Music a family affair
Country Music on the Green will have a slightly different vibe this year.
Matamata Country Music Club members Kay and Kevin Tappin’s set list at the Country Music on the Green will reflect the club’s contempary vibe.
The audience can expect the couple, who met through the club, to belt out the likes of One of those Days by Carter and Carter.
Other club members will be playing a mixture of classic and contemporary songs, including those by singers such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Shania Twain.
Kay said the club loved classic songs but knew it had to move forward and embrace contemporary if musicians still wanted to play to an audience.
Of the 11 local performers at the event, five are junior singers who will also be playing various instruments in the band.
Multi-talented Kevin said he would be backing some of those performers in one of the club’s band Brothers in Arms
Music seems to be a family affair with Kay’s son Michael Tipping leading the other band, Pure Dixie.
Kevin said the way he got involved in the club was typical of many members – he started learning bass guitar, and performing with the band after watching his daughters perform.
Matamata Country Music Club has invited the Young Guns from Papakura, as well as country music clubs from Hauraki, Phoenix, South Waikato and Morrinsville to perform at the annual Country Music on the Green, held at Railside by the Green on February 13.
The free music events kicks off at 11am and runs through to 5pm.
Matamata Country Music Club members Kay and Kevin Tappin will be performing a duet at the Country Music on the Green.