Christchurch Folk Music Club
Opening Act – John Wright:
Along with having a hugely successful career in international cricket, John Wright has recently released two albums of self-penned songs. He has played the guitar, accompanying his excellent vocals, for many years. John’s music tells stories about real life and through his extensive travel playing for New Zealand and coaching India, the Black Caps and Mumbai India, among others, he has some very interesting insights and stories to relate through his songs. He will open the show with a few songs and Graham will join him on a couple.
Singer, song writer, acclaimed finger-style guitarist, luthier.
2020 got off to a busy start – gigs and concerts round and about, a highlight was
playing for Sam Neill at Two Paddocks, his vineyard in Central Otago. Sam sang a
song with me and has invited me back to his next event.
After 2019’s great run of five weeks of concerts and festivals in Canada, concerts of
James Taylor’s music with my good friend Tom Rainey in Christchurch, Nelson and
Golden Bay, the release of my CD ‘Ghost Written’, 2020’s sudden halt to everything
with the COVID-19 lockdown was a shock to the system.
However, I used the lockdown period to put together a new instrumental album which, predictably, I called ‘Lockdown’.
I recently signed with New Frontier Records. Now you’ll find me on Spotify and other streaming sites.
I’m excited to announce another new CD entitled ‘I Tell It All To My Guitar’. This is
another collection of original songs recorded in a ‘live in the studio’ manner. This
album will be the theme of my concerts this year. Of course I will still be playing my
I’m really looking forward to playing for you.
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Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.
DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.
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spawned a few new themes.
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