FEBRUARY 2014 NEWSLETTER
Well, it's been some time since you've heard from me. I've been busy putting plans in motion for later in the year and working on various projects.
I'm off to Australia for the Barham Country Music Festival late July/early August.
I have to apologize for the state of my website of late. There has been a gremlin in the system which has made things difficult to access and of course update.
If you are not already, please feel free to 'Friend' me on facebook and this will keep you up to date with where I am and what's going on.
Just put my name in and I'm sure you'll find me.
January was a busy month with Country Music Festivals. It was good to see new Festivals in the Whangarei area as well as Clareville in the Wairarapa.
Phil Godfrey and his team also run their Festival up Dargaville way at the beginning of the year which is well supported.
Getting a bit spoilt for choice.
The Marton Country Music Festival was outstanding this year. Fantastic crowds and just a good weekend of Country Music.
Next year is the 10th one and I'm sure there are lots of treats in store.
The last weekend in January was a three day event held at the Taradale RSA which was very well supported. Keith Willis and his team did a great job.
So it seems that January is the month for Country Music here in New Zealand.
Things coming up:
FRIDAY 14th FEBRUARY
Hamilton has a new place for Country Music so let's get behind them and show your support.
Hamilton City Oaks is cnr Victoria and Collingwood Street, Hamilton. (Le Grande Hotel)
On the second floor there is the new WESTERN BAR AND GRILL and they are hosting live country music every Friday and Saturday night.
Great food and barmen & Ladies dressed up as cowboys/cowgirls
I'll be there tomorrow night which of course is FRIDAY Valentines Day. I kick off at 7.30 p.m. so please come, bring your partner and make the evening special.
SATURDAY 22nd FEBRUARY
I have an evening at the Hamilton Workingman's Club. Actually this will be the first time I've done a Saturday night there on my own so it would be awesome to see a nice turnout. I have lots of new material and will cater for a cross section of music styles. If you're into Ballroom/sequence dancing, I will be doing the waltzes etc. There'll be songs for the Linedancers, songs for the Rock'n'Rollers. The head bangers will probably miss out though because I don't do heavy metal, reggae or hip hop (well, not unless my hip actually goes out which can happen you know)
SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
I have been asked to be one of the Guest Artists for the Te Aroha Country Music Club Charity Concert.
The Concert starts at midday and is held in the Catholic Hall, Whittaker Street, Te Aroha.
They are raising money for the 'Make a Wish Foundation' so door entry is $8.00
Other artists include: Grant Reha-Timoti, Steve Ormsby-Wall, Hayley Monaghan & Ryan Plus Elvis from Tuakau.
Should be loads of fun so come over and support this worthy cause.
Coming up in March:
Friday 7th March - Whangarei RSA. I always enjoy the Club. Nice people, great food and a great atmosphere.
Thursday 13th March I'm singing at the Zone Bar at Skycity Casino, Hamilton. This is the upstairs venue as the Vue Bar is not available now.
Start time is 7.30 p.m.
Friday 14th / Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th is the Thames Country Music Festival.
They will have three venues running. The Workingmans Club, Junction Hotel and Ricks Cafe.
Check out Thames Country Music Festival on Facebook for details.
Thursday 27th March - I've been asked to do a guest spot for the Franklin Country Music Club in Pukekohe
Saturday 29th March - I've been asked to do be involved with the Waikato Country Music Awards being held in Morrinsville.
There are a few other private engagements so March is a busy old month.
I am planning to visit as many Country Music Clubs as possible this year.
Sunday 6th April, I will be Guest Artist for Whangamata C.M. Club.
Sunday 13th April, I will be Guest Artist for the Pirongia C.M. Club.
I have an afternoon Country Variety Show at the Stratford Senior Citizens Hall on 17th April, so all you Taranaki people, come along and enjoy your afternoon.
$8.00 door charge which will include a cup of tea.
I am looking forward to spending Anzac Day at the Te Awamutu RSA. I'll be starting at 3.00 p.m. and finish at 7.00 p.m.
Craig Byrne is coming over for the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival in May and I've organized some shows for us.
Thursday 8th May - The Falls Estate - Tikipunga
Friday 9th / Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th May - BOI Festival
Tuesday 13th May - TBA
Wednesday 14th May - Afternoon show at the Hamilton RSA $7.00 Door charge
Thursday 15th May - Guest Artists for the Merrilands Country Music Club, New Plymouth
Friday 16th May - Taradale RSA
Saturday 17th May - Rock'n'Roll Party Hop for Twin Rivers Rock'n'Roll Club. Te Kowhai Hall.
Sunday 18th May - Guest Artist for the Glen Afton C.M. Club (Better confirm that with them again) Ooops
Right, that's almost me done.
I'm planning a lower North Island/South Island Trek in November.
Confirmed shows in: Feilding, Upper Hutt, Porirua, Westport, Hokitika, Christchurch, Ashburton, Maheno Tavern, Cromwell, Gore, Mosgiel so far. . .
Don't forget, all my albums are available for purchase.
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