Good Habits from UK

Good Habits in Concert on 13/01/2020

Manchester’s Good Habits tour New Zealand with their Nu-Folk Musical Storytelling in 2020.

Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk band creating immersive, multimedia gigs and projects. Fronted by female string instrumentalists, they aim to produce innovative originals and covers, demonstrating the upbeat and diverse capabilities of their instruments whilst blending it into an energised, yet warm sound world of Nu-folk and acoustic, poetic songwriting. 

Sitting comfortably on the boundary between folk and pop, Good Habits take inspiration from The Moulettes’ raw, string energy and combine it with the pop-folk intimacy of First Aid Kit. As the main songwriter, Bonnie Schwarz’ vocal style parallels that of Kate Bush and Feist, living within the sound world instrumentation of cello and accordion.

You, Me, Everybody in Concert on 14/10/2019

Monday, 14 October, 2019.  7:30pm.  Tickets: $10.

This brand new progressive bluegrass quintet features Laurence and Sam Rhodes of RhodeWorks, Nat Torkington of The Pipi Pickers, James Geluk of The Frank Burkitt Band and Kim Bonnington.

Announcing You Me Everybody. “We’re about gifting others their moment to shine, a celebration of the virtuosity of the individual and the camaraderie of coming together in a musical moment. Taking our inspiration from a range of musical styles, You, Me, Everybody start at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that showcases the best of Americana.”

 

You, Me, Everybody in Concert

Monday, 14 October, 2019.  7:30pm.  Tickets: $10.

This brand new progressive bluegrass quintet features Laurence and Sam Rhodes of RhodeWorks, Nat Torkington of The Pipi Pickers, James Geluk of The Frank Burkitt Band and Kim Bonnington.

Announcing You Me Everybody. “We’re about gifting others their moment to shine, a celebration of the virtuosity of the individual and the camaraderie of coming together in a musical moment. Taking our inspiration from a range of musical styles, You, Me, Everybody start at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that showcases the best of Americana.”

 

Club Night with Krissy Jackson and Friends

Your September club night host is Krissy Jackson. Floor singers in the first half, e-mail fiddlernz@gmail.com for your spot.

Tickets are now available: https://whangateau.co.nz/qsot-event/club-night-with-krissy-jackson-and-friends/30_09-2019-700pm/

About Krissy Jackson:

‘An extraordinary musician and heartfelt performer’ – Reb Fountain

Krissy lives, breathes and sings music.  She has been studying violin since she was 2, teaching since she was 12, but her heart lies in performance; it’s on stage that we hear Krissy’s reverent commitment to music come to life.  Immersed in New Zealand’s folk scene and coveted for her musical ear and dedication to her art, Krissy dances with melody and tone; always honouring the music, in all ways making it her own. Touring from Whangarei to Dunedin and everywhere in between Krissy plays blue grass to folk punk, gypsy rock to classical Indian folk.  She has performed with the likes of Reb Fountain, The Frank Burkitt Band, Sargum Fusion, Albi and the Wolves and most recently Aotearoa’s most hard working band The Eastern.  A true troubadour and talent, Krissy Jackson’s music is not to be missed. 

Club Night with Krissy Jackson and Friends on 30/09/2019

Your September club night host is Krissy Jackson. Floor singers in the first half, e-mail fiddlernz@gmail.com for your spot.

About Krissy Jackson:

‘An extraordinary musician and heartfelt performer’ – Reb Fountain

Krissy lives, breathes and sings music.  She has been studying violin since she was 2, teaching since she was 12, but her heart lies in performance; it’s on stage that we hear Krissy’s reverent commitment to music come to life.  Immersed in New Zealand’s folk scene and coveted for her musical ear and dedication to her art, Krissy dances with melody and tone; always honouring the music, in all ways making it her own. Touring from Whangarei to Dunedin and everywhere in between Krissy plays blue grass to folk punk, gypsy rock to classical Indian folk.  She has performed with the likes of Reb Fountain, The Frank Burkitt Band, Sargum Fusion, Albi and the Wolves and most recently Aotearoa’s most hard working band The Eastern.  A true troubadour and talent, Krissy Jackson’s music is not to be missed. 

Tickets for Missy Raines now available

Hailing from West Virginia, Missy Raines was a member of Alison Krauss’ first all-female bluegrass band and has backed greats such as Claire Lynch, Mac Weisman, Kenny Baker, and Peter Rowan. With a smoky and seductive alto, Missy Raines heads up her own innovative and genre-bending trio out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Tickets to Missy Raines Trio at Whangateau Hall are now available through Event Finder. Don’t miss this legendary musician as she tours through our area! Tickets are $23 online, $25 at the door.

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/missy-raines-trio-featuring-george-jackson-and-ben-garnett/auckland/leigh

Moon Moth

Moon Moth

In 2017 Moon Moth formed in Yorkshire, England and quickly developed a unique style through their fusion of folk, jazz and pop. With this, their original songs take you on a mystical journey through tales of love, adventure and exploration.
Having performed around their local area developing their craft, Moon Moth then expanded their horizions, taking their sound to the South East of Spain in 2018, where they established residency gigs in various venues in the City centre and surrounding areas of Alicante.
With rythm guitar, punchy sax lines and smooth solos, combined with their stunning vocal harmonies, Moon Moth have often been described to share a similar charm to that of The Beautiful South.
Their live shows display an air of honesty with a slight theatrical edge, telling personal stories of their experiences from sleeping in caves, to living on hippy communes.
Dan (vocals/guitar) and Jade (lead vocals/sax) have both been practising their musicianship for over 25 years, performing and touring worldwide in various groups and appearing on formats such as the BBC. With a powerful vocal range and immense stage presence, you cannot help but to watch in awe the prfessionalism of Moon Moth. This always shines through as they give every performance 100% whether there are 5 or 500 people in their audience.
Through parts of England and Spain Moon Moth are known as a heartfelt and thought-provoking duo who aspire to be continually inspired by nature and new experiences and in turn, inspire others with uplifting tales of their surreal travelling ventures.
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Ngā Uri O Te Tai Photos

The art exhibition by Arapeta Ashton June 28-30 2019 was very well received and attended. Below are some photos.

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.