9 February 2024 – The Pretty Boys

The Levin Folk Music Club meets again Friday 9 February with special guests The Pretty Boys.

The Pretty Boys, Freddy Sayer and Pierre Lange-Gerard have been playing together since Pierre first arrived from France at age 7 more than a decade ago.

It all started when they both joined a band programme and drama production, a few years later at the invitation of a resident Ruth Pretty (hence their stage name), they started busking to raise funds for a drama school trip. By now well known as the Pretty Boys, the duo carried on busking and raising money for a variety of things including another school trip, $3,000.00 raised for the After School Music Programme in Otaki, new instruments and even saving towards cars for when they can get their driver’s licences.

Freddy and Pierre are also part of a fourpiece band at Otaki College called Powercut, they won the Manawatū 2023 regional final at the Smokefree Rockquest competition and ranked in the top 30 out of 900 acts in the country.

As The Pretty Boys they both play various instruments with Freddy primarily choosing keys and ukelele and Pierre playing guitar. They sing and harmonise incredibly well, singing lead and backing each other vocally, with a style and maturity that belied their youth.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers, where there is an opportunity for musicians to put their name up for an item. The guest performs after supper and the drawing of the raffle.

Admission, which includes a light supper, is $7 for members, $12 for non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

The venue is the Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall, 155 Bartholomew Road, corner Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin.

Come and enjoy a night of fun and music!

The Pretty Boys
Image source: Anje Glindemann