Plunk band set to bowl ’em over


Last week of the Palmy Ukulele Fes­ti­val cli­maxes this Satur­day evening with a per­for­mance from lo­cal four-stringed ses­tet, Ukepho­ria.

Play­ing the Hokowhitu Bowl­ing Club, 279 Al­bert St this Satur­day 19 at 7.30pm, these six ex­po­nents of plunk – Dale and Jill Brider, Jen­nifer Moss, Lach­lan Fer­gu­son, Dave Boy­ack and Sam Veale will be strum­ming their stuff in style.

Well known for ap­pear­ances in City Li­brary, at Re­lay For Life, Sounds of Sum­mer, Fes­ti­val of Cul­tures and sell outs at the Bent Horse­shoe, Ukepho­ria de­liver a pol­ished and quirk­ily en­ter­tain­ing and fun show with multi ukulele ar­range­ments of well-known songs.

There’ll also be the op­por­tu­nity to in­dulge in a good ol’ sing-along, and who knows, the plunk band may even tol­er­ate four-stringed ac­com­pa­ni­ment from any mem­bers of the au­di­ence who have brought along their own ukes.

The Bowl­ing Club will be putting on a meal from 6.30pm. Tick­ets for Ukepho­ria are $18 and book­ings are es­sen­tial on 06 329 8808, 027 368 2367 or steve@ben­thorse­

The Palmy Ukulele Fes­ti­val has been run­ning since Septem­ber 7 and has in­cluded classes, work­shops, a schools’ ‘Uke Off’, per­for­mances and cafe con­certs.

The Uke Art Ex­hi­bi­tion: An ex­hi­bi­tion of ukulele-inspired art hosted by Snails Gallery, 101 Taonui St and open daily from 11am – 2pm, also fin­ishes this Satur­day. There’s a chance for a fi­nal public string-fling this Fri­day night down at Lit­tle Cuba dur­ing an all-ages uke open mic ses­sion that gets un­der­way at 6.30pm.

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