Guest Artists

10 February 2023 – Andrew London Duo

10 February 2023 – Andrew London Duo

This month’s guests are Andrew and Kirsten London.

Andrew London is a musician based on the Kapiti Coast near Wellington, New Zealand. He is a songwriter and satirist and performs most often solo or duo (with Kirsten London on bass), or with the Andrew London Trio. His songs explore social and political themes and although humour and satire are very much to the fore, poignancy and pathos are often not far away. They play at festivals, functions, and venues all over New Zealand, but also make the occasional trip to Australia & Norfolk Island and have even played in Saudi Arabia.

They will play mostly original songs influenced by folk, blues, jazz and western swing genres. There will be a few from the recent stage musical ‘Let’s Talk About Me!’ which had its debut in Kapiti last September, and some from their latest album ‘Get Back To Work!’.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers. The guests perform after supper.

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.

Image source: Andrew London

 

 

9 December 2022 – Cotton Daisy Backstep

9 December 2022 – Cotton Daisy Backstep

From deep within the Appalachian Old-time traditions, Cotton Daisy Backstep bring the songs of the pioneers, old gospels and their own dark originals.

Helena Faust carried a wealth of tradition with her when she moved back to NZ in 2003 after 10 years steeped in the local traditions of West Virginia.

With strong mountain vocals, wailing harmonies, clawhammer banjo and fiddle, the old haunting ballads and songs are brought to life.

Cotton Daisy Backstep group consists of Helena Faust – banjo and lead vocals, Bill Vella – bass, Philip Muollo – Guitar, and Megan Ward – fiddle and harmony vocals.

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers. The guests perform after supper.

Admission to our Christmas 2022 concert is $7 for everyone, except students at $3. Cash only please (no eftpos facilities). Admission includes a light supper.

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

Image source: Helena Faust

 

 

11 November 2022 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

11 November 2022 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

 

Butter Wouldn’t Melt consists of Nick Burfield, lead vocals, harmonies, and guitar; Andrea Reid, lead vocals, harmonies, guitar, dulcimer, whistles, and bodhran; and Derek Burfield on double bass.

Publicity material says “they will melt your heart with their soulful stories, vibrant voices, and far-away fables. They will be signing songs from their debut album 1931.

“Their original material is presented with a unique blend of dulcimer, whistles, guitar, double bass and soaring counter-melodies.

“Their sound is raw and familiar, yet still manages to surprise. Each song is filled with dancing harmonies and country and blues-inspired picking, creating an old-time vibe.”

“Butter Wouldn’t Melt sing of New Zealand history, long-lost lovers, fairy tales and distant serial-killer relatives.”

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the evening begins at 7:30 pm with a blackboard of performers. The guests perform after supper.

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.

Image source: Butter Wouldn’t Melt – Lonely Girl video, https://www.facebook.com/butterwouldntmeltmusic/videos/1109968709914755

 

 

14 October 2022 – Local Stars concert

14 October 2022 – Local Stars concert

Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall
Cnr. Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin

Doors open at 7:00 pm – Music begins at 7:30 pm

Admission (includes a light supper)-
$5.00 for Members and non-Members; $3.00 for Students
Cash only (no eftpos facilities)

Blackboard 1st half – Invited guest performers 2nd half:
Cazna
Danny & Friends
Jennie & Marty
Robyn-Lynn
Ukuladies

Images sources:

    • Cazna, Danny, Jennie Cavaye, Marty – John Jenkins, LFMC Committee Member
    • Robyn-Lynn – Robyn-Lynn Webber
    • Ukuladies – Cordoba Ukulele; Best Cordoba Ukulele in 2022: 10 Ukulele Reviews; Ukuleles Review (https://ukulelesreview.com/best-cordoba-ukulele/)

 

 

12 August 2022 – Black Eyed Susie

12 August 2022 – Black Eyed Susie

 

Black Eyed Susie is Kapiti Coast-based violin, guitar, and vocals duo, Ramon Oza and Susan Colien Reid. Susan and Ramon have been performing their unique blend of blues Celtic and funk since 2006. They have spent 15 years weaving their own sound from Ramon’s R&B Funk guitar and Susie’s Classical / Celtic / Rock violin.

Ramon and Susie write songs and have supported many National and International artists. They love to share good music and make it accessible to all. They regularly perform at Paraparaumu Market which is one of their favourite places to play, bringing upbeat and warm sounds to the street. People can keep up with the duo www.blackeyedsusieduo/facebook.com 

The club opens at 7:00 pm and the blackboard begins at 7:30 pm. The duo will appear after supper. Admission, which includes a light supper, is $5 for members, $10 non-members and $3 for students. Cash only (no eftpos facilities).

LFMC AGM – 26th August

Usually the 4th Friday of the month is Club Night but on the 4th Friday of August (the 26th) the Club will be holding its AGM. The AGM, which begins at 7:00 pm, is where you can hear what will be happening to the club for the following year.

 

8 July 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert with invited guests

8 July 2022 – Members’ floor spot concert with invited guests

Horowhenua Scottish Society Hall
Cnr. Bartholomew Road and Middlesex Street, Levin

Doors open at 7:00pm – Music begins at 7:30pm

Admission (includes a light supper)-
$5.00 for Members and non-Members; $3.00 for Students

Blackboard 1st half – Invited guest performers 2nd half:
Cazna
Keith Heginbotham
Jennie Cavaye
Liz and Griff Davies
John Laurenson

Images source: John Jenkins, LFMC Committee Member

10 June 2022 – Legal Tender (Ian and Moira Campbell)

10 June 2022 – Legal Tender (Ian and Moira Campbell)

Local Kapiti Coast duo Ian and Moira Campbell (Legal Tender) are delighted to be coming back to perform at the Club on Friday June 10th. Following their recent return from the Paihia Country Rock Festival they will be dusting off the last of the “cobwebs” from the enforced ‘Covid’ break by performing some new “favourites” as well as songs audiences have loved.

The duo have been the recipients of “Gold Guitar” country music awards and are frequent collaborators with various members of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band and other well know kiwi musicians. Performing a wide range of songs from alternative down-home original songs, and covers, the duo have engaged audiences from the Bay of Islands to the deep south. Songs by various artists including Guy Clarke, Holly Williams, Lorri McKenna and their own originals sung with earthy integrity and powerful vocal harmonies.

The evening at the Levin Folk Music Club begins with the usual blackboard for those who like to participate. Doors open at 7:00pm, with blackboard beginning at 7:30pm. The guests will appear after supper. Admission, which also includes a light supper (tea/coffee and muffins), is $5 for members, $10 non members, $3 for students.

The club also has an acoustic night on the fourth Friday (June 24) where performers can come and have a go in an informal environment.

11 February 2022 – Sadie and Jay

11 February 2022 – Sadie and Jay

Sadie & Jay’s storytelling music bursts with colour, texture and spirited characters! Performing original contemporary folk & roots music they feature distinctive harmonies accompanied by intricate guitar and double bass. Dynamic and intimate performances range from lively rag-time blues and comical ditties to compelling epic tales and ballads.

14 January 2022 – Stattus Five Duo

14 January 2022 – Stattus Five Duo

Stattus Five Duo is based on the Kapiti coast and serves the greater Wellington region with an extensive repertoire that includes easy listening for background, pop, rock, high energy dance cover songs from the late 60’s to current.
Leanne Hutton has been singing and performing in shows and clubs for several years now around the Wellington region. Paul McCathy is an Accomplished Bass and Guitar Player, who has performed with well-known bands in New Zealand since he was very young.
They make a dynamic team.

Image source: PME Entertainment Agents webpage https://www.bandsforhire.co.nz/products/stattus-five; 18 June 2022.

10 December 2021 – Hobnail & Christmas Concert

10 December 2021 – Hobnail & Christmas Concert

Come along and enjoy this last concert of 2021. Hobnail will get your feet tapping and your heart singing with their great songs, wonderful harmonies and lively show.
Rob Joass – vocals, guitar and mandolin; Jo Moir – vocals and violin; Hamish Graham – multi instrumentalist. Their fusion of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, pop and rock’n roll will delight us all.

The evening will begin with a slightly shortened blackboard, followed by a short break.  We are unable to supply supper under current Covid conditions but you are welcome to bring your own supper and refreshments. Special Christmas raffles on sale.

 

 

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