Auckland punk-rock band Carb on Carb will be playing their first show in Napier in March this year.

The band is a two piece made up of James Stutely and Nicole Gaffney.

Stutely plays drums and Gaffney is the front person for the band, playing guitar and singing.

Stutely said it was the curiosity of Napier's music scene that led the band to investigate the possibility of a show there.


"I'm curious about what music is like down there and it's quite a big city. We've played in Palmerston North which is smaller than Napier/Hastings so thought we'd give it a shot, Stutely said.

"The gig is at the Paisley Stage, someone recommended it as one of the best places to play in Napier," he said.

Carb on Carb have been touring internationally for a couple of years following the release of their debut album.

The band are releasing their sophomore album in 2018 and are playing a whole list of shows throughout Australasia.

This tour, celebrating the release of the single It's been a rough year, takes them all around the North Island, including their first shows in Napier and New Plymouth, and playing the inimitable Newtown Festival.

Stutely describes their music as direct and relatable, with songs about dogs, parents and making mistakes.

"I guess it's punk rock music that has a strong emotional element," he said.

Carb on Carb Single Release Tour


23/02 - Hamilton - Nivara Lounge
24/02 - Auckland - Golden Dawn
02/03 - Palmerston North - The Stomach
03/03 - Whanganui - Lucky
04/03 - Wellington - Newtown Festival
09/03 - New Plymouth - Senior Citizens Hall
10/03 - Napier - The Paisley Stage