Hobnail to play on Bent Horseshoe’s final night
A21st birthday party, album release promotion, and the final official gig should close the doors of the Bent Horseshoe in style.
Hobnail is the ‘Shoe’s last, making one of their infrequent Manawatu appearances this Friday July 31, and the popular celtic rock band from Wellington is celebrating their 21st birthday with new album String Things.
‘‘Hobnail have been really supportive over the years and it is great to have them for our last gig,’’ the ‘Shoe’s Steve Tolley says.
‘‘This will also be a CD release party for them.’’
Founded as Hobnail Boots in 1994 as a three-piece with Rob Joass, Jo Moir and Gwyn Reynolds, the new recording features songs from their entire career including old favourites that deserved to be re-recorded, some new songs, and some cover versions they have made their own but have never recorded.
With Rob (vocals and guitar) and Jo (vocals and violin) as the mainstays through five previous albums, Friday night’s lineup features multi instrumentalist Hamish Graham and Caroline Easther (drums and backing vocals). Previous New Zealand Music Awards finalists for Best Folk Album and Best Country Song, String Things features the keyboards of Wayne Mason, accordion of Alan Norman, vocals of Kim Bonnington and the mandolin of Dusty Burnell.
The farewell/happy birthday/ merry album party kicks off with dinner at 6.30pm and performance at 7.30pm. Bookings for the $20 show are essential on 06 329 8808.
Hobnail play at the farewell gig for Tokomaru’s Bent Horseshoe this Friday, from left Hamish Graham, Caroline Easther, Jo Moir, Rob Joass.