Hopetoun Brown in town
Finn Schoes joins the band for unique show.
Taite Prize finalists Hopetoun Brown enlist the country’s finest trumpet player Finn Scholes for a journey through rhythm and blues.
These three multiinstrumentalists travel with a bootload of exotic instruments. Bass clarinets, tubas and trombones are swapped for trumpets, saxophones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments throughout the two stomp-heavy sets.
Lead singer Tim Stewart’s large
shoes. Great event for newbies, with everyone welcome. No charge, just plan to buy your lunch and maybe a cuppa. PM Merchant Lucretia or RSVP here. 12 noon. Steampunk Social: Venue to be confirmed. An opportunity for early arrivals to get together and catch up, and for first-time attendees to find their feet and meet some of the Steampunk veterans. 7.30 pm. Check steampunknz.co.nz for full details. boots will rattle floors throughout the nation as the band work through their repertoire spanning blues, soul, funk, jazz, Americana and stomp.
The set-list will be peppered with tunes from Hopetoun Brown’s latest album Look So Good which features guests turns from Tami Neilson, Marlon Williams and their touring buddy Finn Scholes. If you’re looking for a jazz journey that starts in New Orleans and ends at your back door this could be your night.
‘‘It’s the pervading sense of fun together with a respect for antique jazz, blues, plantation work songs, doo-wop and funk that gives Hopetoun Brown their edge.’’ Metro Magazine
The Oamaru Opera House TicketDirect box office is open Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm and Sat 10am to 1pm. The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval.
Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating
HOPETOUN BROWN & THE GENIUS OF FINN SCHOLES
❚ Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St ❚ Thursday May 10, 7:30pm – 9:10pm ❚ Tickets from $20
workshop: Criterion Hotel, 3 Tyne St. Get ready for a hands-on session steampunking a Nerf Gun to reflect your Steampunk persona. All materials are included in the $12 workshop fee, including the Nerf Gun, but you are also welcome to bring anything you’d like to recycle into the gun. Offered by Grymmstone and Treacle Emporium. Tickets on EventFinda. Space is limited. 3.00pm - 5.00pm