South for Winter concert at Acoustic Routes

Thursday 23 February, Roseneath School Hall, 7:30 pm

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

South for Winter

No, it’s not a comment on our recent weather, or a sign that Summer is over! It’s the name of the duo that will be entertaining us this month, with support acts Luca Joass and Beans.

With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, bluesy murder ballads and foot-stomping folk, Nashville-based South for Winter is kiwi Nick Stone and his Colorado-born wife Dani Cichon. 

These two songwriters and multi-instrumentalists combine elements including acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar, and suitcase stomp into a genre-bending sound described by American Songwriter as “laden with delicate harmonies, intricate guitar-work and earthy vocals … impeccable sound”.

Their 2021 debut album Luxumbra, with GRAMMY-award winning producer Matt Leigh, has received international accolades. See more on their website or Facebook page.

Luca Joass

Christchurch-based singer song-writer Luca Joass grew up travelling around the NZ folk scene with his parents, core members of the Wellington celtic-folk band Hobnail. You won’t find him much happier than with a guitar in his hands and a song in his heart. Taking inspiration from his folk background, and bringing it an alternative, modern, twist, Luca’s songs are rife with catchy melodies and a whole lot of heart.


Inspired by the folk traditions of their native Yorkshire, singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Beans blends gentle indie folk sounds with a unique lyrical style. Their original songs are rich with humour, honesty and carefully crafted word play, borne of a love of language combined with a vibrant imagination and inner world. A newcomer to the Wellington scene, previously performing on and around the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, playing to a dedicated local fan base in small venues and festivals.