Story: Nightclubs

Tudor Towers, 1980s

Live music was an integral part of the nightclub scene, and many clubs had a house band, which played several nights a week. Tudor Towers, a Rotorua club in the city's historic bathhouse, was unusual – in the 1980s it was owned by its house band, Kairo (shown here in 1986). Kairo started after a jam session in Cleopatra, a flash Auckland club, before moving south to Rotorua and Tudor Towers.

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Redmer Yska, 'Nightclubs - Nightclub boom, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2022)

Story by Redmer Yska, published 5 Sep 2013