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Rob Joass “Pencarrow” – New album & national tour! Pencarrow is Rob’s 3rd solo album, following on from Rainlovers (1996) and Black and White. To celebrate the release Rob will embark on an album tour through New Zealand with a side trip to Sydney. “Accomplished…..powerfully beautiful….well focused songs…lived in voice” - Graham Reid (2014) With his band Hobnail looking forward to a 25th Anniversary tour and “Best Of” album in 2019, Rob resolved to take things a little easier in…Find out more »
Greg Copeland is coming back to New Zealand!
He's going back to the roots with an up close and personal acoustic journey.
He brings with him his latest CD titled "Brown-eyed Handsome Man", released in March 2019.
Greg pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from deep down South, channelling the spirit into his own material and style.
You'll hear warm embraces with Sister Soul and a tip of the hat to Brother Funk.
On his side will be Steve 'Guitar' Gilles, playing acoustic and resonator steel guitar, while wailing on the Blues Harp, also known as the 'Mississippi saxophone'.
Greg Copeland was born in Portsmouth, Virginia (USA).
While growing up Greg was and still is heavily influenced by artists such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Robert Johnson, Howlin´Wolf and many others.
These influences have helped Greg to develop his own unique style, based on Blues taking in Soul and Funk elements.
He is performing regularly across Europe and has been touring as far afield as Israel and New Zealand.
Greg is also an accomplished songwriter and produced several CDs. His latest CD titled "Brown-eyed Handsome Man" was just released in March 2019.
„When I sing I want you to feel my hurt, my pain, my happiness and my sadness. I want to ask for forgiveness if I did something wrong and forgive people if they have done me wrong. All these things I try to do with my music.“
"A singer and a storyteller! That is what this man is.
With his soulful, blues voice he takes you on an 'Acoustic
Journey to the Blues'!“
Blues News Magazine
„A top notch singer with his own unique style!
Greg Copeland is for real!“
„An excellent Blues Singer!
His rough and smokey voice paints a picture
of how life was and is in Southern rural America!“
Blues In Germany
GOOD HABITS Friday 13th 11am Village Green Good Habits are a UK alt-folk duo, telling stories and turning heads across the globe. Locked down in a Paekākāriki paradise after their debut 40+ gig International tour, folk-fusion duo Good Habits are stopping in Hanmer Springs for a one off concert en route to the Canterbury Folk Festival. Good Habits are singer-cellist Bonnie Schwarz and accordionist Pete Shaw, Good Habits create folk-infused songs that test the limits of their traditional instruments.Find out more »