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KVME Jug Band – August 13

KVME Jug Band – August 13

Read the August newsletter here.

Such a treat on Friday 13 August – the esteemed Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band, playing at 7:30 pm – early concert!   Come along for a fantastic show!

Neil Worboys – Vocals, banjo, mandolin, blues harps, kazoo, jug, whoops

Carol Bean – Vocals, guitar, mandolin, hollers

Maurice Priestley – Vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, vocalisations, kazoo, jug, sounds

Bill Wood – Vocals, dobro, harmonised vocalisations

Peter Gregory – Vocals, tea -chest bass, double bass

Barry Carter – Vocals, washboard

The Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band (KVMeJB) had its genesis in August 2013 when Pip Payne, Neil Worboys, Bill Wood, Maurice Priestley, and Steve Carlyle, banded together with the avowed intention of playing Jug Band Music together. Jug Band Music played an important part in the development of their individual DNAs and a vital source of inspiration for all things musical.

Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jug Band music is a mix of original songs, which intentionally and vaguely follow the styles of Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, the Jim Kweskin Jugband and other inspirational pioneers of blues and jug band music, and cover versions of the above-mentioned heroes.

LFMC is looking forward to seeing this amazing 6 piece old-time jug band and promise great entertainment!   After supper, the evening continues with an open mic blackboard of one song from each performer.  Please give your name to the compere before 7:30 pm.  Cheers from the committee!

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Open Mic Floorspot Concert JULY 9

Keith

Keith

FLOORSPOT NIGHT – ALL WELCOME TO PLAY

As there is no guest on this evening, it will be a special concert by members and regulars with $5 admission all.  Two songs each (maximum 10 mins please).  7:30 pm start with names to Kate/Geoff after 7pm please.

Jean Hollis will run the evening with assistance from committee and members.  Please bring a small plate to share for the social supper. A great night of music with lots of variety is expected, but do dress for the cold.

Everyone’s assistance to make the evening run smoothly is appreciated, and have a wonderful night’s entertainment.

READ THE JULY NEWSLETTER

 

 

 

Nicola Hooker and guests June 11

Nicola Hooker and guests June 11

From Wellington (but originally Kapiti Coast and Palmerston North) Nicola covers a variety of songs from different genres and takes inspiration from artist such as Gillian Welch, Amos Lee and Elton John.  Currently she is in her final year of a Music degree at Victoria University but still teaches music part-time.

Nicola has previously played with Ben and the Believers, Ruahine Rangers, Ukebox and recently joined the all woman, folk-style Eagles tribute band The Eagals.  Joining her for a portion of the concert will be two fellow Eagals, Jude Madill and Jo Sheffield.

This lovely concert will be held in the first half, followed by supper and open mic.  $5 for members, $10 public, $3 school aged students.

READ THE JUNE NEWSLETTER HERE

May 2021 Newsletter

May 2021 Newsletter

Our May newsletter is available here

Read about our May guests Uzblokes and special concert with Wai.Tai on 1st May.

Te Takere’s noon concerts are organised by Kevin Watson -contact him if interested in performing – kevinwatson291@gmail.com

Floorspot Concert to be held on July 9 – 2 songs each.

Future Sunday Concerts are to be held at Dale’s Ohau home – please contact dalewebb143@gmail.com if you wish to book for: May 16 – The Sutherlands

WAI.TAI – May 1st LFMC Concert

WAI.TAI – May 1st LFMC Concert

Fresh from the International Jazz Festival in Whanganui to Levin, this group WAI.TAI has been wowing audiences up and down NZ.  You can check them on www.waitaimusic.nz or FB Waitai@waitaimusic

SATURDAY MAY 1ST, 2021   –  WAI.TAI are a Maori-World fusion collective featuring members from Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin & New Plymouth under the direction of Robyn Kamira who writes and arranges the songs and tunes in Te Reo Maori and English. They have headlined at all the major folk festivals in Aotearoa, and their first EP ‘Hoea’ has surpassed half a million plays on Spotify. WAI.TAI merges both original contemporary and traditional music from right here in Aotearoa, with music from all over the world, and infuses Te Reo Maori seamlessly into and across the music.

WAI.TAI line-ups vary and musicians for each concert are selected from around the country to ensure that the best mix of instruments and styles come together for the occasion. The range of iwi affiliations amongst musicians include Te Rarawa, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Tamatera, Te Ati Awa, Ngapuhi and many more. Their international affiliations include American, English, Rarotongan, Israeli and more.

Featured in the Levin concert are Robyn Kamira, Te Auripo Kamira, Antony Royal, Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly and Michael Muggeridge.  All amazing musicians, they bring their individual talents to the evening, which will be exciting in its blend of Te Reo and English.

WAI.TAI – songlines are recreated, the sounds, harmonies and rhythms of traditional Maori songs & chants, fused with World music.
The southern-most ocean currents converge with oceans that unite all peoples. The music honours our connections. The songs are embodied by the call of the feminine voices, earthy percussions and delicate strings. The lyrics are in both Maori and English and the arrangements are a carefully crafted soundscape. Emotive, subtle and heartening. Nau mai, haere mai

 

Doors open at 7pm at Levin Folk Music Club, 155 Bartholomew Road, Levin.  Light refreshments available for koha.  Easy access and parking available. Door sales are $20/$15 unwaged GC/$10 students.  Any queries – please txt Dale Webb 027 2079695 or committee members.

April 9 – The Madillionaires

April 9 – The Madillionaires

Here is our April 2021 newsletter to enjoy.  It can also be found under Downloads – Newsletters.  Looking forward to our April Guests:

The Madillionaires; Peter Madill, Jude Madill, and Joseph Coleman, three generations of the same family, plus Jenny Kilpatrick, original Madillionaires’ band member and kazoo soloist extraordinaire. Combining dynamic and diverse musical styles with strong vocal harmonies they perform original songs as well as a wide range of music from elsewhere.

As well as having four vocalists, The Madillionaires play guitars, fiddle, accordion, banjo, octave mandolin, bass and attitude.

The Madillionaires will entertain you with songs of heroism and hardship, murder and survival, loves lost and won. You will be regaled with re-imagined ballads of yesteryear and hear tell of more recent times as well.   A fun concert to involve you too!

Doors open at 7pm and the compere will take names for the blackboard which starts at 7:30 pm.  After a light supper, our guests The Madillionaires!!!  Any donated baking is always appreciated, cost is $10 public/$5 members/$3 students.  All very welcome.

March 12 – Ronel Hunter Singer/Songwriter

March 12 – Ronel Hunter Singer/Songwriter

After Covid prevented Ronel’s debut concert at LFMC in 2020, we are thrilled to have her travel up from the South Island to weave her lovely songs for us.  Come along and enjoy the early concert at 7:30 pm – doors open at 7pm.  After supper, there will be the usual open mic which provides a variety of musical talents.  Hope to see you there!

Our March newsletter is available to read here

Feb 12 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

Feb 12 – Butter Wouldn’t Melt

Welcome back to  Concert Nights 2021!   The Committee is very pleased to feature a group new to the Kapiti Coast, and featuring Andrea Reid, Nick and Derek Burfield.  They play Americana/originals/folk/covers and are very strong in harmonies.

Concert is commencing at 7:30 pm – $10 public/$5 members/$3 students.  Following our guests, a light supper will be served and then open mic of our regular performers, one song each.  The compere will take names after 7pm.

Newsletter to come very soon.

Xmas Social and Barry & The Crumpets

Xmas Social and Barry & The Crumpets

Looking ahead to our Xmas social and hope you can make it!   There will be a blackboard to start the evening with an extended supper – plates of special baking especially appreciated.   Bring extra cash for raffles and lots of luck to you all!  Cost is $5 to all (students $3) so your guests are most welcome too.

Barry and the Crumpets – a newish band, Barry and the Crumpets are a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance. Young people playing old-time classics, breakneck bluegrass and swampy blues. All played toe-tapping fast and knee-slapping rowdy.    Hold your hats, and tap those boots (or dance).  Playing at LFMC 9pm ish.  Finish off 2020 with a bit of a foot-stomper!   Our newsletter is out now.  Read it here.

Coming in Sept – Graham Wardrop

Coming in Sept – Graham Wardrop

LFMC is thrilled that our September guest is GRAHAM WARDROP of ROCKONZ Hall of Fame.  He performs at 7:30 pm on Friday, Sept 11, 2020 and after an intermission, the usual open mic features.  Doors open at 7pm, friendly atmosphere, raffles.  Cost is $10 public/$5 members/$3 children.

Graham has been acclaimed as New Zealand’s finest finger style guitarist. After thirty years in the professional arena, he is regularly called upon to give concert performances, to play on television and studio recording sessions, to hold workshops in advanced fingerstyle techniques for steel string guitar, along with providing atmospheric music in sophisticated dining situations.

Graham has performed solo and alongside some of the world’s finest musicians, dazzling audiences at countless festivals, concerts and corporate functions.

He has toured, opened shows and/or worked with:

Tommy Emmanuel
Valdy
Martin Taylor

Leo
Kottke
Suzanne Lynch
Anne Kirkpatrick
Michael Fix
Manhattan Transfer

Gerry and the Pacemakers
Vanessa-Mae

Michael Crawford
Jasper Carrot
Billy T. James

Slim Dusty
Gray Bartlett

 

Not only does Graham maintain a busy performance schedule, but he also handcrafts instruments on which he performs.

He is a musician of great versatility and his love of balance, harmony and precision culminates in his richness of sound and a unique style of performance.

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