Christchurch Folk Music Club
Too Many Chiefs
Three songwriters argue over headline billing, playing order, and whose shout it is, while talking about themselves and playing their self-selected ’Greatest Hits’.
Wayne Mason is something of a Kiwi icon, having won the ‘song of the Century’ with his song ‘Nature’, first recorded in the ’60s with The Fourmyula, and also covered by the Muttonbirds in the ’90s. Also a founder member of Rockinghorse and The Warratahs, Wayne now records and tours under his own name. When on the road with the Chiefs his job is to deliver philosophical profundities such as ‘music is like water – it just seeps away into the ground’.
Rob Joass leads several groups; The Shot Band, Hobnail and the Hard Core Troubadours. His gritty songs are equal parts Celtic folk and country rock, with the occasional barb of satirical humour betraying a cynical perspective on the human condition honed by decades of constant touring through the highways and back roads Europe, Canada and NZ. Rob calls this ‘repeatedly smashing myself up against a wall’.
Andrew London tours and records with his own trio, imaginatively named The Andrew London Trio. He was previously Chief of swing trio Hot Club Sandwich, whose repertoire consisted mostly of Andrew’s whimsical, humourous and satirical ditties. He was also assistant Chief of Kapiti’s ‘Cattlestops’, a five-piece country band whose Tui-nominated album ‘Back to Rosetta Road’ provided much of the soundtrack to the movie ‘Second Hand Wedding’.
Mates on the road rolling out top quality songwriting and musicianship, with lashings of irony and humour. – East Auckland Times
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.
19 July 2020
Liz Braggins’ has been a familiar name on the Christchurch music scene. She
has a unique style developed from many years of immersion in the music
industry. Her highly original versions of well-known songs are an eclectic mix
of genres highlighting her background in most musical styles.
2 August 2020
Nothing if not eclectic! The Secret Lives of Ukuleles play everything from Hank Williams to Kylie
Minogue taking in Herman’s Hermits and The Buzzcocks along the way.
16 August 2020
David plays guitar and mandolin, and sings. He enjoys singing in the Christchurch City Choir (most difficult music imaginable, and very good for the tonsils), Monday night sessions at the Pegasus Arms (always a good night), and the occasional celidh
13 -16 November 2020
22 November 2020
singer-songwriter-guitarist, was born and raised in New York City, and honed her performing skills there after attending the renowned “fame” school.