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Brendan & Alison Turner

by Grum Frith
Brendan & Alison Turner

Brendan and Alison Turner

 

Brendan and Alison first met in 2013 at Auckland’s Wine Cellar.  He was playing bass as part of Bond Street Bridge – she was in the front row. They bonded over a beer, many cigarettes, a mutual love of 70’s acoustic music and a distaste for 9-5 jobs.

Within six months, they were singing together. Within a year, they were married – eloping while on a national tour as half of the acoustic four piece The Bitter Years.

Following the tragic death of their band mate and Best Man, they holed up in a shonky villa in Taumaranui, speaking only to each other and a stray cat. They whiled away the long days and evenings on its rustic porch, watching paint peel in the fading light. Armed only with a guitar, wine and tobacco, they slowly pieced together the bones of their first album, Ghost Of A friend.

Returning to the road with the likes of Paul Ubana Jones, The Bads and Great North, they slowly hammered out the cricks and creases, and in 2016 recorded the album live and pared back, at the world-class Revolver Studios.

In the spirit of their favourite artists – Neil Young, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt and Gillian Welch – they recorded specifically for vinyl, using reel to reel tape.

Ghost Of A friend will be released on the 29th March 2019, when Brendan and Alison will embark on an extensive cross-country album release tour.

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Frank Burkitt Band Lost But Alive Tour

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Frank Burkitt Band Lost But Alive Tour

THE FRANK BURKITT BAND  – Anglican Church, Hanmer Springs – 12TH JAN

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.

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.

MUSIC ON THE TERRACE

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MUSIC ON THE TERRACE
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MUSIC ON THE TERRACE

Saturday 15th December 2pm

FEATURING:

David Marty & Stacey

SneakyCarribianMonkSeals

Alpine Echoes

Asra Ginders

Blue Union

 

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