From the rural retreat of Tokomaru’s Bent Horsehoe to the suburban setting of Hokowhitu, Steve Tolley is incorrigible.
Last year he moved his concert venue to the Hokowhitu Bowling Club on Albert St, and hasn’t looked back.
Steve opens the club’s 2016 concert season this Saturday night with the incomparable Paul Ubana Jones.
Since 1973, Paul has played the world festival circuit, and has joined legends including the late BB King, Bob Dylan and Norah Jones, on stage.
From the acoustic folk blues of Skip James and Ray Charles to the Brit folk blues of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn and the Afro’ roots of his father’s country – Nigeria, Paul has a truly eclectic style.
As a lead in to the evening entertainment, the bowling club has games of ‘bare foot bowls’ in the afternoon from 4.30pm.
Anyone is welcome to come along and give the game a go.
‘‘The basics are easy to learn and there will be bowls for you to use and people to help you out,’’ Steve says.
‘‘We finish play about 6-ish and offer a meal of ham and salads either on the lawn or inside.’’
The music kicks off with a gentle mix of folk, blues and covers from local singer and guitarist Kate Farrugia around 7.15pm. Paul takes the stage from 8pm
There is a full bar, with bookings for the concert essential on 06 329 8808 or email@example.com.Tickets for the ‘Acoustic Soul of Paul Ubana Jones’ show are $30 with the meal extra.
The irresistible musical treasure that is Paul Ubana Jones is back in town for an evening of music with a meal.