John Sutherland is something of a musical magpie, collecting songs from diverse sources, as well as performing material drawn from his Scottish heritage. A love of Jazz and Blues, partly due to the musical taste of his older brothers, further extends his repertoire. More recent influences are songs of social comment, contemporary material and even a bit of country for variety!
His earliest performances were as drummer in a skiffle band and playing harmonica for musicians in Auckland in the 60’s which lead to long affairs with various guitars. John's inventive guitar style has developed out of the desire to produce a sound suited to the material he loves to perform. Major influences would be the late great Davy Graham, the trinity of Carthy, Gaughan and Fisher as well as Blues greats, especially Broonzy. Like his Tui nominated cd “Mealmarket Street” John’s performance will include songs from any number of genres but you can be assured of an entertaining set delivering accomplished guitar and vocals.
All financial members of our club should have by now received notification of this meeting by mail. If you have not please contact someone on the committee immediately. The reasons could be:-
Titirangi Folk Music Club (the Club) has made application to the Charities Commission for the Club to be registered as a Charitable Entity. If we do not achieve registration as a Charitable Entity the Club:-
The Club has received a letter from The Charities Commission advising us that our application for registration may be declined as two of our rules do not meet the related criteria set out in the Charities Act 2005 (the Act).
Accordingly a Special General Meeting is called to propose Rule Changes to resolve the issues raised by the Charities Commission and also to take the opportunity to make minor changes to five other Rules.
I strongly urge you to attend the meeting, in person and vote in favour of these Rule changes which I and the Committee believe are in the best interests of your Club.
Should you wish further clarification on these matters please contact me via the form below.
An informal ‘Singaround’ - ‘Open Mic’ without a Mic - A smaller group of people meet to share their songs and music.
Last Update: 2009-06-05