Clock ticking down for artists to shine on stage
Eight skilled musicians are banding together to present a unique concert to East Aucklanders this Saturday night.
Uxbridge Arts and Culture in Howick holds its first Showcase Evening, providing a platform for local performers to parade their talents.
People will be able to enjoy a broad genres of music, including folk, contemporary, pop and even some country-rock infusion.
‘‘There are not many opportunities for artists that are trying to get their footing in the music industry to perform to a live audience, and we wanted to give them that opportunity,’’ Uxbridge’s Holly Muller says.
‘‘These performers are seriously talented and deserve to be able to take the stage and bring their talent to the community.’’
Eastern Beach resident Sara Frigell, a singer-songwriter originally from Sweden, feels excited about the show.
She’ll sing two of her own songs while playing guitar.
‘‘It’s going to be inspiring and fun. What a great opportunity for us performers. The audience will have a good evening.’’
Rob Sadd , of Kaukapakapa, is going to play his ‘‘hybrid of country and Southern hard rock’’.
‘‘I’m happy to be a part of it, performing to a new audience.’’
Showcase Evening is at Uxbridge Theatre, Howick, on September 23, 8pm. Phone 09 535 6467 for tickets.
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Sara Frigell, of Eastern Beach, is going to sing two of her own songs.