Indie outfit to hit stage
EmergingIndieBands.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 accessmanawatu.co.nz 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.