Barry and the Crumpets, Thursday 23 July

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 23 July

Admission $10.00 members/$15.00 non members (cash only; no eftpos facilities).

Barry and the Crumpets are a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance playing old-time classics, breakneck bluegrass and swampy blues. All played as toe-tapping fast and knee-slapping rowdy.

Barry and the Crumpets are Brendan Schenk – Vocals, Mandolin; Rachel Evans – Fiddle; Donald James – Vocals, Cajon; Simon Carryer – Vocals, Banjo, Cello Banjo.

First half

The Melling Station Boys, who are Todd Foster, Alastair McCarthy, Ian Smith and Andrew Bicknell,  will start the evening off for us. They’ll be followed by …


… Chris Prowse, who will perform tunes from his three albums – and perhaps a few others as well. For more info check out his website:


2020 Acoustic Routes AGM – still on at Level 2

3.00pm, Sunday 16 August

The Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro.

We would love as many of you as possible to come to the AGM and tell us what you want from the club. Please come early, or at least on time(!!) so we can spend less time waiting for a quorum, and more time making music together afterwards.

Food available and singaround afterwards.

Acoustic Routes Variety Concert, Thursday 25 June

Roseneath School Hall, Maida Vale Road,  Thursday 25 June, 7.30 pm

This will be a real celebration of the return to live concerts in Level 1 after Covid-19 lockdown. Admission $10.00 members/$15.00 non members (cash only; no eftpos facilities).

Bruce Carey

Bruce enjoys writing songs about New Zealand people, places, and events – both recent and historical. Over the years, he has spent quite a bit of holiday time on the West Coast of the South Island and has written a number of songs about that region. His set will feature some of these songs.

Jo Sheffield

Jo originally came from Northumberland, England and although she has been in New Zealand for some years, recently moved to Upper Hutt from Levin. Jo performs as a solo artist, but is also a part of the EaGals, an all girl Eagles Tribute Band. She loves working on close vocal harmonies and plays guitar, mandolin and a bit of banjo. You can expect plenty of variety, from more contemporary acoustic covers to originals, Americana and more traditional folk.

Toil and Trouble

Toil and Trouble are a trio of seasoned performers. Mary Hubble brings wonderful flute/whistle playing and lovely vocal harmonies. Jude Douglas is a superb fiddle player who always finds the perfect harmonies to enhance every song. Ron Craig combines a warm, expressive, voice with beautiful guitar. Expect a wide variety of songs, lovely harmonies and gorgeous instrumentals.


Juli Usmar and Cameron Te Moananui. Cam writes lots of songs, sings and plays guitar and Juli plays the uke and enjoys singing. Plus our guest – Annette Esquenet who is a beautiful songwriter, singer, guitar, piano and golden bowl player!