Lo­cal band Rainy Jack to per­form

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Levin’s Folk Mu­sic Club will host lo­cal band Rainy Jack this month.

The Rainy Jack crew are mem­bers Kevin Wat­son on vo­cals, banjo and gui­tar, Paul Web­ster on bass, Si­mon Critch­ley on per­cus­sion, Colin Brown on vo­cals, gui­tar and man­dolin and Jude Woodgyer on vo­cals.

The band was formed in 2016 and has played at Lily’s Ranch House and Te Tak­ere­tanga o Kura-haupo¯ . Kevin is recog­nised na­tion­ally as an ex­cep­tional gui­tarist and brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence and cre­ativ­ity to ev­ery per­for­mance.

Kevin, Colin and Jude pro­vide a range of vo­cal styles and har­monies while Paul, Si­mon and Colin pro­vide Rainy Jack’s dis­tinc­tive and strong rhythm sec­tion.

Kevin is a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian and was the ses­sion mu­si­cian of choice for many well-known artists such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Mal­colm McNeill. He is of­ten seen at the monthly Jazz Jam and at the O¯ hau Mar­ket, and plays in sev­eral lo­cal groups.

Si­mon stud­ied per­cus­sion at the Massey Univer­sity Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic and plays drums for a num­ber of lo­cal groups.

Paul started out in high school bands play­ing gui­tar but in re­cent years has been recog­nised as a ver­sa­tile bass player.

Colin has played gui­tar and sung in a num­ber of groups and is at home with many dif­fer­ent styles of mu­sic.

Jude has sung in bands in the UK and has built up a de­served rep­u­ta­tion as a song leader in many choral groups. She writes and per­forms songs and through her new busi­ness Acapella Jude, is get­ting lots of peo­ple in­volved in singing to­gether.

This con­cert night, ex­pect ev­ery­thing from foot tap­ping blue­grass, to folk, blues and coun­try cov­ers. With a whole new acous­tic reper­toire Rainy Jack are sure to dish up some­thing for ev­ery­one with lots of sur­prises along the way.

The evening starts with a black­board of lo­cal mu­si­cians per­form­ing one song un­til the break. Tea and cof­fee are pro­vided, and there is time for so­cial­is­ing while the guests set up in­stru­ments.

All are very wel­come to at­tend and en­joy this monthly con­cert, with costs be­ing $10 pub­lic and $5 mem­bers. It takes place at the Horowhenua Scot­tish Hall on cnr Mid­dle­sex and Bartholomew Rd, Levin.

Rainy Jack: Colin Brown, Jude Woodgyer, Kevin Wat­son, Si­mon Critch­ley and Paul Web­ster.

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