On the road again
Folk musicians offer an eclectic mix for one-off city gig.
The Joseph Street Kitchen doesn’t yet have a rep as a performance venue, but things could be about to change.
That’s because English folkies Other Roads have found their way there for a one-off gig next Wednesday, May 11.
Returning to New Zealand to launch their latest album Long White Cloud, Gregor Borland, Pete Abbott and DaveWalmisley draw upon diverse backgrounds in Scotland, England and Africa to create an exciting and original sound. Talented multiinstrumentalists, they incorporate fiddle, bouzouki, guitars, mandolin and harmonica with some fine harmony singing.
Long White Cloud features Akaroa, a hit song inspired by the group’s first visit to New Zealand, and an audience favourite on their last tour.
Having wowed audiences at the Auckland Folk Festival and performing sold-out gigs last year, this will be their last visit to New Zealand for a while.
‘‘They performan eclectic mix of older and original compositions, ranging from soft ballads to footstomping Celtic fiddle tunes and choruses,’’ explains promoter Steve Tolley. ‘‘Their expert-musicianship and infectious enthusiasm, laced with humour, are sure to entertain.’’
However, the venue only seats 50, so tickets are limited, and as BYO alcohol will only be allowed with food before the show, it will be advisable for patrons to arrive well before the 7.30pm performance.
The food ranges from full meals to snacks. Bookings by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 06 329 8808. Tickets are $20 which can be paid via internet banking account number 12 3442 0023166 50.