Free music festival Paekak In The Park returns this weekend with another eclectic line-up.
The concert features Shogun Orchestra, 600 Miles From Bluff, 15- piece pop chamber orchestra Sven Olsen’s Brutal Canadian Love Saga, singersongwriter Franck Monnet and Kapiti blues man Shane ‘‘Hurricane’’ Wills.
Shogun Orchestra is the latest project from composer and saxophone player Lucien Johnson. His songs are full of the melodies and rhythms he absorbed during his travels in East Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent.
600 Miles From Bluff is a country covers quartet featuring Rosy Tin Teacaddy’s Holly Jane Ewens and Janet Holborow, Shona Jaunias and Melissa Garber from the Crimson Club.
‘‘We have a lot of fun putting the gorgeous songs of Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, George Jones and even the Eurythmics through a filter of violin, cello, kick- drum and piano-accordion mixed with a traditional four-part harmony,’’ says lead vocalist and guitarist Ewens.
Paekak In The Park will be at the dell in upper Campbell Park, Paekakariki, this Saturday, March 10, between 12pm-5pm.
Take a picnic blanket and enjoy the Paekakariki hospitality. Suitable for music lovers of all ages. Food available.
Country girls: 600 Miles From Bluff will perform old country favourites at Paekak In The Park this Saturday.