Hob­nail to play on Bent Horse­shoe’s fi­nal night

The Tribune (NZ) - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Hob­nail play at the farewell gig for Toko­maru’s Bent Horse­shoe this Fri­day, from left Hamish Graham, Caro­line Eas­ther, Jo Moir, Rob Joass.

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