Well these months are certainly scooting by fast. Here
we are already in May!!
April was a really busy exciting month for me. Being
involved with Child Cancer Foundation has opened up many
opportunities for me and the month started off with me
being compare and also singing at the annual
Beads of Courage Family Fun Day which
was held down at the Hamilton Lake in front of The
Verandah. The weather was great and there were lots
of great things for the kids to see and do. Elmo was a
huge hit with the kids as was the clown, bouncy castles,
face painting etc.... Really worth while event and it'll
happen again next year.
My sincerest thanks to my rent-a-mob dancers who came
along and showcased their talents. Awesome.
I have been away in Christchurch recording a few songs
with Brian Ringrose. Brian has recorded my last
four albums and we are slowly recording up some new
songs as money and time permits. One of my new offerings
is a song I have written for the Child Cancer Foundation
called 'Little Star'. It's written from the perspective
of how proud the parents are of the child soldiering on
through all their treatments. Brian has made a beautiful
job of it and we even have Paddy Long on steel. How
lucky am I.
I'm very proud of this song and it gives me the perfect
introduction to talk about the various fundraising
projects that the Child Cancer Foundation are involved
I can't believe they get no government funding so
anything I can do to raise money and/or awareness - I am
going to be happy to do.
CD - FOR THE
CHILDREN - $28.00 posted to you
This CD came out several years ago but was only ever
sold in the Auckland region.
It features a fantastic line up of entertainers
including: Patsy Riggir, Brendan Dugan, Tom Sharplin,
Eddie Low, Ritchie Pickett, Gray Bartlett, Glen Moffatt
Although not strictly a 'Country Album', there
is certainly enough on there to keep a country fan
100% of the sales goes to the Waikato Branch of the
Child Cancer Foundation so please get in behind this
project and help MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
You can post a cheque made out to the Child
Cancer Foundation directly to me.
Joy Adams, 166 Rimu Street, Maeroa, Hamilton
3200 or, contact me and we can arrange payment
into a bank account.
April was an awesome month with shows and guest spots in
Taupo, Hamilton, Auckland, Stratford, Gisborne,
Matamata & Te Puke.
I love being busy. I'm one of these people that are
happiest when I'm running around like a one armed paper
I will be singing at the MORRINSVILLE MARKET
this Saturday morning. Weather permitting
They have me out front of the Library so come along and
support the stall holders. I love markets.
I should be up ready to go between 8.30 - 9.00 a.m.
Buy a CD for Mum for Mothers Day !!!!!!
Coming up is the BAY OF ISLANDS COUNTRY ROCK
. It's always held the second weekend
of May (Mothers Day weekend) and I'm looking forward to
the annual trek up to the beautiful Bay Of Islands. I
have a number of shows over the weekend so check my
website for details.
Just prior to the Festival happening, I have my good
friend Phil Steans and his
lovely wife Barbara from Nelson passing through Hamilton
on their way up North.
I have organized an afternoon show for us at the
Hamilton Combined Returned Services Club on
Wednesday 8th May.
The show is advertised as a Country Variety
Concert and it will be lovely to introduce
Phil to the Waikato. He's got a great voice and I'm sure
people here will give him a warm welcome.
The club has the bistro open prior to the concert which
starts at 1.30 p.m. It will finish at 3.30 p.m. and
there is a door charge of $7.00
I will have all my albums there including 'For the
Children' - the Child Cancer Foundation CD
Phil has CD's available as well so please come along for
an enjoyable afternoon of entertainment.
Let me know if you want me to reserve seats.
I am currently working on another trip down South.
Tentative dates are from 30th October - 12th November.
I'll let you know what's confirmed in my next months
It's my hope to dosome shows in the lower North Island,
cross over the ditch and visit Blenheim, Nelson,
Westport again. I already have one confirmed booking in
Christchurch so I'm working on tying everything together
Please check my website and join me on facebook.
Take care and see you in my travels.
Phone 07 8472847