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.
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
6 September 2020
Violinist and composer Fiona Pears is joined by Connor Hartley-Hall, a master of Gypsy Jazz
13 September 2020
Join us at the Christchurch Folk Club for an amalgamation of a group of Canterbury’s talented young songwriters.
20 September 2020
Playing the songs, and telling the story of Etta James in this tribute night where four divas follow their passion bringing you a night celebrating the music of Miss James.
27 September 2020
Put on your dancing shoes, the Ceilidh calls all dancers to step!
1 November 2020
The Remnants are a folk/acoustic duo based in Christchurch, consisting of Rob Allan and Bruce Penno. Both Rob and Bruce have been playing guitars of various kinds for decades, in a number of different line-ups.
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.