This spring Whangateau could be called Jackson Hall

We have three outstanding evenings of music coming to Whangateau this spring that have the funniest thing in common: they all feature outstanding musicians named “Jackson.”

On 30 September, fiddle player Krissy Jackson and her husband Peter from New Plymouth will be your hosts for Club night. They will also be your second half special musical guests with Peter accompanying Krissy on keyboard with a diverse set of cross-genre folk music.

On 9 October, The Trio Jackson from Nelson are playing a special show hosted by local Jo Evans. Miles Jackson is a very fine classical and flamenco guitarist and Margarita is a classical trained violinist. For many years they performed as Duo Jackson but now their daughter has joined them after studying violin in Europe. They live in Nelson and teach at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts.

On 30 October, Missy Raines, 7 time IBMA Bass Player of the Year winner is coming to Whangateau with her Missy Raines Trio, consisting of herself, Ben Garnett of Arlington, Texas on guitar, and New Zealand’s very own George Jackson on fiddle. Missy is one of the First Ladies of Bluegrass, and absolute royalty amongst both women in bluegrass and bass players in general.

And as if that wasn’t enough, October is also host to a non-Jackson centric event with You, Me, Everybody stopping in on their inaugural tour on Monday, October 14th. You, Me, Everybody is a collaboration formed by Laurence (guitar) and Sam (mandolin) Rhodes of RhodeWorks, with Nat Torkington from the Pipi Pickers on banjo, James Geluk of the Frank Burkitt Band on Bass, and Kim Bonnington of Kim and Dusty on guitar and vocals. This band is already making waves across the New Zealand bluegrass scene and getting attention internationally. This is guaranteed to be one of the best shows of the year.

Tickets for all of these shows will go on sale in August.

There will be no club night in October.

Peter Titchener in Concert

Wednesday, 15 May 2019.  7:30pm. $15.

This Australian musician has been seen on stages around the world with people like Colcannon, Maria Forde, Munro O’Callaghan Titchener and Eric Bogle. This is Peter’s first foray into solo performance and promises a well-balanced mix of self-penned, thoughtful and humorous songs mixed with dubious witty banter

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Peter Tichener

Ngā Uri o Te Tai: Whānau Tahi

June 28th and 29th, 2019.

Ngā Uri o Te Tai: Whānau Tahi is an art exhibition part of a whānau focused project in Whangateau, Aotearoa. Now in its second year, the project seeks to document, record, and preserve Matauranga Māori in my whānau as Tangata Whenua Māori and Tauiwi. Embodying Moananuiakiwa and us as its Uri, the offspring of the tide, the kaupapa seeks to share our kōrero tukuiho and our living histories navigating from Aotearoa to our ancestral home of Hawaiki. Continuing a lineage of Māori portraits, the project focuses on retaining the lived histories of people in my whānau, our mahi, and our taonga. Opening a wāhi at our ahikā we greet all people with open arms to come an engage with this prestigious part of our kaupapa.

– Arapeta Ashton

 

Ngā Uri o Te Tai: Whānau Tahi on 29/06/2019

Ngā Uri o Te Tai: Whānau Tahi is an art exhibition part of a whānau focused project in Whangateau, Aotearoa. Now in its second year, the project seeks to document, record, and preserve Matauranga Māori in my whānau as Tangata Whenua Māori and Tauiwi. Embodying Moananuiakiwa and us as its Uri, the offspring of the tide, the kaupapa seeks to share our kōrero tukuiho and our living histories navigating from Aotearoa to our ancestral home of Hawaiki. Continuing a lineage of Māori portraits, the project focuses on retaining the lived histories of people in my whānau, our mahi, and our taonga. Opening a wāhi at our ahikā we greet all people with open arms to come an engage with this prestigious part of our kaupapa.

– Arapeta Ashton

This is a free event.

Club Night with Ra Gossage on 24/06/2019

Monday, 24 June 2019.  7:00 pm.

After  a six year hiatus, her baby has grown up and Pakiri singer songwriter Ra Gossage is looking forward to a first time performance in the Whangateau Hall. “I have been coming along to club nights for awhile now , it’s a brilliant set–up, a beautiful place and people. “

A passionate performer, Ra’s lyrics are personal , reflective of her life, loves, and friendships, delivered with a melodic, soulful, throwback sound.

She draws influence from blues, soul, country, and jazz music.

Audiences can expect old, new and a few cover songs, a stripped back largely solo set, Ra and her guitar, however special guest vocalist and cousin Jessie Rose Chapman will join her for a few tunes.

Regular club night. first half floor singers,  e-mail for floor spot.

Club Night with Ra Gossage

Monday, 24 June 2019.  7:00 pm.

After  a six year hiatus, her baby has grown up and Pakiri singer songwriter Ra Gossage is looking forward to a first time performance in the Whangateau Hall. “I have been coming along to club nights for awhile now , it’s a brilliant set–up, a beautiful place and people. “

A passionate performer, Ra’s lyrics are personal , reflective of her life, loves, and friendships, delivered with a melodic, soulful, throwback sound.

She draws influence from blues, soul, country, and jazz music.

Audiences can expect old, new and a few cover songs, a stripped back largely solo set, Ra and her guitar, however special guest vocalist and cousin Jessie Rose Chapman will join her for a few tunes.

Regular club night. first half floor singers,  e-mail for floor spot.

Tickets: http://whangateau.co.nz/qsot-event/club-night-with-ra-gossage/06-24_2019-730pm/

Wilde Taylor in Concert on 12/06/2019

Plenty of tickets available at the door!

Wednesday, 12 June 2019. 7:30pm

What do you get when you combine a wild, hard drinkin’, country rock singin’, lunatic, with a clean livin’, folk pickin’, Renaissance Man…. You get the hot new Auckland Americana group ‘Wilde Taylor’.

New Zealand Musician magazine wrote … “all up it’s an appealing package of mid-life, mid-American country-blues, done Kiwi-style with laudable conviction and attention to detail.”

This summer the boys will be on tour up and down the North Island to promote their new album ‘Broadway Cowboys’. So if you are a fan of Americana music you have got to check out this hot new duo.

Wilde Taylor in Concert

What do you get when you combine a wild, hard drinkin’, country rock singin’, lunatic, with a clean livin’, folk pickin’, Renaissance Man…. You get the hot new Auckland Americana group ‘Wilde Taylor’.

New Zealand Musician magazine wrote … “all up it’s an appealing package of mid-life, mid-American country-blues, done Kiwi-style with laudable conviction and attention to detail.”

This summer the boys will be on tour up and down the North Island to promote their new album ‘Broadway Cowboys’. So if you are a fan of Americana music you have got to check out this hot new duo.

Club Night with Donna Dean on 27/05/2019

Monday, 27 May, 2019. 7:00 pm.

Auckland based singer songwriter Donna Dean is the subject of award winning documentary film ‘The Sound of Her Guitar’ which premiered at a sold out screening in Wellington as part of the 2016 Docedge Film Festival. In November 2017 the film opened the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival in Canada (WAFF). Donna was Keynote speaker and performed live at the festival. One film critic called the film “brave and beautiful”, another labeled it “an understated and insightful documentary about a New Zealand artist and her remarkable life”. WAFF’s Director of Programming Jim Compton said Donna was New Zealand’s own Lucinda Williams.

Regular club night. First half floor singers.  E-mail for a spot.