Rob Joass, Toil & Trouble, and Sean & Rosie at Acoustic Routes

Thursday 22 June, Roseneath School Hall, Roseneath, 7:30 pm

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

Singer songwriter Rob Joass moved to New Zealand from his native Sydney over 30 years ago and has toured and released 10 albums with his bands Hobnail, Too Many Chiefs and The Shot Band, as well as 3 solo albums (currently working on a 4th). He has been a finalist at the NZ Music Awards three times (twice for best country song, once for best folk album) and has had songs covered by artists in New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

…a songwriter’s songwriter…beautifully done, understated, and allows the songs to breathe.” 4/5 stars –

Change of programme: Don & the Divorcees. Don and the Divorcees is a collaboration of songwriters Beans Maries, Hollie Wright and Don Mackay playing a pick and mix of one another’s songs – think of us as the $2 shop version of  Crosby Stills and Nash!!  Beans’ and Hollie’s songs are like random notes from therapy, while Don’s are more like bullshit pub yarns.  Your chance to see 2024’s smash hit sensation, “before they were famous”.

Sean and Rosie O’Connor. Sean and his wife Amanda became a feature of the Kiwi folk scene in the nineties with their diverse folk pop Celtic originals, beautiful harmonies and fine guitar and flute playing. The late 2000s saw them on tour as a family band in NZ and overseas, until Amanda’s sudden death in 2011.

In the last few years Sean has completed a solo album including songs written during the O’Connors’ earlier years, their family tours, in response to Amanda’s death and beyond. Rosie, his daughter, has a beautiful voice and a great ear for harmony. Expect great songs with heart and harmony.