In­die out­fit to hit stage


Emerg­ read­ers’ choice ‘band of the month’ for Novem­ber 2015, Auck­land and Hamil­ton based in­die rock­ers Table­fox, are crash­ing Sounds of Sum­mer this Sun­day.

Hang on, isn’t Sounds of Sum­mer for lo­cal bands? Well, there is, as it hap­pens, a lo­cal con­nec­tion.

Table­fox gui­tarist Chris Dick­in­son hails from th­ese here parts, and vo­cal­ist Clin­ton Bell claims a strong fam­ily con­nec­tion. Table­fox also used Levin stu­dios to record their new al­bum Ob­jects. Clin­ton trusts those prox­im­i­ties square the ledger, and will be here hop­ing to get some lo­cal mar­ket trac­tion for the re­lease.

‘‘We’ve been well re­viewed in the UK and Aus­tralia, we just have to break New Zealand,’’ he says.

Yes, it was cheeky to ap­ply for Sounds of Sum­mer, but Ac­cess Manawatu con­cert co­or­di­na­tor Fraser Greig had no prob­lem with

drinks. All ages and abil­i­ties wel­come. En­quiries Vikki Gibbs 358 9387. the band spend­ing its Auck­land An­niver­sary week­end in Palmer­ston North.

Fraser takes pride in the an­nual free al fresco con­cert se­ries which show­cases the di­ver­sity of the lo­cal mu­sic scene, and is at­tract­ing good crowds.

It kicks off on Sun­day at 2pm with Jen­nifer Moss out in front of the Manawatu Com­mu­nity Choir. The choir is fresh from ‘star­ring’ in the pages of the Manawatu

the Hos­pi­tal Star Cen­tre heated pool, 9.30 & 10.05am; Tues­day 4.30 & 5.05pm, $3 a ses­sion. En­quiries Anne 356 2476 to reg­is­ter. ALL AUSSIE CAR DAY: Manawatu Ford Club an­nual Star­ship Foun­da­tion fundraiser. Aussie-built Ford, Holden, Chrysler, Ley­land, Ram­bler et al. Live mu­sic, food, stalls and en­ter­tain­ment, 10am – 1pm, Man­feild Park, Feild­ing. Show cars $10, spectators gold coin. En­quiries al­laussiecar­day@hot­ or 027 271 7776. BIKEWISE IN FARN­HAM PARK: In­cludes Blue­light Cy­cle with NZ Po­lice and Sport­Manawatu for 8-13 year-olds, Farn­ham Park, Farn­ham Ave, High­bury, 11am – 1pm. Reg­is­ter Te Aroha Noa 021 075 0952. CRO­QUET: Rose Gar­dens As­so­ci­a­tion Cro­quet and Golf Cro­quet Club Day, Es­planade, 12.45pm. All wel­come, car park pav­il­ion ev­ery Satur­day, Sun­day and Tues­day in sea­son. SO­CIAL TEN­NIS: Adult play­ers of all ages. Awa­puni Park, New­bury St, 1.30pm. En­quiries Bill, 355 2290. Stan­dard and a well-re­ceived per­for­mance at Christ­mas In The Square.

Also ap­pear­ing is Nic Ma­son, a for­mer mem­ber of al­ter­na­tive elec­tronic rock band Di­a­mond Su­tra, known from his gigs at Hokowhitu’s Vil­lage Inn Kitchen and oc­ca­sional for­ays at the Celtic. Com­plet­ing the line up is alt-rock three-piece Be­com­ing Thieves. The group evolved out of pop­u­lar lo­cal band Ar­ca­dian Kites and will be per­form­ing some of that ma­te­rial.

ITAL­IAN IN­TER­ESTS: Share ex­pe­ri­ences, anec­dotes, pho­tos dur­ing ‘Pot Luck’ gath­er­ing from 4pm. En­quiries: Bev 027 278 3120 EAT SLEEP CHEER: Zero Grav­ity Cheer­sports an­nual sleep­over fundraiser, Ev­ery­one wel­come! $20 per per­son in­cludes pizza, movie, games, com­ple­tions and prizes, 5pm – 9am, 10 Down­ing St. En­quiries veges, plants, gar­den items, food, col­lectibles, cloth­ing, books, tools, crafts etc. En­quiriesMike 027 450 5646. RA­DIO CON­TROLLED MODEL PLANES: Spur Road, Coly­ton, fol­low signs from Taonui Road, from 9am. All Wel­come. En­quiries pres­i­ SE­NIORS TEN­NIS: For play­ers over 35yrs. All grades wel­come. Manawatu Vets Ten­nis at Awa­puni Park, New­bury St, 9.30am. En­quiries Roger 027 555 6447. MANAWATU MI­CRO­LIGHT Club: Fly­ing lessons, Taonui Air­field. En­quiries 323 9861 (Sun­days). SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Sun­day Con­cert: Manawatu Com­mu­nity Choir, Nic Ma­son, Table­fox, Be­com­ing Thieves, Vic­to­ria Es­planade, 2 – 5pm. En­quiries ac­cess­man­ HIS­TORIC GORGE CEME­TERY Tour: Rac­ing in­dus­try af­fil­i­a­tions, ceme­tery gate, SH3, Woodville, 2.30pm, En­quiries 06 376 5690 or 06 376 5626. .


Mem­bers of Auck­land/ Waikato band Table­fox (from left) Brendan Coyle (Bass), Clin­ton Bell (Vo­cals), Chris Dick­in­son (Gui­tar / Vo­cals), Matt Car­son (Gui­tar), and Owen Bradley (Drums). The band plays Sounds of Sum­mer this Sun­day.

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