Mu­sic a fam­ily af­fair

Coun­try Mu­sic on the Green will have a slightly dif­fer­ent vibe this year.

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On -

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.

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