The ’Shoe is shuffling off softly
With more endings than an overture by Tchaikovsky, the Bent Horseshoe at Tokomaru continues to take its final bows.
There are only two official gigs left . . . not counting the final jam day.
First up, this Saturday, July 25, will see Andrew London perform with The Grownups.
‘‘Andrew has been one of our greatest supporters, and we couldn’t finish without another gig from him,’’ the ‘Shoe’s Steve Tolley says.
The Grownups are James Cameron of Velox Brothers fame on double bass and vocals, and the great Wayne Mason on keyboards.
‘‘If you have not seen this combo before, they are excellent,’’ Tolley says. ‘‘James has a great voice and is a superb player. The others you know, and we can always expect a great show from them. It will be great to see Wayne again; he is such a great musician and keen supporter.’’
The trio’s country-rock and western swing-influenced repertoire will revisit the 2007 Tui-nominated album Back To Rosetta Road, by The Cattlestops, with London, Cameron and fiddle legend Colleen Trenwith, which was used on the soundtrack of the Kiwi movie Second Hand Wedding.
‘‘The Grownups is an opportunity to get those songs back out there,’’ London says, ‘‘and also some new ones from an album that we’re currently recording.
‘We’re thrilled to be able to fit in a last Bent Horseshoe gig. It’s been a must on every Kiwi musician’s touring itinerary for most of the last decade, and its absence will leave a big hole.’’
The final official gig will take place on Friday, July 31, with Rob Joass and Hobnail, with the farewell party jam on Sunday, August 16.
Andrew London and the Grownups play from 7.30pm this Saturday, $20; bookings by email or 06 329 8808.
James Cameron and Andrew London are the pillars of Andrew London and the Grownups, and will be joined by Wayne Mason for one final gig at the Bent Horsehoe.