Our second musical event for 2014 can now be announced: Bill Morris and Hyram Ballard of Central Otago are teaming up for an acoustic tour. Bill plays what he calls “Kiwicana,” in the same vein as Americana but with a distinct New Zealand atmosphere to his lyrics. His song writing has been compared to Billy Bragg and Paul Kelly. I gave his album a listen and his voice reminds me a little of early Stone Roses, if that means anything to you.
Hyram is a long-standing member of one of my favourite New Zealand bands, The Chaps. Hyram is an amazing multi-instrumentalist, singer and performer.
The show is booked for the Hall, Sunday, 6 April, 3pm – 5pm. $15 on the door.
This should be a great afternoon of music. They might even be joined on stage by some locals for a little jam session. 😉