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Frank Burkitt Band

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THE FRANK BURKITT BAND  – Anglican Church, Hanmer Springs – 12th January 2019

The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be performing at the beautiful Anglican Church, Jollies Pass Rd, Hanmer Springs as part of their 30 date ‘Lost but Alive’ NZ Tour.

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music.

When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh with his partner and backing vocalist Kara Filbey, he formed The Frank Burkitt Band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk. This mix of styles and genres gives their show unique variety, alongside tight knit harmonies and well crafted arrangements.

You can check out the band here: www.frankburkitt.co.nz/videos

2019 will see The Frank Burkitt Band embark on the longest tour of their lives. From January – June, they intend to take their music all around New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Yes, they are quite ambitious and slightly unhinged. They will be releasing a new live EP to coincide with their touring adventures.

It’ll be a great night of music in a very intimate venue. The music will start at 6pm and is only $20 on the door.

XMAS ON THE GREEN

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XMAS ON THE GREEN
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XMAS ON THE GREEN

Saturday 15th December 2pm

FEATURING:

Test of Time

SneakyCarribianMonkSeals

Alpine Echoes

Asra Ginders

Blue Union

 

FREE ENTRY

Amiria Grenell & Bryony Matthews

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Amiria Grenell & Bryony Matthews

Amiria Grenell & Bryony Matthews bring their original alt-folk sounds to Hanmer Springs this October.  Come join them for an afternoon of song, and be entertained with a special spring show,

Anglican Church, Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs

Saturday 27th October.

2pm show starts, $15 cash entry.

 

Amiria Grenell:

New Zealand new-folk luminary Amiria Grenell recently released her third album through her own label Quiet Bird Records. The stunning album ‘Autumn’ departs from her second album, the Tui Award winning ‘Three Feathers’.  Hailing from a large musical family (her father is country legend, John Grenell), she has spent the past 13 years performing extensively around the country, a regular at arts festivals, and as a member of the Fly My Pretties cast. As well as organizing her own tours, she also performs in folk duo The Swan Sisters and as childrens entertainer Mea the musical pixie.  Highlights have been performing at Womad, Luminate, Nostalgia & Evolve Festival.  This songbirds gentle wisdom of the voice is strung together with melodies & rhythm to leave you smiling.

 

http://amiriagrenell.co.nz/

https://www.facebook.com/AmiriaGrenellMusic

Listen to Amiria’s albums here:

https://amiriagrenell.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Bryony Matthews:

Bryony Matthews is a Christchurch based singer/songwriter by way of Golden Bay. Matthews writes unique, considered, lyrics-focused folk-pop offerings. Her accompanying guitarist Josh Holmes lends an upbeat ambiance to her beautiful songs.

Her debut album ‘Little Queen’ was released in early 2017 featuring lead single ‘Voices’; whilst the lyrics exhibit angst and confusion, the instrumentation picks it up and turns it into an upbeat, danceable track.

The crafted songwriting and purity of vision of Little Queen places her firmly in the upper stratum of NZ’s alt folk music scene.

 

https://www.facebook.com/bryonymatthewsmusic/

XMAS ON THE GREEN

by Grum Frith
XMAS ON THE GREEN
music concert in the park. outdoor music festival. People dancing in the city park at the concert. vector

XMAS ON THE GREEN

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER

FEATURING:

Test of Time

SneakyCarribianMonkSeals

Alpine Echo’s

Asra Ginders

Blue Union