Back at Roseneath School Hall this month, 7.30pm, Thursday 22 April. Admission $15.00 AR members/$20.00 others (cash only; no eftpos facilities).
Colette Rivers is an American-born, New-Zealand raised, self-proclaimed ‘Kiwi’, with a deep connection to the earth and sea. Her roots are in folk and as a singer-songwriter, and she is known for her wonderful vocals full of depth and passion. Her songs are of places, childhood, relationships, and life’s journey. Collette’s debut album, called ‘Memory Lake’ after her hometown, Lake Taupō, has been described as “folk and singer-songwriter styles being mashed together with indie and alternative rock in the hands of someone who knows exactly what she wants to achieve”. Check out Collette’s website for a preview.
Don’t be late or you’ll miss the opener by Hill-Start. Jo Moir (Hobnail, fiddle) and Simon Harding (Obediah, guitar & mandola) have been playing songs together since they met at the Plimmerton Open Mic four years ago. They specialise in ‘songs of heartache, love, and other nonsense’, following the country maxim of “three chords and the truth”, coloured in with harmony and weaving fiddle lines.
Next up, Burgess, Allen & Lansford are ¾ of the exciting new group ‘Out of the Blue’. They combine the smooth vocals of singer/songwriter Gill Allen, the intuitive upright bass and singing of new kiwi Christine Lansford, and the troubadour skills of Levin’s Simon Burgess. Proficient in many genres, these very experienced musicians weave their skills into a varied program of jazz, folk, country and originals with tasty vocals and a gypsy flair. From ballads to gospel, raunchy to smooth, their biggest problem is not what to play, but what not to play!
You can download the April 2021 Balladeer here.
Three – no, wait – four opportunities for you to perform to an appreciative audience this week, and catch some great homegrown music:
- Open Mic at Plimmerton Boating Club, Thursday 11 March, 7pm. Hosted by Roy McGuinness. To find out more, contact Roy on (021) 433-878.
- Open Mic at The Office, Newtown, Sunday 14 & 28 March, 5.15-8pm. Hosted by Kevin Ikin. To find out more, contact Kevin at email@example.com .
… and later this month, Celebrating St Patrick, an Irish Blackboard Concert, Thursday 25 March, Roseneath School Hall, 7:30 pm.
CHANGE OF VENUE – TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE, 5 Cambridge Street (between the library and New World Supermarket), plenty of parking next to the Community Centre and on the street, 7.30pm, Thursday 25 March
Admission $5.00 members and all performers/$10.00 others (cash only; no eftpos facilities).
Hosted by the inimitable Roy McGuinness, this will be a fine evening of tunes, songs and poetry to celebrate Saint Patrick.
We’ve got a great line-up of performers who have signed up to play for us, so we hope you can still come along and enjoy the craic despite the last-minute change of venue!
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You can download the March 2021 Balladeer here.
UPDATE: Still one more opportunity this month. The Open Mic at the Office is going ahead today, following Level 2 social distancing restrictions.
Please don’t come if you have any symptoms.
Two opportunities for you to perform to an appreciative audience:
- Open Mic at The Office, Newtown, Sunday 28 February, 5.15-8pm. Hosted by Kevin Ikin. To find out more, contact Kevin at email@example.com .
- Open Mic at Plimmerton Boating Club, Thursday 11 February, 7pm. Hosted by Roy McGuinness. To find out more, contact Roy on (021) 433-878.
And in between, there’s the Butter and Bees concert at Acoustic Routes, 7.30pm on Thursday 25 February at Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, Wellington.