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Charlotte Yates concert

Thursday 28 July, Roseneath School Hall, 7:30 pm

Entry: $15/$10 for members. A bargain! Cash only (no eftpos facilities). Vaccinations and masks encouraged.

Charlotte Yates

Charlotte Yates is a professional independent New Zealand singer-songwriter with a growing catalogue of 22 solo and collaborative releases.

She runs Songwriting School, an online songwriting tuition subscription and a songwriting coaching service, Songdoctor. Charlotte also works with international clients as author/mentor for US/UK music educational websites Soundfly, Musician on a Mission and Bandzoogle. 

No stranger to the format of pairing famous words with music, Charlotte has devoted albums to James K Baxter, Hone Tuwhare, Witi Ihimaera and Katherine Mansfield. 

Her latest solo release, Chime, is a track from Marc Chesterman’s Woodhead Reimagined album and currently rotation @ bFM. She’s looking forward to performing on 28 July solo and unplugged, which is exactly how she started.

Charlotte’s photo by Emma Robinson, EJR Productions Ltd

Liz and Tim are somewhat reclusive treasures in the Wellington folk and acoustic music scene. They specialise in playing Maqam – the music system used since the time of the Babylonians – on violin and oud. But then they might play guitar, ukelele clarinet or even banjo.  And the music might be medieval, swing or early jazz, Tinpan Alley, Celtic tunes, New Zealand songs, rock, blues, or original tunes and songs. Whatever they choose, this will be a musical delight from two fabulous musicians.

The Godwits

Vic has been writing songs and playing in bands, most of his life and has performed at festivals throughout Australia and in the U.S.  Lis was given a guitar by her son a few years back and started writing songs and playing with friends. Lis met Vic when she heard him performing his originals at Thorndon market, Wellington. Vic and Lis started playing music together as The Godwits, with Gael joining them on bass. Other musicians join the flock from time to time. The Godwits play laid-back sad songs, mostly originals, while also having fun.  They will soon be releasing their new EP.

Acoustic Routes at Orange COVID Level

Please note: The Acoustic Routes Committee has agreed on the following approach under Orange COVID Level.

  • Some audience members may not be fully vaccinated and/or may choose not to wear a mask, since these are no longer mandatory requirements.
  • The Committee encourages audience members to be fully vaccinated and wear a mask for their own protection.
  • Workers and volunteers at gatherings must wear face masks unless they are exempt.