Old Fashioned Hoe Down with Barry and the Crumpets on 02/11/2020

Monday, 2 Nov 2020

7:30pm.  $20

Barry and the CrumpetsBring your dancing shoes for an old-time hoedown at Whangateau Hall with Barry and the Crumpets.

Barry and the Crumpets released their debut album “A Good Keen Band” in September and are touring the North Island for the rest of the year to make sure folk get to hear it live and kicking.

This will be a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance of old-time classics, breakneck bluegrass and folky originals to get your toes tappin’.

No folk dancing experience necessary as the band will call you through the dances. If you’ve been to a ceilidh you’ll know what to do. If you haven’t, you’ll have fun learning.

You can find their debut album “A Good Keen Band” on Bandcamp now for streaming or purchase. Check out the Facebook page for dates of the album release tour.

It all started in Wellington when three friends started jamming together with banjo, mandolin and cajon on a dark midwinter night in 2017. As the night wore on, the tunes got stompier, their friends danced faster and before they knew it a band was born.

After 18 months of gigging around markets, bars and house parties in Wellington, a fiddler joined the fray. The band have since been honing their particular flavour of upbeat, old-fashioned mountain music and three-part harmonies with a smattering of Celtic roots.

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

Old Fashioned Hoe Down with Barry and the Crumpets

Barry and the Crumpets

 

Bring your dancing shoes for an old-time hoedown at Whangateau Hall with Barry and the Crumpets.

Barry and the Crumpets released their debut album “A Good Keen Band” in September and are touring the North Island for the rest of the year to make sure folk get to hear it live and kicking.

This will be a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance of old-time classics, breakneck bluegrass and folky originals to get your toes tappin’.

No folk dancing experience necessary as the band will call you through the dances. If you’ve been to a ceilidh you’ll know what to do. If you haven’t, you’ll have fun learning.

You can find their debut album “A Good Keen Band” on Bandcamp now for streaming or purchase. Check out the Facebook page for dates of the album release tour.

It all started in Wellington when three friends started jamming together with banjo, mandolin and cajon on a dark midwinter night in 2017. As the night wore on, the tunes got stompier, their friends danced faster and before they knew it a band was born.

After 18 months of gigging around markets, bars and house parties in Wellington, a fiddler joined the fray. The band have since been honing their particular flavour of upbeat, old-fashioned mountain music and three-part harmonies with a smattering of Celtic roots.

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

October Club Night with Club Manouche on 28/10/2020

Our Club Night this month is going to be shifted to WEDNESDAY, because of some scheduling conflicts.  We will return to our usual last Monday in November.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Time: Doors 6:45, show start at 7:00
Format: Club night, first half floor singers, Guest after the interval.
Cost: $15 online or at the door.

Buy Tickets: $15

About Club Manouche:

Featuring Professor James Sneyd on violin, Craig Denham on accordion and vocals, Steve (Happy Days) Sherry on guitar and Peter Scott on bass and vocals Club Manouche play a lively set of gypsy swing classics mixed with an eclectic selection of odd sorts. With the tangible camaraderie of seasoned players and long friendships their performances are filled with passion, gusto, a sense of humour and mischievousness and they’re not beyond taking a well known tune down the wormhole of contagious improvisational outbursts to see whats there.

October Club Night with Club Manouche

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Time: Doors 6:45, show start at 7:00
Format: Club night, first half floor singers, Guest after the interval.
Cost: $15 online or at the door.

Buy Tickets: $15Club Manouche Quartet

About Club Manouche:

Featuring Professor James Sneyd on violin, Craig Denham on accordion and vocals, Steve (Happy Days) Sherry on guitar and Peter Scott on bass and vocals Club Manouche play a lively set of gypsy swing classics mixed with an eclectic selection of odd sorts. With the tangible camaraderie of seasoned players and long friendships their performances are filled with passion, gusto, a sense of humour and mischievousness and they’re not beyond taking a well known tune down the wormhole of contagious improvisational outbursts to see whats there.

October Club Night with Club Manouche: NOTE NEW NIGHT!

Our Club Night this month is going to be shifted to WEDNESDAY, because of some scheduling conflicts.  We will return to our usual last Monday in November.

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Time: Doors 6:45, show start at 7:00
Format: Club night, first half floor singers, Guest after the interval.
Cost: $15 online or at the door. Buy Tickets

Club Manouche QuartetAbout Club Manouche:

Featuring Professor James Sneyd on violin, Craig Denham on accordion and vocals, Steve (Happy Days) Sherry on guitar and Peter Scott on bass and vocals Club Manouche play a lively set of gypsy swing classics mixed with an eclectic selection of odd sorts. With the tangible camaraderie of seasoned players and long friendships their performances are filled with passion, gusto, a sense of humour and mischievousness and they’re not beyond taking a well known tune down the wormhole of contagious improvisational outbursts to see whats there.

Jan Preston Trio in Concert – 7 October 2020

Special concert! 7.30 pm show starts.  Doors open at 7pm.  Tickets available at Eventfinda.

BUY TICKETS

Jan Preston Trio - 7 Oct 2020

Jan Preston Trio – 7 Oct 2020

Jan Preston is known as Australia’s Queen of boogie piano, her new upcoming cd release for October 2020 bears testament to that. She is a magnetic live performer and astonishing piano player with a rich   resonant voice. Her original songs, compositions and mastery of boogie-  woogie captivate audiences at festivals and in concerts around the world.   Winner of 5 music awards, Jan writes music for film and TV, such as her  sister Dame Gaylene Preston’s film My Year with Helen. From her   background in classical music Jan has created her own style, not only  through her piano playing but also her singing and songwriting, which  now sees her shine as a truly Antipodean original.

https://www.janpreston.com/

https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/jazz/8828/jan-preston-play-it-again-jan-janprestoncom/

https://open.spotify.com/album/4F6QQvqUurmMyPf2hCAFrP   Play It Again Jan album

https://www.facebook.com/sevensharp/videos/2383259598568771/     Jan Preston Trio ( Boogie Circus )  tvnz seven sharp March 2019

Jan  was born in Greymouth on the remote West Coast of the South Island of NZ. Our family had little resources or opportunity, but I grew up in an era where people would gather around the piano and sing together. From when I was very young I played piano while everybody sang along or played tea chest basses, eggbeaters, combs, violins, even an old saxophone.

I had an Auntie who played honky tonk style, and heard Winifred Atwell along with early rock n roll on our old Columbus Radio in the kitchen.
Playing piano from the moment I could reach the keys, and being spurred on by my older sister and brother who both played, I studied classical very seriously, becoming a star student, passing all my grades with distinction and gaining a very prestigious place (one of 4 students from the whole of NZ) to study a 5 year classical piano degree at Auckland University.
Although I loved classical music, by the end of the degree I wasn’t happy to be a concert pianist or, more likely, a piano teacher.
So I cut off my hair, and moved to Wellington where I experimented with different styles of music, working in an independent theatre group and then rock bands.
In 1980 my band, “Coup D’Etat” had a No. 1 hit with the song “Doctor I Like Your Medicine”, after which I moved across the Tasman to Sydney, playing in bands and piano bars as well as writing music for films.
It was some years later before I found my own voice, as a boogie piano player and songwriter.
So here I am, still resident in Sydney, but constantly touring to play festivals, concerts and shows around the world, (even a recent trip to China), and I am grateful for the success and musical path I have found.
I am still enormously passionate about music and have so much more to play, sing and write!

Reviews

One woman, a piano and a whole lot of talent.

3 Weeks Edinburgh

From boogie woogie to ragtime the air pulsates with the magical rhythms she produces….a forceful presence and a huge performance energy.

ChCh Star NZ

One of the best pianists of our time, Preston masters the piano like a maestro juggling the keys. Her voice is suave and sensual, with finesse and sensibility.

Crossroads France

Australia’s finest female blues talent.

Drum Media Sydney

This New Zealander is a discovery for friends of excellent boogie based music.

Blues News Germany

Jan Preston is a crusader of the keys…she carries the torch for the piano culture.

Melbourne Age

She sings with a delivery which speaks of empowerment and hope….she’s got the blues in her heart, mardi gras in her fingers, and a Trans-Tasman attitude in her songs.

Rhythms Magazine Australia

At the piano she is queen.

ChCh Press NZ

Technically strong, full of character, dripping with life.

American Blues Review

https://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/jan-preston

Bluegrass and Beyond

September 2020 Folk Club with Bluegrass and Beyond

Folk Club is back!

Doors open at 6:45pm. First half floor singers begin at 7pm. Email to reserve your spot!

Guest: Bluegrass and Beyond!

When Bluegrass & Beyond go to play bluegrass, there can be a little mission creep out past the historically accurate Bill Monroe genre.

The authentic bluegrass is there alright, it’s just that other stuff somehow sneaks in, like the bluegrassifcation of 60s songs, or genuine Cameron Bennett originals which have a flair for capturing stories in a way that is both genuine Americana bluegrass and somehow could only be Kiwi. Throw in some 3 part harmony and Colin Speir’s flat pick guitar and rag-time guitar plus his work on 5 String Banjo – there’s a lot goin’ on…

Let the Good Times Roll, People!!!

John Olding – guitar, lead vocal

Colin Speir – guitar, banjo, BV’s

Cameron Bennett – dobro, vocals and BV’s

Pete Parnham – bass fiddle, BV’s.

Bluegrass and Beyond

September 2020 Folk Club with Bluegrass and Beyond on 28/09/2020

When Bluegrass & Beyond go to play bluegrass, there can be a little mission creep out past the historically accurate Bill Monroe genre.

The authentic bluegrass is there alright, it’s just that other stuff somehow sneaks in, like the bluegrassifcation of 60s songs, or genuine Cameron Bennett originals which have a flair for capturing stories in a way that is both genuine Americana bluegrass and somehow could only be Kiwi. Throw in some 3 part harmony and Colin Speir’s flat pick guitar and rag-time guitar plus his work on 5 String Banjo – there’s a lot goin’ on…