Local band Rainy Jack to perform
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.