Christchurch Folk Music Club

Andrew London Duo

 

16 June 2024

  • Members: $20
  • Non Members:$25
  • Students: $5

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Andrew’s songs have contributed to popular trio Hot Club Sandwich, country band The
Cattlestops, the Too Many Chiefs quartet and numerous other collaborations at jazz, blues, folk, country and arts festivals from Queenstown to Auckland, Melbourne to Norfolk Island and Sydney to Saudi Arabia.
The enforced isolation of the Covid lockdown saw the duo rearrange Andrew’s entire repertoire to suit, with the results viewable on eight 40-minute Youtube episodes called ‘Live at The Londons’.

Andrew London’s quirky songs will make you laugh out loud as you recognise yourself and
everyone around you, and all the prejudices, obsessions and weird little habits we put out on
display, every day, in this funny little country.
There are songs about politics, social status, shopping habits, teenagers, coffee culture,
neighbours and small town protocol. And insights into the unpredictable and tenuous lives of
traveling musicians, based on having played a thousand gigs from the woolsheds of Central Otago
to the board rooms of Queen Street.
Delivery is wrapped in an eclectic mix of jazz/blues/country and folk styles with Andrew’s swing-era
guitar style accompanying, while partner Kirsten underpins solidly on bass and backing vocals,
lyric-prompting and emotional counselling.
His songs and recordings have gained 4-star reviews in Downbeat magazine (the World’s longest-
running and most widely read jazz magazine), provided soundtracks to movies (Second-Hand
Wedding, No Ordinary Sheila, No Petrol, No Diesel), been nominated for Tui awards and
contributed to National Radio’s Greatest Song Ever Written and a Correspondence School English
Syllabus.
The duo’s current show sees them tighter than ever, the songs more concise, with the accent on
acerbic satire, self-deprecating humour and tongue-twisting wordsmithery.
‘I’ve never seen anyone sing so many words, so fast, without swallowing his own tongue. You guys
are like Flight of The Conchords for Rest Homes’ said a Radio NZ caretaker.
Come and have a laugh at yourself (and them…they don’t mind)

 

 

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm,

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..

How do I get tickets to concerts?

In advance: Book your tickets online. Select the concert you wish to attend and click on the link to book your ticket.
On the day: Purchase tickets at the venue from 7:15pm on the day of the concert if not sold out prior.

PLEASE BRING CASH For: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break and the club raffle. Bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility.
Folk Club and Irish Society members please remember to bring your membership card for licensing purposes. Non-members sign in at the bar if making purchases.

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