labour weekend