Top alternate country trio to play
When Kapiti band Legal Tender made their first appearance at Gore’s Golden Guitar awards in 2015, they walked off with four Golden Guitars.
Part of New Zealand’s folk and country music festival scene for more years than they care to remember, the trio also took out the best buskers trophy from more than 700 other New Zealand and Australian musos in Gore’s aptly named Freeze Ya Bits Off street competition.
This Saturday, the husband and wife duo of Ian Campbell and Moira Howard-Campbell, with Carylann Martin bring their blend of originals and alternate country covers to the Hokowhitu Bowling Club.
Legal Tender last appeared in Manawatu to play a special Relay For Life fundraiser in Kairanga on Valentine’s Day. Last year, they performed a concert at the Globe, while Ian and Moira have appeared together at a previous Alliance Francaise Fete de la Musique celebration in City Library.
Bowling club concert convenor Steve Tolley said their musicianship is first class, underpinning lyrical vocals and powerful harmonies.
‘‘This great band has played the Bent Horseshoe several times with the type of music I really enjoy, and they always proved popular.’’
Along with their trademark originals, Legal Tender performs sensitive arrangements and interpretations of songs by the likes of Guy Clarke, HankWilliams, Gillian Welsh and Alison Krauss.
Bookings for Legal Tender’s 7.30pm gig and dessert concert this Saturday are essential, and can be made on 06 329 8808/ email@example.com
Kapiti band Legal Tender, from left, Moira Howard-Campbell, Ian Campbell, and Carylann Martin, perform at last year’s Golden Guitar awards.