Paul Ubana Jones returns
Popular performer Paul Ubana Jones returns to Palmerston North on Friday night.
The musician last played the Hokowhitu Bowling Club venue in February, kicking off Steve Tolley’s 2016 Bent Horseshoe concert season with the Acoustic Soul of Paul Ubana Jones show.
Tolley was keen to have him back after he delivered a cracking performance to about 80 people
‘‘It was great as his shows always are. He is so dynamic.’’
Playing guitar since he was 11, Jones has recorded eight albums, won three New Zealand music awards.
‘‘For most of our [Bowling Club] shows the crowd is older. They are people who still love music but who don’t go to the pubs, which are the only venues now. But last time for Paul, about 25 per cent were younger - between 20 and 40.’’
Jones grew up in Yorkshire, where he studied guitar, cello and composition, before forging his own style influenced by blues, rock, folk and jazz.
He moved to New Zealand in the late 80s, but continues to perform internationally.
Jones has shared the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Tuck and Patti, BB King and Crowded House.
Friday’s concert is $25 and starts at 8pm. Book through firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 329 8808.
Paul Ubana Jones returns to entertain at the Hokowhitu Bowling Club.