Christchurch Folk Music Club
Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard – Acoustic music with passion
“In a programme packed with musical gems played and sung by a truly great line-up, it might have been hard to be a stand-out act, but believe me, the Kiwi duo of Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard managed to do just that.” Brendan (Mook) Hanly, Byron Vista Social Club, Byron Bay
Mark and Brenda are well known on the acoustic music scene (“Two of New Zealand’s finest singer-songwriters” – Wellington Folk Festival). Mark has a penchant for acoustic rock, blues & reggae.
“Confirming the guitar hero status that he earned several decades ago, Mark’s guitar is just about as expressive as his vocals, and what a great songwriter! He sings from the heart, and it’s as much a pleasure watching the audience enjoying the thrill that he obviously gets from sharing his songs and musical gifts”. Roger Giles, Real Music
Brenda’s songs lean more toward new folk and alt. country, and her solo album Box of Memories was a finalist in the 2013 Best Folk Album Tui Awards.
“Brenda has a beautiful voice and knows how to engage an audience. She worked on every word with passion and commitment and was able to create a very special atmosphere. The audience was spellbound.” Friz Wollner, Mojo Acoustic
Their shows are an eclectic mix of material that can be ‘pin drop’ delicate, or sound like a full band! They sometimes pepper their sets with short bursts of poetry as well, as Mark is also a professional writer.
Brenda and Mark have toured New Zealand, Australia and the UK for nearly 30 years. What they enjoy most is connecting with audiences on an intimate level, in acoustic clubs, small theatres, house concerts, churches – wherever people want to come close and really listen.
“This fantastic Auckland duo never ceases to amaze me with the diversity of their songs, musicianship and poetry … sublime guitar and mandolin textures and soulful harmonies.” Mike Moroney, New Edinburgh Folk Club
“Mark and Brenda have perfected the art of listening to and supporting each other musically. Their (songs) are thought-provoking and they perform with great integrity and heart.” The Muse Community Music Trust
Doors open 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7 pm.
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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