The Pipis play a blend of contemporary and traditional hard driving bluegrass with solid instrumental chops and an engaging performance style that puts a smile on everyone’s face and infuses even the most dreadful of murder ballads with a sense of joy and energy. The Pipis bring a love of the genre and a desire to share that love with as many people as possible. Nat Torkington is New Zealand’s best 5-string Scruggs-style banjo player, and is ably supported by his father Barry on guitar, Garry Bigwood on mandolin, and wife Jenine Abarbanel on double bass and vocals.
The Pipis have become favourites at New Zealand and Australian music festivals through their vibrant performances, open and inclusive jam sessions, and slow jam workshops.
You can find out more about them on their website pipipickers.com or visit their Youtube channel to get a complete feel for their live performance. Do that and we’ll be sure to see you at the Titirangi Beach Hall on the 11th June for the real thing.
Vaccine Pass required for entry. Doors open 7.30PM for an 8.00PM start. Floorsingers First half. Admission Members $8.00, Non-Members $12.00, Under 18s Free.
An evening of taking turns to share music and songs around the circle, joining in when you can, with harmonies on your instrument or voice. Participate or listen. The choice is yours.
We’re a totally informal, small friendly group of people who like to sing and play music. This is a good place for experienced musicians to meet up and enjoy playing together.
If you do not sing or play and would like to then here you’ll find encouragement. There is never any pressure and you may wish to visit a few times to get confidence or you may already be confident, it does not matter, no one will criticise, only support.
Vaccine Pass required for entry. Doors open 7.30pm for a 7.30pm Start Admission $5