Rafters Music Club

Rafters is a friendly music club in central Auckland.

Held on the 3rd Friday of each month


Time: 8-11pm

Admission: $10 cash at door

Venue: Unitarian Church, 1a Ponsonby Road. Next to the Art Station. Between K'rd and Hopetoun St.

Rafters Music Club promotes music from traditional to contemporary. We welcome new performers. 

Our format is open mic (without a mic!) in the first half, supper, then guest/s. Anyone who would like to perform in the first half is welcome to see Graham at the door, but please put your name down before the 8.00pm start. 
Tea, coffee & biscuits provided for supper.

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Music Club Links

- Auckland Bluegrass

- Devonport Folk Music Club

- East Coast Folk Club

- Titirangi Folk Music Club

- The Barebones Acoustic Folk Club

- Auckland Folk Festival. A great camping weekend full of concerts, workshops, dances and fun.    


 Held at The Unitarian Church
1a Ponsonby Road
at 8pm every 3rd Friday of the Month.

$10 cash at door 

Our Guest for Friday April 19th 2024 is


Dave Alley

This month Rafters is so lucky to have the incomparable Dave Alley as our guest.  Dave’s music can best be described as full, driving and extremely dynamic. He dives into a river of styles from the vast world of music. His original songs draw on topics such as spirituality, travel, life & loves, music itself and.. his van.

With well worn Maton guitars, one converted to lap-steel, a Bigfoot stomp box, harmonicas and percussion Dave has toured NZ and Europe extensively, and performed with a multitude of musicians from genres such as Folk, Celtic Trad, Blues, R&B, Funk, Rock & Reggae.

Reviewers have written: 

“captivating songs, composed around the rhythms of speech, contoured lines beautifully delivered with sensitivity to each moment..”  - Otago daily times

“good use of layering melodic finger style guitar with electronic looping in a contemporary folk style incorporating what I’d call “Dylanesque” type lyrics. A style I also love to hear..” - Keith Tonkin

This is going to be a night to remember. So come along and make some new musical memories at Rafters. 


The first half of the evening brings musicians old and new to warm us up before supper and our main guest/s. We welcome new performers. See Graham at the door if you want to perform, but you will need to be there before the 8pm start.

Photos and Videos

Photos and some videos of performances will be taken during the evening and displayed on our Facebook page. We also have a Rafters Music Club YouTube channel where we display some videos (type Rafters Music Club into YouTube search to find these videos). Please see Linda if you do not want your images publicly available.

See you there

Graham, Linda, Jennifer and Alistair