All great singers & entertainers in their own right, together they make up an a'capella group par excellence.
Following their brief appearance at the end of the Florabunda concert last November and performing in the Invitation Concert at the Auckland Folk Festival in January this year, Supersheep return to Titirangi. They take delight in songs from the British tradition & incorporate songs of ceremony with pastoral ditties & songs from the workers struggle against tyranny & oppression.... in fact any song with a good tune and a pertinent message is considered fair game for the Supersheep treatment!
So come & treat yourselves to a night of fun & frolics & great harmonies.
Martin has been described as the world’s funniest male, long-haired, Victorian, piscean folk singer. Formerly of the act “Martin Pearson”, Martin has risen to fame like a dead pigeon in a water tank. Martin plays the fool in B sharp.
Martin is one of the Australian folk scene’s favourite personalities. He is a multi talented and versatile performer and has several CDs available covering a wide range of styles. A Martin Pearson performance can be or include any of: traditional folk standards and ballads (Martin with his beautiful voice and acoustic guitar); pop and rock classics; swing standards; brilliant, topical parodies on any of these; stand up comedy; a complete one man retelling of “The Lord of the Rings” performed as a musical - including analysis of the differences between book and film versions.
"Pearson’s thoroughly affable and engaging stage presence is a delight to watch. It’s suitably supported by his fine vocal performances, and spiced with moments of superb mimicry. ‘The Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkein’ is certainly a show worth seeing; especially if, in an idle moment, you ever wondered what an all orc chorus of ‘My Fair Lady’ would sound like."
Kate Loughmane, Waiheke Gulf News, NZ
The evening starts with a set of tunes from Claire & Kirsty Robertson, two fine harp players not averse to delivering the occasional song also.
An informal ‘Singaround’ - ‘Open Mic’ without a Mic - A smaller group of people meet to share their songs and music.
A hands on workshop for those interested in working with sound systems in a small setting.
The primary aim is to establish a group of people in the club who can run a small sound system at the Beach Hall when a guest artist requests.
You don't have to have any experience with sound systems, just an interest in learning about them and how to use them – for whatever reason.
This introductory workshop will be ideal for:
Part 1 will cover:
Part 2 (to be run at a later date) will concentrate on producing a good mix for a small group and will be timed to coincide with an event, probably a Concert Night or a Club Night where a sound system is required.
This ‘hands on’ workshop will be facilitated by Ian Bartlett who has run and mixed live sound for a variety of ‘acoustic’ bands and solo artists and manages the sound for the Concert Nights at Titirangi Folk Music Club.
There will only be 10 places available on this workshop to ensure participants get plenty of ‘hands on’ experience so either:
Contact Ian Bartlett on 09 813 2305 or via this contact form.
Last Update: 2010-02-10