Christchurch Folk Music Club
“...a whole spectrum of emotion with Nigel particularly excelling in his ability to present each song as a story, his mellow vocal tone ideal..,” Bright Young Folk.
“A prominent singer / guitarist with a big strong rousing voice that lends itself equally well to heartache ballads, rock & roll and sea shanties,” said Mainly Acoustic.
Nigel’s music connects intimately with the ‘folk’; people, their lives and struggles, their causes and stories, ties with the land, links with the past and hopes for the future. Nigel believes that music can support a greater cause and serve a worthy purpose, as well as being “the most fun you can have with your clothes on.”
Described by a radio presenter as; ‘one of the finest traditional folk artists in NZ’, Nigel Parry’s unique mix of contemporary, traditional and early music relies heavily on his vocal arrangements. Hailing from the UK, he was originally a rock singer and turned to folk music through friends, historical events and real ale. Nigel also plays ‘alternative percussion’ in several line ups.
Nigel now lives near Wellington and in the last 5 years has performed solo, in duos and bands, at events and music venues around New Zealand, festivals and live on radio, and in the UK, France and Canada. The biggest was in front of 10,000 at the People’s Climate March, from the steps of Parliament, invited to present When The Rain Comes.
In 2014 Nigel was voted People’s Choice for the Wellington Folk Festival, performing on the main stage. The year before, he released his studio album; Row Out to your ship of dreams.
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More information: www.nigelparrymusic.com
Contact: Nigel Parry, +64 21 246 9558, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
28 October 2018
An evening of acoustic bliss not to be missed with celtic soul /folk blues artist Izzy Miller Bell accompanied by Harry Harrison, Justine S and guests
11 November 2018
A night out with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band is a joyful celebration of why we would ‘keep the music live’.
18 November 2018
Top singer-songwriter and recording artist Charlotte Yates teams up with dynamite multi-instrumentalist Show Pony (trumpet/violin/vocals) to showcase songs hot off the press from Charlotte’s latest album release,
23 – 25 November 2018
A weekend that will include opportunities to reminisce, displays, concerts, open mic, dinner and ceilidh dance
25 November 2018
In a musical style variously described and as hornless jazz, banjoless bluegrass and drumless rock, they have entertained with their brand of quirky humour and vocal and instrumental prowess
2nd December 2018
$5 with ID
9 December 2018
Mark and Brenda are well known on the acoustic music scene. Mark has a penchant for acoustic rock, blues and reggae, complimented by Brenda’s beautiful voice with which she knows how to engage an audience.
16 December 2018
Local entertainers to pay tribute to some of the greatest songs that have been censored. For example as the Gulf War began, the BBC deemed several songs inappropriate ‘Imagine’ and ‘Six months in a Leaky Boat” were two of these. This is our final concert for 2018, alongside the annual BBQ.
10 February 2018
Fiona Pears has performed and recorded internationally over the past fifteen years.
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