Uncle Sam theme for Tattoo
The Manawatu Tattoo has a strong American flavour to its musical spectacular this weekend.
This year the US theme to the show will explore rock ‘n’ roll dancing, hot rods, country music, motorcycles, classic cars and vintage vehicles.
Director Sheran Hancock has engaged a line-up of over 200 performers for the April 29/30 show at Manfeild, headed by New Zealand country music icon Suzanne Prentice. Suzanne has received an OBE for her service to music and last year was presented with the Benny Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand, the highest honour for a Kiwi entertainer.
The billing also includes Feilding Intermediate School, Palmerston North Boys’ High stage band and OK Chorale, Manawatu and youth pipe bands, highland dancers, Swamp City Big Band and Rose City Rock ‘n’ Roll Club.
The Tattoo is a major event on the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band’s calendar. Sheran is a dedicated enthusiast and a long-standing member.
‘‘Giving the young talent in our community the opportunity and experience of performing in a professional setting within the arts field could inspire them to carry on as they get older,’’ she says.
People are in for a spectacular event. An elaborate set including a Scottish castle is being erected at Manfeild.
Suzanne Prentice will headline at the Manawatu Tattoo.