Two spotlight acts for birthday month
Sharon McIntyre, Ali Blue (Watkins) and Denise Roddis aka Short N Sweet and The Hantlers are coming to entertain you at Morrinsville Country Music Club’s November Club night, this Friday.
As members of the Morrinsville Country Music Club, the trio ‘ Short N Sweet’ was formed in the early 1990s.
They enjoyed playing around with harmonies and blending their voices which was to be the beginning of many years of success in the Country Music Award scene from Whangarei to Gisborne.
They gained entry to perform at the New Zealand Entertainer of the Year finals three times.
When they decided to go their own way in the music world, Ali did very well as a soloist.
Sisters Denise Roddis and Sharon McIntyre as a duo under their maiden name, The Reidy Sisters were regular backing singers at the Morrinsville Spectacular, Kiwi Pro Am and Entertainer of the Year. Sharon continues to be a valued member of the Morrinsville Country music club, as a bass player, vocal backer and member of the committee.
Denise and Sharon have made many lifelong friends through their music over the years, and the club is delighted that they are coming to share their talents once again for the 41st year as the Morrinsville Country Music Club.
The Hantlers, Renny & Jenny are life members of the Morrinsville Country Music Club. Renny was raised in Hawkes Bay and Jenny in Canterbury, so theirs is a combination of both North and South talent.
They met through country music, married and lived in Napier before moving to Christchurch in the early 1980s. Renny was a member of the well known Laredo Showband touring with Patsy Riggir, providing backing at Gold Guitar Awards as well as playing at many clubs around the area.
In 1994 they moved to Hamilton with their three children and shortly afterwards they joined the Morrinsville Country Music Club.
They have performed at the Paihia Country Rock Festival for several years and, after much encouragement, have released their own family CD. It displays the talents of them all collectively and as individuals.
Renny and Jenny’s performance will leave you wanting to hear more.
Short N Sweet.