All posts by Janette

Acoustic Routes Songwriters’ workshop

4.30pm on Sunday 22 April at The Office, Newtown, Wellington.

Have you ever wanted to write a song but didn’t quite know how to start? Or do you love writing songs and want to share your passion with others? Here’s an opportunity for songwriters to share their expertise and for beginners to learn, maybe start writing a song. All welcome.

Enquiries contact Murray Kilpatrick at or phone landline 239 9951

Acoustic Routes War and Peace Singaround

7.30pm on Thursday 26 April (the day after Anzac Day) at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington. Entry: a mere $5 for all (so we can pay for  the venue)

This month’s concert will be a sing-around format honouring Anzac Day. Please bring along your songs, poems, or stories about (any) war and peace to share.

Let’s come together and sing to try to make this a happier and safer world for all.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided. Love to have you with us, and perhaps bring a friend.

Acoustic Routes St Patrick’s Singaround

7.30pm on Thursday 22 March at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington. Entry: a mere $5 if you’re performing, $10 if you’re not (so we can pay for  the venue)

He looks quite formal but really he’s just waiting for you to celebrate by coming along with something Irish to sing, play or dance.

The Acoustic Routes singaround nights are renowned for their variety, pathos, humour, and generally being a darn good time (to be sure). This one will be compered by our own resident Irishman, Roy McGuinness. It’s the day after the Spooky Men’s Chorale concert – see you there!


Spooky Men’s Chorale

8.00pm on Wednesday 21 March, Salvation Army Citadel, Vivian Street, Wellington

The Spooky Men are a male acappella group from Australia. Wonderfully entertaining and often quite provocative, you can catch them straight from performing at WOMAD.

They describe themselves as a vast, rumbling, steam-powered and black-clad behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye. This will be an event not to be missed!

Check them out on Youtube.

Book at Eventfinda.