This will be the first time we’ve put on a concert for some time, but we’ve got some great guests, and a great support act, to make it all worthwhile.
Aro are a husband and wife duo, made up of Charles (Ngāpuhi) and Emily Looker (nee Rice). The pair met at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau (University of Auckland), both studying for a Bachelor of Music (Pop), and discovered that they shared a passion for the power of language and music to tell stories, create community and remind us of our cultural identity.
Love defines this jazz-pop-RnB, husband & wife pair, and harmony is their signature.
And if that’s not enough to get you excited local group HIGH, WIDE & HANDSOME will be filling the stage and your eardrums to open the evening.
This idiosyncratic five-piece has become a legend throughout the
land and after more than twenty years is still going strong, playing most
recently at Auckland Folk Festival 2019 and Luminate 2019. The secret of
their enduring strength lies in the astounding musicianship of every
band-member, their tightly wound mesh of instrumental and vocal harmonies, their
exhilarating ‘beyond klezmer'” repertoire and their enormous drive and
Large stage presence, honest banter, famed voice and great choice of songs have been known to make hardened outback diggers cry into their Coopers. That’s what the Auckland Folk Festival publicity said about him and we’re not going to argue.
Originally from Australia, now from Hawke’s Bay, Danny was a big hit at the recent AFF and we’re sure he’ll prove just as big a hit with us this evening.
Madeline Beasley and Bill Morrison
2 musicians who have been regular features of the Auckland Folk Music scene for some time, recently they’ve started playing as a duo, and we’re very glad to have them open for Danny tonight.
Doors open 7.30pm for an 8.00pm Start. Admission – limited to 50 persons. $15 – Pre-Registration Recommended. Contact Tricia Lee on 818 5659 to book your place.