Geoff Rowe – Saturday 14th September

Geoff Rowe

Geoff Rowe has spent twenty years writing songs, six months building his newest guitar, and ten minutes writing this sentence. Like an unattended petri dish, Geoff’s mind is a breeding ground for a variety of popular culture, and his songs are the same. He can have you laughing at absurdity, or reflecting in melancholy. Both Roger Giles and Michael Young have called him one of their favourite songwriters, and neither of them agreed to put that in print. Once described by his partner as “If you took Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop and RnB, you would be none of those things”.

Geoff has previously released an album called ‘Sweet, Sad and Silly’, named so because those are the types of songs he tends to write. This can be found on Spotify and iTunes. Having spent the last six months building a replacement guitar, which he named Patience, he is now recording follow up album: ‘Waiting for Patience’. You can find a full build log of Patience on his website www.geoffrowemusic.com/blog, where he also blogs about a new song every week. He hopes to see you at Titirangi, by which time he should be cured of referring to himself in the third person.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Invited Guests & AGM & More Invited Guests – Saturday 12th October

In a cunning move to get more of you involved in the AGM we’re going to hold it at a random time during the evening, so you can’t miss out by coming late, and we’re going to give you FREE ADMISSION to celebrate the new committee – Whoopee!!

Invited guests include, but are not limited to:-

  • Bevis England
  • Jan Elliott
  • Jean Reid
  • Two Hearts
  • Paul Brown
  • Bill Morrison
  • Madeline Beasley
  • Paul Howarth
  • Tony Smyth
  • Bob Large
  • Summer Breeze

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Admission:-
FREE FOR ALL!

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Rosemary Thomas – Saturday 9th November

Rosemary Thomas

Come and share a wee bit of nostalgia as I remember some of the many friends I have made in the folk scene from having been a member of TFMC, by playing some of the songs I have nicked off the terrific song writers I have met along the way. 

I am also hoping to invite Ron Baker to add his lovely guitar to a couple of numbers and, of course, the wonderful Robin Nelson, who writes so many cracking good songs which he allows me to sing along with.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Beverley and Alan Young – Saturday 10th August

Beverley and Alan Young standing next to a weatherboard wall.

Beverley and Alan Young have got folk music covered. Their joint repertoire covers British traditional, country, blues, gospel, Hawaiian, Irish and modern American female song-writers. But at the core is Beverley’s British and Irish traditional music, Al’s blues … and the old-time country music that so often draws from both those traditions.

Some of their music is new, some of it goes back years, but Beverley and Al put their own unique stamp on all of it, drawing from a wide repertoire of “roots” music and accompanying themselves on guitar, autoharp, steel guitar and dulcimer.

Beverley and Al are leading figures in New Zealand folk and acoustic music. Both have won NZ Folk Album of the Year (Tui) awards and they have performed separately and together at top festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

John Egenes and Donna Dean – Friday 28th June

Donna Dean, John Egenes
Serious musicians.

We’ve swapped Friday Folk and Club Night again, to make way for this exciting event. We couldn’t turn down an opportunity to hear these 2, even if it did mean more club-night juggling.

JOHN EGENES

John Egenes

Against the backdrop of his fine guitar playing, John Egenes pulls together musical styles from his background as a studio session player and road musician and plugs them into a mix all his own. His music weaves a tapestry of Americana, rich in country & folk, bluegrass & contemporary songwriting, as this veteran road warrior takes us with him on trips through musical landscapes, telling stories that shine with the light of his humour, insights and quirky multi-instrumental figures.

Egenes brings his set to the stage with songs of buckaroos and railyards, tales of lost love and life that take you from the American southwest to the land of the long white cloud. Armed with a guitar, a mandolin, or any instrument he can get his hands on, he explores the nooks and crannies that lie hidden within our lives. His dry humour and tasteful licks may find their way into yours, and you just might catch yourself singing one of his songs long after seeing him perform.

DONNA DEAN

Donna Dean

Donna Dean is a Tui award winning singer-songwriter. Her lyrics deal with the human condition making her live performances deeply moving, at time heartbreaking and ultimately inspirational. Her creativity has been likened to that of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Her voice has been labelled ‘haunting’, ‘heavenly’ and ‘mesmerising’.

An award winning feature length documentary film of her life was a huge hit at the NZ Docedge Film Festival in 2016 and has since been aired on Maori TV and the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Canada, to great acclaim.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Clare Senior & Nick Johnston – Saturday 11th May

Clare Senior & Nick Johnston brandishing instruments
Clare Senior & Nick Johnston brandishing instruments

Clare and Nick are traditional singers and songwriters who have been singing for a long time, and once they got together, their skills and talents blended to create beautiful songs and stories.

With their debut album “One Shilling” under their belts, they are delighted to be back at Titirangi Folk Music Club with a bunch of old and new songs to delight and entertain.

Regulars in the folk scene are likely to be aware of Clare’s magnificent voice, allied with Nick’s well crafted songs which span subjects from all over the world and all throughout history.

Come along and expect a mix of humour, tragedy and social commentary, sometimes all in the same song.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.

Pete Grassby – Saturday 9th February 2019

Pete Grassby in Wizard's outfit, with melodeon
Pete Grassby in Wizard’s outfit, with melodeon

A fine musician and singer, and well-known as a solo performer at clubs and festivals around NZ, the UK and Europe. TFMC are delighted to have him back.

Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start.
Floorsingers First half.
Admission
Members $7.00,
Non-Members $10.00,
Under 18s Free.

Unless advertised otherwise all events are at the Paturoa Bay Residents and Ratepayers Hall at Titirangi Beach, which is down at the bottom of Titirangi Beach Road, adjacent to the Car Park.