Welcome to the Wonderful World of CLUB BIZARRE

From History

Dark Arts Gothic Festival
July 1989

Held at Auckland Domain, this was a free outdoor event which attracted over 1500 people and gained fantastic media attention. Featured dancers, bands, exhibitions, performers and heaps of stalls and was followed by a night time gig at The Venue which had two bands, a DJ, fashion show and dominatrix act.The event was put together by a team of around 10 people and was coordinated by Mark Wallbank
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CLUB BIZARRE, now defunct, was a New Zealand based Dark-end/Avant Garde Music Distribution, Event Promotion label, which began in the early nineties and decided to wind things down and cease operation mid 2007.

This website is a document of CLUB BIZARRE and all its efforts spanning its 12 year existence. Also covered here is Club Bizarre's earlier incarnation, MAXIMUM EGO PRODUCTIONS, which began in 1990 and many other events produced even further back in time than that. All up totalling well over a QUARTER OF A CENTURY of dedication to dark-end NZ music!

Here you will find all you will need to know about CLUB BIZARRE (and its earlier endeavours) The History, The Events, A full release Discography and meet some of the many dedicated souls behind the scenes.

Click below to go to our new web project, featuring a 'complete' history of popular and obscure Avant Garde, Experimental & Dark-End music in N.Z.

For anyone wanting to make contact, please email me at marq@clubbizarre.co.nz